Why YST

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


Support

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.
 

Diversity

Our distinctively Asian yet global-oriented environment. 

Our faculty, hailing from 4 continents and 10 countries, brings 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.


Positioning

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 balance 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.