Sentire ([sen-tee-ray]; to feel, to hear) Singapore was founded in October 2012 by Singaporean conductor Chia Amos to help the hearing and visually impaired in Singapore access, appreciate and enjoy the performing arts.
Sentire Singapore began as an outreach project which consisted of a special music workshop and performance dedicated to the hearing-impaired at the Singapore School for the Deaf (SSD). The event, Project:SENTIRE, was the first of its kind and was held in the audio-sensory room at the SSD in January 2013. There were several rhythmic games and fun music making activities with percussion instruments, and also special performances by several local musicians.
Deafness and blindness are often misunderstood. There is a common misconception that the deaf live in a world of silence and the blind in a world of darkness and hence are not able to experience and enjoy the performing arts. At Sentire Singapore, we believe that the arts should be accessible to all walks of life, and we strive to bring the arts to the hearing and visually impaired through several special projects each year.
To inspire and provide an experience as interesting and satisfying to the hearing and visually impaired in Singapore.
To nurture creative minds and confident leaders.