Studiorum Series 2016
Kodaly Academy of Music Singapore (KAM) presents the “Studiorum Series” – short music studies via workshops, lectures, exchanges and music projects held for the betterment of our local and regional music community. We aim to provide and facilitate cutting edge music, art and pedagogy to artists, music educators and students in pursuit of continuing education and life-long learning. KAM is privileged to collaborate with the International Kodaly Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music (Hungary) for its activities.
CHORAL CONDUCTING LEVEL 1 (19 March – 30 April 2016)
Chong Wai Lun (Course Trainer) and Albert Tay (Course Advisor) will lead this basic conducting course for music teachers and beginning professional conductors needing to conduct their school, church or community ensembles.
Through the use of choral music, you will polish your basic conducting gestures, learn the art of score preparation and how to employ good music pedagogy in the training of one’s ensemble. Apart from lecture-workshop style where conductors practice in a safe environment with fellow classmates, participants will get hands-on opportunities to observe, rehearse and conduct Schola Cantorum Singapore’s Chamber Choir, culminating in a final mini-performance. 15 hrs of contact time comfortably spread over a several weeks allows you to consolidate and apply learnt skills with your own ensembles.
Fee: SGD500 per participant, max. capped at 15 participants to ensure adequate podium time.
Timing: Sat 19.03.2016, 10am-1pm / Sat 26.03., 10.30am-12pm / Fri 01.04., 7.30pm-9pm (tbc) / Sat 02.04., 10.30am-12pm / Sat 09.04., 10.30am-12pm / Fri 15.04., 7.30pm-9pm (tbc) / Sat 16.04., 10.30am-12pm / Fri 22.04., 7.30pm-9pm / Fri 29.04., 7.30pm-9pm / Sat 30.04. 9.30am-12.30pm (performance-presentation)
Venue: Forte Musicacademy, 51 Waterloo Street #03-05 Singapore 187969
We have since welcomed several participants ranging from students, Ministry of Education (MOE) music teachers to professional musicians! Registrations are now closed as classes have opened! Do sign up for our newsletter and watch out for the next round of Choral Conducting (Level 1)
CHORAL CONDUCTING LEVEL 2 (dates tbc)
By audition-only, Choral Conducting (Level 2) requires the passing of various assessment criteria from the Level 1 module. Conductors/music graduates who have the equivalent prerequisites and/or experience may apply.
ADVANCED MUSICIANSHIP PROGRAMME (Preparation for further studies)
In 2015, KAM created a special musicianship programme for adults who were interested in regular solfege and ear training. Led by Albert Tay, Director of the KAM, the pilot programme served as preparation for the rigorous audition requirements to diploma and masters studies at the International Kodaly Institute (Hungary). This special pilot programme contributed to the successful admission of one of the course participants. The Advanced Musicianship Programme will only open upon request for advanced musicians and participants who are seriously considering further studies at the International Kodaly Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music (Hungary).
BASIC MUSIC LITERACY (Adult’s Music Course & Children’s Music Course)
As a natural progression, KAM will be piloting short, weekly singing-based courses that teach music literacy for adults and children. Titled the Adult’s Music Course (AMC) and Children’s Music Course (CMC) , these courses will be taught by KAM’s established trainers and personally supervised by KAM’s director. Courses will commence in 2017. Interested prospective students should write in to enquiries (at) kam (dot) sg to express interest and sign up for our newsletter!