Welcome  to the Department of Music at the University of Hong Kong. Founded in 1981, the Department of Music is part of the School of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and is affiliated with The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The Department is a happening place, providing a culturally enriching environment for immersive learning. We provide an integrated learning experience in music second to none in the region. Joining us will connect you with the wider world of musicology.

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19 Feb 2021
Professor Giorgio Biancorosso joins international panel to discuss the ​release of the 4K restorations and director's cut of Wong Kar Wai’s films.
JAN 2021
Jing Wang's The Flow ​won the first prize at Toolbox International Creative Academy 2021 (HK).
OCT 2020
Dr. Yang Yuanzheng's Dragon's Roar is released. The book researches on the seven important qin zithers featured in the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art.
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Rayson Huang Lectures 2020/21

virtually held via Zoom Webinar
28 APR 2021 | WED | 20:00 (HKT)

Ian CROSS (University of Cambridge)
Music, Science and Culture: How to Get from Solipsism to Sociality

Holly WATKINS (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester)
Pre-Human, Post-Human, or Somewhere in Between? Locating Music after Humanism

30 APR 2021 | FRI | 20:00 (HKT)

Aniruddh PATEL (Tufts University)
Scientific Studies of Human, Nonhuman, and Prehuman Musicality

Gary TOMLINSON (Yale University)
Radical Niche Construction, Embedded AI, and Some Meanings for Musicking

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Music Scholarship Scheme 2021/22

JUPAS/Non-JUPAS/Mainland candidates who would like to be considered for admission under the Music Scholarship Scheme have to submit their application before 15 Jan 2021 (Hong Kong Time). Late application to the Music Scholarship Scheme will be considered on a case by case basis, but in any case, no later than 31 May 2021.

The online application requires you to submit a number of personal, academic and employment details, including an essay and a video. Please take this into consideration when planning your application and don’t wait till the last minute.

JUPAS candidates applying to the Music Scholarship Scheme must include 6054 BA as one of their band A programme choices as of 31 May 2021, after the deadline for updating programme choices before the release of HKDSE examination results.

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Music in Print
Selections from the Fung Ping Shan Library and Western Rare Book Collection
Collaboration amongst HKU Libraries, Knowledge Exchange Office and the Music Department

2/F Atrium, The Ingenium, Main Library, HKU
26 JAN 2021 - 11 MAR 2021  MORE DETAILS

Recent Publications by HKU Music Faculty

Upcoming Concerts

Vinko Globokar’s Percussion

Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, HKU
30 APR 2021 | FRI | 06:30PM  MORE DETAILS


Upcoming Research Colloquia

No colloquia are planned for the first semester of ​2020/21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will resume scheduling the series as soon as we are able to do so safely.​