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



Competition Schedule

4 Weeks till the start of SCMC 2022!

Click here to view the competition schedule for SCMC 2022. All the best!

Published on 28 October 2022

Semi-finalists for Grand Category

Bian Tong | Dizi

Huang Tingxuan | Guzheng

Ng Wei Xuan | Dizi

Sim Wei Long Henry | Guzheng

Amanda Toh Sze Suan | Erhu

Zhang Jiarui | Ruan

Semi-finalist names are listed according to alphabetical order of surname. This is not in order of appearance of the competition.

Published on 31 August 2022

SCMC2022 Registration Closed

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!

Published on 25 July 2022

1 Week Left for Registration

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

Published on 18 July 2022

Registration Closes in 2 Weeks

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

Published on 11 July 2022

Chase Your Dreams and Sign Up Now

“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.

Published on 15 June 2022

New Ensemble Category

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!

Published on 18 May 2022

Registration for SCMC 2022 Commences

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

Published on 18 April 2022


Purchase photographs and/or videos of your exciting competition moments

Number of 5R Digital PhotosPre-order Price (SGD)Retail Price from 22 Nov 2022 onwards (SGD)
25 – 30130150
CategoryPre-order Price (SGD)Retail Price from 22 Nov 2022 onwards (SGD)
Solo / Ensemble (Preliminary)5070
Solo Grand (Semi-Final)4570

Pre-order closes on 21 November 2022, 23:59. Purchase of merchandise is only limited to the participants of the Competition, and participants are only able to purchase your own photographs and/or videos.

“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)