Registration is now open for the Singapore International Competition for Chinese Orchestral Composition 2015

Singapore, 9 June 2014 (Monday) – The Singapore International Competition for Chinese Orchestral Composition 2015 (SICCOC), organised by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) is now open for registration. SICCOC, started in 2006 and held again in 2011, aims to promote musical creativity, stimulate international awareness and to establish a repertoire of Nanyang- and/or Singapore-inspired Chinese orchestra pieces. SICCOC is proudly supported by SCO Patron, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. 

SCO is calling for local and international composers to register for this competition. Registration closes on 1 October 2014. The competition is open to all nationalities and ages. Winners will receive attractive cash prizes and their compositions will be performed by the SCO at the Prize Presentation Ceremony and Concert on 21 November 2015. The first prize winner will be awarded SGD15,000 and overseas finalists will also be given up to SGD1,000 in travel and accommodation subsidies. There are two awards for Singaporean composers – Singaporean Composer Award and Young Singaporean Composer Award. SCO hopes to encourage local composers to come forward to showcase their compositions and to groom local talents through this platform. Award categories and prizes are as follows: 


Award Category


Composition Award 1st prize

SGD 15,000

Composition Award 2nd prize

SGD 6,000

Composition Award 3rd  prize

SGD 4,000

Nanyang Award

SGD 8,000

Singaporean Composer Award

SGD 8,000

Young Singaporean Composer Award

SGD 4,000




SCO Music Director Tsung Yeh is the Chairman of the panel of adjudicators. The preliminary panel of adjudicators is Gao Ping, John Sharpley and Liu Bin. The panel of adjudicators for the Finals is Chen Yi, Chung Yiu-kwong, Ho Chee Kong, Isao Matsushita, Xu Shu Ya and Yii Kah Hoe. 

The preliminary selection will be in August 2015 and finalists will be announced on 20 November 2015. The competition schedule is as follows: 


1 October 2014

Registration deadline

30 June 2015, 6pm

Scores Submission deadline

3 to 5 August 2015

Preliminary Selection

Mid August 2015

Notification will be sent to Finalists

15 September 2015

Finalists to submit part scores

20 November 2015


21 November 2015

Prize Presentation Ceremony & Concert

22 November 2015



Details of SICCOC 2015 are available on the official website at Interested contestants may contact Ms Lum Mun Ee or Ms Shi Tian Chan, Tel: 6557 4035 or email: on any enquiries to the competition.

Please contact Media Officers for more information, photographs and interviews.

Media Contacts 

Pang Ze Shuen
Executive (Marketing Communications)
DID: 6557 4037 / 8404 1944

Koh Mui Leng
Assistant Manager (Marketing Communications)
DID: 6557 4047 / 9833 0556 

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