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HKBU FACULTY COMPOSER WINS HONG KONG ARTS DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
02 June 2021
Congratulations to Dr Austin Yip on receiving the Award for Young Artist (Music) at the 15th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards. ...
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CONGRATULATIONS TO DR CAMILO MENDEZ AND DR EUGENE BIRMAN ON RECEIVING THE PRESIDENT¡¦S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE 2021
28 May 2021
We are excited to announce that our faculty members received three President’s Award for Outstanding Performance 2021...
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HKBU AND TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY SIGN AGREEMENT TO ESTABLISH AI LABORATORY FOR CREATIVE ARTS
23 February 2021
The Augmented Creativity Laboratory at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the Institute of Artificial Intelligence at Tsinghua University signed a collaboration agreement on 14 January to establish the Tsinghua-HKBU AI Laboratory for Creative Arts...
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WARMEST WELCOME DR. STYLIANOS DIMOU, RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC, FACULTY NICHE RESEARCH AREAS
20 January 2021
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Stylianos Dimou to the Department of Music. Dr. Dimou is a Greek composer of acoustic, mixed, and electroacoustic music, as well as a conductor and performer...
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12 PRESTIGIOUS UGC-FUNDED FELLOWSHIPS FOR LOCAL STUDENTS TO ADVANCE THEIR STUDIES AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
8 December 2020
Following last year's overwhelming success, our Master of Arts in Music programme has been awarded another 12 fellowships by the UGC in the field of Cultural and Heritage Industries for the 2021-2022 academic year...
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NEW EP RELEASED BY HKBU MUSIC FACULTY
13 August 2020
The Emigrants by Dr. George Tsz-Kwan Lam, Associate Professor of the Department of Music at HKBU, has been released as a digital EP available on all streaming platforms...
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A WARM WELCOME TO THE NEWEST FACULTY MEMBERS - DR. GEORGE LAM AND DR. MACKENZIE ENNS
13 August 2020
We are excited to welcome two new faculty members, Dr. George Lam as Associate Professor of Music and Dr. Mackenzie Enns as Research Assistant Professor of Music...
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COMPOSITION POSTGRADUATE STUDENT RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION IN PRETIGIOUS COMPETITION
23 July 2020
Postgraduate student WEI Cong (PhD, Composition) received Honorable Mention in iSING! 2020 Composition Competition. The iSING! International Young Artists Festival is a vocal festival with international repute which aims at training young singers from the West to sing in Chinese on both Chinese and Western operatic and concert stage...
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NEWLY RELEASED ON RAVELLO RECORDS
A CONNOTATION OF INFINITY BY CHRISTOPHER J. KEYES

2 April 2020
A CONNOTATION OF INFINITY speaks directly to why listeners should embrace the transgressive element of electronics in traditional classical music. The album opens with the 17+ minute epic Of Worlds Beyond. Performed by an orchestra, the composition possesses a well-rounded quality of sound. Another unique feature in Keyes¡¦s album is the use of non-musical elements to influence the piece...
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NEWLY RELEASED ON NAVONA RECORDS
QUOTATION OF QUERIES: CHORAL ENCOUNTERS OF HONG KONG, CHINA, AND THE DISTANT WEST

2 April 2020
A collection of choral music featuring traditional compositions, recent works, and debut recordings by prominent composers from Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Recorded by HKBU student choir Cantoria Hong Kong under the direction of Professor John Winzenburg. ....
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12 UGC-FUNDED FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL APPLICANTS OF THE MASTER OF ARTS IN MUSIC PROGRAMME
20 February 2020
We are delighted to share with you the good news that the our Master of Arts in Music programme has been awarded by the UGC the Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme in the field of the Cultural and Heritage Industries for the 2020-2021 academic year....
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INTRODUCING OUR NEW FACULTY MEMBERS
15 January 2020
Dr. Andrew Sutherland, a Lecturer in Music Education
Dr. Roberto Alonso Trillo, an Assistant Professor of Music and a member of the Creative Media/ Practice Research Cluster
Dr. Benjamin Koen, a leading researcher in Medical Ethnomusicology
Dr. Eugene Alexander Birman as the newly appointed Assistant Professor beginning in January 2020
Dr. Gene Shill as a specialist in Creative Entrepreneurship, Creative Practice, Contemporary Record Production, DJing, Electronic Dance Music, Jazz & Hip-Hop
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DR. MATTHEW LAU SWEEPS TOP HONOUR AT HONG KONG ARTS DEVELOPMENT AWARDS 2018
09 July 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Lau on receiving the Award for Young Artist (Music) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2018 organised by Hong Kong Arts Development Council...
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A NEWLY COMMISSIONED PIECE BY HKBU ALUMNUS WU YIMIN EDWARD PREMIERED AT RTHK STUDIO ONE
08 May 2019
Every year, Radio 4 partners with the Hong Kong Composers' Guild to present the 'New Generation' concert. This year, new works by the eight finalists and ...
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CONGRATULATIONS TO DR JOHN WINZENBURG ON RECEIVING THE PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN TEACHING 2019
30 April 2019
Heartfelt congratulations to Dr John Winzenburg, Associate Professor in the Department of Music, for receiving the HKBU President¡¦s Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching 2019. His enthusiastic yet inspiring pedagogies made him one of the two awardees this year. ...
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HKBU MUSIC FACULTY SHINES IN NEW RELEASE
15 March 2019
The work Flexidra II by HKBU Department of Music Assistant Professor Dr Camilo Mendez has been released in the CD "Solitaire" by saxophonist Pedro Pablo Camara Toldos, on the record label IBS Classical...
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A CAREY BEEBE HARPSICHORD ADDED TO OUR EARLY KEYBOARD COLLECTION
13 July 2018
We are thrilled to have a new harpsichord arrived at the Department – Italian after Grimaldi: Carey Beebe 1995. It is the third harpsichord in our early keyboard collection...
