Jason Tye is currently Senior Lecturer of Music at School of the Arts in Universiti Sains Malaysia, where he teaches courses in Music Education, Pedagogy and Piano Performance.
He received his baccalaureate degree in Piano Performance with secondary study in French from Mount Union University, USA. He continued his studies under a French Government Scholarship at the École Normale de Musique de Paris “Alfred Cortot” in Paris, France where he was a student of Marian Rybicki. Subsequent studies brought him back to the USA where he obtained his Master of Music from Butler University and the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina. His principle teachers include Victoria Harris, Steve Roberson, Martin Marks, Scott Price and Charles Fugo.
During his tenure in the USA, he was accepted to study with Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio at Indiana University. While pursuing his doctoral degree in the University of South Carolina, he also received certifications in Early Childhood Music Education under the guidance of Edwin Gordon and Wendy Valerio. Dr. Tye’s research in USM is focused primarily on Early Childhood Music Education and current issues in Piano Pedagogy and Performance. He has presented his musical research at conferences and seminars throughout the USA, Europe and South East Asia and is a certified Kodaly and Dalcroze practitioner.
Dr. Tye also holds positions as auditor, external examiner and jury in music competitions and music education programs throughout Malaysia. In addition, he also performs regularly both as soloist and chamber musician. In his free time, he indulges himself as an avid tennis player who is still working on his backhand.