After an election process consisting of numerous interviews and test lectures, among several potential candidates, Tornquist was ranked by staff and students as the clear number one candidate.
The National University of Singapore has about 35 000 students. The conservatory is one of 14 faculties at the university.
– After a rigorous international search, we are delighted to welcome Dr. Peter Tornquist, who is an influential voice in higher music education, said the NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye in a press release.
– Peter’s work has been central in establishing artistic research as a pivotal field of knowledge in modern conservatories, and a strategic tool for developing students as inquisitive artists. With his keen understanding of the challenges facing higher music education in the 21st century, I am confident that YST will continue to make great strides under Peter’s stewardship, he says.