7th Biennial Singapore International String Conference

In its seventh installment, the biennale Singapore International String Conference(SISC) will take place from 5-8 December 2018. Aimed at young string instrumentalists from 5 to 18 years old, the four day event offers an environment to learn the violin, viola, cello and double bass in a positive and fun filled away alongside international clinicians and teachers. The event aims to instill a passion for music amongst children and teenagers, greater technical mastery of the instrument and an opportunity to be inspired in a creative setting. The last event in 2016 drew over 200 participants from Singapore and over 20 from around the region.

This year, SISC sees a wider genre of music display with the introduction of Kodaly, Music Improvisation and Chamber Music Programme incorporated into the curriculum. Teachers across Singapore will benefit from the opportunity to revisit pedagogy approaches and experience different perspectives in today’s learning environment. Parents alike can learn about the role in their family’s journey with music.

SISC is pleased to draw on more support from local music schools – Dandelion School of Music, eZoo School of Music and Fine Arts, Forte Musicademy, Mac’s Music School, Mandeville Conservatory of Music, Stamford American International School, as well as Synwin Music Pte Ltd and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in the planning committee, headed by Ang Chek Meng, violin faculty at YSTCM and member of Singapore’s T’ang Quartet.

SISC tailors for different levels of participants which include daily technique and Orchestra classes, rehearsals for the final ensemble performances, talks and workshops. With a range of international teachers on the faculty, the conference embraces different teaching methods including Suzuki, Colour Strings, Kodaly, and will be an extraordinary period of immersion for all young players during the December school holidays.


Date:      5-8 December 2018
Venue:    Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore
Fees:      $110 – $842

Registration deadline:   31st August 2018 (early bird)
  31st October 2018

For more information and registration, please visit their website here.