Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music
Our BA Course offers intensive musical training in a liberal arts university context.
Important Notice: BA(Hons.) in Music does NOT use Broad-based Admissions
Please note that the BA(Hons.) in Music is NOT a part of broad-based admissions to the Faculty of Arts. Students who wish to study the BA(Hons.) in Music will continue to apply directly via JUPAS or non-JUPAS channels for admission to the degree program in Year 1. It is not possible for students admitted through broad-based admissions to choose the BA (Hons.) in Music at the end of Year 1.

For further information, please contact us or the Academic Registry.
About Our Programme
Concentrations
  • Composition / Music Production
  • Performance / Pedagogy
  • Directed Studies
  • Music Education
  • Music Education: BA(Hons.) in Music + Diploma in Education

Facilities
  • Keyboard instruments: 27 grand pianos (incl. Steinway, Boesendorfer) 25 upright pianos, 2 harpsichords, 3 organs
  • Harp, African drums, Balinese gamelan, and an extensive collection of percussion instruments
  • Electro-Acoustic Music Centre: a professional standard 3-room recording studio with state of the art equipment and computer software
  • Laboratory for Immersive Arts and Technology (LIATe): a UGC funded, joint university facility for trans-disciplinary research and creative projects in immersive, 3D audio and multi-screen video
  • Performing venues: Au Shue Hung Rehearsal Hall, Y. C. Cheng Lecture Theatre, Univesity Chapel, Academic Community Hall

HKBU Performing Ensembles
  • University Choir
  • University Chamber Choir (Cantoria Hong Kong)
  • University Symphony Orchestra
  • University Chamber Orchestra (Collegium Musicum Hong Kong)
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Other various chamber music groups (including woodwind quintet, brass quintet, string quartet & piano quintet)
2017-18 Admission
Shortlisted applicants may be invited to sit for a written exam and /or audition/interview, to be scheduled in Late February to June 2017.


**For Hong Kong students taking HKDSE for admission via JUPAS in 2017, the General Entrance Requirements are:
  • Level 3 in English Language
  • Level 3 in Chinese Language
  • Level 2 in Mathematics
  • Level 2 in Liberal Studies
  • Level 2 in one elective subject: this programme will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as unspecified elective subject
***Departmental Entry Requirements:
  • All applicants must have both a good result in Grade 8 ABRSM practical or its equivalent (especially for Chinese instruments) and at least Grade 5 in ABRSM Theory (or its equivalent), and/or show other evidence of distinction in music.
  • Written Examination: this exam will cover basic music theory and basic knowledge of Western music history.
  • Auditions/Interviews: Applicants invited to the audition/interview should prepare a seven-minute audition on their major instrument or voice, consisting of two pieces of contrasting styles and historical eras. Applicants who are proficient on a second instrument may be invited to perform for a few minutes after their major instrument audition. Supplemental materials, such as examples of original music compositions, are also welcome to be presented at this time.
People
B.A. Programme Coordinator Dr. Esther H S Mang
Associate Professor
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Course Instructor Course Code Course
Semester 1 Prof. Jonny M Poon MUSI 4017 Conducting III
   
Prof. David Y S Chung MUSI 3058 Style and Performance I
MUSI 4016 Principles of Pedagogy
Prof. Wai-Chung Ho MUSI 3035 School Music Education: Hong Kong and Beyond I
   
Prof. Christopher J Keyes MUSI 2046 Electro-Acoustic Music I
MUSI 2006 Compositional Techniques of the 20th Century and Beyond
Prof. Helan H L Yang GCHC1057 Chinese Popular Music: Its Cultural and Musical Meanings
   
Dr. Christopher Coleman MUSI 1006 Theory and Structure of Music I
MUSI 3025 Composition II
Dr. Esther H S Mang GDAR 1835 / GDSC 1835 Music, Mind, and Human Experience
MUSI3056 Music and the Brain
Dr. Chuen-Fung Wong MUSI 1046 Experiencing and Exploring Music in Hong Kong
MUSI 1025 Chinese Music I
Dr. David F Urrows MUS 3055 Form and Analysis II
MUSI 3046 Western Music History Topic I
Dr. Andre J P Elias GDAR 1047 Jazz, Blues and Broadway
   
Dr. Matthew W Schreibeis MUSI 1007 Western Music History I
MUSI 3016 Orchestration I
Dr. Kawai Chan MUSI 1005 Musicianship I
MUSI 2015 Musicianship III
Dr. Po-Kwan Law MUSI 2047 Conducting I
Dr. Anthony Cheng MUSI 2016 Music Technology I
Ms. Cherry T Yip GCHC Chinese Popular Music: Its Cultural and Musical Meanings
   
Semester 2
Prof. David Y S Chung MUSI 3059 Style and Performance II
MUSI 4026 Special Topics in Music II
Prof. Wai-Chung Ho GCHC 1055 Music Society and Culture
MUSI 4006 School Music Education: Hong Kong and Beyond II
Prof. Christopher J Keyes MUSI 2035 Music Technology II
MUSI 3026 Electro-Acoustic Music II
Prof. Helan H L Yang MUSI 1017 Western Music History II
GCHC 1057 Chinese Popular Music: Its Cultural and Musical Meanings
Dr. Christopher Coleman MUSI 1016 Theory and Structure of Music II
MUSI 4005 Composition III
   
Dr. Esther H S Mang GDAR 1056 Music of Our Lives: Understanding and Enjoying the Musical Arts
MUSI 2045 Introduction to Music Education
Dr. David F Urrows MUSI 2025 Form and Analysis I
MUSI 2027 Composition I
MUSI 3047 Western Music History Topic II
Dr. Chuen-Fung Wong MUSI 1046 Experiencing and Exploring Music in Hong Kong
MUSI 1026 Chinese Music II
Dr. Andre J P Elias GDAR 1055 Music in the Cinema
MUSI 3045 Comparative Studies of Asian and Western Music
Dr. Matthew W Schreibeis MUSI 3017 Orchestration II
   
Dr. Kawai Chan MUSI 1015 Musicianship II
MUSI 3057 Musicianship IV
Dr. Po-Kwan Law MUSI 3027 Conducting II
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