BEAUTIFUL MIND MUSIC ACADEMY

BMC participates in social services in the local community by offering a free music education programme for children with special needs and the underprivileged, through its music education unit, Beautiful Mind Music Academy (BMMA). 

BMMA aims to help the students grow and fully develop their artistic talents as professional musicians via musical training and activities.

The programme offers one-on-one music lessons that are customized to each student’s special needs.

 

BMMA Korea was first established in 2008. Since then, 128 students were guided through their musical journeys, and as of this moment, 50 professional musicians are providing music lessons to 30 students in Korea.

BMC Singapore has also started its BMMA programme in March 2014. Currently, 19 local students are enrolled in the programme and receive lessons from 19 professional musicians locally. The students will be given an opportunity to perform a solo or in an ensemble once a year.

 

Period of Instruction: Two semesters every year (12 lessons per semester)

Areas of Instruction: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Oboe, and Vocal

 

BMC는 뷰티플마인드 뮤직아카데미 (이하 BMMA)를 통하여 재능이 있는 장애학생들과 소외계층의 학생들을 발굴하여 무료 음악교육을 제공함으로써 싱가포르 지역사회의 사회복지에 이바지하고 있습니다. BMMA는 학생들이 전문 음악인으로 자라는 것을 목표로 음악 교육과 앙상블 등의 다양한 활동을 통해 예술적 재능이 최대한 발휘되도록 돕고 있습니다.

 

한국 BMMA는 2008년에 시작되어 현재까지 128명의 학생이 뷰티플마인드를 거쳐갔고 현재 50명의 전문 음악인들이 30명의 학생들을 지도하고 있습니다.  2014년 3월에 시작된 싱가포르 BMMA도 19명의 전문 음악인들이 현지 장애학생 19명에게 음악을 통한 꿈을 키워주고 있습니다. 

 

Admission

Call for Application

* Application Period: To be announced

* Initial Document Screening Results Notification: To be announced

* Interview (Audition): To be announced

* Final Admission Notification: To be announced

 

Qualification and Selection Criteria

1. Students with special needs  between the ages of 8 and 19. (Priority will be given to Singaporeans and PRs.)

2. Prior experience in instrument preferred.

3. Initial document screening (application form and letter of recommendation), followed by an audition and interview of guardian.

 

Required Documents for Submission

1.  Download: Application Form

2.  Self-Introduction letter

    *Must include: year of birth, personality, behavioral characteristics, level of understanding of instruction, level of musical talent, prior activities      related to music, etc.

3.  Letter of recommendation

 

Instructors

OBOE  Yoon Meekyung Mary
Yonsei University, Korea, B.M.
American Conservatory of Music, USA, M.M. & D.M.A.
Former member of Classical Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, USA

 

FLUTE  Ko Haylin Hye Ryoung

Sookmyoung Women’s University, Korea, B.M. & M.M.

Former member of Flaviol Flute Ensemble

 

FLUTE  Lee Sharon So Jueng
Essen Folkwang University of the Arts, Germany, M.M. & Konzertexamen
Temple University, USA, Professional Studies
Former faculty at Daejin University, Korea

 

CLARINET  Yang Ho Jung 

Seoul National University, Korea, B.M.

 

VIOLIN  Dang Thanh Trung

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS, B.M.

Faculty at Mandeville Conservatory of Music

 

VIOLIN  Jeon Natalie Juyeon

The University of British Columbia, Canada, B.M.

 

VIOLIN  Lee Hyun Joo
Seoul National University, Korea, B.M.

 

VIOLA & VIOLIN  Pham Thi Minh Anh

Hanoi Conservatory of Music, Vietnam, B.M.
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS, B.M.
Faculty at Mandeville Conservatory of Music

 

CELLO  Chang Ko-Hsin

National Taiwan Normal University, B.M.

Indiana University Bloomington, USA, M.M.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, D.M.A.

