Dr. Kamaruddin Ahmad is a professional music arranger, composer, and educator. He has arranged and directed performances for many distinguished world leaders that include His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah Sultan Dan Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, His Excellency President Bill Clinton, His Excellency President Nelson Mandela, His Excellency President Mr Jiang Ze Min, and His Excellency President Vladimir Putin.
He was the Director of Music and Arranger for the Opening Ceremony of the 20th SEA Games, as well as the 2000 Asia Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Official Gala Performance. He has performed at various ASEAN cities, in Europe, China and New Zealand besides producing music for regional television programmes and dance festivals such as the ASEAN Dance Festivals and the International Dance Festivals in Japan and Europe. His recent works include programming music for the World Championship of Performing Arts held in Long Beach, California, USA, and, composing and arranging commercial songs and jingles for television advertisements in Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia.
In the field of music education, he has authored a series of graded Music Theory Workbooks for the Australian Guild of Music Examination Board. Dr. Kamaruddin has served as an Associate Professor, College Dean, Music Examiner and Adjudicator for various public and private universities throughout Malaysia.
In the local scene, he has successfully transcribed the traditional songs of Brunei Darussalam under the ASEAN Sonic Order Project. He has composed original songs as well as transcribed and arranged a large number of Brunei traditional songs and music for Radio Television Brunei.
Click below to listen to samples of his composition and arrangement of Brunei traditional music (Copyright Radio Television Brunei).
To listen to his original composition, Inang Darussalam (Copyright Radio Television Brunei), click the Play button below.
Dr. Kamaruddin is a member of the Malaysia National Advisory Board in Music Development and the Malaysia National Occupational Skills Standard Certification Board in Music and is a lifetime member of the National Professional Honor Society, Alpha Psi Sigma, USA. He is recognized as the National Industrial Expert in Music by the government of Malaysia.