What is HPT (Hark Performing
In order to get the best out of music learning, it is important
for students to gain performing exposures during their course
of learning. Yet there are rarely such opportunities in Singapore.
This is mainly due to the additional costs and efforts needed
in the areas of training, organising and setting up the performing
As we strongly believe what the benefits of live performance
can greatly help a learning student, after 7 years of hard
work, we decided to take the extra step to take up this challenge.
A special initiative, The Hark Performing Team (HPT), was
set up in 2007 with the aim to create simulated on-the-job
training for aspired music performers. It acts as a platform
to develop their music skills with like-minded music lovers
where they will form unplugged performing groups comprising
of guitarists, pianists and vocalists.
The HPT Student Performers enjoy the privilege of going through
our specially designed 3-month cycle of Skills Improvement
Programme (SIP) which offers weekly performances, monthly
follow-ups and quarterly workshop and evaluation. The 3-month
programme valued at $600 per student is offered free-of-charge
to a group of specially hand-picked students through our auditions
which is held once every 6 months.
To date, besides numerous in-house performances, the HPT
Student Performers have been exposed to public performances
in places such as library@Esplanade, Marina Square CentreStage,
National Library in Jurong, Choa Chu Kang Lot 1 and many more!
We shall continue to thrive to benefit as many as possible,
propelling them to higher grounds with this non-profit effort.
List of Performances by HPT
1. library@Esplanade (25 Oct 08)
2. NLB Jurong Point (15 Nov 08)
3. SAFRA Roadshow, Marina Square Centrestage (21 Feb 09)
4. Community Service, Geylang Methodist Home (21 Feb 09)
5. CLAP!@Toa Payoh Hub, (4 April 09)
6. CLAP!@AMK Central Stage (11 Apr 09)
7. Project TAP@CCK (June 09)
8. CitiSPA Roadshow@Jurong Point (5 Sep 09, 14 Nov 09))
9. Community Service@Christalite Methodist Home (7 Nov 09)
11. Ngee Ann Polytechnic Open House (9 Jan 10)
10. SAFRA Suntec City Atrium Roadshow (16 Jan 10)
11. U@Shine Singapore Street Festival - Plaza Singapura (10