The ICOM Friday Performance is a weekly live concert program that prepares music students in the Foundation in Music program to perform before a live audience comprising faculty, staff, parents, students, professional musicians and visitors alike. Each student must feature a 10-minute music performance once in each semester and may feature either a cover tune or an original composition performed in a range of settings from solo, duet, trio or large ensemble performance.

The members of the audience assess the students on three areas:
1) vocal / instrumental proficiency;
2) musicianship; and
3) stage presentation through the casting of ballots, which result in a weekly "winner" with the highest scores.

The winners of each week's performance then compete in the "Final Friday Performance" on the last week of classes to vie for the "Best Student Performer of the Semester" trophy awarded by the Head of Performance. The award not only boosts the winning student's recognition for musical prowess but also nurtures a healthy competition among students to push the boundaries of music performance in order to clinch the coveted award. In addition to musicians, live sound engineers and stage crew also hone their skills each week in assigned roles and functions related to live sound. Students helm roles such as live sound engineer, recording engineer, stage manager, stage crew, lighting engineer, videographer, photographer, and editor. Some of these tasks are directly related to course grades and a large majority of alumni have attributed the Friday Performance as being fundamental to their musical and technical growth.

September 2015 Semester: Week 3

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Week 12 2/15 Final Friday Performance Winner – Tan Xin Tian

The winner of the second Final Friday Performance of 2015 was none other than our astoundingly talented, Tan Xin Tian, otherwise known as Katherine.  
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                  Katherine presented an awesome rendition of the song Get It On by none other than Brain Culbertson, who is an amazing Jazz/R&B pianist in his own right. From the moment she started playing, Kat was able to grab hold of the crowd and judge’s attentions and keep them focused on her performance. Showing her…
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2/15 Semester Final Friday Performance

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Week 10 Friday Performance Winner – Liu Zishi

Liu Zishi, ICOM’s semester 1 saxophonist, took the crowd on a Jazzy journey this Friday with his version of The Days of Wine and Roses helping him to scoop a win for the last weekly Friday Performance of 2/15 semester right before the BIG Final FP that’s just around the corner. Liu picked up the Tenor Saxophone after receiving his Degree of Science almost a year ago and has been playing since. Starting to play the Classical music at a young age, he dropped the instrument due to boredom. He is currently learning more about his instrument and playing styles under Mr. Freddie. He said that…
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May 2015 Semester: Week 10

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