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Enhanced Music Programme (EMP) and Music Preparatory Course (MPC)


Enhanced Music Programme (EMP)



The AISS EMP is a two-year programme for upper secondary students, culminating in the GCE ‘O’ Level Music examinations. Students benefit from the study of Western and Asian music, Jazz and Pop, music composition, and music theory. Additionally, students in the EMP will get opportunities to perform as soloists or in ensembles, benefit from music workshops and masterclasses, and attend learning journeys and internships with local arts organisations and institutions.


Music Preparatory Course (MPC)

The MPC at Secondary One and Two aims to build up students’ competence and confidence in music in order for them to study music at a higher level in the EMP. The spiral curriculum introduces topics at a foundational level, and includes foundational music skills such as elements of music, music theory, music history, aural skills, composition skills, as well as solo and ensemble performance skills.

Our students also benefit from a comprehensive enrichment programme, including:
National EMP Camp and Showcase concerts
Music Mentoring Programme with ACS(I)
Music Mentoring Programme with YST Conservatory of Music
Composition Collaboration with RI(Secondary)
Arts Internship with The RICE Company
Gamelan Workshop with Gamalan Asmaradana
Participation in the SMTA Music Festival and Chamber Music Competition
Concert outings to orchestral concerts, operas, etc.
Singapore Rhapsodies Launch Concert at the National Gallery Singapore
AESPIRE Concerts at AISS
Performances at the AI Achievement Day, National Day concerts, Teachers’ Day concerts, and Combined Performing Arts concerts


For more information about the EMP and MPC, please see attached brochure here.




'O' Level Music Programme

We are a centre for ‘O’ Level Music. Here, Secondary Three and Four students from AISS and other schools benefit from the study of Western and Asian music, Jazz and Pop, music composition, and music theory, and build aural skills through listening and analysis. Please refer to the ‘O’ Level Music Syllabus to learn more about the programme.


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As an O-Level Music Centre, AISS serves students from all over Singapore .