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School Music Workshops

Check out the varied music activities for students!

Music Office presents the School Music Workshops through four themes, “Music New Horizon”, “Jazz Hub”, “I’m a Fine Music DJ” and “Music Discovery”, offering a range of activities including on-campus workshops, off-campus talks, ensemble playing and online music programmes.  Face-to-face or online (by Zoom) mode will be offered in some of the activities to provide flexibility for schools.

Pamphlet (Chinese Only)
Application Form (Application period extended)

Application Method

Interested schools may send the completed Application Form via email or fax to the Activities and Promotion Section of the Music Office on or before 11 October 2023.  All workshops are free and will be conducted in Cantonese.  Oversubscribed applications will be processed by ballot.  Successful applicants will be approached to confirm the arrangements of the Workshop(s).  Application received after the deadline will be put to a waiting list.

Email  moschoolworkshop@lcsd.gov.hk
Fax  3104 1352
Enquiry  2158 6466 / 3842 7776



Music Office reserves the right to change the programme and speakers

“Music New Horizon” On-campus Workshop

 

Date Mid-November 2023 – March 2024 
Duration 1 hour
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 speaker 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

Ruth Yuen*
Executive director of Musical Trio

Margaret Cheung
Musical actress and Singing coach
Seth Chan*
Artistic director and Co-founder of Musical Trio,
Musical actor



*By kind permission of Musical Trio


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 application in a tablet!

 

Speaker
Yanny Leung
Indie singer-songwriter
Summer Tso
Indie singer-songwriter
   

Workshop 3 The Little Secrets of the Great Composers 
  Suitable for Primary 4 – Secondary 3 students

 

By “revealing” the little secrets of the composers, the speaker will guide the students to understand the composers and appreciate their work in an interesting approach.

 

Speaker
Dr. Wendy Wong
Lecturer at HKU SPACE Community College and Historical Musicologist
Calvin Lai
Music Educator

“Music New Horizon” Off-campus Talk (New)

Each talk consists of lecture and live music demonstration, which shall bring students a special learning experience through the selected topic.

Sponsored by

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Talk 1 My Main Stage x MO Music Production House
  Suitable for Secondary 1 – 6 students
Date 23 February 2024 (Fri)
Time 2:30pm – 4pm
Venue Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall


1980s to 90s is considered as the Golden Age of the Canto Pop, which reflects the pop culture at the time.  There are drastic changes in the song subjects, music production and marketing along the years.  The highly sought-after music producer and director Mr. Chiu Tsang-hei will talk about the change and development of creative music industry in Hong Kong from the process of music-making, production and marketing, alongside guest live performance and sharing.  Interested students could get first-hand information from the industry insiders on how to be a professional musician.

 

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

Talk 2 Enchanting the Earth: Music and the Nature of Rainforest
  Suitable for Primary 4 – Secondary 3 students
Date 18 March 2024 (Mon)
Time 2:30pm – 4pm
Venue Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre


Focusing on the music of New Guinea, the Republic of Congo and the Amazon rainforest region, Professor Pak Tak-wan from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts will share the close relationship between mankind and nature.  Through introducing the ecosystem, environmental protection, arts and music, together with video clips and live demonstration, we hope to raise the students’ knowledge and awareness of our mother nature.

 

Speaker
Prof. Pak Tak-wan 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

 

Programme will be conducted in two phases 
Suitable for Primary 4 – Secondary 6 students

 

Phase 1 Workshop

Professional radio presenter from the Radio 4 of Radio Television Hong Kong will share the work of classical music DJ and introduce the Chinese and Western music to students.  Apart from music appreciation, students will also learn and experience how to be a Fine Music DJ.  

 

Date Mid-November 2023 – March 2024
Duration 1 hour
Venue Campus of the participating schools or online (Zoom)
No. of participants 150 – 200

 

Phase 2 Fine Music DJ Training (Completion of Phase 1 is a prerequisite)

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

 

Date Designated Saturdays during April – July 2024
Duration Approximately 3 hours
Venue Radio 4, Radio Television Hong Kong (TBC)

 

In association with Sponsored by

“Jazz Hub” Music Experience Scheme

 

Programme will be conducted in two phases
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 the basic performance techniques of jazz music.  

 

Date Mid-November 2023 – March 2024
Duration 1 hour
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 by February 2024 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 the jazz articulations and styles, members will join hands to perform tuneful jazz excerpts.

 

Date Mid-November 2023 – March 2024
Training 7.5 hours in total, preferably in 5 sessions of 1.5 hours each
Venue Campus of the participating schools
Equipment required Participating schools have - provide piano and jazz drum set
No. of orchestral / band members Around 10 – 15 (3 - 4 nominations for each section are preferred)
Instruments / Parts Rhythm Section (Percussion / Guitar / Piano / Bass / Double Bass)
Wind Section (Woodwind / Brass instruments)
String Section
Voice
Enrolment requirements
Instrumental sections – School orchestral / band members should have a minimum of 3-year study on the designated musical instrument, or have attained ABRSM Grade 3, or equivalent
Voice – Singing experience is preferred

 

Sponsored by

Music Discovery (Online Programme)

 

Schedule November 2023 – March 2024
Broadcast channel  Music Office YouTube channel

 

 

Programme 1 My Main Stage x MO Music Production House
  Suitable for Secondary 1 – 6 students
  4 episodes (15 – 30 mins each)

 

The highly sought-after music producer and director Mr. Chiu Tsang-hei will talk about the development of creative music industry in Hong Kong, the process of music-making, production and marketing, 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
  4 episodes (10 – 15 mins each)

 

Prof. Pak Tak-wan will guide students to discover the traditional Japanese culture through live music demonstration of the traditional Japanese musical instruments.  Let’s join a virtual music tour!

 

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