Thursday, September 27, 2012


Last year, Nanyang Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra (NYPCO)’s first Korean pop music concert, K-Attack! received an overwhelming response and performed to a sold-out concert. Catch more of your K-pop favourites as NYPCO returns with K-Attack II! They will be performing hit songs from SNSD, Super Junior, T-ARA, 2AM, Big Bang, IU, SHINee, JYJ and more on Chinese classical instruments.

Formed in 1996, the Orchestra has grown from 45 members to the current 155, comprising full-time students as well as alumni. Leading the reins is conductor Mike Chiang. Together, the Orchestra and Mike challenge themselves by breaking out of traditional modes of Chinese music and exploring diverse repertoires over a range of genres from Chinese, Japanese Pop to Western Classical music.

Performance is on Saturday , 3rd November, 5pm at the Esplanade Concert Hall. It will be a 1 hour 30 min concert without any intermission.

The ticket sales will be handled by SISTIC and is priced at $15.
$8 (Limited concessions for Student, Senior Citizens & NSFs)
$24 Package for 2
$40 Package for 4

Monday, September 03, 2012

Reflections from alumni, Ian Tan Zong Yang

When I first joined NYPCO, it was not a decision of my own. At first, I was reluctant to go for practices, I would skip practice at every opportunity. But it was as I finally decided to start committing to NYPCO and started going for practice regularly that I realized that NYPCO is a very fun place. Having friends all around playing music in synchronization with each other is a wonderful feeling.

No doubt will there be tough times especially when performances and concerts draw close, but with the encouragement from each other and our very friendly instructors, these tough times would be easier to come to pass. It is upon finishing the very last piece of each performance when the applause of the audience starts roaring in the crowd where a sense of satisfaction indescribable comes to your heart, hoping that that moment would last forever, and therefore looking forward to the next upcoming performance.

NYPCO also holds camps and post-concert celebrations, hence making everything much more entertaining and enjoyable. With no doubt, I no longer regretted my choice for joining NYPCO as it is a wonderful place to be.


Hi everyone! We'll have a 1.5 hour k-ATTACK II concert at Esplanade!

Below are the details of the concert:

Venue : Esplanade Concert Hall
Date : 3 November 2012 (Saturday)
Time : 5:00 PM
Price : $15

Ticket launch will be on (5th of September, Wednesday)

Please help to share this information so that we can get an equally good response this year as well!!

Do support us and see you there! =)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Reflections from alumni, Lin Xin Ying

"If my results aren't good, I would quit CO immediately." This was what I told myself when I first joined NYPCO. I'm glad that until now, NYPCO is still a part of my life.

 No, my grades are not fantastic; it has barely pulled through. And yes, I've thought about quitting CO many times. However, every time I ask myself whether CO is the culprit for my poor grades, the answer is no.

 I admit that I'm a procrastinator. My productivity can be depicted by an inversely proportionate straight line graph against the remaining time. This means that even if I had all the time in the world, work will still be left to the last minute. Perhaps a busy schedule is what people like me needs. With CO, I would anticipate that I would not be free to study on certain nights. As a result, I started studying earlier. I remember vividly that in Year 1, I had a few hours from my last class till CO starts. That would be the time I spend studying in the library cubicles.

My classmates often grumble about me going CO. They'll go like "CO again?!!" on Wednesdays and Mondays/Thursdays (whichever day sectional practice is on) and tries to dissuade me from attending practice sessions. I’m thankful that my classmates understood and accepted my commitment in CO after a while. As such, group project meetings are often planned around CO practice sessions. I believe that as long as one does his/her fair share, others have no ground to complain.

I had severe COWS during my 1 month overseas placement. You see, I first got in touch with CO in primary 3 out of curiosity and had only spent 2 years without CO since then. In primary school, I found myself hating practice sessions. Nevertheless, I stayed on. In secondary school, I gradually stopped hating CO. In JC, I spent 2 years suffering without my mental outlet. And now, I can’t stop CO from popping into my mind! :)

Being in NYPCO has forced me to learn very rapidly, and yet, not feel overloaded. I am very thankful to all the instructors, and especially Zheng Lao Shi who have taught and helped me a lot, and given me words of encouragement. And thank you, my friends, for bringing a smile to my face.

To those who are struggling to catch up in NYPCO:
            If you need help, just pester your seniors to teach you. As long as you’ve tried your best, you did very well.

To all members:
            Life’s too short for regrets; whatever you do, give it your best shot.

Thanks to Xin Ying for sharing her experience~ :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Game-O-Rama Concert of Video Games

NYPCO's Voltz Band will be having a performance at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre on 23th of June 2012 fro 8:00pm to 9:00pm.
Voltz Band will be playing a series of video game songs like Pokemon, Angry Bird, Tetris Battle and much much more!
It's a free concert!! See you there!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Reflections from our Alumni, Ng Shi Ying





每当我在演奏遇到困难时,郑老师会教导我如何去克服困难。林老师也会帮我把困难的地方做一些小修改,好让我能成功演出。当然,身边的朋友们给予我的鼓励也很重要。他们都很愿意当我的聆听者,从一开始吹得很难听,直到我终于把唢呐吹好。他们也没有什么怨言,就只是不停的鼓励我,并给予我意见,使我更进步, 也就是因为这样让我克服了所有的困难,坚持到现在。


鼓励的一句话:      不要怕,敢敢玩,敢敢错,       

            错了记得改,对了记得留 =)

Thanks to our alumni, Shi Ying for sharing her reflections with us~ =D

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Our Very 1st all K-Pop Concert at Esplanade. Do join us this year Nov 3rd 2012 at Esplanade for K-ATTACK 2! See you there!!