Obtained her degree in 2004 from renowned Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA with a Bachelor Degree in Film Scoring. Upon completion, she moved to Los Angeles, California and took up practical training as a composer’s assistant to Mr. Lawrence Shragge.
Hoong Bee assisted on several productions under the tutelage and guidance of Mr. Shragge namely ‘Son of the Dragon’ (TV Mini Series featuring David Carradine), ‘Road to Forgiveness’ (featuring Dean Cain), ‘Merlin’s Apprentice’ (featuring Sam Neill and Miranda Richardson) and productions by Hallmark Entertainment, ESPN Original Entertainment and USA channel.
During her stay in the United States, Hoong Bee also composed scores for short films and commercials. Her composition for ‘Have You Ever Thought About It’ won The Spirit of Moondance award in the 2005 Moondance Film Festival, LA, California.
In 2006, Hoong Bee scored for a feature film ‘Erased’ directed by Mike Halper of Ascentia Films. She scored 2 other shorts; namely ‘Deceived’ and ‘SORRY’, with Mike Halper being the director of photography. ‘SORRY’ which Joe Dietl directed, won third place in the DVXuser.com in the 2007 SpyFest.
Hoong Bee began her teaching career at UCSI University as a Composition Adjunct Lecturer in 2009 and became a full-time staff at UCSI University’s Institute of Music in 2012.
She has recently completed her graduate degree in Master of Music Technology from the University of Newcastle, Australia.