Wei-Khuan Chia was a faculty at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University for over 32 years until June 2019. He is now an adjunct there and Singapore University of Social Sciences.
He was a language teacher with a degree in Chinese Language and Literature and took up voice lessons solely out of interest. After receiving the Licentiate of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (London), he continued his studies at Ohio University and the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati and earned the Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in vocal performance. In 2000, he spent his sabbatical at Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He became a Certified McClosky Voice Technician in 2006. His other professional voice training includes Certification in Vocology from the National Center for Voice and Speech, Estill Voice (Levels 1 and 2; Advanced), and Alexander Technique and the voice. Besides, he is an international member of the NATS since 1991.
He remains active as a singer, clinician, adjudicator and Singing Voice Specialist. As a CMVT, he has conducted workshops in Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore. His quarterly McClosky-based vocal health and singing workshops at the Singapore Confucius Institute (www.ci-ntu.com) have been well received since July 2006.