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School Music Workshop Series

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Music Office presents the School Music Workshop Series through four themes, “Music New Horizon”, “Online Programme”, “Jazz Hub” and “I’m a Fine Music DJ”, offering a range of activities including themed talks, ensemble playing and online music programmes. Online (by Zoom) or face-to-face options will be offered in some of the activities to provide flexibility for schools and follow the anti-epidemic measures.

Application Form

Application Method

Interested schools may send the completed Application Form (Chinese only) via email or fax to the Activities and Promotion Section of the Music Office on or before 28 January 2022. All workshops are free and will be conducted in Cantonese. For schools which were unsuccessful in their previous submission have to resubmit their applications. If the workshop is oversubscribed, priority will be given to those schools which are new or unsuccessful applicants in the last recruitment exercise, and the places will be allocated by ballot according to their order of priority. Selected schools will be contacted to confirm the date and arrangement of the workshop.

Fax: 3104 1352
Enquiry: 2158 6470 / 2158 6466 / 3842 7776

*Music Office reserves the right to change the programme and speakers

“Music New Horizon” Workshop


Date April – June 2022 
Duration 1 hr
Venue  Campus of the participating schools or online (Zoom)
Target Primary and Secondary students (Please refer to the suggested target participants specified for each activity)
No. of participants 150–200


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Workshop 1 Musical 101
  Suitable for Primary 4 – Secondary 3 students


The speakers will introduce the history of musical theatre, share the favourite musical theatre hits including classics from local and overseas’ musicals and guide students how to appreciate musicals, an art form that integrates music, drama and dance.


Seth Chan
Artistic director and Co-founder of Musical Trio,
Musical actor
Ernestine Ho
Musical actress and Singing coach
Melodee Mak
Musical actress and Singing coach

Workshop 2 iJam music composition
  Suitable for Primary 4 – Secondary 6 students


You can make your own music! Get to know the basic elements of pop music and then you can create your own work by the online application in a tablet anytime, anywhere!


Dawn Li
Indie singer-songwriter
Yanny Leung
Indie singer-songwriter

Workshop 3 Music and Emotion
  Suitable for Primary 4 – Secondary 6 students


How does music evoke our emotions? Credential music therapists explain the relationship between music and emotions. Students can enjoy the relaxing experience under the guidance of the speakers.


Cat Chau
Registered Social Worker
and Registered music therapist (Australia)
Angel Leung
Board certified music therapist (USA and Canada)

Workshop 4 Stay musically intelligible! (New)
  Suitable for Secondary 1 – 6 students


How can we write intelligible melodies ("啱音") for the lyrics? The speaker will share tips and tricks through an array of choral and instrumental music works with students who are interested in songwriting or lyric writing.


Prof. Chan Kai-young
Assistant Professor, Department of Music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong-based Composer

Online Programme


Programme release date March – June 2022
Broadcast channel  Music Office YouTube channel



Programme 1 My Main Stage x MO Music Production House
  Suitable for Secondary 1 – 6 students


The highly sought-after music producer and director Mr. Chiu Tsang-hei will talk about the development of creative music industry in Hong Kong and the process of music-making, alongside guest live performance in each episode. Interested schools can nominate 2 to 4 students to join an online interview with Mr. Chiu and get the first-hand information of how to be a professional musician towards the end of the talk.  


Chiu Tsang-hei
Highly sought-after music producer and music director

Programme 2 Music talk – Close Encounter to Traditional Japanese Music
  Suitable for Primary 4 – Secondary 6 students


It’s time to start our Japanese music journey! Prof. Pak Tak-wan will guide students to discover the traditional Japanese culture through live music demonstration of the traditional Japanese musical instruments.


Prof. Pak Tak-wan
Head of Academic Studies in Music, School of Music,
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

“I’m a Fine Music DJ” Workshop


Workshop and Extension Activity
Suitable for Primary 4 – Secondary 6 students


1. Workshop


Professional radio presenters from Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 4 will share the work of classical music DJ and introduce the Chinese and Western music to students. Apart from music appreciation, students will also experience once to be a radio host to present music in a radio programme.  


Date 21 March – 8 April 2022
Duration 1 hr
Venue Campus of the participating schools or online (Zoom)
No. of participants 150 – 200


2. Extension Activity at Radio 4 (completion of the above workshop is a prerequisite)


Participating schools are invited to nominate 2 – 4 students to be the student-hosts in live radio programme at Radio 4, sharing Chinese and Western music and their school music activities with audience. Interested schools may visit our Facebook page for more details.


Date Late April – July 2022
Duration 30 mins
Venue Radio 4, Radio Television Hong Kong (TBC)


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“Jazz Hub” Music Experience Scheme


Programme will be conducted in two phases (November 2021–March 2022)
Suitable for Primary 4 – Secondary 6 students


Speaker and Tutor
Anna Fan
Jazz Drummer


Phase 1 Jazz appreciation workshop

Conducted by Ms. Anna Fan, professional jazz percussionist, this engaging workshop starts with an introduction of the development of jazz music, followed by live demonstration and engaging activities which students are able to feel the rhythm and acquire performance techniques of jazz music.  


Duration 1 hr
Venue Campus of the participating schools or online (Zoom)
No. of participants 150–200


Phase 2 Jazz ensemble training (School orchestral/ band members who attended the Phase 1 workshop and passed the selection by the guest speaker)

Selected school orchestral/ band members will receive on-the-spot coaching from the speaker. Apart from learning jazz articulation and style, members will join hands to perform tuneful jazz excerpts at the final session.


Duration 5 sessions in total, 1.5 hours per session
Venue Campus of the participating schools or online (Zoom)
Equipment required Participating schools have to provide piano and jazz drum set
No. of orchestral/band members Around 10–15 (3-4 nominations for each section are preferred)
Instruments/ Parts Percussion (Percussion / Guitar / Piano / Bass / Double Bass)
Winds (Woodwind / Brass instruments)
Enrolment requirements Instrumental sections - School orchestral/ band members should have a minimum of 3 years study on the designated musical instrument, or have attained ABRSM Grade 3, or equivalent
Vocal section - Choral singing experience is preferred


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