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Outreach Music Interest Courses open for applications
     The Outreach Music Interest Courses organised by the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) are now open for applications. Over 100 courses focusing on Chinese and Western musical instruments will be held from September 2017 to January 2018. Most of these courses offer Adult and Teenager Classes and Children Classes to cater for participants of different ages.
     The regular workshop series includes courses on the ocarina, harmonica, ukulele, classical guitar, keyboard playing, classical vocal singing, Western music theory (Grades 1 and 2) and aural training. The ensemble training series covers Chinese musical instruments, Western strings, flute, Western orchestral instruments and saxophone. The course fees range from $200 to $750.
     The Outreach Music Interest Courses provide basic training on the xiao, liuyeqin, zhong-ruan, pipa, yangqin, zheng, dizi, erhu, clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, percussion (glockenspiel and practice pad), violin, viola and cello. The course fee is $1,000.
     All courses are conducted in small groups in Cantonese and will be held at different venues throughout Hong Kong, namely Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Sha Tin Town Hall, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, Tai Po Civic Centre, Kwai Tsing Theatre, Yuen Long Theatre, Ko Shan Theatre, Tuen Mun Town Hall, Hong Kong Central Library and the Music Office's music centres in Wan Chai, Mong Kok, Kwun Tong, Sha Tin and Tsuen Wan.
     Online applications are now available at www.lcsd.gov.hk/musicoffice. Course prospectuses and application forms are also available at various performance venues of the LCSD and music centres of the Music Office. The deadline for applications is July 17. Oversubscribed courses will be processed by ballot. For courses not fully taken up after the first round of application, places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis from August 22.
     For enquiries, please call 2582 5334, 2598 8335 or 2596 0898.
Ends/Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Issued at HKT 12:00
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