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Charting Pathways 2019: Taking Flight

Charting Pathways 2019: Taking Flight

In celebration of the graduating class of 2019, Charting Pathways captured the musical journeys and aspirations of seven students in a series of stories. We are proud to have witnessed our students’ growth over the years, and delighted to have been on the journey together! Read the full stories here.

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.

Musical Chairs – YST Students in Canadian Chamber Music Festival

Musical Chairs – YST Students in Canadian Chamber Music Festival

YST students participate in the Musical Chairs Chamber Music Festival at Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Canada.

Student Spotlight: Music in New Light

Student Spotlight: Music in New Light

YST violist Mervin Wong and voice major Lim Jing Jie have both branched out into other genres of music, releasing their own work on independent platforms such as Spotify.

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.

Student Spotlight: YST Student Creates International Trombone Festival

Student Spotlight: YST Student Creates International Trombone Festival

Fourth year trombone student Pradch Limvoranant will act as coordinator of the inaugural ‘Thailand International Trombone Festival’ (TITF), to be held at the Thailand Cultural Centre from 15-17th December 2017.

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.