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About ICOM After School

ICOM After School is a music education program to develop school student musicians who demonstrate exceptional natural musical talent and potential to pursue a professional career in music.

Students attend 90-minute classes each week in vocal/instrumental skills, ensembles (group performance) and general musicianship (ear training and music theory). The music curriculum requires time and commitment from students as the program aims to nurture the discipline required in the field of music in order to develop technical skills and foster artistic expressions.

The program operates on Monday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm and follows the government school calendar.

15-Week Term
Classes Start 10th June
Midterm 1 Break 10th – 18th August
Term Recital 27th September
Year End Break 28th September – 5th January (2020)

Who Should Enroll

The program is developed for school music students aged 13 to 17 years old.  Applicants must demonstrate the following skills and aptitude:

  • proficiency in vocal/instrumental performance
  • good musical ear (able to hear, memorise and play back short music excerpts),
  • active engagement in music activities
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • keen interest to learn and to be developed to be a professional musician
  • clarity in expressing their contribution to the field of music (value they bring to ICOM)


Admissions to the ICOM After School program is by audition, which all applicants must undergo and based on the results of the audition, applicants would be notified of their admissions.

International Students

International students must have a valid student visa to stay and study in Malaysia. Students cannot register for ICOM After School without proof of your student visa. If you are in Malaysia under another status, please check with ICOM After School Administration to ensure that your status is valid for program admissions.

How to Apply

All applicants must complete an online application form. All information provided in the application form must be accurate and verified by at least ONE legal parent/guardian.

Applicants requiring financial aid must furnish all required documentation for financial aid processing.

Online Application Open: 8th March 2019
Online Application Deadline: 5th May 2019
Application Fee (non-refundable): RM 50.00
Live Auditions Dates: 8th & 9th May 2019

15th & 16th May 2019

Live Audition Times: 3pm to 7pm
Audition Results Announced: 24th May 2019

Need-based, partial and/or full financial aid is available to applicants who demonstrate outstanding musicianship. Applicants requiring financial aid must furnish all required documentation for financial aid processing.

Tuition Fees Registration Fee (Non-Refunable) TOTAL
RM1,800 RM 50 RM1,850

Live Audition Info

  • All applicants will be pre-screened for live auditions. Only successful applicants will be notified.
  • All audition pieces must be performed from memory. All instrumentalists and vocalists should perform 2 tunes/songs – ONE from the Audition Tune/Song List and ONE free choice. Your repertoire selection must be a best representation of your musical accomplishments.
  • All instrumentalists and vocalists should bring a karaoke (minus one) or accompaniment track of your pieces (in your key) to the audition. The quality of recording must be clear without any distortion. You may bring your own accompanist to the audition.
  • Piano, Drum Set and amplifiers will be provided at the audition room. Instrumentalists must bring your own hand-held instruments (guitar, violin, woodwind/brass, bass, etc) and related accessories such as FX pedals, cymbals, sticks/brushes) to the audition.
  • In addition to prepared pieces, all vocalists and instrumentalist will participate in “call and response” music activity, where the examiner would play a short music piece and you would be expected to perform the excerpt on your instrument.
  • All instrumentalists and vocalists who have had vocal/instrumental instruction on your principal instrument for three to five years, would be assessed on scales, arpeggios and sight reading.

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