The School of Music recognises that leading musicians in every generation need new skills to help them stay relevant in the industry and the wider community. The music curriculum is skills-centred and develops students to a high level of specialism.

The School of Music recognises that leading musicians in every generation need new skills to help them stay relevant in the industry and the wider community. The music curriculum is skills-centred and develops students to a high level of specialism.

This is designed to offer you wider career choices through a faculty-specific, practice-led and industry-focused curriculum which imbues skills and artistic creativity, allowing you to adapt and to navigate through the fast-changing industry. The programme is also unique in that it offers specialised pathways for the training of Western or Chinese music, and you have the added opportunity to attend and to participate in cross-cultural performances.

Our first-class international faculty has the expertise and industry experience to nurture highly creative and musically versatile professionals. Our multiculturalism offers regional and international music students a great environment to study and perform. We regularly host visiting professors and artistes from all over the world for masterclasses, workshops, lectures, residencies, online classes as well as specialist support.

Students not only have access to our range of quality conventional musical instruments, but will also have opportunities to experience our special range of historical instruments such as the harpsichord, fortepiano, chamber organ, Baroque bows, Baroque timpani, Baroque flute, Baroque trumpets, and the bassett horn. Besides intensive studies in a stimulating environment, networks are also created for future careers, and our students are well sought-after in various sectors of the music profession, both locally and abroad.

In addition to weekly public performances on campus at the Lee Foundation Theatre, our student soloists, ensembles and orchestra are heard regularly in performances throughout Singapore, at venues such as the Victoria Concert Hall, Esplanade Recital Studio, and Esplanade Concourse. We have strong links with professional arts organisations in Singapore and renowned music conservatoires overseas, in particular The Royal College of Music in London and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, holding us to some of the world’s highest musical standards. Principal Studies

  • Composition
  • Piano, Organ
  • Voice
  • Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone
  • Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
  • Percussion
  • Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Classical Guitar, Harp
  • Dizi, Erhu, Guzheng, Pipa, Suona, Yangqin, Zhongruan, Sanxian, Sheng

Showcase

Project

Project

Project

Project

staff

  • Dr. Ernest Lim
    Dr. Ernest Lim

    Dean, School of Music

  • Lim Yau
    Lim Yau

    Artistic Director, School of Music

  • Dr. Joyce Koh
    Dr. Joyce Koh

    Vice Dean, Interdisciplinary Studies and Academic Enhancement Unit

  • Lena Ching
    Lena Ching

    Vice Dean, School of Music

  • Dr. Rebecca Kan
    Dr. Rebecca Kan

    Vice Dean, Pedagogy and Research Unit

  • Foo Say Ming
    Foo Say Ming

    Head of Studies, Strings

featured alumni

  • Albert Tay
    Albert Tay

    Kodály Academy of Music, Director

  • Chew Jun Ru
    Chew Jun Ru

    China Conservatory of Music, MA Student

  • Dedric Wong De Li
    Dedric Wong De Li

    Dingyi Music Company, Assistant Conductor

  • Jeremiah Li
    Jeremiah Li

    Chamber.Sounds, Founding/ Core member

  • Kseniia Vokhmianina
    Kseniia Vokhmianina

    School of the Arts (SOTA), Collaborative Pianist

  • Leonard Tan
    Leonard Tan

    NIE-NTU, Assistant Professor of Music

Testimonials

Music Programmes

Dr. Kelly Tang, Cultural Medallion recipient & SOTA’s Dean, and Alumnus Moses Gay, Assistant Conductor of Singapore Chinese Orchestra

Benjamin Boo

Bachelor of Music (Honours)