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Admission Criteria for DSA Exercise - Aesthetics 

For Aesthetics 

AESTHETICS Talent Area

Audition Date

Selection

Criteria

Selection

Process

        Choir 

Friday
5 August 2022

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

 

  • Sing a scale and arpeggio using a vowel
    • A major for lower voice
    • D major for high voice
  • Perform one prepared song or an excerpt from a longer song (maximum 2 mins) without accompaniment.
  • Complete tasks on musicianship skills
  • Interview

 

Concert Band

Tuesday 

2 August 2022

  • 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 (maximum 2 mins)
  • Perform B flat and E flat major scales and arpeggios of at least 1 octave 
  • Complete tasks on musicianship skills
  • Interview

 

English Drama            

Thursday 

14 July 2022

  • Member of primary school Drama CCA
    OR

  • Has participated in drama events or competitions

 

  • Present one prepared monologue (not more than 1 minute) 
  • Complete an improvisation task
  •  Interview

 

Chinese Dance

Thursday

7 July 2022

  • 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) 
  • Complete an unprepared dance task
  • Interview

Indian Dance

Tuesday
12 July 2022

Malay Dance              

Friday
1 July 2022

Modern Dance

Friday 
8 July 2022

 

String Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
26 July 2022

 

  • 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,
  • Complete tasks on musicianship skills
  • Interview 

 

Visual Arts

Friday
15 July 2022

 

 

Submit an e-portfolio* to SMSSDSA2022@gmail.com by 10 June 2022 consisting of up to 3 best artworks created solely by the applicant.

 

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



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 Area

Programmes/ activities/ opportunities

Chinese Dance

Students from the Visual and Performing Arts CCAs will work towards representing the school at zonal and national level events (e.g. Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentations) as well as school-based performances. 

Students also bless the community with their talents by participating in various Values-In- Action programmes/events.

 

Choir 

Concert Band

English Drama

Indian Dance

Malay Dance

Modern Dance

String Ensemble

Visual Art