UBC Summer Music Institute
2013 (Canada Study Tour)
Professor Martin Berinbaum (UBC)
Mr. Ringo Chan (PURE Orchestral
Centre Hong Kong)
Co-presented by UBC School of
Music & PURE Orchestral Centre
Stepping into its seventeenth musical
summer, The UBC Summer Music Institute 2013 (Study Tour) is jointly organized by
School of Music, the University of British Columbia, BC, Canada. and
PURE Orchestral Centre Hong Kong. It is co-directed by Martin Berinbaum,
Professor Emeritus and Former Director for Band at UBC and Ringo Chan,
Director of Pure Orchestral Centre of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Flute
Centre. The purposes of the Institute are: (a) to enhance the musical
instrument playing skills of all participants, (b) to solidify their
independence and teamwork ability, (c) to learn from top-notched faculty
at a world-renowned North American university, and (d) to maximize the
effective use and return of the summer vacation. UBC SMI 2013 is
suitable for players: Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor
Saxophone, French Horn, Tube, Percussion, Drum set and Bassoon
Our first Institute (Study Tour) in 2002 and subsequent institutes from 2004 to 2012
were all executed with great successes. Feedbacks were extremely
positive. Students' instrumental playing skills and English proficiency
have significantly improved. Cross-cultural friendships were built.
Global experience was added to each of the participant. Here are some of
the many feedbacks from the parents/participants evidencing the
institute is truly wonderful and value adding...
UBC SMI 2013 Study Tour Leaflet
Abstract from Apple Daily News
March 31, 2007
Click image to details. Abstract from Ming Pao Daily News
July 19, 2002
Click image to enlarge.
"I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to the hard work of
the PURE UBC team for taking good care of the "troop". It is not an easy
task to manage a group comprised of young men, ladies, boys and girls
and to cater for the needs of the different age groups. I have kept in
close contact with my son (a 13 year old) during his stay in Canada.
Judging from the decreasing frequency of phone calls he had with me, I
deduced that he must be having a wonderful time and the reassurance of
the familiar voice from home was not needed. My son told me that he has
learned a great deal through the English classes and the music tuitions.
It certainly is an eye-opener for youngsters from Hong Kong to interact
with their peers in Canada. I will not hesitate to recommend this course
to anyone. Keep up with the good work."
Parent of Raimondi College (Primary Section)
"I sincerely thank you for the great job you have done. So efficient and
well organised. Really, thank you!"
St. Paul's Co-educational College
"Congratulations for the excellent job. I enjoy reading the diary and
the photos. Really great!"
Parent of Canadian International School of Hong Kong
The UBC Summer Music Institute 2013 will be held from July 6
(Saturday) to July 22(Monday) at the UBC School of Music in Vancouver,
Canada. More and more information about
the UBC SMEI 2013 will be included in this website as we progress