This programme has been developed in response to the demands of a growing creative music industry in Singapore and Southeast Asia for graduates with an enhanced ability, knowledge, and diversity of experience in the area of performance, composition and new music technologies.
The BA(Hons) Music Programme offers five specialist areas of practice including Classical Performance, Jazz Performance, Popular Music Performance, Composition and Arranging, and Electronic Music. Students from each specialisation focus on essential technical skills and repertoire specific to their specialisation through weekly one-to-one lessons, performances, composing, theory and history. Moreover there is an emphasis on research throughout the programme, preparing students to be academically rigorous and musicians who can articulate themselves, while many opportunities to collaborate across the five specialisms and throughout LASALLE are offered.
In keeping with the latest industry demands on contemporary musicians, graduates from the School of Contemporary Music embrace technology as an integral part of their performance and compositional practice. Some of the distinctive features of our programmes include the teaching of recording and producing techniques to all students, a pioneering improvisation programme for our Classical Performance stream, and a focus on developing students to be independent learners and creative musicians ready to enter postgraduate studies or become leaders in the music industry.
You will be mentored by some of the most experienced performers and educators in the region, with opportunities to gain experience as a performer in the theatre venues and the recording studio at the College.
Level 1 introduces the basic approaches, methods, and skills of the programme. You will learn to master your chosen instrument and understand the essential components of a musical language.
Level 2 builds on performance practice, while introducing new composition techniques and wider areas of knowledge. You will develop aural awareness and learn to communicate music convincingly to the listener.
Level 3 is concerned with integrating skills into professional practice, completing a major research project, and extending abilities to meet pressures and requirements of production. Your studies integrate practice with theory in a research topic of your choice, which can incorporate practice-based creation and investigation. Graduates emerge equipped to work both collaboratively and independently, with individuality and self-motivation.
Career Paths: Music Performer, Composer, Music Arranger, Music Director, Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Film and TV Composer
Related Careers: Educator, Music Reviewer, Voice Talent, Vocal Coach