SSA Arts and Culture Group Recruitment 2021

SSA Arts and Culture Group Recruitment 2021

Singapore Soka Association promotes and supports arts events and cultural activities with the objective to foster members’ potential and to contribute to the community.

Currently, more than 500 members are actively involved in the 13 choral, movement and musical family showcasing their performances at numerous in-house and community events.

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Period May – June 2021. Open to all SSA Members.
Recruitment Groups

Musical Family

    • Fife-and-Drum Corps (Young Women Division)
    • Rainbow Chinese Orchestra (4 Division)

Choral Family

    • Soka Chorus (4 Division)
    • Rhythm of Peace (Men Division)
    • Tulip Choir (Women Division)
    • Soka Junior Choir (Primary & Future Division)
Training Venue

Soka Culture Centre, Jurong West

(In view of current COVID-19 situation, all Arts and Culture groups’ training are held online until further notice)

Audition
All applicants will have to go through a scheduled audition and interview.
Application

Download application form

Please email application form to priscillakoh@ssabuddhist.org

Closing date for application: 10 May 2021.
Applicants will be notified for audition by 20 May 2021.

Recruitment Groups’ Details:

Fife-and-Drum Corps (Kotekitai)

The Fife-and-Drum Corps was established on July 16, 1975 with the mission of “emissaries of peace”. It comprises a marching band and a baton twirlers dance group. Comprising of only Young Women Division members, Kotekitai’s mission is to spread peace and happiness through her music and dance.
Eligibility

Division: Young Women Division

Age: 10-15 years old

Commitment: Weekly Sunday (9am – 1pm)

Skill requirements:

If you are interested to join the baton group:
Good sense of rhythm and interest in dance is required

If you are interested to join the music band:
12 years old & below: no music background required
Above 12 years old: either music theory/ prior instrumental background is required.

Audition Requirement

Attire: Comfortable attire (No shorts, skirt and singlets)

Venue: A conducive environment to dance and play instrument on Zoom platform.

Rainbow Chinese Orchestra

Rainbow Chinese Orchestra was formed in the 1970s before it was officially named Rainbow Chinese Orchestra in 1991. As a 4 division group, diversity is their unique strength. Just as the Buddhist concept of cherry, plum, peach and damson, the orchestra firmly believes that each one of them have a unique mission to fulfil. Though they are not professional musicians, the members hope to fulfil their mission as Bodhisattva Wonderful Sound through regular and earnest practice.

The orchestra currently trains under the baton of Mr Sim Boon Yew, a well-known local musician cum arranger.

Eligibility

Division: 4 Division

Age: 15 to 50

Commitment: Weekly Sunday (9am – 1pm)

Skill requirements: Possess a desire to contribute to kosen-rufu through music. Prior experience in playing a Chinese Orchestra instrument will be favourably considered.

Audition Requirement

Attire: Smart Casual

Venue: A conducive environment to play instruments on Zoom platform.
Audition pieces will be provided in advance.

Rhythm of Peace

The Rhythm of Peace, formed in 1990, is a Men Division Choir that seeks to spread peace through its choral performances. The group has performed at several SSA events and community functions.
 Eligibility

Division: Men Division

Age: 65 years old and below

Commitment: Weekly Saturday (7pm- 9pm)

Skill requirements: Passion in singing and basic music knowledge

Audition Requirement

Attire: Smart Casual

Venue: A conducive environment to sing on Zoom platform.

Soka Chorus

In the early 1980s, the YMD Choir and YWD Choir were formed as platform for fostering the youths. After the Youth Peace Culture Festival in 1985, the Youth Choir was formed and it eventually evolved into a 4 division Choir in 1990 after the Youth Peace Culture Festival that was held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. It was renamed as Soka Chorus in 1993 and began to participate in community events. Besides performing at SSA events, the Soka Chorus also actively participates in community events and collaborate with other choirs sharing the joy of singing.
 Eligibility

Division: 4 Divisions

Age: 15 to 45

Commitment: Weekly
Saturday (7.30pm – 9.30pm) or Sunday (10am – 1pm)

Skill requirements: Ability to read music is an advantage.

Audition Requirement

Attire: Smart Casual

Venue: A conducive environment to sing on Zoom platform.

Tulip Choir

The Tulip Chorus, which comprises members from the SSA Women Division, was formed on November 10, 1995. The Tulip Chorus seeks to contribute towards peace and happiness in society through their cultural endeavours.
 Eligibility

Division: Women Division

Age: 60 years old and below

Commitment: Bi-weekly Sunday (2pm – 6pm)

Skill requirements: Passion in group singing

Audition Requirement

Attire: Smart Casual

Venue: A conducive environment to sing on Zoom platform.

Soka Junior Choir

The Soka Junior Choir was formed in 1993. It provides opportunity for members who love to sing to give full play to their potential as well as to spread the joy of living through music.
Eligibility

Division: Primary and Future Division

Age: 9 – 16 years old
For Pianist – at least 13 years old

Commitment: Weekly Sunday (9am -1pm)

Skill requirements: Possess keen interest in singing

Pianist – Possess at least Grade 8 in Piano Practical. Preferably with experience in piano accompaniment.

