UBC Summer Music Institute 2013

The UBC Summer Music Institute 2013 (UBC SMI 2013) will be held from Saturday July 6 to July 22, 2013.

Target Participants - UBC SMI 2013 is specially designed for students age 8 - 17 with at least, but not essential, one-year instrumental playing experience who we believe will be benefited most from the Institute. (for Matured Players, who possess advanced playing skills, please contact our Institute Director, Mr. Ringo Chan, at 3520 2628 for specially designed, professional level music programs). All the applications will be screened by both Institute Director and Director for Asian Region of the Institute on individual basis so that they can be assigned to the most suitable sectional groups of either junior, intermediate or senior concert band/orchestra. All music classes and instructions will be conducted by native English speakers who are instructors and/or professors of UBC School of Music and musicians from the Vancouver musical community. We therefore expect that participated students will be fully immersed in a purely English environment in which the use of English as an communication tool is mandatory. Hence, increase their confidence in using English as a mean of communication and daily necessity.

Outcomes - Through completing the UBC SMI program, we are confident that participating students will make the best use of their summer vacation, balancing learning with time to play. They will enhance their skills in playing musical instruments and their ability to understand and use of English. We also encourage participating students to study, play and live together, which provides the best opportunity for students to develop their interpersonal skills, communication skills, and independence. These skills are critical to personal development, and will surely benefit our students for life. A Certificate of Attendance issued by the UBC School of Music will be issued on successful completion of the course.

Guardian Policy - It is a policy of the University of British Columbia that all students, regardless of age, will not ever be left unattended. The university and the administration of the institute have appointed a sufficient number of professional counselors and group leaders to accompany students to all events, classes, and walking between dormitory and the music building. A total of approximately 80 staffs made up of faculty, participated professional musicians and educators and both undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Music will be responsible for the safety of all students.

UBC SMI 2013
Fact Sheet

1) Organisers :
School of Music, The University of British Columbia
PURE Orchestral Centre, Hong Kong
2) Flight :
Cathay Pacific ( Direct Hong Kong - Vancouver - Hong Kong)
3) Accommodation :
 University Residence - Place Vanier
4) Meal Arrangement
Mixture of Both Western & Chinese meals available each day.
5) Target Groups
Age 8 - 25 young musicians from across Hong Kong, Canada, USA and various
parts of Asia, preferably, but not essential, possess at least one-year of any
orchestral instruments playing experience
6) Tour Content
2-week of Orchestral Training at UBC AND sight-seeing tour
(B) Musical Activity & Highlight
1) Types of Activity :
(i) Ensemble Rehearsal & Sectional
(ii) Master class
(iii) Workshop
(iv) Faculty Concert
(v) Student Concert
(vi) A great variety of Evening Programs.
2) Types of Ensemble :

(i) Intermediate & Senior Concert Bands
(ii) Intermediate & Senior Jazz Ensemble
(iii) Junior, Intermediate & Senior String Ensemble
(iv) Chamber Ensembles
3) Faculty :
Faculty of UBC School of Music, Members from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Members & UBC Graduate and Undergraduate music students
4) Instruments :
 If you play one of the following instruments, the UBC Summer Music Institute is suitable for you:-

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion (including Drum-Set)
5) Performance
Public concerts at the renowned Chan's Centre For the Performing Arts
7) Fee

To be confirmed

Parents who wish to join the tour may contact Mr. Ringo Chan, Director for Asian Region for further requests and detailed arrangement.  The fee will be determined after the plan is confirmed.
(I) The Standard Programme Fee for STUDENT will include the following items:
1. One round trip economy ticket between Hong Kong and Vancouver via Cathay
Pacific Airways Direct
2. All Tuition Fee
3. All Standard Meals & Accommodations at UBC
4. One-set of CD of two graduation concerts
5. All ground transportation (except optional recreational activities)
(II) The Standard Programme Fee for PARENT will include the following items:
1. One round trip economy ticket between Hong Kong and Vancouver via
Cathay Pacific Airways Direct
2. Room & Board
3. Sightseeing Tour
The Programme Fee does not include:
1. Travel document and visa application fee
2. All kinds of tax and airline insurance
3. Surcharge of luggage overweight (an average of above 20 kgs)
4. Personal expenses and allowance
5. Laundry and daily personal necessity
6. Optional activities at participant’s own choice
7. All tour guide fees and tips
8. All fees associated with extra-curricular activities at UBC (i.e. swimming etc)
(8)Bonus Participants of 2013 UBC SMI programme will receive the following Bonus:

