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Preparatory Course in Violin Studies

The Preparatory Course in Violin Studies is a 3-month, full-time course for aspiring violinists to strengthen their musicianship and technical grasp of the instrument. The course provides intensive training for music competitions, and prepares students for admission into international universities and conservatories.

Core modules, such as the Accelerated Violin Technical Studies and Advanced Performance Studies, will help students attain a higher level of musicianship and performance competency. Practical training will be complemented with ear training, music theory, and music history.

Upon completion, students will be amply prepared for further studies in music and their professional performance career in violin.

  • Provides accelerated violin performance training
  • Prepares students for entry into overseas universities
  • Intakes: March, September
Course Outcome

Graduates will receive a Preparatory Course in Violin Studies conferred by Singapore Raffles Music College. You will have:

  • A performance proficiency equivalent to the London College of Music (LCM)/Trinity Guildhall/ABRSM Grade 8 or better in violin,
  • A music theory proficiency equivalent to the London College of Music (LCM)/Trinity Guildhall/ABRSM Grade 8 or better.
Admission Requirements
  • At least 17 years old
  • At least Grade E in any 3 GCE ‘A’ Level subjects (2 H2 Level and 1 H1 Level) or its international equivalent
  • Pass SRMC’s Music Theory Placement Test, or ABRSM/LCM Grade 6
  • Pass SRMC’s Audition: 10-12 minute performance of 2 pieces from contrasting periods
  • Meet SRMC’s English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 4.5 administered by the British Council (Preferred by SRMC), or
  • GCE ‘N’ / ‘O’ Level English Language – Grade C or above, or
  • SRMC’s English Placement Test / SRMC’s Certificate in English – Basic, or
  • Other English Language Proficiency Tests (min. TOEFL score of 32) – will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Course Structure

Students will undertake the following modules during their course of study.
THREE (3) Months Course

  • Accelerated Violin Technical Studies
  • Advanced Performance Studies
  • Music Theory
  • Ear Training
  • Music History

Download course synopsis here.

Course Fees
Fee Particulars 3 Months S($)
Tuition Fee 6, 661.21
Non-Tuition Fees
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees 875.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees 875.00
Total Course Fee 8, 411.21
Goods & Services Tax 588.79
Total Payable Fee 9,000.00

Note: All fees are inclusive of GST (Goods & Services Tax). The current Singapore GST is charged at the rate of 7%. All fees quoted are subject to other costs arising from government directives.

All courses have a Fee Protection Premium of 2% of the Course Fee (exclude 7% GST).

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Graduation Requirements

Students must gain 120 modular credits to graduate, by passing the assessment requirements for each module.


Preparatory Course in Violin Studies
awarded by the Singapore Raffles Music College.

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