Sharing the Gift of Music

Several second-year students from YST Conservatory, together with performers aged five to 80, presented a one-hour music showcase on 1 April at the Alexandra Hospital Auditorium that delighted audiences and demonstrated the power of music in connecting people.

The “YST Connects: Sharing Gifts through Music” performance was the culmination of the Conservatory’s ongoing engagement with four of its community partners, which included allied health professionals and nurses from Sengkang Health; senior citizens from the Choral Singing for the Prevention of Dementia programme, a collaboration between the National University Health System and the NUSS Choir; children from Superhero Me, a community arts programme for children from less privileged and special needs communities; and music students from the Singapore School of the Arts (SOTA). As part of the compulsory Leading & Guiding Through Music module at the Conservatory led by Associate Professor Ty Constante, its students have been conducting workshops with community partners to teach music fundamentals and lead the process of putting together performances for the show.

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Children from Superhero Me performing (Credit: YST Conservatory)

Children from Superhero Me performing (Credit: YST Conservatory)

YST piano major Lin Xiangning (Credit: Sengkang Health)

YST piano major Lin Xiangning (Credit: Sengkang Health)

A triumphant group shot. (Credit: Sengkang Health)

A triumphant group shot. (Credit: Sengkang Health)