Music is an integral part of the curriculum starting in DUCKS where children are encouraged to sing, dance and listen to a variety of musical genres. In Junior School, every student is given an instrument which they can take home to practise. One instrument that you can’t take home to practise is the magnificent Dulwich pipe organ – the second largest in Singapore with three keyboards and 2,432 pipes! The organ is the centrepiece of the College’s 742-seat Alleyn Theatre for Performing Arts, and adds another dimension to the extensive music programme.
The College’s excellent music facilities include a music technology suite with recording and sequencing software and numerous musical applications, as well as well-resourced rehearsal, performance and practice rooms. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment, create, produce and perform a variety of musical styles in a local and global context. Senior School students can further hone their skills by joining the Dulwich College (Singapore) Music Society – a student leadership and service programme which gives students experience in organising, producing and directing student-led whole College music events including Battle of the Bands and The Voice.
Students have the opportunity to participate in an extensive range of orchestral, instrumental and choral ensembles and can join the school Philharmonic Orchestra, Choirs, Barbershop, Strings, Concert Band, Swing Band and even Rock School. Students also have opportunities to perform in public and work with professional musicians through events such as the MADD Festival (Music, Art, Drama and Dance), the Dulwich Festival of Music, Diversity Festival, ISCMS International Schools Choral Music Society Festival and FOBISIA music festivals. In addition, students can broaden their musical horizons through Dulwich partnership programmes such as singing with the Vienna Boys’ Choir or playing with musicians from Berklee College of Music, Boston USA.
Ignite! Exceptional Performance Development Programme
At Dulwich, we are on a mission to help students visualise their personal pathway so they can confidently pursue the career path of their choice. We complement the pursuit of academic excellence with our ground-breaking Ignite! programme. Ignite! supports students who are committed to a career in music, sport or performing arts, or who simply wish to maximise their potential and to see the world of possibilities within their reach.
Visit our Ignite! page here for more information.
Dulwich College (Singapore) has established an excellent reputation for developing the very finest musicians through its extensive choral, instrumental and orchestral ensembles. Choral and Organ scholarships are awards given to talented singers and organists who wish to develop their talents further whilst at Dulwich. For more information on either of these scholarships please download the relevant Scholarship Guide below