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In a city renowned for its international outlook and connectivity, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts plays a unique and influential role in developing future generations of performing artists that include performers, practitioners, designers and technicians. The Academy’s six Schools: Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film & Television, Music, and Theatre & Entertainment Arts create a vibrant centre of practice, production, teaching and practice-as-research. Its outstanding reputation is reinforced by the quality of its performers and its partnerships with other centres of excellence locally, regionally and internationally. With international residencies, visiting artists and alumni, including some of the most respected professionals in their disciplines, the Academy is committed to the training of future world-class performers and practitioners. The Academy is ranked number 1 in Asia and number 10 in the World for Performing Arts by the QS Rankings.

The School of Music at the Academy offers comprehensive full-time programmes from Diploma to MMus level, alongside its highly successful Junior Music Programme – comparable to the ‘Junior Schools’ of other top-ranking conservatoires. In keeping with its conservatoire status, the School’s philosophy is centred on performance, and reflects the unique cultural mix of Hong Kong, with emphasis on both Western and Chinese traditions. The School comprises the Departments of Strings, Keyboard, Voice, Woodwind/Brass/Percussion (‘WBP’), Composition, Chinese Music, Conducting and Cultural Leadership, Academic Studies and Junior Music.

Reporting to the Head of Keyboard, the appointee is expected to undertake Piano teaching at all levels including Junior Programme, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programme. The appointee will also be responsible for developing and reviewing curriculum, coaching students in one-to-one and group instrumental class, coordinating activities in the Keyboard Department, as well as taking up School and Academy administration and committee work.

Applicants should have:
(a) A higher degree in Music or equivalent qualifications.
(b) An active performance background and proven experience in music, preferably with knowledge of practice-as-research within their specialism.
(c) An excellent teaching record across undergraduate, postgraduate, and pre-college music Programme.
(d) Experience in collaborative work in intercultural and interdisciplinary contexts.
(e) The ability to advise and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.
(f) Experience in curriculum development.
(g) Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
(h) Fluency in spoken and written English.

Appointment will be on a two-year contract with possibility of renewal, subject to mutual agreement.  A gratuity payment equal up to 15% of basic salary earned during the contract period will be payable upon satisfactory completion of contract.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical, and dental benefits. Housing Subsidy will be provided to eligible appointee. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Expected commencement date will be in early September 2022.


To apply, please complete an Application Form (click here) and submit together with a covering letter, curriculum vitae and copies of academic qualifications, to the Human Resources Office, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, or email ( on or before 17 June 2022.  Please quote reference code 'SL(K)' in the Application Form.



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