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Overview

August 5 – 11, 2024

The Programme for the Musically Gifted (PMG) is a signature programme at the College to mentor gifted young musicians through an integrated approach. With performance practice and chamber music as its core elements, the programme is complemented by workshops exploring other aspects of music, from aural training to analysis, composing for performers to practicing strategies. 

Bringing this exclusive programme to the community for the first time, the Summer PMG welcomes young pianists and violinists to immerse in a week of intense yet fulfilling music making!

Summer PMG 1

Private
Lesson

4 hours of one-on-one lessons with the faculty with practice time built-in to the timetable.

Chamber
Music
COACHING

4 hours of chamber music coaching with faculty with rehearsal time built in to the timetable.

workshop,
MASTERCLASS
VIRTUAL MEET

16 hours of workshops on The Art of Practicing, Composing for Performers, and Virtual Meet, through which to build students' musicianship

Recording session and a performance at the end of the camp 

VAlue
Education

Evening Activities and Values Education Workshop led by Portal Guardian and Resident Tutors in conjunction with the Choir Camp

RECORDING &
PERFORMANCE

Summer PMG 2

FACULTY

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Mr. Warren Lee

Artistic Director, Piano Faculty

Steinway & Naxos Recording Artist

SPCC Music and Creative Arts Director

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Mr. Jing Wang

Violin Faculty

Concertmaster, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Summer PMG 3

VISITING ARTISTS

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Prof. Robert Blocker

Virtual Meet

Steinway Artist

Professor of Piano and former Dean

 Yale School of Music

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Dr. Mary Wu

Piano Masterclass

Steinway Artist

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Dr. Darius Lim

Composing for Performers

Music Director, Voices of Singapore

Renowned Composer

Summer PMG 4
Eligibility
Current P5- F3
(~aged 11-15)
Boys & Girls

Summer PMG is open to any student who plays the piano or violin to an advanced level and is aged between 11-15. 

For reference, students are expected to have attained a performing diploma (e.g. ATCL, ARSM or equivalent) with merit or distinction in piano or violin.

Details
Audition
April 13, 2024

There are only 8 places in the programme where students will be chosen by auditions. Applicants are required to submit a video recording for pre-screening and shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a live audition on April 13, 2024.

Students are required to prepare two contrasting pieces of no more than 10 minutes for the live audition that best showcase their technical abilities and musicalities. A sight-reading test will also be included in the audition.

Fees
HKD$16,800

This is a 7-day-6-night residential camp, where students will be housed in the Chong Yau Pak Wan Residence Hall at St. Paul's Co-educational College and where boarding is compulsory. The programme fee is inclusive of tuition fees, costs for all camp materials as well as room and board.  

