NIE Visiting Artist Programme

The NIE Visiting Artist Programme (VAP) introduces students from NIE and NTU to a broad range of visual and performing arts professionals including musicians, artists, directors and playwrights with the aim of providing them opportunities to learn from and work closely with these distinguished practitioners.

For the January 2020 semester, NIE is proud to welcome renowned jazz musician and composer Jeremy Monteiro as the Visiting Artist for the January 2020 semester.

Photo by Russel Wong, courtesy of Jeremy Monteiro.

Photo by Russel Wong, courtesy of Jeremy Monteiro.

Professor Jeremy Monteiro is the Executive Director of Jazz Association (Singapore) (JASS) and Managing Director of Showtime Productions Pte. Ltd. He is also a co-founder of the Composers & Authors Society of Singapore Limited (COMPASS), and is a member of its Board of Directors and the Chairman of its Licensing Committee. Jeremy began a lifelong love affair with music as a jazz pianist and he has more than 40 solo albums to his name. He continues his music pursuit as a composer, producer, vocalist and educator and he is currently a fellow of the London College of Music and a visiting professor of the University of West London. In addition to his long list of accolades, Professor Monteiro was conferred the Cultural Medallion in 2002, the first jazz musician to awarded this prestigious honour.

Jeremy will be conducting a jazz improvisation audition for NIE and NTU students in January 2020. Selected applicants will undergo a series of jazz and improvisation workshops with Jeremy, jamming alongside the maestro and finally performing with him. The series of workshops will culminate in a performance at the Victoria Concert Hall for NIE’s 70th anniversary celebrations at the end of the semester.

Please email the VPA office at for details on the audition and selection process.