Conductors to Watch: Wong Yin Xuan

Conductors to Watch: Wong Yin Xuan

An active educator for young wind instrumentalists, Wong Yin Xuan has been teaching bands in Primary and Secondary schools for 15 years. His music interest was sparked by his parents who would always sing karaoke at home, which led him to pick up the passion for...
Featured Musician: Chew Kai-Xin

Featured Musician: Chew Kai-Xin

Chew Kai-Xin started learning the clarinet at the age of 13 in a school band. During her time in Catholic High School, Kai-Xin actively participated in band competitions and festivals in Malaysia under the baton of Eric Lee, such as the National Marching Band...
Interview with Alexander Oon

Interview with Alexander Oon

Alexander Oon completed his Master of Performance studies and graduated with a Distinction at the Royal College of Music in 2018, on scholarships generously supported by the Christopher Hogwood and Lee Foundation. Prior to that, he was nominated as Best Graduate and...
Featured Musician: Johann Koh En Kai

Featured Musician: Johann Koh En Kai

Johann Koh En Kai (b.1998) is a Bmus4 Saxophone student in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). He is currently under the tutelage of Dr. Leslie Wong Kah Ho, one of Singapore’s most prolific saxophonists and pedagogues.  He first picked up the saxophone at the age...
Going Abroad: Tan Yun Qu

Going Abroad: Tan Yun Qu

Tan Yun Qu is a Singaporean saxophonist and a recent graduate of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)/Royal College of Music (RCM) Bachelor of Music (Honours) Programme. As a soloist, Yun Qu has clinched awards at numerous competitions locally and internationally...
Conductors to Watch: Joseph Chong

Conductors to Watch: Joseph Chong

A Bachelor of Music (Honours) graduate of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Joseph Chong currently serves as the Band Director of the Assumption English School and Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School. Beginning his music journey at the age of ten in Maha Bodhi School...
SAF Central Band: Inspiring Young Musicians

SAF Central Band: Inspiring Young Musicians

As part of Singapore Armed Forces Band’s efforts to reach out to the next generation of musicians in Singapore, the students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) Wind Orchestra will join in a concert with the SAF Central Band on 21 March. “For...
From Classical to Jazz: Rit Xu

From Classical to Jazz: Rit Xu

Raised in multi-cultural Singapore and a musical family, Rit Xu is an award winning jazz flutist, composer, educator and bandleader, who has gained international recognition for his lyrical, thoughtful and introspective musical voice on the flute. As an alumni of the...
A Jazzy World: Rit Xu

A Jazzy World: Rit Xu

Raised in multi-cultural Singapore and a musical family, Rit Xu is an award winning jazz flutist, composer, educator and bandleader, who has gained international recognition for his lyrical, thoughtful and introspective musical voice on the flute. As an alumni of the...