Creative Music Making Camp 2016

by TO ensemble

Ever dream of expressing yourself on your instrument fluently, improvising and making music free from confines of notation? Creative music making camp is a 3 day workshop conceptualized by award-winning composer-pianist Tze Toh and conducted by soloists of TO ensemble. The workshops focus on natural music making and teaches techniques that allow young musicians to develop their own personal expressive language.

Learn from professionals about the framework of improvisation in a fun and exciting way through internalizing rhythms, deciphering the relationship between scales and chords that make the improvisation process often so magical, yet seemingly unattainable.

The camp covers the different genres and basics of improvisation, ensemble playing, accompaniment, techniques of practising improvisation etc. This will allow the performer to develop unique individual ideas on his/her instrument, creating a compelling performance/improvisation by the end of the camp.

All participants will record their music in a studio on the last day of the camp and receive a recording in wav/MP3 format.

*Note: All instruments are welcomed. Suggested: piano, string instruments, voice, woodwinds, percussionists.

Participants will be expected to bring their own instruments (excluding pianists).

Date: 20th - 22nd Jun 2016

Time slots available:

Group 1: 9.30am - 1.30pm / Group 2: 2.30pm - 6.30pm

Suggested age for participants: 13-18

Fee per participant: SGD380

Please send your *applications/enquiries to:

*Please include demo(s) of your playing and/or indicate your music experiences/qualifications in your application so that we can assess if you are suitable for the camp.

Camp Schedule (subject to changes):

Day 1 - Expressing your personality on your instrument, basic concepts of improvisation and genres, developing a vocabulary

Day 2 - Ensemble playing, roles of the soloist and the accompanist, how to practise

Day 3 - Rehearsals and jamming, recording

TO ensemble is Singapore's innovative contemporary music group that performs original music – a unique fusion of film score, jazz, Indian/Chinese and classical music. The ensemble has performed for the Official Opening of Gardens by the Bay, Gallery Late Night at the National Gallery Singapore, MOSAIC music festival at Esplanade, Singapore Arts Festival, Titian Budaya Festival (Kuala Lumpur), Journey of Youth Olympic Flame 2010 (Auckland) and recorded film scores including Royston Tan's film Popiah[薄饼]and SG50 film Sands of Our Fathers. For more information visit:

Sophisticated and accessible” - The Business Times

An extraordinary musician whose idiom straddles comfortably between genres of classical, jazz, world and film music” - The Straits Times, on Tze Toh