It’s A Small Small World

Hello! I am Lifia Teguh, a piano performance major at Portland State University from Indonesia. I am also the President of PERMIAS PDX (Indonesian Students Association of USA-Portland) and an International Cultural Services Program (ICSP) at PSU.

Being involved in sharing my culture to the community through those two organizations have been unforgettable to me. It is such a privilege to be an ambassador of my country. It is also very fun because not only I can talk to other people about my background, but I can share the experience of making Indonesian music together.

Here are some of the highlights working as an agent of diversity:

  1. Taught around 200 audiences to play angklung at Indonesian Night 2016: SEJARI which was organized by PERMIAS PDX.

2. Compose and arrange Indonesian traditional music and collaborated with Americans to play them!

3. Had a gig at Lansu Chinese Garden as well as having fun with your peers while doing something meaningful: sharing the joy of playing music with others.

More information about PERMIAS PDX can be found at Facebook: PERMIAS PDX, Youtube channel: PERMIAS PDX, instagram and snapchat: @permiaspdx, and more information about my works can be found at