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Dr Philip Tan

Singapore - Arts Institutions and Tertiary schools

Dr. Philip Tan is an internationally renowned Creative Director, Composer, and Educator with over 30 years of experience. Philip's passion for multimedia story-telling has been exhibited in over 30 countries, where he has created works with new formats, technologies, concepts, and learning. Philip’s distinctive creative strategy entails inclusive collaborations with community members of all ages and with varying learning needs - in order to co-create sensational multidisciplinary performances that radiate brilliance, innovation, and energy.

Among the prominent national and international events he led are the ASEAN Best 2018, One Voice in 2018, the Opening of the Singapore National Stadium in 2015, the SEA Games handover in 2013 (Myanmar), the Opening and Closing Ceremony of the ASEAN Paragames in 2015, the Opening of Gardens by the Bay in 2013, the World Orchid Conference in 2011, Gardens by the Bay Light and Sound show etc.

As an avid curriculum designer, his instructional resources have been the source of inspiration and forms the foundation as the teaching curriculum materials. His mastery of skills and mentoring of future talents earned him the 2017 Top 50 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, the Life Theatre Music Award (five-time winner), and 2021 SkillsFuture Fellowships from the President of Singapore. 


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