NAC-AEP Programme Details


Programme ID: AEP0318023

Finding Singapore’s Voice


Who are we and where did we come from? ‘Finding Singapore’s Voice’ is an interactive Singapore music history lesson brought to life by live band demonstrations of the content.

- Pre-independence Singapore and her early influences 
- The ‘Golden Era’ of Singapore music (1960s)
- A closer look at the evolution of music in Singapore, accompanied by live renditions of songs that exemplify specific influences: How did Singapore get her sound? Where did her influences come from? 
- The role of the government: How the government used music as a medium to reach out to the masses in national campaigns 
- Globalization, technological advancement and renewed efforts today


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. Through understanding our history via music, students will also be encouraged to think critically about how music in different parts of the world can teach us about different cultures. 

At the end of the programme, students (should) 

- have an awareness and some appreciation of popular music 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 of popular music 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


School Hall

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


45 minutes

None / Electrical Power Point

1 instructor, 3 other musicians/performers

- COST -


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.


- Good People Music -

Dawn Wong