Department of Music

the university of hong kong

General Information

The Department of Music offers courses designed to meet the needs of students reading for a degree with either a specialist or non-specialist emphasis on music. Our curriculum has been designed with the following aims in mind:

  • To deepen students’ understanding of the functions, concepts, structures, and values of music and its role in society;
  • To broaden students' knowledge of the diverse musical cultures of the world and their histories, styles, and ideas;
  • To train students to think critically about music and equip them with the verbal skills which will enable them to articulate their thinking;
  • To promote creative activity in the composition and performance of music as a mode of discourse that uniquely complements other modes of discourse in the humanities;
  • To provide a comprehensive education that integrates the activities of scholarship, composition, and performance, connecting them to the larger world of learning in the humanities, the sciences, and commerce.

The curriculum consists of a series of courses covering a wide range of topics and approaches at introductory and advanced levels. Cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary interests are particularly encouraged.

Useful Links

Undergraduate Course Selection 2019/20

For information about undergraduate courses offered in 2019/20, as well as audition and selection requirements for performance courses, please visit the page Course Selection 2019/20. Please also visit the page Brilliant Shine Bursary, which details the information about covering the cost of music performance lessons for students taking Instrument Workshop, Vocal Workshop or Percussion Workshop under MUSI1022/2066/3021/4001 Performance study 1/2/3/4 or MUSI3032 Special performance study.