Terence Ho was appointed Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) as a voice and advocator for the arts in the parliament from 2018 to 2020. He is the Executive Director of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) since 1 January 2015 and has served in SCO in various capacities for the last 22 years. He was the first local arts company Executive Director to be awarded the Singapore Tote Board Scholarship to attend “Strategic Management for Non-profit Leaders” in Harvard Business School in 2010. Under the support of the SCO, he attended the Executive Programme for CEOs at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, China in April 2015.
Terence serves in the following committees:
- Chairman, NAFA Music Curriculum Advisory Committee
- Vice President, Singapore Chinese Music Federation
- National Arts Council seed and major grant assessment panel
- National Arts Council arts scholarship assessment panel
- Advisor for the Singapore Chin Kang Huay Kuan Youth Division
He won the 1st Prize of the erhu senior category in the 1985 National Music Competition and was then invited by the Singapore Youth Orchestra (SYO) to tour UK as a soloist. Terence also played the cello with the Conway Civic Orchestra during his college education in USA. Terence is also an active participant and speaker to many arts management conferences, lectures, workshops, orchestra management meetings and arts market overseas. He has presented papers and attended conferences in numerous countries including USA, UK, China, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Hungary, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea.