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A New Century’s Rising Tide: Contemporary Reflections on the Conservatory Model in Southeast Asia

11 September 2014
10:45 - 11:30 hrs (GMT +7)

The speed of development in artistic educational practice in Southeast Asia and in particular in classical Western music since the turn of the century is almost without parallel from an international perspective, with perhaps only Latin American offering anything equivalent in terms of transformational energy. Unlike the Latin American wave, however, this rise is arguably only now becoming more visible internationally. 

Professor Lanskey, Director of Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM) and President of the Southeast Asian Directors of Music (SEADOM), offers some reflections on his experiences in Singapore and Southeast Asia over the past decade and the opportunities and challenges he anticipates for classical music both in the region and in the contemporary global context.

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