With an enrolment of about 4,500 trainees between the age of 6 and 23 in over 800 classes, the scheme offers beginners to grade 8 level training in more than 30 musical instruments (western and Chinese) as well as musicianship for young people to develop their interest and potential in music. Trainees would attend a one-hour group lesson at an assigned music centre every week.
This scheme, which comprises 3 independent courses of training in more than 30 Western and Chinese musical instruments and musicianship, namely, a two-year Elementary Course, a three-year Intermediate Course, and a three-year Advanced Course, is open to young people between the age of 6 and 23. 2022/23 Annual tuition fees HK$2,244 for Elementary Course (E-1 & E2), HK$3,498 for Intermediate Course (I-1 to I-3) and HK$4,466 for Advanced Course (A-1 to A-3), are payable in 4 instalments.
All classes -- weekly one-hour group lessons, are conducted in Cantonese at a designated music centre. Trainees are required to attend an annual internal assessment for evaluation of progress.
Elemetary Year-1 (E-1)
Target participants are young people aged 6-14 with no instrumental experience. Recruitment is held annually from mid July to early August, with classes commencing in November.
Intermediate Year-1 (I1) and Advanced Year-1 (A1)
Intermediate Year-1 (I1) and Advanced Year-1 (A1) Courses. Recruitment is held annually from mid April to mid May, with classes commencing in September.
Qualified Intermediate Year-1(I-1) and Advanced Year-1(A-1) Courses applicants will be invited to attend an audition. Qualified applicants for Elementary Year-1 (Beginners) Course will be invited to attend an admission test which comprises a music aptitude test and an interview.
All trainees must be equipped with their own instruments, with the exception of a few bulky instruments –harp, double bass, tuba and bulky percussion instruments that can be loaned for class and practice at Music Office music centres. The following instruments -- alto saxophone, horn, trombone, oboe, bassoon, euphonium/baritone and tuba are also available for loan at a quarterly fee of $279 to Elementary Course trainees.
Telephone No. : 3842 7765