The Singapore Youth Chamber Winds (SYCW) is the perfect opportunity for wind instrument students to explore perspectives long established by great masters of music.

Organized by Rave Group and supported by the National Arts Council (NAC), this upcoming project is led by the eminent Professor Rodney Winther (Professor Emeritus, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati) and will explore music by Beethoven, Strauss and Dukas amongst other composers.

Dr. Chen Zhangyi of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music has also been commissioned to compose a work to mark this inaugural staging of youthful exuberance for the concert on 5th June at the School of The Arts (SOTA) Concert Hall.


Brass Chamber Ensemble

Fanfare : pour précéder “La peri” / Paul Dukas

Susato suite : Six dances from “The Danserye” / Tylman Susato; ed. and arr. by John Iveson

Symphony No. 1 / Brian Balmages

Wind Chamber Ensemble

Serenade in Eb : op. 7 / Richard Strauss; ed. by Frederick Fennell

Rondino / Ludwig Beethoven

Sept Danses / Jean Francaix

Combined Ensemble

Commissioned Work / Chen Zhangyi

To participate in the SYCW, all participants are required to go for an audition.

Audition Details

9 April 2016
Raffles Institution, 9am – 6pm

Music Requirements

  • Any pieces except for all concert pieces
  • Major and Minor scales, 2 Octaves
  • Aural test – Identifying and playing intervals

Musicians’ Eligibility

  • Age 19 and below


Piccolo, Flutes, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinets, Bassoons, Horns, Trumpets, Cornets, Trombones, Tuba

Registration Fees

A registration fee of S$5 per person will be collected on the day of audition.

Participation Fees

Upon successful selection, participation fees of S$150 per person will be collected before/on the first rehearsal via bank transfer, cheque or cash.

Closing Date

The closing date for application is 27 March 2016 and no acceptance thereafter.

As there is limited participation capacity for SCYW; therefore, acceptance will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis.

To sign up, download their application package here.

For more information about the Singapore Youth Chamber Winds, visit their website here!


Written By Editor

A contributing editor at TBP.