Instrumental Music Training Scheme

With an enrolment of about 4,500 trainees between the age of 6 and 23 in over 800 classes, the scheme offers beginners to grade 8 level training in more than 30 musical instruments (western and Chinese) as well as musicianship for young people to develop their interest and potential in music. Trainees would attend a one-hour group lesson at an assigned music centre every week.

This scheme, which comprises 3 independent courses of training in more than 30 Western and Chinese musical instruments and musicianship, namely, a two-year Elementary Course, a three-year Intermediate Course, and a three-year Advanced Course, is open to young people between the age of 6 and 23. Annual tuition fees, ranging from HK$1,793 for Elementary Course (E-1 & E-2) to HK$2,805 for Intermediate Course (I-1 to I-3) and $3,685 for Advanced Course (A-1 to A-3), are payable in 4 instalments.

Classes

All classes -- weekly one-hour group lessons, are conducted in Cantonese at a designated music centre. Trainees are required to attend an annual internal assessment for evaluation of progress.

Instrumental Music Training Scheme - Classes

Recruitment

Elementary Year-1 (E-1) - Target participants are young people aged 6-14 with no instrumental experience. Recruitment is held annually from mid July to early August, with classes commencing in November.

Intermediate Year-1 (I-1) –Applicants should have attained a performance standard Grade 2 of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Practical Examinations or Music Office Internal Assessment Grade 2 (or Grade 2) or equivalent. Recruitment is held annually from mid-April to mid-May, with classes commencing in September.

Advanced Year-1 (A-1) - Applicants should have attained a performance standard Grade 5 of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Practical Examinations or Music Office Internal Assessment Grade 5 (or Grade 5) or equivalent. Recruitment is held annually from mid-April to mid-May, with classes commencing in September.

Application forms are available at the five Music Office music centres during the recruitment period and can also be downloaded from the Music Office website.

Admission Tests

Qualified Intermediate Year-1(I-1) and Advanced Year-1(A-1) Courses applicants will be invited to attend an audition. Qualified applicants for Elementary Year-1 (Beginners) Course will be invited to attend an admission test which comprises a music aptitude test and an interview. Instrumental Music Training Scheme - Admission Tests

Musical Instruments

All trainees must be equipped with their own instruments, with the exception of a few bulky instruments –harp, double bass, tuba and bulky percussion instruments that can be loaned for class and practice at Music Office music centres. The following instruments -- alto saxophone, horn, trombone, oboe, bassoon, euphonium are also available for loan at a quarterly fee of $225 to Elementary Course trainees.

FAQ

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Enquiry

Telephone NO. : 2582 5345