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WELCOME DR. YOONIE HAN TO HKBU DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
13 July 2018
We are excited to welcome Dr. Yoonie Han to the Department of Music as Assistant Professor of Music this coming academic year...
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HKBU MUSIC SCHOLAR RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS CHARLES IVES FELLOWSHIP
23 April 2018
Dr Matthew Schreibeis, Assistant Professor of the Department of Music at HKBU, has been awarded the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters...
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HKBU MUSIC SCHOLAR RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP
09 April 2018
HKBU Department of Music Research Assistant Professor Dr Eugene Birman has been named a recipient of one of the world¡¦s most prestigious academic prizes...
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HKBU MUSIC DEPARTMENT CONGRATULATES DR. AUSTIN YIP ON NEWLY ANNOUNCED COMPOSITION AWARDS
09 November 2017
HKBU Music Department lecturer Dr. Yip was announced to be the winner of the CASH Golden Sail Music Award, Best Serious Composition 2017 with his piece Metamorphosis...
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENT TONY CHAN ON HIS WINNING OF THE CHAMPION PRIZE IN THE NEW GENERATION 2017
20 July 2017
Congratulations to our student Tony Chan on his winning of the Champion Prize in the New Generation 2017, with his piece ¡§Fearing the Shadow¡¨...
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HKBU GRADUATES KEITH LEUNG AND CHLOE LAM AWARDED HONG KONG SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE
21 September 2016
Our fresh graduates, Keith Leung and Chloe Lam have been selected as awardees of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme to pursue postgraduate studies overseas...
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HKBU ALUMNUS ADRIAN SIT WON THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTORS' COMPETITION AUGSBURG
7 July 2016
Congratulations to our alumnus Adrian Sit on his winning of the 1st International Conductors' Competition Augsburg! The competition was held from 2nd to 7th July. Among other 48 contestants from all over the world, Adrian is the only Asian contestant who made it to the final round after three rounds of elimination...
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CANTORIA HONG KONG SINGS ON BBC RADIO 3 IN TUNE
10 June 2016
Cantoria Hong Kong Sings on BBC Radio 3 In Tune - Listen until 10 July ...
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RESEARCH POSTGRADUATE PRESENTED AT THE 41ST INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER MUSIC CONFERENCE (ICMC)
5 October 2015
A paper by research postgraduate Vanissa Law, titled ¡§Audio collage as an instrument for musical expression: combining freehand and tangible controllers,¡¨ was presented at the 41st International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) ...
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IN MEMORY OF MR. HUI KWANG-YIN
27 March 2015
In Memory of Mr. Hui Kwang-Yin with heartfelt gratitude for all your contributions to the Department of Music. ...
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HKBU CHORAL ENSEMBLES FEATURED ON EDITION PETERS ¡§HALF MOON RISING¡¨ CD & WEBSITE
19 March 2015
The Cantoria Hong Kong and HKBU Choir are the featured ensembles on the newly published CD and website for the choral anthology ¡§Half Moon Rising: Choral Music from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.¡¨ ...
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HONG KONG CHINESE ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM NEW PIECE BY MA MAN-KI (BA ALUMNUS 2014)
29 January 2015
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra is going to perform Ma Man-ki¡¦s suona concerto Another Way (2014) in their Music from the Heart concert this Saturday. ...
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NEW WORKS BY HKBU LECTURERS RECEIVE PREMIERES
11 November 2014
Three works from our faculty members will be featured in the Musicarama 2014, an annual contemporary music festival organized by the Hong Kong Composers Guild that focuses on programming works by Asian composers. ...
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HKBU STUDENT WON 1ST PRIZE AT THE ITALY PERCUSSION COMPETITION
8 October 2014
Chan Wing Yip Andrew, a year 3 student of our Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music Studies Programme, was named the 1st Prize winner in the 19 to 25-year-old category (Cat. B) for his timpani performance. ...
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RESEARCH POSTGRADUATE EARNS FULBRIGHT RESEARCH AWARD
25 May 2014
Research postgraduate Vanissa Law has received the 2014-2015 Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Award. She is currently a PhD candidate of our department under the supervision of Prof. C. Keyes ...
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TAPIOLA SINFONIETTA QUARTET PREMIERED NEW WORK BY JEFF LEUNG (BA ALUMNUS 2013)
10 December 2013
¡§66 Leighton Road¡¨ by Jeff Leung, class of 2013, was premiered at MUSICUS FEST last month. The world premiere took place at the headquarters of Po Leung Kuk at 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, which serves as the inspiration for the piece. ...
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PROFESSORS PRESENT PAPERS AT IMSEA CONFERENCE IN TAIPEI
13 November 2013
Three members of the musicology staff in the Department of Music have presented papers at the Second Biennial Conference of the East Asian Regional Association of the International Musicological Society (IMS), held between 18-20 October at National Taiwan University in Taipei. ...
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RESEARCH POSTGRADUATE COMMISSIONED TO WRITE FOR LAPTOP ORCHESTRA
15 October 2013
Research postgraduate Vanissa Law (PhD, interactive electroacoustic music) is presenting a world premiere of her piece Plain: a choral work for 10 hands, commissioned by a laptop orchestra "Electric Company," at the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity this weekend. ...
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HKBU MUSIC POSTGRADUATES PRESENT AT PRESTIGIOUS LONDON CONFERENCE
8 October 2013
Research Postgraduates Jeannie Liu Lai-ying (PhD, Musicology) and Florence Cheng Shi-suen (PhD, Musicology) presented papers at the Ninth International Conference of the World and Music Studies Association, held at the Senate House of the University of London in early August this year. ...
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