May Ho received her early musical training in piano and double bass in Hong Kong and was most inspired by her harmony and composition teacher, Mr. Kiang Tsi Liang. Later, she furthered her music studies in Britain at King’s College London, where she obtained her Bachelor (Honours) and Master degrees in Music, specializing in Theory & Analysis and Composition. Ho was also active in the field of music composition and orchestral management. She has participated in composers’ symposiums and voluntary work for some major British orchestras.
After returning to Hong Kong, Ho joined the Music Office as Assistant Music Officer of the Musicianship Section, where she was mainly responsible for musicianship, theory & aural training. She also served as piano accompanist in many choir concerts and trainees’ concerts. Ho has a special enthusiasm for music composition and is a member of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Limited (CASH). Her choral works Sing to Lord a New Song, Chimes at Night, Song of a Dream and Dawn Drives Away Darkness were premiered under her own baton in the Music Office annual choir concerts. Her composition, Enchanted City, scored for symphonic band was also performed in 2007 at the International Youth & Music Festival and Competition in Vienna.
Ho is currently the Music Officer of the Musicianship Section and the conductor of Music Office Children's Choir.