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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27 MAY 2024
Angus LEE (PhD Composition, assistant lecturer) and Owen HO (composition, alumnus) were selected as participants in The Robert N. H. Ho Family Foundation Hong Kong Composers Scheme 2023/24. Their respective works, Des flammes... and Of Openings, Non-endings..., were premiered by the Hong Kong Philharmonic under conductor Jung-ho Pak.
17 MAY 2024
Dr. Rujing Stacy HUANG's research on music AI was featured as a cover story in the latest (Nov 2023) issue of the HKU Bulletin. Read more in "A Challenge for Creatives."
6 MAY 2024
Professor Giorgio BIANCOROSSO "The Creative Turn in Arts Scholarship" published in the latest issue of Sound Stage Screen.
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.
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Upcoming Concerts

Leeds International Competition Laureate: Eric Lu Piano Recital

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

Canto Rêverie: Julia Lezhneva & Pavel Nersessian

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