In partnership with the Confucius Institute-Nanyang Technological University (CI- NTU), The TENG Academy conducts the Chinese Instrumental Grading Examinations to promote Chinese culture in Singapore through Chinese music as a cultural form. The examinations provide professional accreditation that is recognised by educational institutions and professional music organisations in Singapore. This has been made possible by the personnel of examiners and syllabus creators who are renowned musician-educators from Singapore and China, all of whom share TENG’s vision to nurture and empower the next generation of Chinese music practitioners.
Slated to be a learning milestone for many budding musicians in Singapore, the examination system includes a comprehensive list of 16 instruments catering to candidates who receive their musical training from Chinese orchestras and ensembles in local schools. The examinations also provide grade-by-grade benchmarks of a candidate’s musical abilities, inspiring them to work towards the Certificate in Professional Performance.
Learn more about the Chinese Music Instrumental Grading Examinations here.