A Head Start for Young Artists


Young talents soar at a SOTA Junior Academy dance workshop

With an increased focus in the arts, the School Of The Arts (SOTA) has launched a programme aimed at identifying young talents in the areas of visual arts, dance, music and theatre. Funded by Temasek Education Foundation, the SOTA Junior Academy, which began in 2012, gives primary six pupils the opportunity to experience the life of an arts school student.

Held between January and March, selected students, nominated by their respective schools, participate in a wide array of camps and workshops. Through these classes, students are exposed to diverse topics ranging from classical singing to electronic composition.

Outstanding participants are invited to audition for SOTA’s cohort of year one students. Of the 2013 intake, almost 15% were recruited through the Junior Academy. Based on their PSLE and Talent Academy results, the students may also be granted the Temasek Education Foundation Scholarship.