Established in 2005, School of Music and the Arts (SOMA) is the leading music institution in Singapore, focusing on contemporary and classical music performance and career skills in Songwriting, Music Production and Audio Engineering. As a 4-year EduTrust-awarded institution, SOMA continues to offer a world-class education centered on practical skills and relevant technologies for today’s music professionals.
SOMA hires only the best instructors in the region – they are either graduates from the renowned Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA) or well-known professionals in the music industry who have worked with international artistes including Jacky Cheung, JJ Lin, Stefanie Sun, A*Mei, Pentatonix, Jeremy Monteiro, Li Ronghao and Angela Zhang. These highly qualified instructors are carefully selected to effectively impart their knowledge and skills, and at the same time, share real-world scenarios with students based on their vast performing and production experiences.
SOMA strives to provide students with the ideal learning environment – a careful balance of both structure and creativity. Performing opportunities, internships and industry attachments, excursions to concerts and recording studios, and master classes by visiting artistes are just some of the activities organized for students to learn beyond the classroom.
In addition, our recording studio, classrooms and computer labs are fitted with top-notch recording equipment, instruments and amplifiers, along with the latest software used in today’s music industry. These facilities are open to all students for project work and assignments, practice time, rehearsals or simply jamming together.
SOMA also offers a range of weekly private and group instruction on your chosen instrument called Performance Labs. These lessons are specially tailored to cater to all ages, following the ABRSM, Trinity or Rockschool syllabus. We continuously push our students to exceed their limits by going for graded exams. SOMA aims to provide today’s generation of creative individuals with not only an all-rounded education, but also a platform to grow, perform, network and eventually turn their passion into a career.
More than a music school, SOMA continues to redefine music education in Singapore by reinventing teaching approaches, redeveloping existing curriculum to remain relevant to today’s industry demands, and encouraging creativity and innovation in students, with the goal of producing future leaders in the arts community.