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Student Spotlight: Tan Tzu Kuang

Student Spotlight: Tan Tzu Kuang

Tan Tzu Kuang (BMus Year 4, Piano) was named winner of the 2018 Concerto Competition adjudicated by Maestro Hans Graf, with grand finalists Wang Yuqi (BMus Year 3, Cello) and Shayna Yap (BMus Year 3, Piano). We sat down with Tzu Kuang in the midst of an action-packed senior year, to hear about his musical inspirations, approach to practising, adventures in musical and jazz singing, and future plans.

Minor in Music & Society

Minor in Music & Society

Beginning in Semester 1 of the 2018/19 academic year, the YST Conservatory will be offering a new Minor in Music & Society that specifically focuses on music’s societal dimension. Students will appreciate the broad disciplinary outreach in the minor programme that encompasses the study of music in potential social, political, economic and aesthetic contexts.

A Calm, Confident Stride Of His Own

A Calm, Confident Stride Of His Own

Steven Tanus (BMus '18, Piano) shares on his YST experience which was rich with learning, personal growth and a sense of supportive community.

Inspiring the Next Generation

Inspiring the Next Generation

Rachel Ho (BMus ‘18, Flute) on how she discovered and grew her passion for educating the next generation of musicians, and engaging the communities around her.

The Voice Within Us, Between Us

The Voice Within Us, Between Us

Jingyun Ng (BMus '18, Voice, Soprano) catches us up on the whirlwind of diverse artistic endeavours that she has immersed herself in during her time at YST, and will continue to engage in.

A Bolder, Brighter Artistic Identity

A Bolder, Brighter Artistic Identity

Mervin Wong (BMus '18, Viola) reflects on the process through which he developed his artistic identity, expanding his musical practice as a violist to embrace multidisciplinary methods and create holistic experiences for his audiences.

On A Striking Note

On A Striking Note

Muhammadyor Tulaganov (Dior, BMus '18, Viola) shares on how he discovered the viola, and the experiences and insights that have been key in his growth as a professional violist.


Creating Musical Connections and Community

Creating Musical Connections and Community

Charmaine Teo (BMus '18, Harp) shares about how taking charge of her learning as well as receiving guidance and support from those around her helped make her undergraduate experience a rich and meaningful journey.

Adventuring Across Boundaries

Adventuring Across Boundaries

Mick Lim (BMus ‘18, Composition) reflects on the bold steps he has taken as a musician through overseas stints in Baltimore and Frankfurt, as well as his collaborative site-specific work Pieces.

Finding Creative Voice Through Music

Finding Creative Voice Through Music

Rachel Lim (BMus ‘18, Voice) tells us about how she forged her interest in vocal pedagogy and community engagement.

A Resounding Fanfare

A Resounding Fanfare

YST graduate Kong (Teerapol Kiatthaveephong, BMus ‘18, Trumpet) shares on the diverse learning experiences that have shaped his growth and identity as a musician.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tony Makarome

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tony Makarome

Known for his exceptional ability to impart and communicate musical ideas to his students, Associate Professor Dr. Tony Makarome has been a faculty member of the YST Conservatory since Day One.

Instilling an Early Love for Music

Instilling an Early Love for Music

The YST Conservatory Orchestra enthralled young audiences at the Conservatory Concert Hall during the annual YST Children’s Concert on 25 March.

Enchanting Children Through Life-Affirming Music Making

Enchanting Children Through Life-Affirming Music Making

YST Conservatory students have created an interactive music performance for children, which incorporates elements of drama and dance. They have been touring the show to various schools in Singapore. 

Inspiring A New Generation of Composers

Inspiring A New Generation of Composers

The YST Young Composers' Academy supports talented, young composers at the Secondary and JC levels with university-level mentoring.