NAC-AEP Programme Details


Programme ID: AEP0318119

Traversing Cultures


Utilising our versatile repertoire that spans across continents, we aim to highlight the different musical elements that reflect diverse cultures, and that music is a common language. Through this programme, students are also introduced to the various string instruments that make up the string quartet.

-Sample programme-
Brief Introduction of the programme.
Introduction to the song “Bengawan Solo” (Indonesian).
1st piece: Bengawan Solo

Introduction to the Violin with a live solo demonstration.
Introduction to the song “Di Tanjung Katong” (Malay / Singaporean).
2nd piece: Di Tanjung Katong

Introduction to the Viola with a live solo demonstration.
Introduction to Jazz (American).
3rd piece: Take Five

Introduction to the Cello with a live solo demonstration.
Introduction to the song “The Moon Represents My Heart”.
4th piece: The Moon Represents My Heart (月亮代表我的心); Teresa Teng

Introduction to the song “Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence” (Japanese).
5th piece: Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence; Ryuichi Sakamoto

Introduction to the song “Singapore Town” (Singaporean).
6th piece: Singapore Town

Encore: Home (Singaporean).
Encore: One People, One Nation, One Singapore.


Introduction to Different Music styles from different cultures / geographical areas.
- Indonesian
- Malay
- American / Jazz
- Chinese
- Japanese

Introduction to instruments in a String Quartet.
- Violin
- Viola
- Cello
- How each instrument sounds relative to each other

Appreciation of Versatility of String Quartet. An ensemble, such as a string quartet, can adapt and play pieces originally written for other instruments. Music is boundary-less and can be appreciated across different cultures.


Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper





- COST -

$990 not inclusive of sound system. Add $500 for sound system with sound engineer. Add $100 for sound system bookings before 9am.

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 2019/2021 until 31 December 2021.


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Jay Cheng