Here at Evergreen Secondary, pupils are inculcated and immersed
in the fundamentals of music throughout their two year music programme
(Starting at the beginning of Secondary One, ending at the end of Secondary
Our Values (What we believe)
4. Student-Centred Learning
Often times the reason why students are “not creative” is because they are unable to reproduce the musical ideas they have created in their mind. Here at Evergreen, we believe the main role of teachers is to help students overcome this obstacle. Therefore, rather than revolving our teaching practices around a fixed set of schemes, teachers are encouraged to tailor their pedagogies to suit the unique needs that each music group brings to the table.
Different groups brainstorming/practicing their STOMP ideas, ideas which have their own unique direction that teachers must help bring each group towards.
Our Canvas (What we do)
Below is the list of programmes we offer here at Evergreen Secondary:
1. Remixing music
Using audio editing software, students are encouraged to create their own music by finding music tracks and remixing them by cutting them up and splicing them together. (2014 - )
Using what they have learnt about rhythm and movement, students are encouraged to create and perform their own soundscape. (2013 – 2014)
MRT Station Soundscape An Emergency Soundscape
3. Pop Song Composition
Focussing on translating their thoughts onto paper, students are tasked to create their own pop song. Their written work must contain the following: Theme, Lyrics, Rhythm for singing, Melody for singing and instructions for musicians (chords). It must also be in the pop format. Selected works will then be further translated into a recording (2014 - )
I Love Homework by Guo Rui and Ray Ng of 2 ITG (2014)
4. "STOMP" Performance
Focusing on what students have learnt about layered rhythms, students are tasked with coming up with their own rhythm and movement performance with minimal teacher involvement. (2013 -)
An after school programme, students are allowed to form pop band groups (under teachers’ tutelage) and work towards a showcase of their bands’ skills. Prior skills preferred but not required. (2014 - )
6. Critical Discussion: The Role of Music in Society
Students are encouraged to, using the terms they have learnt, explore the roles of music within different aspects of Society. (2014 - )
Using whatever musical skills they have, students are encouraged to rearrange a famous song without making it too unfamiliar from the original. (2014)
The Description should be as such: Here at Evergreen, we believe that community building is an important trait, both in and outside school. Therefore, the Music Department actively seeks to collaborate actively with other departments.