IMus Alumni Homecoming: A Contemporary Evening

“We need more of this, and more acts. Do a lecture-recital. Oh, and include our lecturers! Mr. Justin, Miss Lina.. all of them!” -Aina Abdul and Kimberly, 1st year Contemporary Music students. The contemporary music concert by UCSI University’s Institute of Music (IMus) created an understandable buzz almost a week before the event took place. … More IMus Alumni Homecoming: A Contemporary Evening

Lecture-Recital by Ensemble Virama

As there are no words in non-vocal classical music, composers often need to use their imagination to tell a story. This can be achieved by using word-painting, which is a technique where music reflects moods and characters. Viennese composer Arnold Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) showcases a perfect example of the art of word painting, … More Lecture-Recital by Ensemble Virama

Russian Techniques Seminar by Dr Oh Yann Shie

If you were to take a piano lesson with two different teachers, you may find that they may have completely opposing methods of executing a certain technique and may tell you two different things. While neither method is right or wrong, their approach to the instrument is vastly different for no apparent reason. However, there … More Russian Techniques Seminar by Dr Oh Yann Shie

A Voice- Piano Masterclass by Dr. Lucas Wong

The International Piano Festival and Competition that was hosted by UCSI University’s Institute of Music from the 8th to the 12th of June was a treasure trove of exciting musical events the entire week. UCSI was privileged to have Dr. Lucas Wong, the Assistant Professor of Piano at Soochow University School of Music in China, … More A Voice- Piano Masterclass by Dr. Lucas Wong

Baroque Techniques Seminar by Mr Loo Bang Hean

Baroque music can sometimes be challenging for a music student to interpret. For unlike pieces from the Romantic, 20th Century, or even Classical period, music scores from the Baroque period often did not contain many markings or performance indications. A great factor in this is that the instruments of this era were the predecessors to … More Baroque Techniques Seminar by Mr Loo Bang Hean