Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music


Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore (YSTCM) offers a unique and adventurous 21st century Asian environment in which we train and educate performers, composers and recording engineers to take advantage of present and future professional and artistic opportunities worldwide.

Officially opened in 2006, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Building houses state-of-the-art facilities for training professional musicians. These include a 600-seat concert hall, 80 sound-proof and temperature controlled studios and practice spaces, a music library, smart classrooms, and one of the largest recording studios in Asia.

The building, designed by RSP Architects Planners and Engineers, exploits the brightness of the tropical environment through the use of glass panels which allow natural light into as many spaces as possible. The main façade is fronted by full-length glass panels which offer views into the foyer of the concert hall and library. The glass walls are supported by paired bow trusses which look like the strings on a violin or cello. Another interesting aspect of the design is that the outer walls are concave in nature enabling non-parallel walls (acoustically ideal) to be a constant feature of the internal architecture.

Source: YSTCM website.