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The school's music programme helps develop students' musical knowledge, skills and dispositions as well as an understanding and appreciation of music in a manner both meaningful and relevant to students. Through music learning, students develop extra-musical skills and 21st century competencies, such as critical thinking, psychomotor skills, social awareness, and moral and cultural values, all of which contribute to their holistic development.

The aims of the NBSS Music Programme are as follows:  
  • Develop awareness and appreciation of music in local and global cultures
  • Develop ability for creative expression and communication through music
  •  Provide the basis to develop an informed and life-long involvement in music

At the Upper Secondary level, students who are keen to further their music studies may
offer Music as a GCE Ordinary- or Normal (Technical)- Level subject, provided they meet
the basic requirements of the respective courses. More information can be found on the
respective pages:

Normal (Technical)-Level Music
Ordinary-Level Music