Certificate in Music Performance

Course Name: Certificate in Music Studies – CTMP2024

About the Programme

Certificate in Music Performance offered at SCM is a 12-month course that gives students the framework and resources to immerse themselves in building a strong foundation in music knowledge and skills. The course provides you with structured modules, such as music theory, aural training, and the principal study as well as Songwriting and Diction.

Delivery mode: face-to-face

Approximate course commence date: Sep 2024- August 2025


Music Theory I & Music Theory II

The module aims to equip students with the fundamentals of music theory as well as to prepare students for advanced levels of modules in the future.

Aural & Sight Singing I & Aural & Sight Singing II

The module aims to set up a foundation that further the development of practical musicianship in terms of aural and sight reading, and to improve your musical ability by developing a more intuitive understanding of what you hear.

Song Writing & Diction I & Song Writing & Diction II

The module enables students to acquire a good foundation in the English language, allowing them to build and reinforce their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Students are taught to communicate in English for the better of further studies and career opportunities.

Performance Studies I & Performance Studies II

The module aims to guide students how to stand out as a performer (Vocalist, keyboard Player, Drummer, Guitarist), engage their audience and respond to other musicians at a high level. Also, it will help young performer to understand the value in what they are learning as he or she become confident, creative musicians.

Learning Structure



Minimum 15 Years old

Academic requirement

Completed Secondary 3, Junior Middle School, or its international equivalent

Skills & Musicianship Test

  1. Pass SCM’s Music Theory Placement Test
  2. Pass SCM’s Audition: (i.) Instrumentalists:
    3 to 6 minutes’ performance, TWO contrasting pieces (ii.) Singers: 3 to 6 minutes’ performance, TWO contrasting songs

Language competency

  1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 3.5 administered by the British Council, or
  2. GCE ‘N’ Level English Language – Pass, or
  3. Other English Language Proficiency Tests (TOEFL etc) – will be considered on a case-by-case basis

(In case applicants who are unable to provide documentary, evidence showing the necessary the English Language proficiency, is required to sit for an English Placement Test.)

Course  graduation requirements and Progression

Students are required to successfully pass all assessments for each module. Generally, assessments are conducted both in the middle and end of each semester for every module. In the case of non-performance-based modules like Music Theory, Aural, and Songwriting, the assessments are in the form of written tests. The Certificate in Music Studies prepares students with no or low music background. Upon completion of the course, students may apply the music diploma programmes offered by local and overseas music institutions.

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