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2023 Hong Kong Youth Music Camp

Wind Ensemble Conducting Masterclass (conducted in English)

Provide a learning platform for school music teachers, orchestra conductors and music students / graduates of tertiary institutes to refine their musicality and techniques in conducting with the aim of striving for better band / ensemble / orchestral development in Hong Kong. Applicants can choose to participate in the masterclass as (i) Active Participants or (ii) Observers.



  1. 1. Roles of conductor
  2. 2. The “why” behind conducting
  3. 3. Conducting techniques
  4. 4. Rehearsal strategies
  5. 5. Score study and marking
  6. 6. Listening skills
  7. 7. Every active participant will have podium time to work with a live wind ensemble in the designated sessions.


Zheng Masterclass (conducted in Cantonese and Putonghua)

Provide a valuable training experience for zheng learners under the professional guidance of zheng master. Applicants can choose to participate in the masterclass as (i) Active Participants or (ii) Observers. On-site Participants need to play one of the following set pieces during the Masterclass:


  1. 1.            Battling a Typhoon (by Wang Changyuan)
  2. 2.            Drums Resound on Incense Mountain (by Qu Yun)


Zheng Masterclass - Observer Now accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Applicants must meet the entry requirement(s) stipulated for the respective masterclass. Please refer to the section of “Entry Requirements” at the lower part of this webpage.
  • Applicants please mail or deliver in person* the following documents and cheque to the Music Office Hong Kong Music Centre (address: 9/F Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong):
    ① A duly completed application formicon;
    ② $100 camp fee (a crossed cheque made payable to “The Government of the HKSAR“; postdated cheques will not be accepted);
    ③ A sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope (applicable to mail applicants only).

    *Application and payment time: Monday to Friday 10:00am-12:00nn and 2:00pm-4:00pm (closed on public holidays).

  • All successful applicants will be issued with a camp fee receipt and an acknowledgement by the Music Office. If an applicant still has not received the aforesaid documents on the seventh working day after mailing the application, please call 2802 0657 on the same day. For enquiries about application arrangements or remaining vacancies, please contact the Music Office at the above telephone number.
  • For applications received on the same day, priority will be accorded to the applicants who submit the application in person. Remaining quotas will be allocated by balloting to the mail applications if the number of mail applications received on that day exceeds the quota.



  • Participants and observers shall observe all rules laid down by the Music Office (including all epidemic prevention measures), otherwise the Music Office reserves the right to terminate their training.
  • Camp fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The Music Office reserves the right to change/cancel the training and substitute the hosts of the masterclasses.
  • The Music Office shall have the absolute discretion to use any photographs, videos and any other records of the masterclasses for any lawful purposes including archiving, advertising and promotion of the event.


Entry Requirements, Training Arrangement and Camp Fees*


Participating Mode

Entry Requirements

Training Date, Time and Venue

Camp Fee

Wind Ensemble Conducting Masterclass

Active Participant

 Age: 18-30

 Target participants:

 School music teachers, orchestra conductors and

 music students/ graduates of tertiary institutes only.

1/8 (Tue)  5:30pm-8:00pm

2/8 (Wed) 5:30pm-8:30pm

3/8 (Thur) 5:30pm-8:30pm

4/8 (Fri)  5:30pm-8:00pm

[No. of hours: 11]

Music Office Tsuen Wan Music Centre



 Age: 15 or above


Zheng Masterclass

Active Participant

 Age: 10-25

 Performance level of zheng:

 MOIA I-3 or OTH Grade 5 or above; or equivalent; or

 having learnt for 5 years or more.

10/8 (Thur) 6:00pm-8:00pm


Music Office Kwun Tong Music Centre



 Age: 10 or above



(1) Age is calculated as at 1 August 2023.
(2) Wind Ensemble Conducting Masterclass: Applicants for being Active Participants are required to provide supporting documents during applications to prove that they are school music teachers, orchestra conductors or music students/graduates of tertiary institutes.
(3) Zheng Masterclass: Applicants for being Active Participants are required to provide during application a copy of marksheet showing the highest qualification/grade attained for the zheng.
(4) Fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferrable.