Music Preparatory Course


The Music Preparatory Course is designed specially for students who wish to develop their instrumental foundation and music theory knowledge, prior to entry to the 3-year Diploma in Music programme.

  • Instrumental Tuition (Principal Study) - You will attend weekly individual lessons with selected professional musicians. These specialist tutors will help you develop a strong and solid technique along with preparation of repertoire.
  • Music Appreciation - You will learn about basic musical form as well as about the lives and works of leading composers. You will also learn about the development of western music history.
  • Music Theory & Aural Training - This class will cover all basics in music theory and ear training. You will sit for an assessment based on the requirements of ABRSM Grade V theory (which may also be taken externally by the student).

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the establishment of firm technical foundation through the presentation of the required musical works
  • Communicate musical understanding of the required musical works through performance or in a composition portfolio Interview
  • Foundation of pitch accuracy, chord recognition, rhythmic understanding and memory

Course Duration

NAFA Semester 2 (January to April) 12 weeks

For more information and application details, please click on the “HOW TO APPLY” button on the left column.

The fees for the preparatory course of music performance are as follows

Course Fees S$2,140
Administrative Fees S$50

Enrolment Schedule for AY 2016/17:

Application Period: 4 December 2017 to 4 January 2018
Audition Date: 9 January 2018
Audition Venue: NAFA Campus 3, Level 5, C5-12

Course will commence on 15 January 2018 and end on 13 April 2018.
Applicants will be asked to attend an interview/audition session on 9 January 2018.
Course Fees (12 weeks): $2,140.00 (inclusive of GST)


  1. Download the application form here.
  2. Submit the completed form and pay an Administrative Fee of S$50.00 (inclusive of GST).
    Cheque or cashier's order must be made payable to 'Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' either by post or in person at:
    School of Music
    Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3, Level 7
    151 Bencoolen Street
    Singapore 189656
  3. Attend the audition and interview on 9 January 2018. Applicants will be notified of the audition time and venue by 5 January 2018.
  4. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 10 January 2018.
  5. Late admission may be considered at the discretion of the Dean, School of Music, subject to availability.



Make an Enquiry

Tel: 6512 5780

Please write to us at:
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