To Discipline or not to Discipline

Certainly we all want to be successful. Success is one of those elusive terms that means different things to different people. For some, it is a happy family or a satisfying job, maybe…

Inspiring the Pursuit of Music beyond Formal Education

Run by a team of eight students from various Junior Colleges, Band Initiative‘s common musical vision is to strengthen Singapore’s young music community. “What began as a lighthearted conversation about Singapore’s band scene eventually…

SWO – Music for the Community

Music for the Community, an outreach initiative organized by Sembawang Wind Orchestra (SWO), saw the bands of Yio Chu Kang Secondary School and Chong Boon Secondary School come together to perform at…

Touring the World with Kahchun Wong

Kahchun Wong – pride of Asia’s classical music world Rapidly rising through the ranks of the musical world, it is almost impossible to catch a glimpse of homegrown conductor Kahchun Wong in…

Novo Winds – Breaking Out of Conventions

Since its collaboration with Punggol Secondary School Concert Band in 2016, Novo Winds will continue its annual community outreach efforts by collaborating with Beatty Secondary School Band to present Mirificus 2017 on…

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A Curriculum for Success

Our traditional grading system suggests that getting straight A’s is the ultimate goal of the successful student. We have all played the game with fervor—cramming before the final exam, spending late hours with study groups,…

Making Classical Music Relevant for Youths

With both the audience and the orchestra members in mind, The Youth Musicians Foundation Orchestra (TYMFO) plans its performances a year in advance. Its upcoming concert on Sunday, “The Altered State of…

Examining Success Factors of Chamber Ensembles

It is widely agreed that chamber music experience is crucial to the development of every musician. Glenn Dicterow (American violinist, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra) says, “For every musician…

My Band Journey: Wendy Lim

Wendy Lim (Singapore) Saxophonist/ Pei Cai Concert Band ITE Concert Band My band journey is like culinary; lots of spices here and there – sweet, bitter, sour, spicy. Name them. We’ve all been through it, to…

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