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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31 JAN 2024
Angus LEE (PhD Composition, assistant lecturer) will lead the Frankfurt-based contemporary music group, Ensemble Modern, at the opening concert of ECLAT Festival for New Music 2024 Germany, conducting works by composers Philipp Krebs (DE) and Irene Galindo Queros (ES).
19 JAN 2024
Professor Daniel CHUA has been bestowed with the Distinguished Research Achievement Award.
26 DEC 2023
WANG Jing (PhD Composition) awarded Third Prize, ICIT Award 2023, International Composition Institute of Thailand.
2 SEp 2023
15 Jun 2023
Professor BIANCOROSSO to deliver Keynote Lecture at the 11th Annual Meeting of CESEM (Center for the Study of the Sociology and Esthetics of Music), NOVA University, Lisbon (Portugal).
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Special Study Presentations

Arranging Handbell Music:
A Lecture Recital by Isaac Wan

Loke Yew Hall, Main Building, HKU
20 APR 2024 | SAT | 8PM

As a handbell enthusiast, Wan has accumulated a significant repertoire of handbell compositions and arrangements. He has also ventured into adapting various genres for handbell ensemble and exploring collaborations with other instruments. Having shadowed Professor Chan Hing-yan for a year, Wan will deliver a lecture demonstration on his works, highlighting the distinctive aspects of composing and arranging for handbell ensemble and sharing his unwavering passion for the instrument. 

In Sound, Forever: A Special Study Presentation by Valeria Riquelme

Music Library Lecture Room, 11/F Run Run Shaw Tower,
Centennial Campus, HKU
2 MAY 2024 | THU | 5PM

This Special Study Presentation is an ode to those who have crossed Valeria's path while at HKU Music, covering her journey of sonic discovery, a fireside chat with her artistic collaborator Reggie Yip, and a showcase of Valeria’s final work. 

Valeriais a final-year Music Major at HKU. She was born in Mexico but call Hong Kong home. As a seeker of poetic connections, Valeria believes that we are least aware of what we need to express the most, and thus it is through researching what we are curious about that we find our vision. In her work with film (For Her, 2021) and theatre (A Woman on the Moon, 2022), Valeria has found herself gravitating towards projects with a strong sonic element. This Special Study project provided the first opportunity for her to get hands-on and fully immerse herself in the world of soundscape design.


Upcoming Concerts

Impromptu: Jazz Pianist Patrick Lui on the ‘Kung Fu’ of Improvisation

Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, HKU

Impromptu: Jazz Pianist Patrick Lui on the ‘Kung Fu’ of Improvisation

Music Scholarship Scheme 2024/25

JUPAS/Non-JUPAS/Mainland candidates who would like to be considered for admission under the Music Scholarship Scheme have to submit their application before 29 May 2024 (Hong Kong Time).

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 29 May 2024, after the deadline for updating programme choices before the release of HKDSE examination results.

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Recent Publications by HKU Music Faculty