Khor Ai Ming Artistic Director Khor Ai Ming is the recipient of COMPASS ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD 2015 for her outstanding and commendable achievements as an artiste in Singapore. A celebrated choral conductor, voice teacher, and contemporary classical soprano, Ai Ming has been the recurring artiste of choice for Singapore and Asia premieres of new-music works,which includes Gottfried von Einem's Der Besuch der alten Dame as Claire Zachanassian and Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire.. She was featured in the grand finale at Chingay Parade 2011 and grand opening in 2014. She was the soprano solo in the music for fireworks at the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2012. In 2013, Her vast experience with various arts fields and genres attests to her remarkable versatility as a musician.
Ai Ming gives voice lessons to students in the Music Elective Programme, and is also the Principal of The Music Academia, one of Singapore's top voice and music schools that consistently produces the highest scorers for the Trinity Music Examinations (UK).
Twenty-three of her solo voice students, won 1st and 2nd prizes at the American Protégé International Music Competition in 2013-2016, including 3 Best Performer Awards of the night. This achievement marks the first time in Asia that a group of competitors of such large size has won top prizes under the same voice teacher. Subsequently, all twenty-three singers were accorded the honour of performing at New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall.
Ai Ming enjoys working with young people and believes in spreading joy and love through singing. She has been a Mentor to Singapore Street Festival for the past 15 years in nurturing young people to pursue their dreams in music.
In recent years, Ai Ming dedicated much of her time and effort in community work, especially with old people and the disadvantage children. She has founded and established Light House School Choir for the visually-impaired children. She gave singing classes to the children at CPAS (Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore). She also started the weekly therapeutic singing program for Lions Home for The Elder (both Bishan and Bedok branches) for the past two years, and saw encouraging improvement among the dementia patients.
She founded two community choirs in 2015, the 90 member Joy Chorale under Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra, and the 40 member East Coast Community Choir under Kampong Chai Chee Community Centre. She has been the instructor of Breast Cancer Foundation Ladies Chorus for the past 8 years, and aspire to start even more therapeutic singing programs for various nursing homes in Singapore.
She holds a Fellowship in Voice (FTCL), and is under the tutelage of international opera star Ning Liang.