Join the esteemed biennale Chinese Music Competition

22 Nov – 10 Dec 2022



Organised by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, the Singapore Chinese Music Competition (SCMC) was previously known as the National Chinese Music Competition. The biennale competition was first organised by the National Arts Council (NAC) in 1998 after the restructuring of the former National Music Competition which was under the auspices of the then Ministry of Culture in 1980s. The 1st edition of SCMC was held in 2020.



Starting from 12 May, we welcome all participants, regardless of vaccination status, to register for the competition under prevailing COVID guidelines. However, in the event where the competition becomes a vaccinated-differentiated event due to changing SMMs, unvaccinated participants will be asked to withdraw from the competition.

Registration Closes

Grand Category Semi Finalists

SCMC Official Launch
18 Apr
Registration Closes
25 Jul, 5pm
Announcement of Grand category Semi-finalists
31 Aug
E-balloting for the order of appearance
30 Sept
Preliminaries for Solo (Junior/Intermediate/Senior) and Ensemble
22 – 29 Nov
Finals for Solo (Junior/Intermediate/Senior) and Ensemble, Semi-Final for Solo (Grand)
30 Nov – 6 Dec
Prize Winners’ Concert
9 Dec
Finals for Solo (Grand) cum Prize Presentation Ceremony
10 Dec



Registration for Singapore Chinese Music Competition has officially concluded! Applicants will receive a hard copy of scores for their selected set pieces within 6 weeks, upon receipt of their complete registration. See you during the competition!

July 25, 2022, 17:00

One week left till registration closes! Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your talents. Sign up now!

July 18, 2022, 17:00

Two weeks left to sign up for Singapore Chinese Music Competition! Visit Contact Us to read FAQs regarding the competition.

July 11, 2022, 17:00

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer who strives to make a difference”. Take your first step and hone your performing skills through the Chinese music competition.

June 15, 2022, 12:00

For the second edition of Singapore Chinese Music Competition, we introduced the new category Ensemble A, for participants aged 18 & below. Grab your friends and participate in SCMC together!

May 18, 2022, 12:00

Singapore Chinese Music Competition has officially started registration! Sign up now and be part of the biennale Chinese music competition.

April 18, 2022, 12:00

“I believe every competition is an opportunity to grow as you push yourself to explore your limits in your skill, and it always starts with wanting to perfect your craft with practice.”

(Winner of the Solo Grand category of SCMC 2020)