The Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association (HKSMSA) is a non-profit making organisation founded in 1940. We have been organising the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival and Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival to encourage students to excel in music and speech performances and to promote them to the international platform since 1949. Open to students of kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and post-secondary institutes, the Festivals have always been two of the major events on the calendar of the local education sector.
Featuring a wide choice of more than 600 competition classes, the Music Festival and the Speech Festival drew over 300,000 participants. Every year a total of 4,000 competitions are staged for students of different age groups at venues all over Hong Kong. We invited more than 150 distinguished educators, speech experts, musicians and performers all over the world to adjudicate at the Festivals.
Every year, we offer scholarships to outstanding prize-winners of the Festivals to go abroad to learn from other young talents at international events. Some of the scholarship recipients took part in the overseas musical competitions, summer music camp and public speaking competition. These memorable trips broadened their horizon and enhanced their personal growth.
We also stage performances given by prize-winners every year, and run workshops and seminars for teachers from time to time.