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Hong Kong Youth Music Camp 2003 open for applications

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Applications are now open for the 2003 Hong Kong Youth Music Camp, a well-received annual summer programme that offers young people the chance to receive instruction from renowned overseas, Mainland and local musicians and to mix with other budding musicians in a scenic environment.

The 24th Hong Kong Youth Music Camp is organized by the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and Tom Lee Music.

People between the ages of 10 and 25 with musical qualifications are invited to apply.

The Youth Music Camp will be held from July 27 to August 10 at the Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village.

Camp A, from July 27 to August 3, will feature intensive training in Symphony Orchestra, Youth Choir and Junior Chinese Orchestra. Camp B, August 3-10, comprises Chinese Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Junior Strings.

Instructors include Mr Yu Feng, Head of the Department of Conducting of the Central Conservatory; Mr Robert Harris, Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Organizations at Northwestern University; Mr Chen Ning-chi, former Resident Composer and Assistant Conductor of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra; Mr Yeh Shu-han, Conductor of the China Youth Corps Youth Band; Mr Zhang Shiye, former Artistic Director of the Vanguard Folk Orchestra of the Jinan Troops; and Ms Helen Kwalwasser, Professor of Violin and Artistic Advisor of String Instruction at Temple University.

Apart from music training, the Youth Music Camp also features a wide range of recreation and sport activities and special evening programmes. Two public concerts will be held at the conclusion of the camp to showcase the campers' achievements.

Application forms are available from all music centres of the Music Office. The deadline for applications is May 14. For details, visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/musicoffice or contact 2582 5334/2399 2195/2582 5264.

End/Wednesday, April 30, 2003

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