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Boston Conservatory at Berklee (US), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Teaching since 2010
Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Ms Hilary

Classical Vocal, Musical
Boston Conservatory at Berklee (US), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Professional field(s): Classical Vocal, Musical
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Teaching since 2010

Ms. Hilary (mezzo-soprano) holds her Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees in Voice Performance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee (Massachusetts, USA) and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). She is currently the Fellow-In-Residence (Vocal) at Yew Chung International School and the conductor of the girl's choir at C.C.C Kei Yuen College. She also received her LTCL in Singing with Distinction. Since 2019, her vocal students have won 90 top three prizes in both local and international competitions, she was also awarded multiple teaching prizes to recognize her excellent contribution to musical teaching; including ASCO International Music Competition, Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition (New York, USA), London Young Musician (London, UK), Grand Prize Virtuoso Salzburg Competition (Salzburg, Vienna), International Young Musicians Music Competition (Wien, Austria), Taipei International Youth Music Competition (Taipei, Taiwan), Rising Star London Festival Competition (London, UK), Brilliant Talent Discovery Awards International Music Competition (Singapore), and over 40 local competitions.

Ms. Hilary has taught as the Full-time music/choir director at the Boston Trinity Academy, Natick High School, Canton High School, Christa McAuliffe Charter School, Watertown Middle School, and Forest Hills Covenant Church in Massachusetts, USA. In addition, she was a young artist with multiple opera programs, such as Opera Naples Young Artist Program (Naples, FL), Martina Arroyo Prelude to Performance Program (NYC), New England Opera Intensive (Boston, MA), Utah Lyric Opera Young Artist Program (Provo, UT), Canadian Vocal Arts Institute (Montreal, Canada), Russian Opera Workshop (Philadelphia, PA). She was also a professional alto choir member with the prestigious Philadelphia Symphonic Choir and Boston Symphony Orchestra Tanglewood Festival Chorus (USA).

Ms Hilary

Education

Master of Music, Voice Performance, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Bachelor of Music, Voice and Opera Performance, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Diploma in Music, Voice and Opera Performance, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Achievement

Trinity College of Music

LTCL Singing Recital, Distinction

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Grade 8 Singing

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Grade 8 Piano

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Grade 8 Trumpet

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Grade 8 Music Theory

Performance Experience

Masterworks Chorale, MA

Alto Soloist, Messa da Requiem by Verdi

Martina Arroyo Prelude to Performance

Sing Lay Sister, La Badessa, La Suora Zelatrice from Suor Angelica, and Carmen

Longwood Opera

Soloist Summer Opera Concert Series

Boston Conservatory Opera

El Gato from El Gato con Botas by Montsalvatge

Boston Conservatory Opera

Ruth from Dark Sisters by Muhly

Boston Conservatory Opera

Miss Todd, The Old Maid and the Thief by Menotti

Russian Opera Workshop

Gypsy woman from Aleko by Rachmaninoff

Russian Opera Workshop

Nurse from Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky

Utah Lyric Opera Young Artist Program

Dorabella from Cosi fan tutte by Mozart

Working Experience

Yew Chung International School, 2022- present

Fellow-In-Residence (Vocal)

C.C.C Kei Yuen College, 2019-

Choir Conductor

Boston Trinity Academy, MA (USA), 2018-2019

Full-time Music/Choir Director

Canton High School, Canton, MA (USA), 2017-2018

Voice Teacher

Forest Hills Covenant Church, MA (USA), 2017-2018

Music/Choir Director

Christa McAuliffe Charter School, MA (USA), 2017-2018

Voice Teacher

Watertown Middle School, MA (USA), 2017-2018

Choir Accompanist

Nattick High School, MA (USA), 2017-2018

Choir Accompanist

Lilja Elementary School, MA (USA), 2017-2018

Choir Accompanist

Teaching Location

Central and WesternEasternSouthernWan ChaiKowloon City

Tutor's Studio

Wanchai, Tai Koo, Fortress Hill, Causeway Bay, North Point, Admiralty, Sai Ying Pun Mid-levels, Prince Edward, Central, Shau Kei Wan, Sai Wan Ho

Live Tutorial

Ms. Hilary provides live tutorial/online lessons (Google meeting).

Lesson

Vocal

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$900/45mins$1050/60mins$1200/60mins
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
  • All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars.

Level:

All Instrumental Lessons / Accompaniment
Beginner: Beginner - G. 4
Intermediate: G. 5 - G. 7
Advanced: G. 8 or above

Western Music Theory
Beginner: ABRSM Music Theory G. 5
Intermediate: ABRSM Music Theory G. 8
Advanced: Trinity College London AmusTCL or above

Chinese Music Theory
Beginner: Shanghai Conservatory of Music Theory
Beginner: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 1
Intermediate: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 2
Advanced: Not applicable

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