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Group Programmes

Mandeville Junior (MJR) Group Courses

Mandeville Junior (MJR) offers courses for children from newborn to 5 years old. Click on the button below to learn more about the courses available:

Aural training is a fundamental criterion in the development of a complete musician. All music examination boards include aural tests as part of their examination assessment.

Aural groups are conducted 4-6 months before the Practical examinations.

  • Grade 1-5: Once a week, 45 Minutes per lesson
  • Grade 6-8: Once a week, 60 Minutes per lesson
    *Students must undergo at least 3 months of Grade 6 Aural training in order to attend Grade 7-8 Aural Group.

Benefits:

1. Develops a comprehensive foundation for rhythmic skills
2. Develops a good sense of pitch
3. Develops critical listening skills
4. Develops vocal skills
5. Builds aural awareness on the different genres in the history of music
6. Develops ability to distinguish between the composers’ distinctive styles of writing

ABRSM’s Prerequisites for Practical Grade 6-8:
Grade 5 (or above) in Music Theory, Practical Musicianship or a Practical Grade solo Jazz subject

Don’t let prerequisites hinder your music journey! Be prepared early.
Through a systematic and simplified approach, our Theory Accelerated Group ensures students achieve an ABRSM Grade 5 Theory certification within a year.

Admission requirements:

  1. Minimum Age: 9 Years Old
    *Parent supervision in class and at home is required for students below 9 years old.
  2. Minimum of ABRSM Grade 3 certification, or equivalent playing skill in their chosen instrument.
    *Please consult your instrumental teacher if student is unaware of their playing ability
  3. Able to read music notes from a score

Features:

  • Covers ABRSM Grade 1 to 5 Theory syllabus within a year
  • Achieve Grade 5 Theory certification within a year
  • Weekly group lessons with the assigned teacher

Objectives:

  • Basic understanding of classical music theory
  • Deeper knowledge of various classical music periods and genres

Stemming from Mandeville Conservatory’s emphasis on performance, Mandeville Violin Stars is a performance ensemble established in April 2011, providing a wider exposure to performances which enhances musicianship and stage confidence. Since its inception, the Violin Stars have not only performed in our in-house events (Mandeville’s concerts and celebrations, Singapore International String Conference, etc), but have also been invited to perform at many local and international venues.

Local Performances

– 2020: IMBS Technology Chinese New Year 20th Anniversary Lo-Hei Dinner @ Mandarin Orchard Singapore
– 2019: Library @ Esplanade
– 2019: Sarawak International Festival of Music and Arts (SIFMA)
– 2018: International Floral Landscape Association (IFLA) at Marina Bay Sands
– 2016: The President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards 2016
– 2016: Peranakan Charity Concerts hosted by The Project Intan
– 2015: Project EARTH Day
– 2013: American Club’s 2013 Prince and Princess Ball

International Performances

– 2019: IMFA Gala Concert, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
– 2017: BoAi School, Taipei, Taiwan
– 2016: Collaborate and perform with Vienna Boys Choir, Vienna, Austria
– 2015: Goethe Haus, invitation by Bulgarian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia
– 2014: Friendship Concert, Hoa Nhac Hiru Nghi at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
– 2013: Cultural Exchange Concert at IMH Academy Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

 

Admission Requirements:

  1. Age between 4 – 13 years old
  2. Minimum playing ability of at least Suzuki Book 1 (No. 9 Perpetual Motion) or equivalent level.
  3. An audition with the assigned teacher is required for Violin students to assess their suitability
  4. Parent’s participation is compulsory during lessons

Features:

  • Performance ensemble
  • A wide array of uplifting repertoires of varying genres
  • Weekly group lesson with the assigned teacher

Objectives:

  • Provides exposure to performances
  • Fine tune performance abilities
  • Developing stage confidence
  • Broaden students’ understanding of different genres of music through varied repertoire

Courses Offered:

  1. Children Group Singing (4 years old and above)
  2. Adult Group Singing

Available Genres:

  • Classical
  • Contemporary (Pop, Rock, Jazz)
  • Musical Theatre