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, payable in 4 instalments, will be revised to HK$1,530 for Elementary Course (E-1 & E-2), HK$2,970 for Intermediate Course (I-1 to I-3) and $3,850 for Advanced Course (A-1 to A-3) in the 2015/16 training year.
|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.
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.
|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.|
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.
Telephone NO. : 2582 5345