Meridian Nusantara Orchestra
(Angklung and Gamelan Ensembles)
The Meridian Nusantara Orchestra (MNO) was established in 1999, incorporating the Angklung and Kulintang ensembles. In the year 2000, it was expanded to include the Gamelan Ensemble.
The MNO is unique to the region and the world as it is the only orchestra that uses traditional Indonesian gamelan instruments but tuned to the international diatonic and chromatic music scale of western instruments. This has also allowed the fusion of western instruments and percussions in the orchestra, making it a truly Singaporean Orchestra with an international perspective.
- To nurture in students an appreciation of traditional Indonesian music.
- To develop students’ discipline, confidence, resilience and team spirit through trainings and performances.
- IC – Mdm Sahrul
- 2IC – Miss Veronica Lee
- Ms Ng Yi Qing
- Mrs Isaac
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 to 5.30pm
Instructor (also alumni from Siglap Nusantara Orchestra):
Mr Shaik Khalil Mohamed – Music Instructor
“My CCA has taught me to be more disciplined both on and off stage. Other than that, it allows me to express my creativity through the music I make.” -Muhammad Firman, 4E2
Highlights of events and achievements:
1) 2020 Chinese New Year Concert
2) 2020 Sec 1 CCA Recruitment
3) 2019 Open House
4) 2019 National Day Performance
5) SYF 2019 Celebrations Exchange Programme: Hosting school for Senior High School 28 Jakarta, Indonesia on 5th July 2019
6) SYF 2019 Arts Appreciation Award: (Distinction) for Anklung Ensemble
7) SYF 2019 Arts Appreciation Award: (Distinction) for Gamelan Ensemble
To date, Meridian Nusantara Orchestra still holds the title of being the only secondary school to attain Distinction awards for both its Gamelan Ensemble and the Angklung Kulintang Ensemble in 2019
9) “SYF 2018 Celebrations in the Community” at Novena Square
10) SYF 2017 Celebrations –“Youth HeARTS!’”