Our education and outreach efforts are housed under The TENG Academy. The academy provides resources and accreditation, conducts training, and facilitates exchanges with various communities through music.

The Teng Ensemble Ltd is proud to be an Associate Member of the National Council of Social Service.


Under the Arts Education Programmes by National Arts Council, we have run 5 endorsed programmes for students in primary, secondary and tertiary levels. These programmes included a mix of workshops and performance-lectures. We have also run customised programmes tailored to the needs of school curricula, such as specialised workshops for O- and A-Level music elective students.

In 2015, we partnered teahouse Tea Bone Zen Mind to curate English-language Chinese instruments & tea appreciation sessions for the public. The attendees gained in-depth knowledge on the construction, techniques and history of each instrument, while at the same time experienced refreshing and exquisite tea and food combinations.

In 2016, the academy helped restructure Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)’s Chinese orchestra into a plucked string ensemble, to focus their efforts on a new and rising category in the Singapore Youth Festival adjudication.

In 2017, the academy partnered Nanyang Technological University’s Confucius Institute to launch the Chinese Music Instrumental Grading Examinations, which fills a void for certifications in the industry. The examinations are similar to the ABRSM system, whereby examinees can achieve Grades 1 to 8 and a Certificate in Professional Performance. Our first year saw over 1,500 candidates taking the exams.

In 2018, the academy started an exchanges division to facilitate exchanges between our musicians and instructors and the underserved communities. New initiatives include the TENG Gives Back series, which uses music to help enliven those who are ill and/or in need of comfort, and In-School Programmes for Targeted Students. The academy also helps young talents in need of financial assistance to pursue Chinese music learning through the Mapletree-TENG Academy Scholarship.


Chinese Music Instrumental Grading Examinations

In partnership with Confucius Institute-Nanyang Technological University, The TENG Academy will be conducting the Chinese Music Instrumental Grading Examinations from 24 November 2018 to 3 December 2018.

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Mapletree—TENG Academy Scholarship 2019

Scholarships for young talents in need of financial assistance to pursue Chinese music learning.

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