MUSIC COMPETITIONS

The National Arts Council organises the National Indian Music CompetitionNational Chinese Music Competition, and National Piano & Violin Competition. A platform to identify potential musical talents, the Competitions also enable musicians in Singapore to develop their performing skills, raise their musical standards, and provides opportunities for musicians to perform in a competitive environment.


National Indian Music Competition

 

The 10th edition of the National Indian Music Competition (NIMC) has been postponed from 1-7 June 2020 to 14-20 December 2020. The National Arts Council prioritises the safety and wellbeing of the participants, hence NIMC 2020 will proceed in a digital format that will be streamed live online.

 

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

 

The National Indian Music Competition was first organised in 1998 by the National Arts Council. The Competition serves as a platform for music excellence. It aims to develop the performing skills of young musicians in Singapore, raise musical standards and identify new music talent. It also provides opportunities for young musicians to perform in a competitive situation before an international jury.


The key dates for the NIMC 2020 are as follows.

DATE

EVENT

16 Jan 2020

Registration Opens

9 Mar 2020, 5pm

Registration Closes

15 Apr 2020

Notification of Screening Round Results

16 Nov 2020, 5-5.45pm

Balloting for Order of Appearance (via Zoom)

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

TBC

Practice Sessions at Competition Venue

TBC

14 – 17 Dec 2020

Preliminary Rounds

18 – 20 Dec 2020

Final Rounds

The Rules and Regulations can be downloaded here.

 

Registration closed on 9 March 2020, 5pm. The list of prize winners for previous editions of the National Indian Music Competition can be downloaded below.

 

[NEW] The balloted order of appearance can be downloaded here.

 

The list of prize winners for previous editions are the National Indian Music Competition can be downloaded below.

 

Past Winners of the National Indian Music Competition

 

For enquiries, please contact:

NIMC Secretariat
National Arts Council
90 Goodman Road
Blk A, #01-01
Singapore 439053

 

NIMC Secretariat

Email: NIMC@nac.gov.sg

Joy Ang

6980 2634

Lee Hui Ming

6980 2632

Deborah Lau

6980 2637

Jeaner Toh         

6980 2640

Sri Harlina Ahmad

6980 2638

 


NCMC 2018

National Chinese Music Competition 全国华乐比赛

ABOUT THE COMPETITON

The National Chinese Music Competition was first held in 1998, after a restructure of the former National Music Competition which was organised under the auspices of the then Ministry of Culture in the 1980s.

 

Organised by the National Arts Council Singapore, this biennial music competition serves as a platform for music excellence. It aims to develop the performing skills of young musicians in Singapore, raise musical standards and identify new music talent.  It also provides opportunities for young musicians to perform before a panel of international adjudicators.

 

The 2018 National Chinese Music Competition will be co-organised by the  National Arts Council and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra Company Limited. For more information, please visit: http://www.sco.com.sg/national-chinese-music-competition-2018/ 

Previous Winners of the National Chinese Music Competition

List of 2016 Competition Winners

List of 2014 Competition Winners

List of 2012 Competition Winners
List of 2010 Competition Winners
List of 2008 Competition Winners
List of 2006 Competition Winners
List of 2004 Competition Winners
 

 

For more information, please contact

Singapore Chinese Orchestra Company Limited

Tel: 62241781

Email: NCMC2018@sco.com.sg

 

National Piano & Violin Competition

The biennial National Piano and Violin Competition was first organised in 1997 by the National Arts Council and serves as a platform for music excellence. It aims to develop the performing skills of musicians in Singapore, improve musical standards and identify potential music talents by providing opportunities for young musicians to perform before international adjudicators.The 2015 competition was co-organised by the National Arts Council and Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

 

From 2017 onwards, the National Piano and Violin Competition will be organised by the Singapore Symphony Group. Registration for the 2017 National Piano and Violin Competition is now open and will close on 28 July 2017. For more information, please visit: https://www.sso.org.sg/npvc

 

Previous Winners of the National Piano & Violin Competition

 

For competition enquiries, please write to

Email: outreach@sso.org.sg