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Instrumental Music Training Scheme intermediate and advanced year-one courses to start recruitment

     The Instrumental Music Training Scheme (IMTS), organised by the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, is now recruiting intermediate year-one and advanced year-one trainees for 2015-16. The deadline for application is May 16.

     Learning to play a musical instrument through a comprehensive training course helps young people develop their music talent and enhance their interest in art. The IMTS offers comprehensive courses of music training to nearly 4,500 trainees from beginner to advanced level annually. The scheme provides courses on musicianship and music theory, as well as training in a wide variety of string, wind and Chinese musical instruments, including violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, alto saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, dizi, erhu, pipa, sheng, zheng, suona, zhongruan, liuyeqin and yangqin.

     One-hour group lessons, conducted in Cantonese, are held once a week at the Music Office's five music centres in Wan Chai, Kwun Tong, Mong Kok, Sha Tin and Tsuen Wan. Annual tuition fees of $2,970 for intermediate level and $3,850 for advanced level are payable in four instalments.

     Leaflets and application forms are now available at all Music Office music centres or downloadable from the Music Office website at Qualified applicants will be invited to attend auditions on June 20 (advanced level) or June 21 (intermediate level) and will be notified of the results by August. Training will commence in September.

     For enquiries, please call the Music Office's music centres at 2802 0657 (Hong Kong), 2796 2893 (Kwun Tong), 2399 2200 (Mong Kok), 2158 6462 (Sha Tin) and 2417 6429 (Tsuen Wan).

Ends/Monday, April 13, 2015
Issued at HKT 11:01


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