The School of Music provides comprehensive and performance-focused training for students to become professional performers, composers and teachers of music. Hong Kong has seen a rapid and continued expansion of the performing arts scene in recent years, with a corresponding increase in job opportunities. The School of Music offers an ideal training environment which prepares the students for the demands likely to be placed on them when they enter the music profession.
Courses in Chinese and Western music run side-by-side. Students may choose to major in a Chinese instrument, a western instrument, voice, or composition and electronic music.
Academy music graduates can be found in many areas of the music profession, both in Hong Kong and abroad. Many have taken up positions in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and the Music Office. Others work as freelance musicians, accompanists, teachers, composers, studio recording technicians, and arts administrators.
- Double Bass
- Classical Guitar
- Bass Trombone
- Timpani and Orchestral Percussion
- Electronic Music
- Bass Gehu *
- Xiao **
- Guan *
- Chinese Percussion
- Conducting for Chinese Orchestras **
* Only available for Undergraduate and Post-Secondary Programmes
** Only available for Master's Degree Programmes
Many Degree and Advanced Diploma graduates have gained scholarships to study abroad at postgraduate level at major conservatories overseas.
Tel: +852 2584 8500
Fax: +852 2827 5823
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School of Music
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
1, Gloucester Road,
Chair of Music (vacant)