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MEP Programme

Music Elective Programme (MEP)

INTRODUCTION:

Music Elective Programme is devoted to produce the most effective music education for aspiring music students by promising a difficult journey fun-filled with ample opportunities for creative and artistic expression and learning. To confirm that each student blossoms into a private with a novel musical disposition, the Music tutors of times offer matched consultations to hone the analytical, aural, instructive, and acting skills of our student musicians.

 The music lessons aims to develop students’ abstract and analytical thinking likewise as creativeness. Learning experiences embrace music analysis, aural perception, composition and performance likewise as programs designed in partnership with the humanities and inventive industries. Students able to develop music appreciation of the cultural diversity in music in Singapore and therefore the world.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Secondary Program

To qualify for the MEP at the secondary level, students should initial meet the entry demand of the categorical course within the hand-picked local schools.

Schools that offers MEP: 

Students ought to thenceforth apply for the programmed upon admission to the varsity. Candidates ought to have earned the subsequent minimum qualifications:

EITHER a pass in Grade 5 sensible and Theory or sensible art examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) or the equivalent commonplace from alternative examination boards. (Application should be amid certified copies of music certificates or mark sheets.)

 OR, within the absence of the qualifications expressed higher than, a pass in each the written choice check associated sensible audition on an instrument (e.g. pianoviolinviolacelloguitar) or voice conducted by the MEP schools.

 Schools that do not offer the MEP:

Students who are not registered in schools that supply the MEP or increased Music program (tEMPO) will apply for the programed offered by the MEP centers through their secondary schools. All candidates for the MEP centers should bear a variety exercise, and will have obtained the subsequent minimum qualifications:

EITHER a pass in Grade 5 sensible and Theory or sensible art examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) or the equivalent commonplace from alternative examination boards.

EITHER a pass in Grade 5 sensible and Theory or sensible art examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) or the equivalent commonplace from alternative examination boards.

 

CURRICULUM & PEDAGOGIES: 

MEP at A-Levels

This higher music programme is a continuation from MEP after O-Levels, taken in selected Junior Colleges.

Components in exam (H2):

  • Music Studies
  • Performance
  • Music Writing

Components in exam (H3): Research project of students’ choice

All JC(Junior Colleges) Students are required to take 3 H2 subjects and 1 H1 subject which must be a contrasting subject for their A-Levels music study mentioned above.

H2 MUSIC 

The H2 course of study aims to have interaction musically-inclined students in music listening, performing arts and composing. It permits recognition of individual musical inclinations as candidates area unit offered the selection of providing either a Performance or a Composition major inside the course of study necessities.

Paper 1: Music Studies 

The current MEP course of study involves the study of two Asian topics (Solo Chinese music & Music of Malay ancient Dance) and one Western topic (Music in France (c.1894 – c.1937)). The written paper aims to coach students in aural perception, important writing likewise as AN awareness of the varied social/political/cultural problems encompassing the music that they study.

Paper 2: Performing Arts 

Student’s area unit needed to place up a brief recital on their solo instrument as a part of the ‘A’ level course of study. For Music creating majors, they’re going to even be needed to incorporate either performance on a second instrument or AN ensemble performance as a part of their recital.

Paper 3: Music Writing 

The composition portfolio that is submitted to Cambridge at the tip of the scholars’ JC two year is formed from harmony exercises (stylistic imitation of Classical String Quartets and/or early nineteenth Century keyboard accompaniment of songs) likewise as individual compositions written by the students themselves.

 

MUSIC ELECTIVE PROGRAMME: (SECONDARY)

MEP is a 4-year programme that allows students with interest, musical potential and talent to pursue an in-depth study and practice in music. MEP students will take Higher Music in place of Design & Technology and Food & Consumer Education at lower secondary.

Students offer Higher Music as a subject at the GCE O-Level examination. They can use the subject as one of the following:

  • A Humanities subject for admission to junior colleges and Millenia Institute.
  • A R2 subject in ELR2B2-A/B or a B2 subject in ELR2B2-A/B/C/D for admission to polytechnics and ITE.

It does not come at H1 Level BUT ONLY H2 & H3.

Students in IP(Integrated Program) schools may continue with a 2-year MEP in Year 5 and 6.

All applicants must go through a Selection Exercise, which consists of listening and aural tests, audition, and interview.

Components in exam:

  • Music Studies – Written exam paper
  • Performance (Recital)
  • Music Writing (Composition)
  • Research Essay OR Higher Composition OR Higher Performance
  • Enhanced Music Programme (EMP)

 

Enhanced Music Programme (EMP)

The EMP is an upper secondary programme that leads to the GCE O-Level Music or Higher Music exam. It allows students who have interest, musical potential and talent to learn about music in different traditions, theories and practices from teachers and industry professionals.

 Components in exam:

  1. Music Studies – Written exam paper
  2. Creating (Composition)
  3. Performance (Recital)

The Ministry of Education Singapore offers the Music Elective Programme (MEP) for students at both Secondary and Junior College Levels.

At the Music LifeStyle Academy, our instructors understand the challenges of the MEP. Through practical and theoretical scopes of studying, we will develop students in necessary skills to face and appreciate MEP more fully with our extensive teaching experience.

Learn more regarding MEP here on the Ministry of Education’s site.

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