Diploma in Music

Kai Xin "believes in the power of Music and is passionate about passing on knowledge by sharing music with people through encouraging, supporting, performing with respect". She makes every effort to bring her beliefs about Music into life. Kai Xin does this through teaching, serving and bringing cheer to people in society who are less fortunate.

Besides her humanitarian efforts as a musician, Kai Xin hones her individual clarinet skills with excellence and gained a wealth of performing experience by playing in chamber groups and orchestras. She also collaborated with other musicians and artists of various disciplines such as dancers, artistes and producers in the multimedia, cinematography and screen industries. With a spirit of excellence, passion and care for others, Kai Xin is set to make a difference in our world.

Awards and achievements
  • NAFA Scholarship (Diploma) (AY19/20)
  • Tan Chay Bing Merit Award (AY18/19)
  • Lee Foundation Malaysia Study Grant (AY17/18)
  • Dean's List Award, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (AY2018/2019 Semester 1)
  • Dean's List Award, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (AY2018/2019 Semester 2)
Events, performances and highlights
  • Volunteered as music teacher at Marymount Centre- a self-initiated involvement in a non-profit community that helps abused children and women, Mar to Dec 2019
  • Collaborated with NAFA Dance programme in the da:ns festival The Third Space at Esplanade Recital studio Oct 2019
  • Collaborated with NAFA Dance programme and performed in the TARI International Festival in Oct 2019 at ASWARA, Malaysia.
  • Collaborated with Connexions International (CXI) and theAsian Women Welfare Association in a community music project for the elderly in Sep 2019
  • Organised and initiated a project to Good Shepherd Student Care to hold a 7-week music programme for the underprivileged children in July 2019
  • National Gallery-NAFA dance and music improvisation collaboration showcase April 2019
  • Co-founded "For 3 Clarinets" in 2018 and performed in the Esplanade Concourse
  • Planned and delivered a music workshop for students at Punggol Primary School, Mar 2020
  • Performed clarinet in Guest Artists Series: Janet Hilton with NAFA Wind Ensemble, Jan 2020
  • Performed in Alumni Series: Donald Law and the Wind Quintet, January 2020
  • Performed clarinet in The Philharmonic Orchestra: Sibelius 2 & 4 at Victoria Concert Hall, Oct 2019
  • "Old Worlds for New" Concert with Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra April 2019
  • Performed clarinet in "Yellow River Cantata" Concert with Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra, Dec 2018
  • Performed clarinet in Opera Die Fledermaus in conjunction with NAFA 80th Anniversary, Oct 2018
  • Performed clarinet in NAFA Concert Series:
    • 37 (Chamber) at LFT Oct 2019
    • Respirations with Wind Ensemble at LFT Oct 2019
    • Expeditions with NAFA Wind Orchestra Sep 2019
    • 80th Anniversary Concert at VCH April 2018,
    • Music for the Soul Mar 2018
    • Old Wines..Taste Better! Feb 2018,
    • Viva Verdi Nov 2017
    • Symphony for Fun Sep 2017

The Wu Tsung Kan Book Prize is a premier award for all-round excellence. Two awards are presented to exceptional students from amongst the best diploma graduates at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. The recipients are selected based on academic excellence and other outstanding achievements.

Mr Wu Tsung Kan served as Principal of NAFA from 1979 to 1988. He had a long and distinguished career in Singapore's education sector. Among his many significant achievements in NAFA were the introduction of new diploma courses in Music, Dance and Design, a revamp of the curriculum and assessment system, ensuring the building of new campus facilities including an art gallery, and establishing new sources of funding. The Academy grew in national and international stature as a result of Mr Wu's vision and dedication.

The Wu Tsung Kan Book Prize has been made possible by a generous donation from Mr Wu and his family on the occasion of his 97th birthday on 23 April 2016.