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Master of Music

Study Mode

Full-time / Part-time (for Conducting Major (Specialisation in Conducting for Chinese Orchestras)

Normal Duration

2 years / 3 - 4 years (for Conducting Major (Specialisation in Conducting for Chinese Orchestras)

Credit Requirement

60

Major Study Areas

  • Performance Major
  • Conducting Major
  • Composition Major

Programme Coordinator

Dr Grace Yu

 

Performance Major 

The programme equips students for entry into the music profession at a high artistic level. Students gain comprehensive knowledge and experience through participation in a wide range of solo, ensemble, and orchestral performance activities. The flexible curriculum caters for individual interests, enables students to develop an area of performance specialism, and cultivates the cognitive and generic skills to meet the demands of the profession.

Specialisations under Western Music
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello​
  • ​Double Bass
  • Harp
  • Classical Guitar
  • Flute
  • Clarinet​
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone
  • Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Timpani and Orchestral Percussion
  • Piano
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Voice
Specialisations under Chinese Music​
  • Gaohu
  • Banhu
  • Erhu
  • Yangqin
  • Liuqin
  • Pipa
  • Ruan
  • Sanxian
  • Zheng
  • Guqin
  • Dizi
  • Sheng
  • Suona
  • Chinese Percussion

Conducting Major 

The programme provides high level training in conducting, analytical techniques, and related professional research training. Students have opportunities to conduct various ensembles and orchestras in the Academy, and gain comprehensive knowledge and experience through participation in a wide range of seminars and masterclasses. In addition to the consolidation of repertoire knowledge, the curriculum enables students to develop their critical interpretation and own conducting style.

Specialisations under Conducting Major 
  • Conducting for Western Orchestras
  • Conducting for Chinese Orchestras

 

Composition Major

The programme provides professional training in composition, analytical skills, and related research technique at an advanced level. In addition to the consolidation of technical and conceptual skills fundamental to the creative process, the curriculum provides a practical environment for students to compose in a variety of styles and contexts. Students have opportunities to work with colleagues of the other Schools at the Academy, have their works performed in public concerts, and acquire experience in concert organisation and the promotion of their own compositions.