Hong Kong Composers’ Guild
“Texture and Counterpoint”
Advanced Music Composition Training Project

Trailer of the Project (In Cantonese)

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Project Period

October 2014 – July 2015

This training programme provides advanced training in music composition for students under the theme of contemporary serious music, to cultivate their ability in art creation and composition using proper notation. The programme includes training classes, concert appreciation and composer-performer workshops. Excellent work by the students may have the chance to be performed in public or being broadcast. Besides demonstrating their talents in composing, students are also encouraged to express themselves and communicate effectively with other people. Under this programme, participating students may choose to compose for solo, duet or trio pieces.

Hong Kong Composers’ Guild

Founded in 1983, the Hong Kong Composers' Guild is a professional association of serious music composers with the objectives to promote and cultivate music composition in Hong Kong.


Class A

Dr. Hung Ming-kin, Christopher
Hung’s works have been performed by professional musicians, such as Het Collectief (Belgium), Ensemble Modern (Germany), Nieuw Ensemble (Netherlands), Next Mushroom Promotion (Japan) and International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) (USA). In 2007, Hung has served as Part-time Composition Instructor in the ISCM Music Creativity Education Campaign. Since 2009, Dr. Hung has served as Teaching Assistant at the Department of Music, CUHK; he also teaches at Macao Polytechnic Institute, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, CUHK and School of Continuing Education, HKBU.

Dr. Tang Lok-yin
Tang has been commissioned by different parties in Hong Kong and overseas including the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Dance Company, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Webern Symphonie Orchestra (Austria), Luxembourg Sinfonietta, etc. Tang's works demonstrates mastery between Chinese and Western music, as well as in instrumental music, dance and operatic music. Her music has been frequently performed around the world with a brilliant track record of prizes and awards to her credit. Apart from writing music, she also engages in arrangement, performance and educational undertakings.

Class B

Dr. Tam Chin-fai, Samuel
Tam worked in the field of popular music production and has received several prominent awards. In recent years, Tam has switched his focus to serious music composition. His works have been performed by several professional ensembles and performers, including Hong Kong Kamerata, Sregnis Singers, The Cantacore Society, tenor Valentin Johannes Gloor, pianists Simone Keller and Shum Kin-wai, and yangqin player Brain Lai. His string quartet Shan Shui I was selected for the final round of the 7th International Music Contest “Città di Udine”, and was published in Italy.

Ng Hau Yee, Poly
Ng studied composition with Law Wing Fai and electronic music with Clarence Mak. She was awarded The Boston Conservatory Music Division Scholarship where she obtained a Master Degree majoring in composition studying with Dr. John Clement Adams in 1997. Ng’s works included symphony, chamber music, instrumental music, electronic music, etc. Apart from writing music, Ng also engages in music teaching and is now teaching composition at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.



Class A Class B
Date/Time Oct 2014 – Jun 2015
(Every Sat, except public holidays and school examination)
11am – 12:30am
Oct 2014 – Jun 2015
(Every Sat, except public holidays and school examination)
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Venue Singing Practice Room (1) and (2), Ko Shan Theatre New Annex
(77 Ko Shan Road, Hung Hom)
Hong Kong Composers’ Guild
(Unit 707 Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai) and LCSD venue in Wanchai District
Finale Performance Jul 2015 at Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall
Target* Secondary school student
Quota 12 per class
No. of sessions 24 sessions
Fee# $336 per student
Language Cantonese
* All participating students should have at least three years’ experience of playing a musical instrument or possess a qualification equivalent to Grade 5 Music Theory of the ABRSM. Priority will be given to those who have previously participated in the School Arts Animateur Scheme. If the programme is oversubscribed, applicants may be invited to attend auditions.
# Fees are on a per head basis. All fees paid are not refundable.

Application method

Download Application Form (Chinese version only)
Please send the completed application form to Audience Building Office by following methods:

1. By Fax: 2591 1160
2. By Email: mscmak@lcsd.gov.hk
3. By Mail: 11/F., Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Audience Building Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department (please mark “New Synergy Arts Animateur Scheme” on the envelope)

Application deadline: 6pm, 5 September 2014 (Fri)
Application and Programme Enquiries: 2591 1722