Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes program provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and the chance to explore various areas of the arts administration field. Selected students will participate in arts administration workshops such as artists hospitality and logistics, front-of-house & backstage management, and program notes preparation & presentation led by industry experts in Hong Kong and from the USA. Practical training will be available for students throughout the festival period where students will be assigned specific festival duties.


Program Instructors: Ms. Kathy Lam, Ms. Sophie Lin, Mr. Dennis Wu and Rhapso Arts Management


Important Dates

Interview: From 26-30.9.2016 | Youth Square

Workshops & Site Visit: 15, 22, & 29.10.2016 (Sat) afternoon and 19.11.2016 (Sat) afternoon | Youth Square

On-site Training:  23-27.11.2016 | Hong Kong City Hall (Training period can be coordinated with students’ school schedules; students will be reimbursed for their travel and meal expenses.)


Enquiries: 3974 6601 |

Application Deadline: 18.9.2016 (Sun)

Application for Behind the Scenes 2016 is now closed



  • Eligibility: Hong Kong residents and full-time students aged 16 or above, with knowledge of classical music, team work experience and fluent in Cantonese and English.

  • Program Fee: HK$400 per student

  • Application Requirements: Applicants will be required to submit a 300- to 400-word essay in Chinese or English, explaining why they are interested in joining this program. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

  • Joining the Behind the Scenes program was definitely one of the most wonderful and exciting experiences in my music journey. Although I am not new to classical music, I never knew how the successful concerts could be held before I joined the program. It provided me the opportunity to have an insight into an international music festival. And it also shed thought-provoking light on me that the excellent performance by the musicians is undoubtedly important. Yet, the endeavor by the arts administrators is also indispensable.

    Vanessa Poon
    Student Trainee of Musicus Inspires!

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