FAQ

How can my child join CMT?

You can choose to apply by the following ways:

  1. Complete the application form (in hard copy or online), and mail the cheque for the application fee ($80) to CMT Tin Hau Headquarters; or 
  2. Visit our Headquarters in Tin Hau or our teaching centre in Prince Edward, fill in the form and pay the application fee by cheque or cash. CMT will arrange the audition for the applicant. 

The application fee is non-refundable.

If the applicant is absent from the audition or does not pass the audition, he / she is required to resubmit their application and application fee for another audition.

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Which class is suitable for my child?

CMT provides musical training courses according to particular needs of children at different ages:

  1. Starkids Baby (Group D): For aged 2.5-4
  2. Pre-Starkids (Group P): For aged 3-4
  3. Starkids I (Group C): For aged 4-6
  4. Starkids II (Group B): For aged 7-10
  5. Starkids III (Group A): For aged 11-17

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Where are the teaching centres?

Tin Hau Headquarters:

  • Room 1103, Park Commercial Centre, 180 Tung Lo Wan Road, Causeway Bay, HK (Exit A1 of MTR Tin Hau Station)

Kowloon Teaching Centres:

  • Prince Edward: 2/F, Le Prabelle Hotel, 372 Portland Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong (2-minute walk from Exit C2 of MTR Prince Edward Station)
  • The Good Lab: 1/F, The Sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street, Cheung Sha Wan (Exit B of MTR Cheung Sha Wan Station)
  • HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity: Critic Room, 5/F, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tsuen Wan Teaching Centre:

  • Tsuen Wan Town Hall: Lecture Room / Conference Room, 2/F, 72 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong 

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What is the procedure after applying for the course?

For CMT regular musical courses, applicants must attend and pass the audition to be held before commencement of the course. CMT will hold an audition every quarter (generally in late March, June, September and December) for member recruitment.

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How can I know the audition time after applying for the course?

After receiving applications from the applicants, CMT will inform applicants of the audition details 2 weeks before the audition date via email.

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Why does CMT hold auditions?

We encourage applicants to understand and experience the learning environment before joining as CMT members. Our artistic tutors will observe applicants' character, personality, discipline and willingness of collaboration during group interaction, so as to help choose a suitable class for each member.

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How is the audition going to be?

Applicants will be grouped according to their ages and meet our artistic director and tutors in groups. During the meeting, participants will do self introduction, sing, engage in games and perform in the session of talent show*. (*Talent show is only required to applicants of Starkids II & III aged 7-17)

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When will the audition result be released?

  1. For Starkids Baby (aged 2.5-4): Results will be released via email or by phone in one week.
  2. For Pre-Starkids (aged 3-4), Starkids I (aged 4-6), Starkids II (aged 7-10) and Starkids III (aged 11-17): Results will be released on the audition day.

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Apart from the course fee, do I need to pay other fees?

  1. Each new member will pay a one-off admission fee ($520).
  2. CMT handbook fee ($20) 
    *Members must bring along their handbook for each lesson

Fees submitted will not be refunded under any circumstances.

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What is the teaching style of CMT?

  1. All courses are regularly conducted with diverse musical materials prepared by experienced theatre tutors.
  2. Each quarter consists of 10 lessons (four quarters in total every year). The regular courses are held continuously every year.
  3. For the benefit of learning, members will be advised to join a more advanced course from time to time (with performance assessements by tutors).  

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What are the musical training courses in CMT?

  1. Starkids Baby (Group D): Parent-child class will be taught by experienced theatre tutors. Through a variety of singing and dancing activities, we aim at developing children's initiative, sense of rhythmic and physical coordination. It is the introductory musical course.
  2. Pre-Starkids (Group P): Preparatory course for Group C Starkids I. Through singing and dancing, role-playing and props making, we aim at delivering basic knowledge of musical to the children with various performing elements including drama, dancing and singing.
  3. Starkids I (Group C): As an elementary musical course, we will make use of classic musical materials to give practices and formulate small-scaled performances for children participation. Members will also learn to cooperate with others, so as to enhance their communication skills and confidence.
  4. Starkids II (Group B): Intermediate musical course. By accumulating former learning experience, we aim at enhancing chidlren's performing skills and expressive mentality. Tutors will apply meaningful and inspiring drama pieces into the teaching process so as to help build positive values of life.
  5. Starkids III (Group A): Classes will be managed by two experienced tutors specializing on various theatre profession. We aim at developing the advanced techniques of acting, vocalizing and dancing of members. The course enables children to receive professional guidance on performing arts and have enlightening development in the long term.

