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


Our size and focus coupled with our closely supportive environment offers an ideal mix of structure and creative freedom to each student 

Our 5:1 student:teacher ratio allows easy access to expert insight

Our world–class facilities are immersed within a world-ranked, highly aspirational university

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

Our living context in one of the world’s most liveable cities 

Access to quality instruments and technological resources, including instruments from the Rin Collection


Our distinctively Asian yet global-oriented environment 

Our faculty, hailing from 4 continents and 10 countries, bring extraordinary capacity and energy, and a global perspective 

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

Our student body consists of 35% Singaporean, 55% from 9 Asian countries and 10% from 5 other countries


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

Singapore is uniquely positioned in the 21st century in its understanding of the contemporary world, culturally and politically Southeast Asia is one of the most culturally distinctive and positively oriented contexts in the contemporary world

Focus on Excellence

Our carefully crafted, contemporary programmes balances a focus on excellence with a breadth of experience and exposure enabling growth of distinctive musical identity

Our performance calendar offers appropriate and regular performance opportunity in a range of contexts, allowing people to grow through real experience