Wednesday, April 8, 2015

First-year Music Undergraduate Wins Essay Prize

On 7 February 2015, music student Kevin Tam Yi Ching received the Gold Award for his essay “Christian Agapē and Platonic Eros: How Different and Similar are They?” in this year’s General Education Student Seminar cum Best Essay Award Ceremony. Officiating at the ceremony was Vice-Chancellor Prof. Joseph Sung and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on General Education, Prof. Hau Kit-tai.

The GE Best Essay Award celebrates the innovations and critical thinking brought to bear on student essays written for the two GEF courses, "In Dialogue with Humanity" and "In Dialogue with Nature." These papers comprise argumentative essays as well as original attempts at short story and Platonic dialogue as alternative approaches to integrate classics from various times and to examine their relevance to the contemporary world.

Music Department Teacher Presents at Conference in Budapest, Hungary

Dr. Brian C. Thompson of the Music Department presented the paper “Zhao Jiping and the Sound of Resistance in Red Sorghum,” at the conference on Nationalism in Music in the Totalitarian State (1945-1989), 24-25 January 2015, in Budapest, Hungary. The conference was organized by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and featured participants from 16 countries, including keynote speakers Hermann Danuser and Richard Taruskin.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Department Chinese Music Ensemble Premiers

The new Chinese Music Ensemble gave its inaugural performance at the University Art Gallery on Tuesday, 8 October. The lunchtime program, entitled Boulevard Echoes, drew a larger than expected audience of more than one hundred. The concert, jointly sponsored by the Department of Music and the Institute of Chinese Studies, featured a selection of classic pieces for the full ensemble as well as for smaller combinations. The Ensemble will give another performance at the Art Gallery on Tuesday, 29 October at 1pm. Click here for a clip from the concert.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Mid-Autumn Guqin Concert Draws Full House

A Guqin concert held at the Art Museum of the Institute of Chinese Studies on September 13 to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival drew a large audience of more than 200. See more pictures and read more about it here.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Recent Graduate Jamie Wong Featured in University Newsletter

Jamie Wong (B.A. 2013), recipient of the Esther Yewpick Lee Millennium Scholarship, was featured in the University's "Thus Spake..." segment this week. Jamie is on her way to Oxford this fall to pursue her graduate studies. Read more about her many interesting projects in the article here

Alumnus Chris Hung Wins Top Prize in Composition Competition

Dr. Chris Hung (DMus 2009) won First Prize at The International Composition Competition in Sofia, Bulgaria for his work, Concerto Funèbre for viola and string orchestra. We extend our hearty congratulations to him and to all the other participants in the contest! Read more about it here.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Undergraduate Student Trio Wins Prize in Competition

Congratulations to Trio de Semplice! Formed by current undergraduate students Camille Poon, Chor Kei Hei, and Shelley Ng the piano trio received Fourth Prize and Outstanding Awards in the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition held in Hong Kong on 12-17 August.