Chinese Music Instrumental Grading Examinations

Chinese Music Instrumental Grading Examinations for 16 instruments in the Chinese orchestra.

In partnership with Confucius Institute-Nanyang Technological University, The TENG Academy conducts the Chinese Music Instrumental Grading Examinations.

The main objectives of the Examinations are:

  1. To set up an examination system that will be recognised and accepted by academic and fine arts institutions in Singapore and abroad.
  2. To establish a coherent and consistent set of guidelines for facilitating systematic training of various Chinese musical instruments.
  3. To promote appreciation and education of Chinese music in Singapore and the region.

The Examinations’ syllabus includes these 16 instruments in the Chinese orchestra: Guzheng, Erhu, Dizi, Yangqin, Pipa, Ruan, Liuqin, Gaoyin Sheng, Zhongyin Sheng, Gaoyin Suona, Zhongyin Suona, Hulusi, Guanzi, Cello, Double Bass and Percussion.

The Examinations are divided into 8 grading levels (Grade 1 to Grade 8) and an Certificate in Professional Performance level. They are open to all members of the public and overseas candidates are welcome to register!

Please visit the Examinations' main site to register and for more information.