programmes 

The full listing of programmes eligible for the 50% Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy is also available here.

Gypsy Music
by The Lost Tribe

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Learning Objectives

 

This programme is The Lost Tribe’s introduction to the almost magical world of gypsy music, also known as hot jazz that was invented in the 1930s.

  • Experience and discover the typical instruments used in gypsy music

  • Experience and understand the sounds associated with nomadic gypsies

  • Learn the function of the instruments in creating the music

Highlights that students can expect from the programme

 

The Lost Tribe of Pulau Gypsy demonstrates the lighter side of music with a fun, interactive and informative look at gypsy music. Presented by music graduates from Berklee College of Music and the Vienna Academy of Music.

Finding Singapore's Voice

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Learning Objectives


To understand

  • the evolution of the Singapore music industry from the 1960s to present day

  • how the government used music as a medium to reach out to the people of Singapore

  • why music will be instrumental in continuing the prosperity of Singapore

 

Students will learn the importance of Singapore’s music history and be encouraged to examine their roles in shaping the future of Singapore through their consumption of and contribution to music. Through understanding our own history via music, students will also be encouraged to think critically about how music in different parts of the world can teach us about different cultures. 

Highlights that students can expect from the programme

Students will enjoy an interactive Singapore music history lesson brought to life by live band demonstrations of the content.

Chop, Tap and Swing it, Strings!
- The Y Quartet (String Quartet)

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Learning Objectives

 

  • To educate and encourage an appreciation of a traditional string quartet playing in a non-traditional manner

  • To stimulate creativity in students by taking the string quartet ‘out of the (classical) box’

  • To demonstrate different ways of playing string instruments (tapping, choking, sliding, strumming and plucking)

 

Students will enjoy a programme of music with a mix of pop, rock, jazz, latin and classical music in ways they have never expected a string quartet to play.

 

Highlights that students can expect from the programme

 

Students can expect an afternoon of fun and entertaining music by the Y Quartet – the first and only improvisational jazz string quartet in Singapore

 

Students will be asked to exercise some creativity and suggest ways to play the stringed instruments

 

Programme will be conducted by either Mr. Kailin Yong (Vienna Academy of Music) or Mr. Felix Phang (Berklee College of Music), both of whom are violinists and very active in the contemporary music scene.

 

 

 

Music for the World
by Qilin Group

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Learning Objectives

 

  • Students will get to know four ubiquitous musical instruments (violin, piano, double bass, drums), their distinctive characteristics and their roles in a band

  • Students will learn how instruments and the ways in which they are played have evolved over time

  • Students will discover new sounds played on familiar western instruments, and hopefully be inspired to push the creative boundaries of their own artistic pursuits

  • Students will be introduced to some basic guide posts of music making

  • Through exposure to music from different cultures, students will learn to cultivate inter-cultural tolerance, understanding and acceptance.

 

 

Highlights that students can expect from the programme

 

Students will get to experience music by one of Singapore's most exciting original world music ensembles in recent times. Qilin Group has been invited to play at Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, SingJazz Singapore, and released their debut EP at the Esplanade Recital Studio all within a year of their forming. All four members of Qilin Group are not only accomplished performers, but are educators too

Guitar and Effects in Modern Music

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Learning Objectives

 

  • To educate and encourage an appreciation of the role of guitar and the many effects employed in modern music.

  •  To stimulate creativity in students by demonstrating how one particular effect or approach might change the entire song or entire generation of songs.

  • To demonstrate different ways of approaching the guitar (tapping, sliding, strumming and plucking)

  • To demonstrate that the key factor is one’s creativity and not the tools

 

Students will enjoy a program of music with a mix of pop, rock, jazz, and see how the guitar and its effects would greatly affect the feel and vibe of a song.

 

Highlights that students can expect from the programme

 

Students can expect an afternoon of fun and music, and hopefully understand that they are limited only, by their creativity and not the tools available to them.

 

Students will be asked to exercise some creativity and suggest ways to manipulate the guitar effects in order to recreate specific examples as well as solve some musical situations a recording musician might face.

 

 

 

Music from the Islands

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Learning Objectives

 

  • To educate and appreciate the distinct sounds of the types of steel pans from the Caribbean islands.

  • How the steel pan is made and played

 

Students will enjoy an authentic repertoire of Calypso music and also learn how the steel pan can blend into other Latin music genres.

 

 

Highlights that students can expect from the programme

 

Students can expect an afternoon of entertaining music as well as instruction with interactive activities conducted and performed by Berklee College of Music graduate Felix Phang who also manages a 12-piece band entirely comprising steel drums.

 

No prior music background is required to enjoy this intuitive instrument and live band demonstration, where the steel pan will be performed with the guitar, bass, and drums.

Our Music Today

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Learning Objectives

 

Students will be able to differentiate between the popular musical styles used today. They will also learn that any styles may be used for playing the same song.

 

Highlights that students can expect from the programme

 

Students will experience an afternoon of live band entertainment as well as discovering the different ways of approaching songs. Students will be encouraged to think out of the box instead of thinking that existing songs can only be performed in the same manner.

 

 

Around the World on a Fiddle

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Learning Objectives

 

  • To take students on a fascinating and wondrous musical and cultural journey around the world seen through the lenses of a violin in the hands of a crossover violinist

  • To help students appreciate the vastness of the global cultural landscape through a broad variety of world and folk music performed by Fiddler For Peace, Kailin Yong and his band.

  • To inspire students to pick up a musical instrument to start making 'joyous sounds' in the name of promoting friendship and world peace

  • To encourage students to be curious about other cultures and music

  • To cultivate a broader world view in our youths, showing them how each one of us has the power to make a difference in the world we live in.

 

 

Highlights that students can expect from the programme

 

Students will travel through cultural time and space with Fiddler For Peace Kailin Yong and his band as they play an exciting program of world music showcasing the sonic and cultural versatility of the violin.

 

Kailin and his band will teach students unique rhythms from different parts of the world and encourage them to clap along with the songs and sing along with the choruses.

 

What is Jazz?

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Learning Objectives

 

  • To discover the elements that gave birth to the new genre at that time

  • Realize why and how traditional jazz and modern are different today

  • To understand how economic and political situations affected the musical genre and the band size

 

Students will discover the evolution of jazz and also learn to infer how external factors can affect culture and experience. 

 

Highlights that students can expect from the programme

 

Students will enjoy a musical journey of the jazz idiom, along with discovering the political, economic and social landscapes of that time which influenced each unique and distinct style of jazz. 

 

 

Folk Music of Latin America

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Learning Objectives

 

  • To expose students  to new cultures which are different from their own and to broaden their cultural and musical horizons. Develop a basic understanding of folk traditions in the Spanish-speaking regions of Latin America. 

  • Gain a basic overview of different rhythms and musical styles

  • Learn about similarities and differences between styles

  • Understand basic historical influences on current Latin American culture/music
     

 

Highlights that students can expect from the programme

 

Students will journey through Latin America and experience the rhythms and characteristics of this continent's culture via live music performances. Students will get to try their hand at clapping the rhythms, singing along and learning some Spanish words for in an interactive and engaging session.

 

Brass Quintet

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Learning Objectives

 

  • To educate and encourage an appreciation of a traditional brass quintet

  • To help students understand the differences between the different brass instruments

  • To pique students' interest in learning a brass instrument

  • To encourage ensemble playing and team work

 

Highlights that students can expect from the programme

 

Students will be introduced to the world of brass music and learn to differentiate between these fascinating instruments, which are themselves works of art. 

 

 

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