Audition Requirement

Attire: Smart casual

Venue: A conductive environment to sing.
Pianist – A conducive environment to play the piano via Zoom platform.

2021年SSA 文化与艺术组招生

 

新加坡创价学会(SSA)积极推广和支持文化及艺术活动,目的是让会员发挥潜力,为社会做出贡献。

目前有超过500名会员积极参与13个合唱、韵律及音乐团队,在学会内部和社区众多活动中呈献演出。

招生详情

招生时段 2021年5月至6月。开放给SSA会员报名申请。
招生的小组

音乐组

    • 鼓笛队(女子部)
    • 彩虹华乐团(四部)

合唱组

    • 创价合唱团(四部)
    • 和平韵律(壮年部)
    • 郁金香合唱团(妇人部)
    • 创价少年合唱团(小学部及未来部)
训练场地

创价文化会馆,位于裕廊西

(鉴于目前冠病19的情况,所有小组的训练都在线上进行,直至另行通知)

甄选 所有申请者都必须经过预定的甄选和面试。
申请详情

下载申请表格

请电邮申请表格给 priscillakoh@ssabuddhist.org

截止日期:2021年5月10日。申请者将在2021年5月20日前接到通知参加甄选。

招生小组的详情:

鼓笛队

鼓笛队成立于1975年7月16日,使命是“和平天使”。该团由军乐队和耍棒舞蹈组组成。由女子部员组成的鼓笛队,其使命是通过音乐和舞蹈传播和平与幸福的信息。
资格

部别:女子部

年龄:10至15岁

练习时段:每个星期天(上午9时至下午1时)

技能要求:

有兴趣加入耍棒组者:
要有良好的节奏感及对舞蹈有兴趣。

有兴趣加入音乐队者:
12岁及以下:不需要有音乐底子。
12岁以上:需要有音乐理论/能演奏乐器。

甄选要求

衣着:舒适的服装。请勿穿短裤、短裙或背心

地点:通过线上Zoom方式,在有利于跳舞和乐器演奏的环境。

彩虹华乐团

彩虹华乐团成立于上世纪70年代,1991年才正式命名为彩虹华乐团。作为一个由四部组员组成的乐团,多元化是该文化小组的特色。正如樱梅桃李的佛法原理一样,团员坚信每个人都有其独特的使命。虽然不是专业的音乐家,但会员希望通过认真、不断的练习,完成妙音菩萨的使命。

乐团目前由本地著名音乐家兼编曲家沈文友先生指挥。

资格

部别:四部

年龄:5至50岁

练习时段:每个星期天(上午9时至下午1时)

技能要求:希望通过音乐为广宣流布做出贡献的意愿。能演奏华族乐器者优先考虑。

甄选要求

衣着:整齐

地点:通过线上 Zoom方式,在有利于乐器演奏的环境。甄选的曲子会在之前提供。

和平韵律

成立于1990年的“和平韵律”是一个壮年部合唱团,旨在通过其合唱表演传播和平的信息。该团曾在一些SSA活动和社区活动中演出。
资格

部别:壮年部

年龄:65岁及以下

练习时段:每个星期六(晚上7时至晚上9时)

技能要求:对歌唱抱有热忱及有基本音乐知识

甄选要求

衣着:整齐

地点:通过线上Zoom方式,在有利于歌唱的环境。

创价合唱团

1980年代初,成立了男子部歌咏队和女子部歌咏队,作为培育青少年的平台。1985年青年和平文化节后,成立了青年合唱团。1990年在新加坡室内体育馆举行的青年和平文化节后,最终发展为四部合唱团。1993年改名为创价合唱团,并开始参与社区活动。除了在SSA的活动中表演之外,创价合唱团还积极参加社区活动,并与其他合唱团合作,分享歌唱的快乐。
资格

部别:四部

年龄:15至45岁

练习时段:每个星期
星期六(晚上7时30分至晚上9时30分)或星期天(上午10时至下午1时)

技能要求:能看懂乐谱是优势

甄选要求

衣着:整齐

地点:通过线上Zoom方式,在有利于歌唱的环境。

郁金香合唱团

郁金香合唱团于1995年11月10日成立,会员来自SSA妇人部。郁金香合唱团力求通过其文化活动为社会的和平与幸福做出贡献。
资格

部别:妇人部

年龄:60岁及以下

练习时段:每两周一次的星期六(下午2时至6时)

技能要求:对歌唱抱有热忱

甄选要求

衣着:整齐

地点:通过线上Zoom方式,在有利于歌唱的环境。

创价少年合唱团

创价少年合唱团成立于1993年。它为热爱唱歌的会员提供了充分发挥自己潜能的机会,并通过音乐传播生活的喜悦。
资格

部别:小学部及未来部

年龄:9岁至16岁
钢琴伴奏者须至少13岁

练习时段:每星期天(上午9时至下午1时)

技能要求:对唱歌有浓厚的兴趣
钢琴伴奏——具备钢琴八级以上。有钢琴伴奏经验者优先。

甄选要求

衣着:整齐

地点:通过线上Zoom方式,在有利于歌唱的环境。
钢琴伴奏——通过线上Zoom方式,在有利于弹奏钢琴的环境