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Is there any special arrangement for classes/ activities during bad weather?

Bad Weather Arrangements

Class/Activity Venue

  • Lok Fu 's centre - HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity (HKSC)
     
  • Cheung Sha Wan's centre - GoodLab
  • Tin Hau Headquaters
     
  • Prince Edward's centre
     
  • Tsuen Wan's centre - Tsuen Wan Town Hall

Amber Rainstorm Warning,

Typhoon Cyclone Warning
Signal no. 1 / Signal no. 3

CMT classes will be held as scheduled.

CMT classes will be held as scheduled.

Red Rainstorm Warning

  • If the Red Rainstorm Warning / Black Rainstorm Warning/ Signal No. 8 or above is issued by the Hong Kong Observatory within 2 hours from the commencement of classes, the classes will be cancelled*. 
     
  • If the Red Rainstorm Warning/ Black Rainstorm Warning is issued during classes, the classes will continue until the end of normal class hours. Parents may pick up their children under safe conditions. CMT staff will look after the students who have not left the class venues.
  • If the Typhoon Signal no. 8 or above is issued during classes, the classes will be suspended. Parents may pick up their children under safe conditions. CMT staff will look after the students who have not left the class venues.

CMT classes will be held as scheduled.

Black Rainstorm Warning,

Typhoon Cyclone Warning
Signal no. 8 or above

  • If the Black Rainstorm Warning/ Signal No. 8 or above is issued by the Hong Kong Observatory within 2 hours from the commencement of classes, the classes will be cancelled.
  • If the Black Rainstorm Warning is issued during classes, the classes will continue until the end of normal class hours. Parents may pick up their children under safe conditions. CMT staff will look after the students who have not left the class venues.
  • If the Typhoon Signal no. 8 or above is issued during classes, the classes will be suspended. Parents may pick up their children under safe conditions. CMT staff will look after the students who have not left the class venues.

* Special arrangement for classes held in HKSC and GoodLab due to the venues' guidelines and rules:

If Red Rainstorm Warning is issued by the Hong Kong Observatory within 2 hours from the commencement of classes the classes held in the HKSC and GoodLab will be cancelled. A make-up class will be arranged for the affected CMT members. This special arrangement is only applicable to classes held in the HKSC and GoodLab when Red Rainstorm Warning is issued. 

Note: Classes cancelled due to bad weather or influential diseases will not be refunded; besides, no make-up classes will be arranged (except the special make-up classes arrangements for the CMT members whose classes in HKSC and GoodLab are cancelled due to the Red Rainstorm Warning).

Download the notice on Bad Weather Arrangements (PDF file)

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What is the exposure for CMT members?

  1. Members attending CMT regular courses for two or more quarters are eligible for joining the CMT annual performance.
  2. Group C Starkids I members, who have attended lessons for two or more quarters, will have the opportunity of public performances once or twice every year. Final casts and performance details will be provided after the audition (if any). 
  3. Group C (Starkids I) and Group A&B (Starkids II&III) members will have the opportunities to join other small-scale performances, with an aim to enrich their learning experiences.

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Is there any scholarship available for application?

CMT provides scholarships to students in need or with excellent performance. Scholarships include:

1. Ada Ying Kay Wong JP Scholarship

2. HKCMT Scholarship

Application for CMT scholarships is open every January. Applicants should send us the completed application form with supporting documents for further review (including documents of family income proof).

All applications will be examined by the CMT management and the successful applicants will receive a letter of approval. Scholarships will be granted in April (from April of the current year to March of the next year). Students who receive scholarships must be committed to their studies in the coming year with full attendance. If any false declaration or inaccurate information is found in the applications, CMT reserves the rights to suspend, withdraw or claim back partial or full scholarship at any time.

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