Partnering various local and USA education organisations, Wind Bands Association Singapore (WBAS) will be hosting the “WBAS Youth Arts Leaders Conference” in end May / early June this year.

Featuring active learning and hands-on sessions, the Conference will touch on the three interlocking realms of the music student leader; the self, the music group and the community.

“WBAS have been organizing the Band Student Leaders Workshop since 2007, but we have decided to work with international and local prominent arts educators to expand the workshop into a conference, for youth musicians to experience and develop a more holistic view of leadership in the arts,” said Sing Moh Li, WBAS’s secretary.

“The conference will provide opportunities for participants to explore how they can impact their community through the practice of music based activities, and eventually developing these youth leaders to become arts advocates in their respective communities.”

In a star-studded panel of speakers & clinicians, participants will get to learn from Dr Tim Lautzenheiser, Vice-President of Conn-Selmer Education; Frank Trokya – Educational Consultant, Conn-Selmer; Renowned composer Richard Saucedo; A/P Chan Tze Law, Vice Dean of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music; and Aruna Johnson, Deputy Director (Education), National Arts Council; just to name a few.

Opened to current or potential leaders between age 14 to university level​, the two day conference will touch on topics such as leadership concepts and character, leadership personality, recruitment, effective team building, conducting and rehearsal techniques.

“For now, the Conference is open to all wind, percussion and string players. We’ll definitely keep in mind how it can further expand to include youth musicians of other groups,” Moh Li concluded.

WBAS Youth Arts Leaders Conference

Group A – 30 & 31 May 2018
Group B – 1 & 2 June 2018

NUS U Town, 9am- 5pm, all days

Note: Participants only attend Group A or Group B session

Price: $55 – Register via
Closing Date: 20 May 2018


Written By Editor

A contributing editor at TBP.