classical music

New Season Begins: Telling Stories

New Season Begins: Telling Stories

This season, we explore the idea of telling stories in our performances, artistic research initiatives, and programmes at large.

Creating Ever-New Synergies

Creating Ever-New Synergies

Sulwyn Lok (BMus ‘19, Recording Arts & Sciences) tells us more about the diverse facets of his artistic identity across production, composition and arrangement, performance, leadership and community engagement.

A Musician in Context

A Musician in Context

Lin Xiangning (BMus ‘19, Piano) reflects on her journey from the YST Young Artist Programme through to graduate studies, and the importance of context in her musical growth and education journey.

Shining On- and Off-Stage

Shining On- and Off-Stage

Maggie Lu Pei Yun (BMus ’19, Voice) shares about being on the performance stage as well as delving into the production work behind every concert, and how these have enriched her undergraduate experience.

Connecting Within and Across

Connecting Within and Across

Teo Shao Ming (BMus ‘19, Flute) tells us how connecting with different musical approaches and communities has helped him make the most of his journey.

Composing with Courage

Composing with Courage

Ding Jian Han (BMus ‘19, Composition) talks about his journey in discovering his own voice as a composer.

A Grounded Tone

A Grounded Tone

Jamshid Saydikarimov (BMus ‘19, Cello) tells us how working with faculty and Visiting Artists, as well as opportunities from the Conservatory, have supported him in his endeavours.

Creating Distinct Harmonies

Creating Distinct Harmonies

Mindy Chang (BMus ‘19, Horn) shares on how trust from her mentors empowered her to take ownership of her music-making, and the importance of chamber music in her artistic identity.

Cultural Connections: 2019 Bali Excursion and Study Tour

Cultural Connections: 2019 Bali Excursion and Study Tour

From 11 to 26 May, YST held the 2019 Bali Excursion and Study Tour, an intensive two-week trip where students studied traditional Indonesian music and dance and immersed in local culture, culminating in a final performance presented at Bunutan Village, Ubud.

Waves of Inclusivity

Waves of Inclusivity

On 24 March 2019, eight students presented The Deep Blue Sea, a multi-sensory musical experience providing an inclusive and fun environment for children with sensory difficulties to enjoy and explore classical music. A total of about 100 participants, including family and caretakers, attended the performance across two shows.

Alumni Composers Aloud at the 2019 SYF

Alumni Composers Aloud at the 2019 SYF

YST Conservatory alumni composers were heard loud and clear in this year’s Singapore Youth Festival (SYF). Three of our alumni – Diana Soh (Composition, ’07), Phang Kok Jun (Composition, ’15) and Lee Jinjun (Trumpet, ’16) – were commissioned by the Ministry of Education to write the set pieces for the Choir, Chinese Orchestra, and Concert Band Arts Presentations respectively. We caught up with them to find out more about their works.

New Season Begins: Evolutions & Revolutions

New Season Begins: Evolutions & Revolutions

Our central theme for this season is Evolutions & Revolutions, inspired by important transformations and shifts within the Conservatory, within Singapore with its bicentennial commemoration, and in history and the artistic process at large.

New Season Begins: Music & Motion

New Season Begins: Music & Motion

This season, we explore the central theme Music & Motion, with a particular focus on music with a dimension of dance. Join us on the floor in the many different dances taking place at YST.

Advocating Social & Artistic Responsibility for Singaporean musicians

Advocating Social & Artistic Responsibility for Singaporean musicians

Third year Recording Arts and Science student Sulwyn Lok is the proud conductor and president of the Victoria Chinese Orchestra (VACO), a non-profit organization he co-founded with friends in 2014.

Faculty Spotlight: Nick Omiccioli - Metal Collisions

Faculty Spotlight: Nick Omiccioli - Metal Collisions

We sit down with Dr Nick Omiccioli, Assistant Professor in the Composition department of the Conservatory, to find out what makes him tick as a composer - and a lover of heavy metal.

Celebrating Children's Day

Celebrating Children's Day

Inspiring a love for music and the arts for the next generation of Singaporeans, six YST students curated an engaging music program for children with and without disabilities, aged 5-10, presented as the concluding celebration for a 3 week-long Inclusive Arts Workshop Series hosted by community arts organization ‘Superhero Me’.

Engaging Pakistani Communities with Music and Hope

Engaging Pakistani Communities with Music and Hope

Alumnus Lee Wai Teng (BMus ‘16, Clarinet) embarked on a series of community projects with impoverished Pakistani children.