Farewell Prof. Dr. Meritorious teacher Pham Ngoc Doanh, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Arts at Van Lang University

(VLU, 12/02/2022) - At 10:30 a.m, on February 7, 2022 (the 7th of the Lunar New Year), Prof. Dr. Meritorious teacher. Pham Ngoc Doanh - Member of the Communist Party of Vietnam, former Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music, former Dean of the Percussion Department at Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City, founder and Dean of the Faculty of Applied Arts at Van Lang University from 2017 to the present, passed away at the age of 71 at Military Hospital 175 after a long illness. On February 12, the coffin of Prof. Dr. Meritorious's teacher. Pham Ngoc Doanh took at Phuc An Vien Cemetery District 9, Ho Chi Minh City.

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Prof. Dr. Meritorious teacher. Pham Ngoc Doanh was born on April 19, 1952, in Thanh Nghi commune, Thanh Liem district, Ha Nam province. He began his career at the National Academy of Music in the 1980s after returning from studying abroad, bringing the essence of foreign art to impart and foster to the next generation. In the 1990s, he moved to the HCMC Conservatory of Music, where he served as Dean and Deputy Director in charge of training and international relations before becoming the Conservatory's Deputy Director. He joined Van Lang University in 2016 as Dean of the Faculty of Public Relations - Media and Arts. He is also the one who dedicatedly opened the Piano and Vocal Music major at Van Lang University with the orientation of applied training, founded and became the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Arts in 2017, active up to now.

During more than 40 years of working, teaching, managing, and performing, Prof. Dr. Meritorious teacher. Pham Ngoc Doanh contributed to education, culture, and art, so he received numerous medals and diplomas from the Government and ministries, including the Third-class Labor Medal (2014); Distinguished Artist (2001); Medal for the Cause of Culture and Information of the Ministry of Culture and Information (2001).

As a leader of the Faculty of Applied Arts, Prof. Dr. Meritorious teacher. Pham Ngoc Doanh promoted the association program with the Vietnam Institute for Arts Education and has advocated for the establishment of a training center Nurturing the Gifted in Music, providing innovative educational programs (music and performing arts) of international standards, raising the bar for Vietnamese music and education, and creating an outstanding arts community. As a teacher who is deeply attached to his students, his feelings for them are deep and close, he shared: "Between a teacher and a student, they are both teachers and friends, and passion is what holds them together. As a result, teaching is a very glorious profession for me."

Farewell, a talented and virtuous leader of Van Lang University today. The Van Lang community remembers the contributions and dedication of Prof. Dr. Meritorious's teacher. Pham Ngoc Doanh for the country's music and art in general and his career at Van Lang University in particular. The Van Lang community and the Faculty of Applied Arts will continue to preserve, develop, and complete his projects and wishes for future generations of art students.


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Translated by Bao

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