The Junior Music Programme at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts is known as one of the most comprehensive programmes of music instruction for talented young people in Hong Kong. It recognizes that musicians must begin to discipline themselves and nurture their talents at an early age. The programme is fully supported by the Academy and provides an atmosphere where artistic gifts and technical skills can flourish.
The programme emphasizes all-round musical training. In addition to individual instruction on the student's instrument, the curriculum includes musicianship classes and ensemble activities, and offers many opportunities for public performance. This training requires considerable devotion and seriousness by students dedicated to their study in music. Students who plan to pursue music training at tertiary level may apply for the Bachelor of Music Programme after completing Senior Secondary Three and Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination.
Aimed primarily at preparing talented students for admission to the Academy's tertiary programmes, the Junior Music Programme also encourages the participation of young people who are not necessarily seeking a professional career in music. Through early musical training, these individuals may gain the knowledge and skills to become appreciative audiences and amateur musicians of our future, and understand the value of music in their lives. Moreover, it is a well-known fact that high-level musical training is the best means to develop transferable skills that equip students for any career path they may wish to follow in later life.
All Junior Music Department students are members of a unique artistic community. Support from fellow students and parents is encouraged throughout the Junior Music Programme. We are dedicated to providing our students with a stimulating programme and the best possible education in music.
Head of Strings and Head of Junior Music Department
Professor Ray Wang
Dip(Curtis), Professor (Fu Jen Catholic University of Taiwan)
Executive Officer (Music - Junior Programme)
Assistant Executive Officer (Music - Junior Programme)
For general enquiries: +852 2584 8515 / +852 2584 8644
Download Junior Music Prospectus 2023/24 (PDF) and apply online.