Music composition education in Hong Kong

Chi Cheung Lawrence LEUNG

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Abstract

This chapter is a comprehensive review of the current provision of music composition education in formal and informal settings in Hong Kong with an in-depth discussion about its future prospect. The study makes references by reviewing documents like government reports, syllabuses, curriculum guide and policy addresses that are related to music education and composition. Under the new reform the analysis reflects the importance of composition skills on creativity and both Chinese and Western music techniques and philosophies can be included in the school curriculum. Based on the extract data, the author discusses his insight on the way forward about the future development of music composition education in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreative arts in education and culture: Perspectives from greater China
EditorsSamuel LEONG, Bo Wah LEUNG
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Pages97-115
ISBN (Electronic)9789400777293
ISBN (Print)9789400777286
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Citation

Leung, C. C. (2013). Music composition education in Hong Kong. In S. Leong, & B. W. Leung (Eds.), Creative arts in education and culture: Perspectives from greater China (pp. 97-115). Dordrecht: Springer.

Keywords

  • Music training
  • Tertiary institution
  • Popular music
  • Music composition
  • Music education

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