Outreach Interest Class Programme

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Launched in December 1996, the OIC Programme provides short-term fundamental music training for people of different ages. Group lessons in Western and Chinese musical instruments and various music topics are conducted every week at venues across the territory. Biannual recruitments are conducted in January and July. 

Recruitment for Outreach Music Interest Courses (Phase 46)

Instrumental Foundation Classes

 

Workshop Series

  • Recommended Workshop: Choral Conducting
  • New Workshop: STEAM Music Creation
  • Ensemble Training: Chinese Music, Saxophone, Western Strings, Western Chamber Ensemble
  • Further Study Series: Yangqin, Xiao, Clarinet, Flute, Cello
  • Others: Music Theory, Aural, Keyboard, Ocarina, Classical Vocal, Classical Guitar, Ukulele

 

Venue

LCSD Performing Venues & Music Office Music Centres

 

Fee

Instrumental foundation classes $1,070 (20 lessons)
Workshop series $160 - $1,005 (2 – 15 lessons)

Stage 1 Enrolment (deadline: 25/7/2019)

Each applicant can apply for 1 course under the workshop series & 1 instrument foundation class through internet or by mail:

A. Online application: Right after submission of applications, applicants will receive registration numbers for checking the balloting results afterwards.

B. By mail: Applicants should complete and return the application form , together with one stamped, self-addressed envelope* (please do not send in tuition fee during application period), by post to the following address #:

Hong Kong Music Centre
9/F Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

(Please mark "Application for Outreach Music Interest Courses" on the envelope)


If any applicant does not receive the acknowledgement of application, along with a registration number, by 29/7/2019, please check with the Music Office before 6pm on that day. Applicants who duplicate their applications or submit incomplete information will be disqualified. Late submissions will not be considered.

 

* Applicants who provide e-mail addresses in their application forms need not to submit the self-addressed envelopes as all correspondence will be sent by e-mail.
# Please ensure sufficient postage before posting. Underpaid mail items will not be accepted and such items will be handled by the Hongkong Post.

 

Balloting Result

Oversubscribed courses will be processed by ballot. Applicants are welcome to attend the ballot to be conducted at the Hong Kong Music Centre on 30/7/2019 at 3pm. The balloting results will be posted at all music centres of the Music Office and on this webpage from 31/7/2019 pm. Each applicant will be assigned not more than 1 course under the workshop series &/ or 1 instrument foundation class.

Payment Method

All successful applicants should pay the tuition fee through the following methods by 8/8/2019, otherwise, he/she will be deemed to have given up the application and his/her place will be opened to the applicants on the waiting list.

 

A. Online Payment

Notification e-mails will be sent to all successful applicants who have provided e-mail addresses in their application forms. There is a specific link in the email for online payment by VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay, JCB or PPS##. After online payment, only online acknowledgement will be given and no separate receipt will be issued. Applicants should read carefully the class details and 'Notes for Trainees' and present the payment acknowledgement and identification document** for verification in the first lesson, or would not be allowed to attend the class.

 

## for PPS internet account holders only

 

B. By mail or in person

All successful applicants have to submit the following documents and pay the tuition fee at any music centre of the Music Office (please see "Time & Location for Payment and Enquiry") or mail them to the Hong Kong Music Centre. Successful applicants are not required to wait for any notifications from the Music Office before payment:

  i. tuition fee in the form of a crossed cheque made payable to "The Government of the HKSAR". Please also state the registration no. at the back of the cheque (postdated cheques will not be accepted)^;
  ii. original copy/ photocopy of the applicant's HKID Card/Birth Certificate**;
  iii. For applicants who submit by mail#, please enclose a stamped and self-addressed envelope. If any applicant enrolled does not receive the payment receipt on or before 9/8/2019, please check with the Music Office before 6pm on that day. All trainees should present the payment receipts and identification documents** for verification in the first lesson, or would not be allowed to attend the class.

 

There will be a temporary waiting list for all oversubscribed courses with effective till 19/8/2019. If there are places available after the payment due date for successful applicants, applicants on the waiting list will be notified of enrolment arrangement by email (for applicants who provide e-mail addresses) or mail on 13/8/2019 according to the order on the waiting list. If applicants do not receive any notification by 19/8/2019, they may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

 

** Information including the name of applicant, date of birth and document number should be showed in the identification document.
# Please ensure sufficient postage before posting. Underpaid mail items will not be accepted and such items will be handled by the Hongkong Post.
^ For enquiry about the payment method, please feel free to contact any Music Office Music Centre.

 

Stage 2 Enrolment (from 28/8/2019 to one week after the course commencement date / first-come-first-served)

 

For courses not fully taken up in Stage 1 enrolment, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis from 28/8/2019 onwards. Applicants should complete and return the application form , together with original/ photocopy of the applicant's HKID Card/Birth Certificate and the tuition fee in the form of a crossed cheque made payable to the "The Government of the HKSAR" (postdated cheques will not be accepted)^, in person or by a representative during the application period to any music centre (please see "Time & Location for Payment and Enquiry"). Every Music Office Music Centre will distribute quota tags at 9:30am on the first day of Stage 2 enrolment and all applications will be processed according to the order of tag numbers from 10:00am.

 

Each person is allowed to submit a maximum of 2 applications and each applicant can apply for 1 course under the workshop series &/or 1 instrument foundation class only. This restriction is not applicable from 29/8/2019.

 

Applicants can check the remaining quota at this webpage from 23/8/2019 pm onwards.

 

If the Hong Kong Observatory issues a Red/ Black Rainstorm Warning Signal, Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Pre-No.8 or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.8 or above anytime during 7:00am - 9:30 am on 28/8/2019, the start of enrolment will be postponed to 29/8/2019. If the inclement weather continues, or there are any special circumstances, please observe the announcement in this website for the latest enrolment arrangements.

 

** Information including the name of applicant, date of birth and document number should be showed in the identification document.
^ For enquiry about the payment method, please feel free to contact any Music Office Music Centre.

 

Time for Payment

Monday to Friday: 10:00am–12:00nn and 2:00pm–4:00pm (Public holidays: Closed)

 

Location for Payment

Music Centres
Hong Kong Music Centre
9/F Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, HK
Tel: 2802 0657
Kwun Tong Music Centre
4/F Lam Tin Complex, 1 Hing Tin Street, Lam Tin, Kowloon
Tel: 2796 2893
Mongkok Music Centre
10/F Mongkok Government Offices, 30 Luen Wan Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
Tel: 2399 2200
Tsuen Wan Music Centre
1/F Tsuen Wan Government Offices, 38 Sai Lau Kok Road, Tsuen Wan, NT
Tel: 2417 6429
Shatin Music Centre
7/F Sha Tin Government Offices, 1 Sheung Wo Che Road, Shatin, NT
Tel: 2158 6462

 

Enquiry

3842 7773, 2598 8335, 2596 0898