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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.

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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 20 October 2021. Oversubscribed applications will be processed by ballot. Selected schools will be contacted to confirm the date and arrangement of the workshop. Application received after the deadline will be put to a waiting list.

Email: moschoolworkshop@lcsd.gov.hk
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: November 2021 – March 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.

 

Speaker:
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!

 

Speaker:
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.

 

Speaker:
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.

 

Speaker:
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: February – 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.  

 

Speaker:
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.

 

Speaker:
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: November 2021 – March 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: March – 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)
Strings
Vocal
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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