This course aims to develop students’ creativity through a group composition activity. Students will learn to identify their role in the group and to interact with their peers. Through the course, the students will compose a piece of music together, and will perform it in the last session. The final performance will be video recorded. High level of thinking skills, including critical thinking skills and analysis skills, will be employed throughout the whole learning process. Affective education approach will be incorporated into the program. A theme of “Caring our community” will be used as the core of students’ composition.
Motivation – Students will be motivated to work together to compose a piece of music.
Imitation/Association – Students will discuss together of their musical ideas, and try out their ideas. They will also explore sound and improvise music using the given musical instruments.
Inspiration – Students will finalize their musical piece.
Feedback – Students will perform their pieces and then evaluate it together.
Target Participants / Prerequisite
ABRSM Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
Dr. Tang is an experienced music educator, composer and researcher. He is a member of the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild (HKCG), the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH), the International Society of Music Education (ISME) and a member of various associations of music and gifted education.
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