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
ORCiD
0000-0001-9260-5952
Phone
(852) 2948 8154
Email
bphtang@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Research Interest

Education policy and curriculum

Equity in education

The flexible-learning approach

Catholic religious music

Teaching Interest

Music history

Music materials and techniques

Composition

Music communication / conducting

DSE music teaching strategy

External Appointment

Review Panel

ISME World Conference 2022, Theme: Music Education Policy and Social Justice Education


School Manager

Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Primary School


Comissioner

ISME Policy Commission


Committee on Music

Curriculum Development Council, HKSAR


Secondary Music Textbook Review Panel

Education Bureau, HKSAR


Composer

Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong

Personal 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.


Publication

  • Tang, P. H. (2014). IT-assisted Music Composition Education in Hong Kong Primary Schools: Recommendations for Curriculum Design and Teacher Professional Development. Scholar's Press.
  • Tang, P. H. (2012). Transforming the practice of music composition education under technological environment. 30th International Society for Music Education World Conference, Thessaloniki.
  • Tang, P. H. (2006). Enhancing students' experiences in making music composition through a music notation software. Australian Online Journal of Arts Education, 2(3). http://music-ed.net/aojae/index_htm_files/Tang_2-3.pdf


Conference Presentation

  • Tang, P.H. (2022). COVID-19 in Hong Kong: Policy, Challenges, and Insights for School Music Education. 21st International Seminar of the International Society for Music Education Commission on Policy: Culture, Media and Education, Virtual Conference.
  • Chen, H. P., Imada, T., Kang, J. H., & Tang, P. H. (2021). Possibilities and Alternatives in the Pandemic: Music Education in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. 13th Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research, Meiji
  • Gakuin University, Tokyo.
  • Tang, P. H. (2020). Hong Kong Technology Educational Policy and Music Teachers’ Teaching Strategy. 20th International Seminar of the International Society for Music Education Commission on Policy: Culture, Media and Education, Virtual Conference.
  • Chen, H. P., Imada, T., Kang, J. H., & Tang, P. H. (2019). Technology in Music Curriculum and its Practice. 12th Asia- Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau.
  • Tang, P. H. (2018). The Impact of the Music Curriculum Policy on the Teacher Education in Hong Kong. 19th International Seminar of the International Society for Music Education Commission on Music Policy: Culture, Education, and Mass Media, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich.
  • Chen, H. P., Imada, T., Mohamad Shah, S., Seok, S. A., & Tang, P. H. (2017). Transcending Boarders: Music Education in Asia: Past, Present, and Future. 11th Asia-Pacific Symposium of Music Education Research, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Tang, P. H. (2016). Globalization? Localization? In the aftermath of the dual identity issue in Asian music education: Hong Kong. 18th International Seminar of the International Society for Music Education Commission on Music Policy: Culture, Education, and Mass Media, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, Birmingham.
  • Tang, P. H. (2012). Transforming the practice of music composition education under technological environment. 30th International Society for Music Education World Conference, Thessaloniki.
  • Chan, K. W., Tai, W. Y, & Tang, P. H. (2008). Nurturing gifted children through IEP in Hong Kong. 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness, National Institute of Education, Singapore.
  • Tang, P. H. (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. 5th Asia-Pacific Symposium of Music Education Research. University of Washington, Seattle.


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 and curriculum

Equity in education

The flexible-learning approach

Catholic religious music

Teaching Interest

Music history

Music materials and techniques

Composition

Music communication / conducting

DSE music teaching strategy

External Appointment

Review Panel

ISME World Conference 2022, Theme: Music Education Policy and Social Justice Education


School Manager

Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Primary School


Comissioner

ISME Policy Commission


Committee on Music

Curriculum Development Council, HKSAR


Secondary Music Textbook Review Panel

Education Bureau, HKSAR


Composer

Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Research book or monograph (author)
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’ schools.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TANG, Pan Hang Benny 鄧斌衡