  • What is the medium of instruction?
    This camp will be taught primarily in English with some activities in both English and Cantonese.
  • What do I have prepare for the try-out?
    You will be asked to demonstrate basic skills in dribbling, passing, handling and shooting in the try-out. Basic communication skills in English will also be assessed.
  • Will I get a Certificate of Completion at the end of the Summer Portal?
    Yes, students successfully completing the programme will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
  • What does the fee cover?
    The camp fee covers all tuition and activities, accommodation and meals.
  • Are there scholarships available?
    A limited number of scholarships of up to 100% of the tuition fees (excluding room-and-board charge of HKD$4,800 per camp) may be offered to exceptionally gifted students based on a merit-based and impact assessment. Every applicant will be assessed in the audition/interview process.
  • What type of accommodation is provided?
    Students of the same gender will be put in the same dormitory at our Chong Yau Pak Wan Residence Hall, and supervised by the Portal Guardian and a team of qualified resident tutors.
  • How many students will there be in the B-ball Camp?
    Up to around 24 students will be admitted to the B-ball Camp.
  • When will I know whether I am admitted to the Summer Portal?
    You will be notified by email of the result of the try-out no later than May 15, 2024.
  • When is the try-out?
    The selection will take place in April 2024. You will be notified of the exact date, time and venue in due course.
  • Do I have to stay in the dormitory during the camp?
    Yes. In order to create an all-immersive experience where deep bonding and interaction takes place, boarding is an essential and compulsory component of the Summer Portal.
  • Are students from St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School given priority?
    No, admission to the programme is open to all students and based purely on the merit of the try-out.
  • Are students from St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School given priority?
    No, admission to the programme is open to all students and based purely on the merit of the audition.
  • Who is eligible to apply?
    Any student currently enrolled in Primary 5 to Form 2 at the time of application, is eligible to apply. This is a co-educational camp.
  • Are there scholarships available?
    A limited number of scholarships of up to 100% of the tuition fees (excluding room-and-board charge of HKD$4,800 per camp) may be offered to exceptionally gifted students based on a merit-based and impact assessment. Every applicant will be assessed in the audition/interview process.
  • Do I have to stay in the dormitory during the camp?
    Yes. In order to create an all-immersive experience where deep bonding and interaction takes place, boarding is an essential and compulsory component of the Summer Portal.
  • What does the fee cover?
    The camp fee covers all tuition and activities, accommodation, meals as well as music scores.
  • What is the medium of instruction?
    This camp will be taught primarily in Cantonese and English.
  • What do I have prepare for the audition?
    You will be asked to sing a piece of your own choice that best displays your technical and musical ability. In addition, a sight-reading assessment may be given. The duration of your own choice piece should be between 2 to 3 minutes.
  • How many students will there be in the Choir Camp!?
    Up to around 60 students will be admitted to the Choir Camp!.
  • Will I get a Certificate of Completion at the end of the Summer Portal?
    Yes, students successfully completing the programme will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
  • When will I know whether I am admitted to the Summer Portal?
    You will be notified by email of the result of the audition no later than May 15, 2024.
  • When is the audition?
    The audition will take place in 13-14 April 2024. You will be notified of the exact date, time and venue in due course.
  • What type of accommodation is provided?
    Students of the same gender will be put in the same dormitory at our Chong Yau Pak Wan Residence Hall, and supervised by the Portal Guardian and a team of qualified resident tutors.
  • What is the medium of instruction?
    This camp will be taught primarily in English and Cantonese.
  • Are students from St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School given priority?
    No, admission to the programme is open to all students and based purely on the merit of the interview.
  • Who is eligible to apply?
    Any student currently enrolled in Primary 5 to Form 2 at the time of application, is eligible to apply. This is a co-educational camp.
  • What does the fee cover?
    The camp fee covers all tuition and activities, accommodation and meals as well as teaching materials.
  • Do I have to stay in the dormitory during the camp?
    Yes. In order to create an all-immersive experience where deep bonding and interaction takes place, boarding is an essential and compulsory component of the Summer Portal.
  • Do I need to bring my own computer or device?
    Yes, you will need to bring your own laptop computer or a tablet (PC or Mac) to access the web-based App Inventor. Should this become a barrier, please notify us and we shall endeavour to assist.
  • What type of accommodation is provided?
    Students of the same gender will be put in the same dormitory at our Chong Yau Pak Wan Residence Hall, and supervised by the Portal Guardian and a team of qualified resident tutors.
  • When will I know whether I am admitted to the Summer Portal?
    You will be notified by email of the result of the interview no later than May 15, 2024.
  • Will I get a Certificate of Completion at the end of the Summer Portal?
    Yes, students successfully completing the programme will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
  • How many students will there be in the IFS Camp?
    Up to around 50 students will be admitted to IFS Camp.
  • What do I have prepare for the interview?
    You will be expected to demonstrate your critical thinking skill in the interview. Basic communication skills in English will also be assessed. No prior coding experience is expected.
  • Are there scholarships available?
    A limited number of scholarships of up to 100% of the tuition fees (excluding room-and-board charge of HKD$4,800 per camp) may be offered to exceptionally gifted students based on a merit-based and impact assessment. Every applicant will be assessed in the audition/interview process.
  • When is the interview?
    The interview will take place on 13 April 2024.
  • When will I know whether I am admitted to the Summer Portal?
    You will be notified by email of the result of the try-out no later than the end of April 2024.
  • Will I get a Certificate of Completion at the end of the Summer Portal?
    Yes, students successfully completing the programme will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
  • Who is eligible to apply?
    Any student currently enrolled in Primary 5 to Form 2 at the time of application, and who plays the piano or the violin to an advanced level is eligible to apply. This is a co-educational camp. Students are expected to have attained a performing diploma (at least ATCL, ARSM or equivalent with a merit or distinction) on their principal instrument. Applicants are required to submit a recent recording to showcase their musical abilities.
  • What is the medium of instruction?
    This camp will be taught primarily in English with some activities in both English and Cantonese.
  • Do I have to stay in the dormitory during the camp?
    Yes. In order to create an all-immersive experience where deep bonding and interaction takes place, boarding is an essential and compulsory component of the Summer Portal.
  • What type of accommodation is provided?
    Students of the same gender will be put in the same dormitory at our Chong Yau Pak Wan Residence Hall, and supervised by the Portal Guardian and a team of qualified resident tutors.
  • When is the audition?
    Only those shortlisted after the video pre-screening will be invited to a live audition, which will be held on April 14, 2024.
  • What does the fee cover?
    The camp fee covers all tuition and activities, accommodation and meals.
  • Are there scholarships available?
    A limited number of scholarships of up to 100% of the tuition fees (excluding room-and-board charge of HKD$4,800 per camp) may be offered to exceptionally gifted students based on a merit-based and impact assessment. Every applicant will be assessed in the audition/interview process.
  • What do I have prepare for the audition?
    You will be asked to prepare two contrasting pieces (or excerpts of) on your principal instrument, lasting no more than a total of 10 minutes. There may be a sight-reading test and a discussion on music in the audition.
  • Are students from St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School given priority?
    No, admission to the programme is open to all students and based purely on the merit of the audition.
  • How many students will there be in the Summer PMG?
    Up to around 8 students will be admitted to the Summer PMG.
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