Dean, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YST Conservatory)

Singapore (SG)
23 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


The National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for the position of Dean, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YST Conservatory).

Inspirational life-affirming music-making is at the heart of the YST Conservatory. Centered in one of the world’s most dynamic countries, the  Conservatory is uniquely placed to offer a distinct and powerful contemporary Asian voice.  Founded in 2003, the YST Conservatory has quickly established a reputation as Asia’s most exciting international conservatory by bringing together world-class faculty, students and facilities to develop excellence in instrumental performance and composition. Building on this strong foundation, the Conservatory has evolved over the past decade to become one of the world’s most distinctive music schools and has diversified its offerings to include audio arts, conducting and voice specialization, as well as pathways in production and engagement.  Across its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education initiatives, YST Conservatory nurtures aspirant professional musicians while giving greater musical resonance in the broader ecosystem of NUS – a leading global university fostering excellence across a comprehensive spectrum of disciplines and seamless opportunity for cross-disciplinary enrichment. 

Under the stewardship of Professor and Dean Bernard Lanskey over the past 14 years, the Conservatory has achieved outstanding milestones and evolved a distinctive identity that combines traditional artistic excellence with awareness of contemporary challenges and contexts.   NUS seeks a visionary leader with a distinguished artistic and academic record to continue YST Conservatory’s dynamic trajectory. The successful candidate will have the experience as well as collaborative and operational skills required to innovate and lead the conservatory in a premier academic environment with strong interdisciplinary focus in education, performance and research. The successful Dean should also have an aptitude for fund raising. 

The Search Committee welcomes applications and nominations of suitable candidates. Application materials should include a full Curriculum Vitae and a broad vision statement for the YST Conservatory. Applications, enquiries or nominations should be sent by email to:

Mr Goh Yew Lin
Chair, YST Conservatory Dean Search Committee

C/o Ms Verene Koh  
Secretariat, YST Conservatory Dean Search Committee
National University of Singapore
University Hall, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119077

Closing date: 31 March 2021 

For more information about the YST Conservatory and NUS, please visit 

All nominations and applications will be kept in the strictest confidence. We appreciate your kind understanding that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  

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