Young Artist Programme
The Young Artist Programme is a specialised scheme supported by the National Arts Council, offered to 15-17 year olds who demonstrate outstanding performance abilities. Since 2007, a total of 37 students have been accepted into the Young Artist Programme, with over half joining the Conservatory’s BMus programme subsequently.
The programme is conducted by Conservatory faculty members and provides professional training in performance with supporting academic study. Students receive 1 hour per week of private lessons in their applied study, 2 hours per week of studio class, and have opportunities to participate in masterclasses, concerts, chamber music and orchestral sessions as agreed with the studio teacher and relevant module director.
The academic component of the course includes weekly two-hour classes over four semesters, designed to foster musical understanding and appreciation from a range of different perspectives. The programme provides a place to nurture these younger students up until the point when they become eligible for placement to the BMus programme.
Students are expected to continue to be enrolled in Singapore schools. Application for the Young Artist Programme takes place at the same time as the BMus admissions cycle and follows the same BMus performance requirements.