Saturday, 25 September 2010

NAFA Department of Music

Where could students who wish to study the double bass do so in Singapore?

The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' Department of Music is one of the options available to students who wish to study music in Singapore. It offers the Diploma in Music (Performance) course which is registered with  Singapore's Ministry of Education. This diploma course has also been approved by the University of Wales as being suitable for credit transfer towards a further one year period of study to achieve a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music.

Students may opt to choose to learn the double bass as their Principal Study under the Diploma in Music (Performance) programme offered by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Here is a YouTube site that gives a glimpse of some of the activities that students of the programme take part in:

In addition, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Department of Music provide a bridging course, known as the Access Course, prepares young musicians who may be lacking in formal qualifications for full-time study in music. The bridging course is available to young musicians who wish to learn the double bass. Please see this website for more details:

For more information, please contact:

Music Department
NAFA Campus 3, Wing A
Level 4 (Music Office) Room: C4-08
151 Bencoolen Street
Singapore 189656
Tel: +65 6512 4065

Thursday, 2 September 2010

The Bass Line

Here is a short piece of news on a double bass related performance in Singapore.

Double bass students of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music will perform an evening recital on the double bass.

The Bass Line
2 Oct 10 (Sat)
7:30 p.m.
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Orchestra Hall
Free admission.

Do make time to support them.