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Youth Arts Leaders Conference

PHOTO: WBAS Youth Arts Leaders Conference 2018




On behalf of the Wind Bands Association of Singapore, I would like to invite your music groups student leaders to participate in the Youth Arts Leaders Conference. Since 2007, the YALC has benefitted close to 500 participants each year from 40 schools. Students from Bands, Chinese Orchestras, String Ensembles, Percussion and gamelan ensemble had joined this programme.  The conference is opened to all student leaders of music CCA groups in secondary school, junior colleges and polytechnics. 


YALC comprises lectures, breakout discussions, and hands-on sessions and aims to empower leaders with the necessary tools to effectively lead their music groups. Student leaders can expect to develop their leadership skills in areas of personal leadership, leading others, and musical leadership.


In addition, the conference's theme for this year, 'Impacting your world through music,' will enable student leaders to make meaningful contributions to communities within their sphere of influence. The conference will feature influential leaders from the arts industry who will share insightful information and practical leadership concepts. Additionally, student leaders from the NUS Chinese Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony will provide mentorship opportunities for participants during the event.



Date: 1 - 2 Sep (Group A) or 4 - 5 Sep (Group B) 

Time: 9am- 5pm

Venue: NUS U-Town 

Fees: $60 (lunches included) 


Key Speakers, Instructors and Facilitators: Mr. Francis Tan, Mr. Moses Gay, Mr. Jason Lai, Mr. Mohd Faizal, Mr. Tay Kai Tze, Ms Judy Ngo, Student Leaders from NUS Centre For the Arts groups and more.


Pre-Event Online Course: Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser


Deadline for registration: 26 Aug 2022 or earlier when fully subscribed 


Highlight Topics 

  • Impacting Communities Through Music

  • Transforming Bystanders: Leading from within

  • Team Building for Music Ensembles

  • Planning and Setting Goals for an Effective Sectional Practice

  • Clarifying Musical Leadership in an Ensemble- Techniques and Tools to Taking Music Rehearsing to the Next Level

  • Recording Tools and Techniques for School Music Groups   

  • Sharing of Best Practices by NUS CFA Groups Leaders


WBAS welcomes school groups and individual sign-ups for abovementioned events and will be able to provide e-invoicing for school groups registration. Students who sign up via school may use edusave for payment of fees with the school’s approval. 


Image by Andrew Neel

Self- Directed Learning 

Each student will have an account to log to access the online course at their own pace starting from 10 August 2023. It is recommended that each student attends all modules before the live webcast conference. Each module will consist of talks and/or instructional videos. Students are also required to answer a short quiz to assess their understanding after each module.


There will be no limit on the number of times the students can access the modules and try for the quiz. Each module is expected not to exceed 30 minutes (including the time required for the quiz). Students are allowed to access all modules until November.

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