NAC-AEP Programme Details


Programme ID: AEP0319324

Let’s Appreciate Fluttery Chinese, Western, Indian & Japanese Music!

Digital Format Available



This programme is now adapted to:

1. Allow students to view the pre-recorded programme through a Youtube link asynchronously.

2. Interactive material can be delivered to schools for more engaging programme (Optional).


Presented by Singapore Chinese flautist Tan Qing Lun, the performance presentation will introduce and compare the differences between Chinese music, Western music, Indian music and Japan Music through the Chinese dizi and western concert flute, Indian Bansuri and Japan Shakuhachi as comparison. The presentation will cover:

-The diverse style of the different flutes Chinese, Western, Indian & Japanese flute.
-Music Aesthetics of the 4 different kinds of flutes; e.g. Chinese programmatic music vs Western motifs music
-Musical Notation the different flutes; for e.g. Chinese jianpu and standard western classical notation
- Playing techniques of the various flutes

With live demonstration backed and enhanced by live music performance from combo band that includes Keyboardist or violinist, the fusion between the traditional and modern mix will heighten students' interest in the instrument. They will be able to understand and appreciate the different musical styles performed on the different flutes.

About Tan Qing Lun
Tan Qing Lun is a multi-flute soloist whose performance embodies the cultural diversity of his home, Singapore. He was recently nominated in July 2015 by The Strait Times as “30 Rising Stars under 30” in Singapore’s arts, entertainment and lifestyle scene. Qing Lun graduated with Masters in Chinese Music (Dizi) from Shanghai Conservatory of Music under the National Arts Council (NAC) scholarship in which he extensively researched on his thesis, “A Study of Chinese and Indian flutes: Their past and future development in Singapore”. This proposal was a culmination of his passion, and a reflection of his endeavour to shape his personal yet unique and localized music voice. Upon convocation, he staged a full-house solo recital “Voices of Tomorrow” at the Esplanade, which received incredible reviews by patrons and the media.


- To create and increase the awareness towards the art form of Chinese music and how it differs from western music
- To cultivate appreciation and understanding of Chinese music in comparison to music of other cultures
- To identify and learn more about the different flutes in terms of sound, technique, music expression, etc.
- To further engage the students in the arts through the development of a sense of appreciation for the art form


School Hall/ Theatre

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

English / Mandarin

30mins/ 45mins

Microphone / PA system / Screen & Projector, PA system, Microphones (x2), Music Stands (x1), Digital Format Available

2-3 including emcee

- COST -

$1100 (Cost of programme is negotiable with booking of 2 or more shows on the same day.)

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 2019-2022 until 31 December 2022.


- House of Music -

Ms Tan Wan Lin