Composer, conductor, and bassist Tony Makarome is an Associate Professor at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (NUS). His educational achievements include a D.M.A. (Orchestral Conducting) from USC and a B.M. (Composition) from Berklee College of Music. He is currently a mridangam student of Guru Chettiharaveetil Haridas Sreekanth (Singapore Indian Fine Art Society). He was assistant conductor of the Columbia Lyric Opera (South Carolina), and music director of the NUS Wind Symphony.
His recent premieres include Rain Konnakkol (2018) in Baltimore, What Pattern? (2016) in New York City, Scifi Lounge (2006) in Bangkok and Name with No Street in Shanghai. As a bassist, he performed with Louis Bellson, Tony Bennett, and Quartet West amongst others.