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

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 10th edition of the National Indian Music Competition will be taking place at Stamford Arts Centre in June 2020. 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

23 Apr 2020

Balloting for Order of Appearance

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

29 – 31 May 2020

Practice Sessions at Competition Venue

Stamford Arts Centre
Black Box
155 Waterloo Street
Singapore 187962

1 – 3 Jun 2020

Preliminary Rounds

4 – 5 Jun 2020

Final Rounds

7 Jun 2020

Prize Winners’ Concert &
Prize Presentation Ceremony

 

The Rules and Regulations can be downloaded here.

 

To register for NIMC 2020, please fill in the registration form and register in person (applicant/parent/guardian) at the National Arts Council with the supporting documents. Registration closes on 9 March 2020, 5pm.

 

The list of prize winners for previous editions of 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

 

Email: NIMC@nac.gov.sg


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 more information, please contact

Ms Geneve Yeo

Tel: 6346 9405

Email: geneve_yeo@nac.gov.sg