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Certificate for Module (Advanced Piano Technique and Performance Practice)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
21 Feb 2023 (Tue)
35 hours
Course Fee
3762 0054
2151 0720
How to Apply

This programme serves as a platform for students to share their musical experiences and knowledge through performing during the lessons.  It provides students with an opportunity to perform in front of an audience (the whole class), and receive feedback and suggestions from the lecturer and other guest lecturers.  The recital opportunity will further enhance students’ skills and musicianship, broaden their repertoire knowledge, and develop their interpretational abilities.

On completion of the module, students should be able to: 

1.    perform technically-based repertoire with assured musical fluency;
2.    conceptualise and develop solutions for advanced technical difficulties;
3.    evaluate and address technical demands in selected repertoire;
4.    perform with musical assurance and maturity, and present aesthetics qualities of technical repertoire. 

A ‘Certificate for Module (Advanced Piano Technique and Performance Practice)’ will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE to students who meet ALL of the following:

  • passed the assessments
  • achieved at least 70% of attendance


Students will have the opportunity to perform in front of the teacher and other guest lecturers. Each student will receive feedback and suggestions from the teacher/prominent guest pianists and will get advice on how to improve their techniques and musicality. These sessions foster a critical awareness of issues in formal performance and help students develop confidence in performing for an audience. Advice from lecturer, guest pianists and peers will focus on:

  • Performance and constructive criticisms
  • Pedagogical discussion
  • Technical issues and expressive awareness on performance
  • Piano literature and repertoire
  • Concert programme, preparation, organization and publicity
Application Code 2070-PE047A -



Type of Assessment




Students must present a programme of approved pieces, of approximately 20 minutes in duration including normal pauses between pieces and/or movements. In preparing their recitals, each student will be required to submit 3 recordings of their performance for the teacher to check students’ progress.


Recital Programme Notes

Students need to prepare a 400-600-word programme notes of his/her own recital that are highly perceptive and persuasively written, with a high level of research and excellent organization of material.



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Module Title Class Schedule
Certificate for Module (Advanced Piano Technique and Performance Practice)

Start from 21 Feb 2023, Tuesdays

(6:30pm - 9:30pm) 


Applicants shall:
1.    hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably in music, awarded by a recognised university, and
2.    have passed the Grade 8 piano examination under ABRSM, or equivalent.
If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as: 
a.    an overall band of 6.0 with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or
b.    a score of 550 in the paper-based TOEFL,  or a score of 213 in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 in the internet-based TOEFL; or
c.    HKALE Use of English at Grade E; or
d.    HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3; or
e.    equivalent qualifications. 

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.
Applicants will be required to submit a video clip of 10-15 minutes of their own piano performance or teaching demonstration. 
Shortlisted applicants might be invited for an interview.  

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$19,600
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Advanced Piano Technique and Performance Practice)
COURSE CODE 32C135687 FEES $19,600 ENQUIRY 3762-0054
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Advanced Piano Technique and Performance Practice)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])

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Enrolment Method

Enrolment Method

Please submit the following documents to any HKU SPACE enrolment counters or post to HKU SPACE, 19/F, Island East Campus, 494 King's Road, NorthPoint, Hong Kong (attention to Mr Brian Ho).

  1. completed application form (SF26);
  2. a copy of academic transcripts