Dr TANG, Pan Hang Benny   鄧斌衡
Lecturer I
Department of Cultural and Creative Arts
Phone No: (852) 2948 8154
Email: bphtang@eduhk.hk
Contact
Phone
(852) 2948 8154
Email
bphtang@eduhk.hk
Research Interest

Education policy

Technology-based instruction in music education

Catholic Religious Music

Music of J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Mahler, Stravinsky, Ravel, and Penderecki

Teaching Interest

Music history in the Western society

Music materials and techniques

Music composition

External Appointment

Starting in Sept 2020 Comissioner – ISME Policy Comission

2019 - Present Committee – Curriculum Development Council of the Government of HKSAR – Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority Committee on Music

2019 - Present Committee – Textbook Committee Secondary Music Textbook Review Panel of the Education Bureau of the Government of HKSAR

2010 - Present Composer – Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong

Professional Profile

Dr. Pan-hang Tang graduated at Deakin University with a Ph.D. degree, studying how technology can help to develop children’s musical creativity. A practitioner with hands-on teaching experiences at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels, and formerly a senior management staff of a through-train school, Dr. Tang has developed and taught various music curricula for different institutes, including Tuen Mun District Secondary Schools DSE Music Scheme (2016 – 2019), an Arts co-curricular workshop at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2014 – 2015), a summer gifted program on musical creativity at the University of Hong Kong (2013 – 2015), and the Centralized Scheme of Music Training for Senior Secondary Students organized by the Education Bureau (2003 – 2010).

​Dr. Pan-hang Tang is also an active composer. He had initiated Hong Kong Composers’ Guide to run a 3-year project, the School Concert Series. His “La Messa Cinese” was commissioned and published by the Sacred Music Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese and was performed by the Diocesan Choir in 2014.

Since 2015, Dr. Tang has been working with a team of researchers from Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, and Taiwan in a research project, which is a continuous collaboration, aiming to compare the education policies of each region. The findings of the previous phases have been presented at the ISME Commission Seminar and the Asia-Pacific Symposium of Music Education Research.

Major Publication

Tang, P. H. 2014, IT-assisted music composition education in Hong Kong primary schools, published doctoral dissertation, published Ph.D. dissertation, Scholars’ Press, Saarbrücken.
Tang, P. H. 2012, ‘Transforming the practice of music composition education under technological environment’, In W. Sims (Eds). Proceedings from 30th International Society for Music Education World Conference. Greek Society for Music Education, Thessaloniki, pp. 345-352.
Tang, P. H. 2006, ‘Enhancing students' experiences in making music composition through a music notation software’, Australian Online Journal for Arts Education, 2(3), Deakin University, Melbourne. http://music-ed.net/aojae/index_htm_files/Tang_2-3.pdf

Conference Presentation

Music Teacher Education Policy in Asian Regions (with Tadahiko Imada et al.)
33rd International Society for Music Education World Conference Policy Commission Seminar 2018

Transcending Boarders: Music Education in Asia: Past, Present, and Future (with Mimi Chen et al.)
Asia-Pacific Symposium of Music Education Research 2017

Globalization? Localization? In the Aftermath of the Dual Identities in Asian Music Education (with Mimi Chen et al.)
32nd International Society for Music Education World Conference Policy Commission Seminar 2016

Transforming the practice of music composition education under technological environment.
30thInternational Society for Music Education World Conference 2012

Nurturing gifted children through IEP in Hong Kong (with Michael Chan et al.)
10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness 2008

Teaching musical creativity with information technology in Hong Kong primary schools: A critique of pedagogical and implementation issues with recommendations for further development (Ph.D. Thesis Proposal Colloquium) 2005

Teaching musical creativity in Hong Kong primary schools: A review of the immediate past and the current situation of teaching and learning through technology.
Asia-Pacific Symposium of Music Education Research 2005

Major Music Composition

2015 – 2020 Te Deum – for vocal soloists, chorus, organ and orchestra (can be sung in Latin and Cantonese)
2014 Salve Regina – for chorus and organ
2014 Threnody for the Souls in Tian2 – conceptual music
2013 For the Kingdom – for chorus and organ
2013 Pater Noster – for chorus and organ
2012 Variations on the Theme “A Traven in the Town” – for wind band
2012 Ave Maria – for chorus and organ
2012 Trio for Flute, Violin, and Cello No. 1 (Inverted)
Trio for Flute, Violin, and Cello No. 1 (Retrograde)
Trio for Flute, Violin, and Cello No. 1 (Inverted Retrograde)
2011 – 2012 La Messa Cinese – for chorus and organ
2011 Valse? 9-8 – for wind quartet and piano
2011 Frequency – for 2 sets of oscilloscope and sound generators
2011 聖方濟和平禱文St. Francis’Prayer –for chorus and organ
2005 – 2011 Recorder Fantasy
2010 The Innocent Voices in Cathedral
2010 文金Wenjin –for viola, tenor recorder, harp, and glockenspiel
2010 願上主祝福你May the Lord Bless You –for chorus and organ
2010 Des’r School in SKW – for wind band
2008 Antiphony – for trombone solo and recorder band
2006 Variations on the Lightly Row – for recorder band
2004 Concertino for Clarinet, Piano and Recorder Band
2002 布絮Cloth –for recorder quartet
1999 Brass Quintet
1999 小螞蟻–for percussion band
1999 Trio for Flute, Violin and Cello No.4
1998 Trio for Flute, Violin and Cello No.3
1998 Trio for Flute, Violin and Cello No.2
1997 Trombone Concerto – for trombone solo, double string orchestra, percussion ensemble and chorus
1996 Whims of Bone – for trombone solo
1996 Prelude and Fugue – electronic
1996 Trio for Flute, Violin and Cello No.1
1996 Rachmaninov – for trombone solo and piano
1996 零後Post-Zero –for double string quartet
1996 Percussion Suite – for two percussionists
1995 The Wolf and the Grapery – for trombone solo, piano, and narrator
1995 Variations for Orchestra
1995 Three Pieces for Four Trombones
1992 – 1996 Four Piano Pieces for Children
1993 Piano Poem – for piano solo
1992 蛻變Transformation –for string quartet
1992 In the Harbour – for vocal solo and piano

Research Interest

Education policy

Technology-based instruction in music education

Catholic Religious Music

Music of J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Mahler, Stravinsky, Ravel, and Penderecki

Teaching Interest

Music history in the Western society

Music materials and techniques

Music composition

External Appointment

Starting in Sept 2020 Comissioner – ISME Policy Comission

2019 - Present Committee – Curriculum Development Council of the Government of HKSAR – Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority Committee on Music

2019 - Present Committee – Textbook Committee Secondary Music Textbook Review Panel of the Education Bureau of the Government of HKSAR

2010 - Present Composer – Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Tang, Pan-hang (2014). IT-assisted music composition education in Hong Kong primary schools: Recommendations for curriculum design and teacher professional development. Germany: Scholar's Press.

Project

The New Era of Music Education: Technology, Creativity, and Policy
Information technology (IT) has been promoted for more effective learning and teaching in the subject of music since the current music curriculum guide was published in 2003. This research aims to find out whether music teachers today still stick to the traditional teaching practices or they have improved their technology skills for adopting the more interactive teaching methods. In addition, the research aims to find out how my model PFMCIT (Tang 2009) may show impact on the participants’ schoo . . .
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TANG, Pan Hang Benny 鄧斌衡