Educational Outreach

String Quartet

Educational Outreach

VETTA has been providing arts exposure and educational outreach performances to Singapore schools since its inception, which have been well-received by students and teachers alike. Many students may be familiar with a band instrument, but not a string instrument which is the backbone of a symphony orchestra. Utilising our versatile repertoire that spans Classical, Tango, Jazz, Broadway, and Pop, we hope to demonstrate that a Classical string quartet can be cool; and inspire your students to seek out a broader range of music, or even pick up a string instrument.

Our programme has been accepted for the National Arts Council’s – Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP). Our programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy. Find out more:

VETTA has been providing arts exposure and educational outreach performances to Singapore schools since its inception, which have been well-received by students and teachers alike. Many students may be familiar with a band instrument, but not a string instrument which is the backbone of a symphony orchestra. Utilising our versatile repertoire that spans Classical, Tango, Jazz, Broadway, and Pop, we hope to demonstrate that a Classical string quartet can be cool; and inspire your students to seek out a broader range of music, or even pick up a string instrument.

Our programme has been accepted for the National Arts Council’s – Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP). Our programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy. Find out more:

Learning Points
  • Introduction to String Instruments
  • Introduction to String Quartet
  • Introduction to Different Music Genres
  • Appreciation of Versatility of String Quartet
Performance Highlights
  • Solo demonstrations of: Violin, Viola and Cello
  • Unique String Quartet Renditions of Various Music Genres
  • Audience Interaction for Information Reinforcement
  • Layering Concept of a “Canon”

WHAT IS A STRING QUARTET

Learning Points
  • Introduction to String Instruments
  • Introduction to String Quartet
  • Introduction to Different Music Genres
  • Appreciation of Versatility of String Quartet
Performance Highlights
  • Solo demonstrations of: Violin, Viola and Cello
  • Unique String Quartet Renditions of Various Music Genres
  • Audience Interaction for Information Reinforcement
  • Layering Concept of a “Canon”

Traversing Cultures with a String Quartet

View our National Arts Council’s – Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) listing for this programme.
Programme ID: AEP0318119


Learning Points
  • Indonesian – Bengawan Solo. The Solo River is the longest river in the Indonesian island of Java, and is an important part of Javanese history. This song about the Solo River is written in a nostalgic, folk style.
  • Malay Singaporean – Di Tanjung Katong. A song that many students are familiar with; usually sung on National Day. It describes the tranquil seaside scenery of the old Katong.
  • American – Take Five. Jazz originates from the African community in America, incorporating a blend of American and European classical music with African folk songs.
  • Chinese – 月亮代表我的心 The Moon Represents My Heart. Did you know it was considered immoral to listen to romantic love songs in China until the late 1970s? Now, this famous piece is well recognized by Chinese worldwide, no matter where they are.
Performance Highlights
  • Solo demonstrations of: Violin, Viola and Cello
  • Appreciation of boundary-less music: Music can be appreciated across different cultures.
  • Audience Interaction for Information Reinforcement

Traversing Cultures with a String Quartet

Performance Highlights
  • Solo demonstrations of: Violin, Viola and Cello
  • Appreciation of boundary-less music: Music can be appreciated across different cultures.
  • Audience Interaction for Information Reinforcement

TESTIMONIALS

The students really enjoyed themselves with the songs that your team have performed. The teachers and myself were in awe with the skills and expertise of the musicians. We hope to engage you again! ~ Mdm Shazwani, Music Teacher

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String Quartet Showcase for a Music Recital at Victoria Concert Hall

Date: 22 June 2018
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Educational Outreach at Rosyth School

Date: 30 July 2018
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Educational Outreach at ITE College West

Date: 7 May 2018
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Educational Outreach at Jurong Secondary School

Date: 25 Jan 2018
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Educational Outreach at Chua Chu Kang Secondary School

Date: 16 April 2018
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TESTIMONIALS

The students really enjoyed themselves with the songs that your team have performed. The teachers and myself were in awe with the skills and expertise of the musicians. We hope…