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CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG Chung Chi College, Department of Music






Street Address:

Room 201, Hui Yeung Shing Building, Chung Chi College, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong


+852 2603 5440

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Undergraduate program


Bachelor of Arts in Music. Four years. Specialisations in performance (Western, Chinese instruments, early music), research, composition, pedagogy.Studies may include conducting, Western and Chinese music history, world music, theory and analysis.


Graduate programs


Master of Arts in Music. Master of Music. In composition. Master of Philosophy. In historical musicology of Western and Chinese music, ethnomusicology, theory. Doctor of Philosophy. Doctor of Music.

Institution Notes:

The University was founded in 1963, and the Department of Music (Chung Chi College) was established in 1963, thus being the first music degree-granting institution in Hong Kong. The music department owns a wide range of Western, Chinese and early music instruments, including many early Western instruments, a Javanese gamelan, Japanese koto, Indian sitar, African drums, two pipe organs, two harpsichords, a set of bianzhong (bronze bells), a set of stone chimes (bianqing) and reconstructed Tang dynasty instruments. Languages of instruction are Chinese and English. Facilities include a concert hall, an electronic music studio, extensive audio-visual and library materials, including more than 100 music journal subscriptions and 170 collected editions of Western music as well as the Hong Kong Composers Collection. The Chinese music archive, established in 1972, is one of the largest of its kind in China, with over 10,000 audio and audio-visual items of Chinese music, manuscripts, libretti, books and journals. There is a Chinese Opera Information Centre.

Last Updated:

September 2021