Certificate for Module (Keyboard Repertoire: From the Baroque to the 20th Century) (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Performing Arts courses
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Certificate for Module (Keyboard Repertoire: From the Baroque to the 20th Century)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
03 Jul 2022 (Sun)
40 hours
Course Fee
How to Apply
Deadline on 15 May 2022 (Sun)
3762 0054
2151 0720

The programme explores representative solo keyboard repertoire from the Baroque period to the 20th century, ranging from the elementary to advanced levels (ABRSM Grade 3 to diploma level). Special attention will be given to stylistic distinction in representative keyboard works in relation to the socio-cultural context in which the music was created and performed.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to 

1. Discuss and identify the stylistic differences in the keyboard repertoire from the Baroque period to the 20th century;
2. Analyze music in relation to its socio-cultural context;
3. Compile a repertoire of keyboard works for use in performance and pedagogical instruction; and 
4. Compare different interpretations of piano performance.

A ‘Certificate for Module (Keyboard Repertoire: From the Baroque to the 20th Century)’ 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


1.    Baroque and early Classical periods
2.    Late Classical and early Romantic periods
3.    Late Romantic period and the early twentieth century
4.    Russian piano music of the twentieth century
5.    Use of folk elements in the piano works of the twentieth century
6.    Piano works of the Second Viennese School
7.    Timbral explorations of the piano by American experimentalists of the early twentieth century
8.    Other works by American composers in the mid to the late twentieth century

Application Code 2035-PE045A -

Days / Time
  • Monday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue Tutor
  • Dr. Lo Ka Karl – BMus Oberlin, MMus, DMA Cleveland


Type of Assessment




A 10-minute oral presentation on a topic related to keyboard repertoire.



A written report of the above presentation (600-800 words).


Written Examination

A 2-hour written examination on topics of keyboard repertoire covered. There will be both short and long questions.



Total : 


Module Title Class Schedule
Keyboard Repertoire: From the Baroque to the 20th Century Start from 3 July 2022 to 2 Oct 2022, Sundays (10:00 am - 1:00pm) 


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$12,000
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Keyboard Repertoire: From the Baroque to the 20th Century)
COURSE CODE 32C135660 FEES $12,000 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 (Keyboard Repertoire: From the Baroque to the 20th Century)

  • 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