WHY YST

We believe the combination of the following dimensions of our identity makes us unique and world-leading in the contemporary conservatory landscape.


identity

Our distinctively Asian, yet globally-oriented outlook. 

Our faculty, hailing from four continents and ten countries, who bring extraordinary capacity, energy and a global perspective. 

Our appreciation of the diverse needs of each major area and of each individual student’s pathway. 

Our multicultural student body which is 35% Singaporean, 55% from nine Asian countries and 10% from five other countries.

 

focus on excellence

Our carefully crafted, contemporary programmes balance a focus on excellence with breadth of experience and exposure, enabling the growth of strong musical identities.

Our performance calendar offers rich performance opportunities in a range of settings, allowing students to grow through practice.

 

ECOSYSTEM

The 360-degree spread of our global alliances makes us uniquely aware of contemporary global trends in music-making.

Singapore is uniquely positioned in its understanding of the 21st-century contemporary world, while Southeast Asia is one of the most culturally distinctive regions today.

 

SUPPORT

Our small size, keen focus and close support offers an ideal mix of structure and creative freedom for each student. 

Our 5:1 student-teacher ratio allows easy access to faculty insight.

Our world–class facilities are immersed within a globally-ranked university.

Our supportive financial context with fully-funded places (including housing and stipend) for all full-time undergraduate spaces enables aspirations, thanks to the support of the Singapore Government, Yong Loo Lin Trust and other donors.

Our location in one of the world’s most liveable cities offers a vibrant landscape for living and making music in.

Access to quality instruments and technological resources, including instruments from the Rin Collection, nurtures student artistry.