School of Contemporary Music



School of Contemporary Music

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Make some noise in Southeast Asia’s growing music industry with the School of Contemporary Music. Our suite of programmes in contemporary music performance, composition and audio production is designed to develop your potential as a musician, singer, songwriter or audio production technician in the popular and commercial end of the market as well as the experimental and cutting edge. 

Hone your craft through real performances at the College’s well-equipped studios and theatre venues. Expand your knowledge with specialist practical and theory lessons in your chosen instrument or field of study. By making technology an integral part of your practice, the School will ensure that you’re constantly in touch with the latest industry demands. And thanks to the School’s strategic location in Southeast Asia, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to experience a rich variety of cultures and network with visiting international musicians, composers and producers. 

Music Diploma graduates leave as confident, well-rounded musicians able to perform in a range of musical situations, while Audio Production diploma holders will be competent in all aspects of music production including large-scale theatre, live music and recording. 

Music Diploma holders can also enter the BA(Hons) Music Programme via an audition selection process. There are five specialisations to choose from: Pop, Jazz, Classical, Composition or Electronic Music. Some of the distinctive features of this comprehensive course include the teaching of recording techniques to all students, improvisation techniques for Classical Performance, and an emphasis on developing students to be independent, creative musicians ready to take on postgraduate studies or the role of influential leader in the music industry. 

Well-known alumni include Kit Chan (singer), Philip Tan (composer), Mohamaad Ghibran (composer), Sezairi Sezali (singer), Sara Wee (singer), Riduan Zalani (drummer and percussionist), Toh Tze Chin (composer and pianist), Reuben Tan aka Reuby (singer-songwriter), Kate Yong aka DJ Tinc (DJ/producer), Eugenia Yip aka Ginny Bloop (singer-songwriter), Michaela Therese (jazz singer), Melissa Tham (jazz singer), Louis Quek aka DJ Intriguant (electronic musician and DJ), Maria Grace Koh aka Eia (singer-songwriter), Nicholas Chim (singer-songwriter), Nick Zavior (Singer).

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