Adjunct Prof. Andy Wong
Andy Wong was the principal of Singapore Raffles Music College from 2008 to 2016 and was actively involved in the education scene for more than 15 years. His experience in the various industry made him an expert in business turnaround, development and growth. In 2016 - 2018, Andy was heavily involved in the e-commerce sector and the development of fully automated e-business platform which includes marketing, operations, finance and data analysis. His work with See Chic, an online optometry services platform was published in the Euromonitor as the up and rising disruptor in the online distribution channel.
In 2014, Andy met Jeff Miyahara, an American born globally active Japanese-Korean songwriter and a Music Producer who has produced more than 40 million records for more than 200 artists such as Boyz II Men, Timbaland, Juju, Girls Generations, and many more. In 2015, Andy and Jeff co-founded the Hitmaker methodology (Trademark in 2018), a Global Contemporary Music Experiential Learning initiative through the blended learning method. The concept brought together traditional classroom learning, online platform and essentially the REAL-life Practical Experience via the connections of award-winning creative industry experts including GRAMMY winners globally. In 2018, Andy, Jeff Miyahara and Chang Hong co-founded Hitmaker Global Academy with a strategic aim of providing students with the REAL Practical Learning Experience via the Hitmaker Global Experience (GEX) Workshops across the Asia Pacific Region. In 2019, the initiative has caught the attention of a Chinese-Yunnan based government investment vehicle and it is currently discussed of a potential sponsorship of a facility for Hitmaker – Jeff Miyahara Research Centre in the City of Kunming in Yunnan, China.
Andy has actively engaged in teaching in areas such as negotiation skills techniques, entrepreneurship, finance for events, logistics and touring for music and management students over the years in the education industry. He was also invited as a visiting professor to various conservatories such as Xinghai Conservatory of Music (2012), Sichuan Conservatory of Music (2013), Guiyang University (2013) and forums on topics related to the education industry in Singapore, organised by the University of Manchester and British Council in 2019. Andy is a trained management accountant from the Chartered Global Management Accountant since 1997 and graduated with a Master of Business Administration at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. He is currently pursuing a PhD.