Dr. Esther H S Mang
Associate Professor
Music Education, Cognitive Neuroscience of Music
B.A. Programme Coordinator
Exchange Coordinator
Office: AST816
Tel.: (852) 3411-7097
E-mail: ehmang@hkbu.edu.hk

Dr. Esther Mang received her doctorate at the University of British Columbia, Canada under the supervision of Dr. Robert Walker, Dr. John Gilbert, and Dr. Janet Werker. She had taught music education courses and early childhood music programs at the University of British Columbia. She joined the Department of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University in December 2000, where she lectures in Choral and Instrumental Conducting, Choral Pedagogy, Principles of Music Education, and Music in Early Childhood.

Esther's research interests are inter-disciplinary, encompassing music aptitude and achievement, speech science, and choral music education. Her recently completed research includes a Public Policy Research project "The Relationship Between Musical Aptitude, Musical Achievement, and Academic Aptitudes Implications for Student Diversity and Education" supported by the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong Government and the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (2006-08, $632,400), and "Musical Aptitude Profiles and Student-centered Curriculum Development" supported by Quality Education Fund from the Hong Kong Education Manpower Bureau (2006-08, $470,100). Currently, Esther is working with a group of researchers on Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) (funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada, 2009-2016), along with her collaboration with Japanese researchers on the development of a musical assessment test for Asian children (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science).

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