Higher Studies in music

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

Within the YST Conservatory’s first decade, it quickly established a reputation for world-class musical excellence with students gaining international recognition from leading artists and institutions. As Asia’s international conservatory, YST pioneers the possibility of a multi-national, globally relevant music education environment, situated in Singapore which is one of the world’s best-connected Asian countries. Music in Singapore and the region has evolved enormously, and YST is proud of the role it has played – through its students, alumni, staff, faculty, events, facilities, programmes, partnerships and advocacy – in inspiring this evolution.
Bachelor of Music 
Master of MusicThe Master of Music (MMus) is a two-year full-time programme designed for those who have just completed a qualifying Bachelor of Music or appropriate university-level studies (in Singapore or overseas) and wish to advance their professional studies in music at YST.
Young Artist ProgrammeThe Young Artist Programme nurtures 15-18 year olds who demonstrate outstanding performance or composition abilities, up until the point when they become eligible for placement to the Bachelor of Music programme.Young Artist Programme students receive close instruction from Conservatory faculty (one hour a week), attend studio classes in their Major area (two hours a week), and engage in supporting academic study. In addition, students have opportunities to participate in Conservatory masterclasses, concerts, chamber music and orchestral sessions with agreement from their Major teacher and the relevant faculty member(s) in charge. Throughout, students are expected to continue to be enrolled in a Singapore school.
Young Composers’ AcademyThe Young Composers’ Academy aims to inspire a new generation of composers in Singapore by supporting talented, young musicians at the secondary and junior college levels with university-level mentoring. Each year, up to ten young composers aged 15–21 based in Singapore schools are selected to participate in the academy.
YST Piano AcademyThe YST Piano Academy invites outstanding young piano talents to Singapore for a three-day intensive training course, during which they go through daily lessons with YST Piano faculty Prof Thomas Hecht and Assoc Prof Albert Tiu, specialised public masterclasses, as well as a final concert. It is open to prospective students ages 16 to 18 of all nationalities (Singaporean male students may apply if they are completing National Service by 2020).