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Choral Conducting Masterclass with Prof. Theodora Pavlovitch

After 6 years, Bulgarian choral conducting meastero Professor Theodora Pavlovitch visits Hong Kong again to conduct choral conducting masterclass. As a regular member of juries at international choral competitions, Prof. Pavlovitch shall teach from her extensive experience on six selected a cappella pieces, with an aim to improve students on conducting technique as well as interpretation of the pieces.

  • One preparation session by Mr Leon Chu, Music Director of CU Chorus (active students only)

  • Four sessions of intensive class

  • 20 minutes individual coaching in each session

  • Conducting CU Chorus in the masterclass

  • Performing with CU Chorus in closing performance 

Course Dates, Time and Venue

Session 1 [Preparatory Session, active students only]

Date: 14/7/2024 (SUN) 

Time: 3-6pm

Venue: Shoshana Music Forest [5A, Koshun House, 329-331 Nathan Road, Jordan]


Sessions 2 - 5 [All participants]

Date:  21, 23, 24 & 26/7/2024* (SUN, TUE, WED & FRI) 

Time: 7:30-10pm

Venue: Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School  [533 Fuk Wing Street Cheung Sha Wan]

* Closing Performance and Dress Rehearsal will be held on 26/7

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Fee and application deadline


Active Students  

Fee: HKD 5,400*  (All 5 Sessions)

Quotas: 6 nos.

Application deadline: 16 June 2024

Observing Students

Fee: HKD 1,200 (4 Sessions)

Quotas: 60 nos.

Application deadline: 30 June 2024


30%-off for full-time students for enrollment as active/ observing students)


* A set of scores is included in the registration fee.


Active Student

Music teachers in primary or secondary schools, choral conductors or music students who are interested in choral conducting

Observing Student

Anyone who is interested in choral music

Application Method

Active Student

Submit the application together with a 5-minute video of conducting in a rehearsal setting for selection by 16 June 2024. Successful applicants shall be informed by 23 June 2024. Seat would be reserved until 30 June 2024 until full payment of the application fee is settled.


Observing Student

Submit the application form before 30 June 2024 and settle the payment in full.  Bring the payment receipt in exchange for an admission pass on the first day of class (21/7/2024).

Limited quota on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please submit the application before deadline.  Successful applications shall be notified via email regarding payment details.

Set Pieces (Preview)

Anton Bruckner: Du bist wie eine blume

Anton Bruckner: Locus iste

Ola Gjeilo: Ubi caritas

Dobri Hristov: Svete tihii

Felix Mendelssohn: Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt

Eric Whitacre: All seems beautiful to me


For any enquiries, please contact Ms Monica Chan on 9030 8570 or email to

Theodora Pavlovitch   Clinician   

  • Former Vice-President of International Federation for Choral Music

  • Professor in choral conducting at the Bulgarian National Academy of Music and Sofia University

  • A regular member of Juries at international choral competitions

  • Conducted the World Youth Choir

Theodora Pavlovitch is a Professor in choral conducting at the Bulgarian National Academy of Music and Sofia University. She has been conductor of Vassil Arnaoudov Sofia Chamber Choir since 1991, and a permanent conductor of Classic FM Radio Mixed Choir since 2005.


Prof. Pavlovitch was the former Vice-President of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM). She is a regular member of Juries at international choral competitions, and a lecturer at different music events in Europe, USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc. She led a Masterclass in conducting at the 7th World Symposium on Choral Music in 2005. In 2007/2008 she conducted a Session of the World Youth Choir, and was honoured by UNESCO with the title Artist for Peace.

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