Masetro Wu Jie graduated from Xi’an Conservatory of Music in 1987, after which marked the beginning of his career as a Music Professor. He subsequently conducted the said institute’s symphony orchestra and choir. In 1990, he was admitted to Beijing Conservatory of Music to further his studies in Conducting.
In 1992, Mr Wu Jie joined Accord Music, a subsidiary of Eastgate Technologies, as Head Producer specializing in Classical music. In 1995, he assumed the role of Senior Lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, where he also founded the institute’s representing choir group. In 1997, he founded Meterfield Music Development. In 2000, he pursued advanced studies in the field in New York.
Amongst others notable achievements, Mr Wu Jie was awarded Artistic Excellence Award by COMPASS in 2006 in recognition of his excellence in the field. In 2014, he received the Singapore Outstanding Immigrant Award alongside 4 other awardees.
Mr Wu Jie is currently the Vice President of Singapore Musician Society. He also sits on the Board of Council of Singapore Composer Association.
A talented and skilled musician, Mr Wu Jie’s music is enriched with literacy, passion and maturity. Over the years, his sensational and inspirational music works have moved the hearts of many and contributed to the development of Singapore’s music scene.
Yao De Choral Group
The Yao De Choral Group was founded in 1988 with Mr Albert Wong as its first conductor with about 50 over members then. The mission of the choral group is to inspire people through choral singing - striving to live a life of goodness according to morals and ethics and be of service to our society.
In 1990, the group participated in the national "Sing Singapore" singing competition and successfully entered the Grand Final. They also represented Chong Hua Tong Tou Teck Hwee and performed several songs in “Confucianism Seminar” in December 1990.
In 1993, Ms Cecilia Chu took over as instructor. She was succeeded by Mr Tan Hooi Song in 1999. In April 2007, the current teacher Mr Wu Jie took over as conductor. The group participated in a few local performances with Mr Wu Jie, namely “Essence of Music” choral evening hosted by the Nan Chiau Alumni Association on April 29, 2011, “Songs of Joy” concert organised by the Choral Association (Singapore) on December 27, 2014, and our most recent “Singapore Choral Festival – 50 Songs for Singapore” concert held at the Victoria Concert Hall, in celebration of SG50 - Singapore’s 50th year of independence on August 8, 2015.