1) Enjoy free participation of PURE Ensemble training programme for 1-year
2) Enjoy a special rate of HK$1,500 for taking ABRSM Grade 5 Theory Course
3) Opportunity to perform at the annual concert of PURE ORCHESTRAL CENTRE  on September 2013

In addition, there are also other bonus packages available for participants who are currently studying at PURE Orchestral Centre.  Please contact Mr. Ringo Chan at 3520 2628 for BONUS DETAILS.

 (9) Registration
To register, a non-refundable deposit of HK$5,000.00 is required on or before June 30, 2013 together with the application form, copies of passport and Hong Kong Identity Card. All payments must be made in cheque make payable to "PAM MANAGEMENT CO. LTD." and mail to 14th Floor, Lee West Commercial Building, 375-379 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Press here to Download the Application Form
(10) Enquiry
For further enquiry, please call 3520-2628. Enquiry can
also be made via e-mail at info@puremusic.hk

UBC 夏季音樂英語學院 2013

舉辦日期: 2013年7月 7日至2013年7月23日

世界著名學府加拿大英屬哥倫比亞大學 (UBC) 音樂學院舉辦的 2013夏季音樂英語學院 (UBC Summer Music Institute) 是個大型暑期音樂英語訓練營。自1992年起成立至今每年取錄約400位來自香港、加拿大各省份及 亞洲各國等地學員,一起參與為期二星期的管弦樂及英語寫作會話訓練課程,讓不同文化背景的青少年聚首一堂,分享對音樂的熱誠及群體生活上的樂趣。

此計劃課程由UBC音樂學院策劃,並邀請到超過80位來自UBC音樂學院教授、客席講師、器樂導師、溫哥華交響樂團(Vancouver Symphony Orchestra) 樂手及溫哥華著名爵士樂手主持任教。當中包括UBC交響管樂團總監 馬田‧巴倫邦教授、夏威夷大學管弦樂總監 格蘭‧奧卡梅立教授、著名加拿大爵士樂教育家夏拉教授等。有關導師名單及介紹,請參閱導師表。


(1) 音樂課程
  • 每天6小時專業管樂弦樂敲擊樂訓練課程,形式包括樂團訓練工作坊大師班個人導修課等。
  • 樂團種類包括管樂團弦樂團爵士樂 團
  • 每天參與學生觀摩演奏會、欣賞由各音樂教授及專業樂手演出之音樂會、及於國際知名的佛迪活演奏廳(Freddy Wood Theatre) 作結業公開演出。
(2) 英語課程
  • 整項音樂課程均以英語授課,而所有監護員全為加拿大籍人仕,學員須以英語交談,從而提升使用英語之能力。
(3) 戶外活動
  • 游泳、跳舞、球類活動、電影、團隊遊戲及活動
(4) 對象 年齡由8至25歲的學生。如擁有至少一年任何管弦樂器吹奏經驗更佳。
(5) 住宿及膳食 參與學員將被安排入住全新大學宿舍Place Vanier及享用豐富早、午、晚餐。中西食譜俱備。
(6) 費用 待定
(7) 額外優惠 本中心將提供以下優惠予參與本年度課程之學員


(8) 出席證書 完成課程後各學員將獲發由英屬哥倫比亞大學音樂學院簽發之出席證書一張。
(9) 詳情查詢 如欲查詢進一步詳情,請致電 純樂管弦中心 (PURE ORCHESTRAL CENTRE)
電話: 3520 2628 或 電郵至