Creative Music

St Stephen’s College has been nurturing students’ music creativity through the DSS Creativity Programme since 2008. Students are equipped with techniques to compose songs and instrumental music with visiting composers, Mr Jim Lau (柳重言) and Dr Ada Lai. A renowned song writer, Mr Lau wrote  Eason Chan’s 單車 and Faye Wong’s 紅豆. Dr Lai was the Membership Secretary and Administration Secretary of the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild. She wrote “Pulsating Resonance” for Chung Chi College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and “Songs of Bones and Dust” for the Melbourne Composers League (Australia) Concert. Creative Music cultivates skills for writing songs and provides promising student composers opportunities to create music for original musical theatres staged on our tri-annual grand concerts, OUT OF PLACE (2016) and PORCELAIN DOLLS (2019).

In the 2011/2012 school year, our College entered the ‘Schools Creative Music Showcase’ (later renamed as ‘GalaMusica – School Creative Works/Schools Chamber Compositions’) held by the EDB and Hong Kong Composers’ Guild. Our school team won the “Best Music Award – Gold Prize” as well as the “Best Performance Award – Silver Prize” in the Final Performance held in Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium in January 2012. Fung Kathleen Yee Sing, the student composer of our creative work, also won the “Prize for Individual Composition” and scholarship of the HKCG Mentorship Scheme. Since then, our Creative Music Team has entered the event every year and achieved brilliant results:

  • Best Music Prize - Gold Award (2011/2012, 2014/2015, 2016/2017, 2018)
  • Best Performance Prize - Gold Award (2014/2015, 2016/2017, 2018); Silver Award (2011/2012, 2012/2013)
  • Best Creative Ideas Prize - Gold Award (2013/2014, 2018); Silver Award (2016/2017); Bronze Award (2014/2015)
  • Outstanding Performance Prize (2020)
  • Outstanding Creative Ideas Prize (2020)
  • Our student composers who won the “Prize for Individual Composition” include:
    • Fung Kathleen Yee Sing (Schools Creative Music 2011/2012)
    • Wu Chun Long (Schools Creative Music 2014/2015)
    • Chan Lok Seng (Schools Creative Music 2016/2017)
    • Ng Tin Wing (GalaMusica – School Creative Works 2018)
    • So Ho Ming (GalaMusica – School Chamber Compositions 2019)

Contact Information

22 Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley
Tel: +852 28130360
Fax: +852 28137311
Email: [email protected]