 

CELLO  Krug Maria Patricia
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany, M.M.Ed.

Instructor at Tanglewood Music School

 

 

PIANO  Chin Shih Er Shirley 
University of New Castle, Australia, B.M.
University of Tasmania, Australia, M.M.
Head of Piano Department at KAWAI Music School-Elite, Singapore

PIANO  Kong Yvonne
LTCL in Piano Performance 

LRSM in Piano Performance

PIANO / CHOIR  Lee Kasey

George Mason University, USA, B.M.
Member of Singapore Symphony Choir

PIANO  Lim Sun Ju

Ewha Womans University, Korea, B.M. & M.M.

Former Music Teacher at Korean International School, Singapore

Choir Accompanist at Trinity Theological College, Singapore

 

PIANO  Park Ji Sung
Ewha Womans University, Korea, B.M.

PIANO / FLUTE  Tan Mei Wah

Kingston University, U.K., B.M.(Hons)

Instructor of Very Special Arts Singapore

Member of Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra

PIANO  Tan Yi Shian

LASALLE College of Arts, B.M.(Hons)

PIANO  Woo Ji Yeon
Seoul National University, Korea, B.M.

PIANO   Yoo Jae Il
Seoul National University, Korea, B.M.

Beautiful Mind Music Academy Stories

 
Remembering Teo Pei Shan,
Beautiful Mind Music Academy’s First Student
 

Pei Shan was the first batch of students to be enrolled into Beautiful Mind Music Academy on 25 January 2014. She started receiving free piano lessons customised to her needs at her home on 13 February 2014 under the tutelage of BMMA’s music teacher and musician, Dr Mary Yoon. Prior to joining BMMA, Pei Shan was receiving keyboard lessons from her family friend since the age of eight.

Angel Lawrence Gabriel Villar

Lawrence is an 11-year old boy, with visual impairment. He was enrolled into Beautiful Mind Music Academy, the music unit of Beautiful Mind Charity, in January 2015 as one of our beneficiaries to receive free music lessons. He receives one-on-one weekly lessons on flute provided by our former teacher Ms Miran Kim, and since September 2015 by Ms Sharon Lee.

 
Lim Samuel Hong Xiang

Samuel Lim is an 18-year old teenager who is musically talented. Prior to his enrolment as a student of Beautiful Mind Music Academy, he had been taking piano lessons from a private teacher since the age of seven.

In year 2014, Samuel was introduced by a close friend to attend Beautiful Mind Music Academy’s audition at SPD. Samuel was accepted by BMMA as one of our pioneer students.

 
Chai Chang Xun
Chai Chang Xun is a 15-year old teenager with autism spectrum disorder. He studies at Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School (RCYPS). Before joining the Beautiful Mind Music Academy (BMMA) programme, Chang Xun took piano lessons from a private teacher for about 18 months.  Described by his then piano teacher as a child who enjoyed music and performing to the masses, she believed that it would be good exposure to help him grow and develop his musical talent if...
 
Goh Jia Yun

Goh Jia Yun is a 17-year old teenager with Down Syndrome. She was enrolled into Beautiful Mind Music Academy, the music unit of Beautiful Mind Charity, in January 2016 as one of our beneficiaries to receive free piano lessons. Prior to this she was receiving private piano lessons since year 2010.

 
Lu Tian Wei

19-year old Lu Tian Wei is a musically talented teenager despite his autistic condition. He came to Beautiful Mind Music Academy (BMMA), a music unit of Beautiful Mind Charity, on 25 August 2016 for an audition, and was subsequently enrolled as a violin student.

 
Ng Tung Hei
 
Ng Tung Hei was enrolled as a Beautiful Mind Music Academy student on 25 August 2016 upon successfully passing the audition. Her mother, Mrs Arena Ng shares her following story –

“Tung Hei was selected to play the viola from scratch, with no prior knowledge or training in the instrument."

 

 
 
 

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                       Beautiful Mind Charity

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