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Admission Criteria for DSA Exercise - Aesthetics 

For Aesthetics 

AESTHETICS Talent Area

Audition Date

Selection

Criteria

Selection

Process

        Choir 

Friday 

30 July 2021 

(from 2.30pm)

OR

Tuesday 

3 August 2021 (from 2.30pm)

  • Member of primary school choir
    OR
  • Has participated in choral or singing events / competitions

 

  • Perform a scale and arpeggio in a comfortable range (A major for lower voices and D major for higher voices). Singers may sing in solfa or with a vowel.
  • Perform one prepared song or an excerpt from a longer song (maximum 2 mins) without accompaniment.
  • Tests on musicianship skills - imitation and creating exercises on pitch and rhythm
  • Interview

 

Concert Band

Tuesday 

6 July 2021 

(from 2.30pm)

  • Member of primary school band
    OR

  • Has at least 2 years’ experience learning to play a wind or percussion instrument

 

  • Perform one prepared piece (an etude/a study exercise) or solo parts written for the instrument (2 mins)
  • Perform B flat and E flat major scales and arpeggios of at least 1 octave 
  • Unprepared tasks
    • Test on rhythms (by clapping)
    • Test on pitch/chord (by listening and singing out the pitch/chord)
  • Interview

 

English Drama            

Friday 

9 July 2021 

(from 2.30pm)

  • Member of primary school Drama CCA
    OR

  • Has participated in drama events or competitions

 

  • Present one prepared monologue (not more than 1 minute) 
  • Test on improvisation
  •  Interview

 

Chinese Dance

Thursday

15 July 2021 

(from 2.30pm)

  • Member of primary school Dance CCA for at least 2 years (since P4)
    OR
  • Has participated in relevant dance events or competitions

  • Perform one prepared dance item (not more than 1 minute) that does not involve sequences with facial or hand contact with the floor. (Please note floor area for dance is 3m by 3m.)
  • Do an unprepared dance task (by watching a video)
  • Interview

Indian Dance

Friday

23 July 2021 

(from 2.30pm)

Malay Dance              

Wednesday 

4 August 2021 (from 2.30pm)

Modern Dance

Wednesday 

14 July 2021 

(from 2.30pm)

OR

Friday 

16 July 2021 (from 2.30pm)

 

String Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 

28 Jul 2021 

(from 2.30pm)

 

  • Member of primary school String Ensemble 
    OR

  • Has at least 3 years’ experience learning to play a string instrument (excluding the guitar)

 

  • Perform one prepared piece of music (not more than 3 mins) without accompaniment.
  • Play 2 prepared scales, of at least 2 octaves:
    • 1 major
    • 1 harmonic or melodic minor,
  • Tests on musicianship skills
  • Interview 

 

Visual Arts

Wednesday 

7 July 2021  

 (from 2.30pm)

 

 

Submit an e-portfolio* consisting of up to 3 best artworks created solely by the applicant, using presentation slides on PowerPoint (images of 1 work per slide) or Word Document.

 

Works chosen:

  • Should be completed in the last 3 years and can include works done in school Art lessons, Art CCA.
  • Can include 2D/3D works

  • Individual Art task
  • Interview

 

*Instructions on e-portfolio submission for Visual Arts:


Can be in PowerPoint, Word or PDF format with the following file-naming convention:


Student’s Current School Name_Student’s Name_Visual Arts


Email the file (<20MB) to SMSSDSA@stmargs.edu.sg


Please note: E-portfolios submitted will only be used for DSA selection purpose and will be deleted after selection is completed.

.Please note that meeting all the criteria does not guarantee the student will be shortlisted or given an offer.                         

Aesthetics Talent Areas

Aesthetics Talent Areas

Programmes/Activities /Opportunities 

Chinese Dance

  • Performance at external events (Hua Yi, Arts@KKH, Dance Extravaganza) and for school events (Founder’s Day, Speech Day, Chinese New Year Celebration, CCA Fair, Teacher’s Day)

  • Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation


        Choir  

  • Performances at external events and for school events (Speech Day, Councillors’ Commendation, Founder’s Day)

  • Values-In-Action (VIA) opportunity (Art of Healing Programme at Tan Tock Seng Hospital) 

  • Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation


Concert Band

  • Performances at external events and for school events (Speech Day, CCA Fair, Teachers’ Day)

  • Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation


English Drama 

  • Drama Exchanges with other schools

  • Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation


Indian Dance

  • Performance at external events (Arts@KKH, SYF Dance Extravaganza) and for school events (Founder’s Day, Speech Day, CCA Fair, Teachers’ Day)

  • Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation


Malay Dance

  • Performance at external events (Muara Festival, Pesta Raya, Arts@KKH, Dance Extravaganza) and for school events (Founder’s Day, Speech Day, CCA Fair, Teachers’ Day)

  • Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation


Modern Dance

  • Performance at external events (Arts@KKH, SYF Dance Extravaganza) and for school events (Founder’s Day, Speech Day, CCA Fair, Teacher’s Day)

  • Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation


String Ensemble

  • String Exchanges with other schools

  • Performances at school events (Speech Day, Chinese New Year Celebration, CCA Fair) 

  • Values-In-Action (VIA) opportunity (Art of Healing Programme at Tan Tock Seng Hospital)

  • Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation


Visual Art

  • Creating artworks for school events (Founder’s Day, Speech Day, CCA Fair, Teachers’ Day)

  • Singapore Youth Festival Arts Exhibition

  • Values-in-Action (VIA) at external organisations (Yishun Community Hospital)