Aida Swenson


Aida Swenson is one of Indonesia’s strongest forces of choral music development. As founder and conductor of the Indonesian Children’s & Youth Choirs Cordana, who have gathered international recognitions and awards, and have been invited to perform in major cities worldwide among others as a guest choir to the National American Choral Director Association convention in 2007, International Federation of Choral Music in 2008, Musical Sacra Marktoberdorf in 2009 and San Juan – Argentina in 2012, World Youth Choral Festival- Basel in 2017, World Choral Expo- Portugal in 2019 and Kennedy Center- Washington D.C in 2018.

As a graduate of the Westminster Choir College,Princeton USA and as a sought after clinician, Aida Swenson conducts numerous workshops and adjudicates national and international events. As a jury member Aida attended choir festivals world wide among others in USA, Canada, England, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Argentina, China, Latvia, Riminni- Italy and Africa.

Aida has spent many years traveling throughout provinces of Indonesia creating and leading choirs, giving master classes, and training choral conductors. However, her professional endeavors are largely but not limited to her choral clinician activities.

Her professional activities include: Council Member of the World Choir Games for Indonesia; Member of the Advisory to World Choir Council; Chairman of the National Foundation for the Development of Choral Music in Indonesia LPPN, Member of Advisory of the Foundation of Church Music( YAMUGER); Member of the committee Asia Pacific Choral Symposium -IFCM; Artistic Director of National Christian Student Choir Competition in Indonesia and other international choir competitions; one of the Founders of Asia Choral Association. Aida is featured in the “World Who is Who in Choral Music”. Her personal commitment to her musical endeavors in Indonesia is not only centered on her vision in furthering the quality of children’s choral development. Aida is a pillar of change, of progression, and of energy to achieve unassailable quality in choral music in Indonesia and internationally.