NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

NAC-AEP Programme Details

Exposure
Music

Programme ID: AEP0319555

Singapore's Rise to Independence through Music

- OUTLINE -

How and why did music and the arts bring the chaotic multi-racial society together? 'Singapore's Rise to Independence through Music’ is an interactive Singapore music history lesson brought to life by live band demonstrations of the content.

Main ideas covered in the programme:

- Pre-independence Singapore and the need to develop a sense of national identity.

- Music as a medium to reach out to the masses in national campaigns.

- Some significant moments in Singapore’s musical & historical past including “National Loyalty Week”, "Aneka Ragam Ra'ayat", and the “Golden Era” of Singapore music in the 1960s.

- Live band performances of Singapore music from the past.

- LEARNING OBJECTIVES -

Students will learn the importance of Singapore’s music history and be encouraged to examine their roles in shaping the future of Singapore through their consumption of and contribution to music and the arts. Through understanding our history via music, students will also be encouraged to think critically about national identity and understanding different cultures and how the arts can be a platform for education, social engagement and racial harmony.
At the end of the programme, students (should) 
 
Primary 
- have an awareness and some appreciation of our unique national identity and racial harmony in Singapore - where it came from and how it has evolved to become what it is today 
- have some understanding of the influences of music across different cultures in Singapore
- have enjoyed music played professionally by a live band 
 
Secondary & Pre-Tertiary 
- have an awareness and some appreciation of our unique national identity and racial harmony in Singapore - where it came from and how it has evolved to become what it is today 
- develop an appreciation of Singapore’s music history to seed support of and contribution to Singapore’s musical landscape 
- have a broader understanding of music and hence be able to pursue creative and expressive capacities with greater complexity, variety and open-mindedness 
- have gained a basic understanding of Singapore’s arts and cultural heritage 
- have enjoyed music played professionally by a live band

- DETAILS -

School Hall

Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / JC/CI / ITE

English

45 minutes

None / Electrical Power Point

1 instructor, 3 other musicians/performers

- COST -

$1800

Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP 2019/2020 until 31 December 2020.


- CONTACT -

- Good People Music -

Dawn Wong

97874766

info@thegoodpeople.sg