28 November 2017
Singapore Raffles Music College Launches New Campus to Advance Music and Dance Education in Singapore
Singapore Raffles Music College (SRMC), a Singapore owned institution of higher learning for music and dance education, today officially launched their new campus in Singapore. The new campus represents a 2.5-million-dollar investment in infrastructure dedicated to the improvement of music and dance education in Singapore. The joint project, saw investment from famous Chinese pop singer turned angel investor angel, Hu Haiquan, as well as the China First Capital Group, an investment holding company.
Mr. Hu said, “Traditionally in Singapore, music and dance has been viewed more as a hobby and less so as a viable career option. With Singapore actively promoting the performing arts, and the recent success of talent imports into other music markets, it is about time we recognise that in today’s economic climate, the arts can serve as a viable career path. We aim to give students a thorough grounding in both the technical and practical skills required to thrive and succeed in the highly competitive performing arts scene.”
The new campus at 456 Alexandra Road will provide students with the necessary education to master their craft and allow them to pursue a career in their respective fields. Equipped with a state-of-the-art recording studio and dance studio, it better prepares the students to face real-world challenges in the arts industry.
Looking to give students an edge in the competitive music and dance industry, SRMC engages actively with the industry and deploys a highly qualified academic team that have had proven success in the industry. The school offers specialised music and dance degree programmes, to allow students to excel in different niche sectors of the market, whether this be producing modern pop music or video game soundtracks.
“We are very excited that our new campus will house state-of-the-art facilities, such as the dance studios and the recording studio, and are very thankful that all our stakeholders also share the same vision of advancing our student’s capabilities,” said Mr. Ryan Goh, Executive Director, SRMC. “We remain committed to providing the best teaching environment, established mentors and teachers to bring out the best in our students and give them a head start in their careers.”
Since its establishment in 2001, SRMC has produced many successful alumni, such as Kane Teo Yude, who has gone on to win the first prize at London College of Music’s John Ireland Competition.
SRMC remains committed to helping students reach their maximum potential and fulfil their dreams by exposing them to different competitions, both local and abroad, to set them up for success in the future and to showcase Singapore’s arts education on a global scale.
With the launch of the new campus, SRMC aims to grow the arts scene in Singapore and continue grooming talent for the continued growth and evolution of the local arts scene.
Laurence Wong, CEO and Country Manager, CFCG Investment Partners International (Singapore) said, “Singapore is set to be a major contributor to the performing arts scene in the Asia Pacific and we see schools such as Singapore Raffles Music College as key to building a greater more cohesive performing arts scene in the region. Through investment in infrastructure and capabilities as well as partnerships with other institutes of the performing arts we expect this vision to come to fruition.”
Singapore Raffles Music College (SRMC) is a tertiary institution registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE), and has been one of Singapore’s most established institutions of higher learning for music and dance education since 2001. It is the only music and dance focused education institution being awarded the 4-Year EduTrust Certification Award by CPE.
Steeped in the tradition of excellence, SRMC possesses not only comprehensive curricula, excellent infrastructure, innovative teaching methods but also a team of highly qualified, dedicated and professional academic team. In 2010, SRMC partnered London College of Music, University of West London (UWL) – one of the most prestigious tertiary institutions in UK – to offer various music and dance degree programmes. SRMC prides itself as the first private tertiary institution outside UK to offer these programmes.