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)
2018-19 Admission
Shortlisted applicants may be invited to sit for a written exam and /or audition/interview,

Schedule of written exam: 31 May 2018
Schedule of written exam: 31 May 2018.


**For Hong Kong students taking HKDSE for admission via JUPAS in 2018, 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.
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B.A. Programme Coordinator Dr. Esther H S Mang
Associate Professor
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Course Instructor Course Code Course
Semester 1
   
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. Helan H L Yang GCHC1057 Chinese Popular Music: Its Cultural and Musical Meanings
MUSI1007 Western Music History I
Dr. Christopher Coleman MUSI 1006 Theory and Structure of Music I
Dr. Esther H S Mang GDAR 1835 / GDSC 1835 Music, Mind, and Human Experience
MUSI3056 Music and the Brain
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 2006 Compositional Techniques of the 20th Century and Beyond

MUSI 3016

MUSI 3025

Orchestration I

MUSI 3016

Dr. Patrick T S Yim MUSI 4016 Principles of Pedagogy
   
Dr. Eugene A Birman MUSI 4025 Special Topics in Music I
   
Dr. Kawai Chan MUSI 1005 Musicianship I
MUSI 2015 Musicianship III
Dr. Po-Kwan Law MUSI 2047 Conducting I
Mr. Ho-Man Choi MUSI 2047 Conducting I
Dr. Robert Ellis-Geiger MUSI 2016 Music Technology I
Dr. Kim-Ho Ip MUSI 1025 Chinese Music I
Dr. Vanissa W L Law MUSI 2046 Electro-Acoustic Music I
   
Semester 2
Prof. David Y S Chung MUSI 3059 Style and Performance II
MUSI 4026 Special Topics in Music II
Prof. Wai-Chung Ho 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 MUSI 2045 Introduction to Music Education
MUSI 3065 Service Leadership and Community Engagement in Music
Dr. David F Urrows MUSI 2027 Composition I
MUSI 3047 Western Music History Topic II
   
Dr. Andre J P Elias MUSI 3045 Comparative Studies of Asian and Western Music
MUSI 4025 Special Topics in Music I
Dr. Matthew W Schreibeis MUSI 3017 Orchestration II
   
Dr. Patrick T S Yim MUSI 4027 Special Topics in Music II
   
Dr. Eugene A Birman MUSI 2025 Form and Analysis I
   
Dr. Kawai Chan MUSI 1015 Musicianship II
MUSI 3057 Musicianship IV
Dr. Po-Kwan Law MUSI 3027 Conducting II
Mr. Ho-Man Choi MUSI 3027 Conducting II
   
Dr. Kim-Ho Ip MUSI 1026 Chinese Music II
   
Mr. Eric S H Kong GDAR 1095 Music, Society and Culture
   
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