The level of music making in the College is outstanding, with students performing at an exceptionally high level and a significant number progressing to careers in music. The curricular music programme is supported and extended by the Activities programme, available from Grade 2 to 12. The goal of the Activities programme in music is to provide students with a path to pursue music at increasingly high levels, by enabling them to get involved at their individual ability level and giving them opportunities to perform.
The UWCSEA Music Departments coordinate a wide range of instrumental and vocal ensembles and provide facilities for all kinds of music making. There are both participatory and auditioned ensembles, allowing everyone the opportunity to take part, while providing the more advanced students the opportunity to make music at the very highest level.
All of the College’s ensembles and choirs take part in regular College concerts, the highlight of these being Dover’s annual OPUS concert at the prestigious Esplanade Concert Hall.
Instrumental Teaching Programme
Music students at UWCSEA are given the opportunity to learn a wide range of instruments through the Music Department’s Instrumental Teaching Programme (ITP). The College has brought together some of Singapore’s finest musicians to provide a comprehensive scheme of instrumental teaching.