Instrumental Music Training Scheme

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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. 2019/20 Annual tuition fees HK$2,156 for Elementary Course (E-1 & E2), HK $3,377 for Intermediate Course (I-1 to I-3) and $4,312 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.

2019/20 Instrumental Music Training Scheme Elementary Year-1 Courses is available for application from 8 July to 7 August 2019. Please click here for details.

Intermediate Year-1 (I-1)

Applicants should have attained a performance standard Grade 2 of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Practical Examinations or Music Office Internal Assessment Grade 2 (or Grade 2) or equivalent. Recruitment is held annually from mid-April to mid-May, with classes commencing in September. 「2019/20 Instrumental Music Training Scheme Intermediate Year-1 (I1) and Advanced Year-1(A1) Courses is available for application from 15 April to 16 May 2019. Please click here for details. 」.

Advanced Year-1 (A-1)

Applicants should have attained a performance standard Grade 5 of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Practical Examinations or Music Office Internal Assessment Grade 5 (or Grade 5) or equivalent. Recruitment is held annually from mid-April to mid-May, with classes commencing in September.「2019/20 Instrumental Music Training Scheme Intermediate Year-1 (I1) and Advanced Year-1(A1) Courses is available for application from 15 April to 16 May 2019. Please click here for details. 」.

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 are also available for loan at a quarterly fee of $270 to Elementary Course trainees.

Telephone NO. : 3842 7765