Musical Heritage

Year Milestones
1969

Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra (SYCO) is established under the auspices of the Ministry of Education (MOE), Extra-Curricular Activities Centre

1980

Came under the supervision of the Young Musicians’ Society (YMS)

2003

Singapore Chinese Orchestra officially took over the management of SYCO.
Mr Tsung Yeh appointed as Music Director

2004

Recognised by MOE as an external Co-Curricular Activity (CCA)
Held its inaugural Concert with SCO at the Singapore Conference Hall

2009

Designated by MOE as a National Project of Excellence (NPOE)
SYCO co-managed by SCO and MOE

2015

Came under the purview of the National Arts Council (NAC), supported by Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), managed by SCO

2016

Appointment of Mr Quek Ling Kiong as Music Director

2017

Renaming of SYCO to Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra (SNYCO)