Okawa Tan is a vocal performer and a choral conductor from Sarawak, Malaysia. A recent graduate from Liberty University with a BM in Vocal Performance, Okawa is now a first year MM candidate in Choral Conducting at Eastman School of Music, under the tutelage of Dr. William Weinert.
During his studies at Liberty University, Okawa has sung with the LU Chamber Singers and served as president from 2014-2016. He performed in various operas and appeared as tenor soloist for Mendelssohn’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem. In 2016, he was awarded the “Opera Musician of the Year” of Liberty University School of Music.
For the last couple summer breaks, Okawa has been actively providing choral workshops and vocal training sessions to local churches and ensembles back home. He is a member of East Malaysia Bach Cantata Festival Singers.
Okawa’s musical training includes voice under Dr. Wayne Kompelien, conducting under Dr. John Hugo, Dr. John Kinchen III, Dr. Stephen Kerr and David Chin.