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Solo singing is intimidating: What should I do with my hands? Where should I look? How should I hold my body? How do I express my feelings? This is where acting skills can really help!

This course has two objectives: (1) to develop characterization and interpretation skills and to develop a rehearsal system with which students can rehearse themselves; and (2) to practice presentation skills appropriate for performing a song. 

This course is suitable for experienced singers who wish to deliver an impactful and emotionally engaging solo song in performance (or audition). Experience in performance is helpful but not necessary. Students should note that this is an acting-based course, not a course in vocal skills development.  

Students should prepare their own solo song (3 minutes maximum) of their choice (in English or Cantonese) for use in class. They also need to bring the following:  

1) Song lyrics on hard copy (musical score if possible);  
2) Accompaniment (MMO) track that may be played back on speaker;  
3) Recording device, such as a smartphone;  
4) Ear pods or earphones; and  
5) Notetaking devices. 

Solo Singers Act!

  • Course Information

    Course Code:EEXC_21FEB2024A

    Discipline: Musical Theatre

    Tutor: Margaret Cheung

    Teaching Medium: Cantonese and English

    Age Limit: 16 or above

  • Course Schedule

    Period: 21 February 2024 - 17 April 2024

    (No class date: 03 April 2024)

    Day of week: Wednesday

    Time: 7:15pm - 9:45pm

    Location: HKAPA, Wan Chai

    Number of Sessions: 8

  • Course Fee

    Regular fee: HK$ 3,600

  • Price Options

    A discount may be offered to the following applicants. Please enter coupon code when checkout.

    Early Bird Discount (10%)

    ( until 15 Jan 2024)

    [coupon code: EB2024]


    Senior citizen card holders (10%)

    [coupon code: SENIORCITIZEN]


    Holders of registration card for people with disabilities (10%)

    [coupon code: REGDISABLED]


    Full-time students (16 years old or above) (20%)

    [coupon code: FULLTIMESTUDENT20]


    Card holders of Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers (10%)

    [coupon code: HKFEWMEM]


    The discount is only applicable to such card holders themselves. The card holders cannot enrol on behalf of other parties with the discount offers.


    EXCEL reserves the right to a final decision in case of any disputes.

  • Tutor's Profile

    Tutor: Margaret Cheung

    Margaret is a freelance performing artist with over 30 years in theatre, film, performing, teaching, directing, translation and casting experience. Directing credits include China Doll, Love Letters, Les Belles Soeurs, Dining Room, Once On This Island, and The Story of Xi Guan. Performing credits include The King and I, West Side Story, Once On This Island, Man of La Mancha, Damn Yankees, Merrily We Roll Along, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, M. Butterfly, FOB, Much Ado About Nothing, A Doll’s House, The Odd Couple, Antigone and many more.  English and Cantonese voice-over credits include Harry Potter 3: Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter 5: The Order of the Phoenix, Seven Swords, The Lion King, Infernal Affairs 1 & 3 and many more.  Margaret has lectured at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Hong Kong Art School, Hong Kong City University SCOPE Yi Jin Program, Hong Kong Institute for Education and numerous secondary schools.  Margaret is the only certified Mosaic Acting System instructor in Hong Kong, a revolutionary acting system developed by American actor and teacher Jeremy Whelan. Margaret received a Doctor of Creative Industries degree from Brisbane’s Queensland University of Technology.  Her doctoral thesis title is Mending the Broken Heart: Using an ethnodrama to voice to Hong Kong Chinese cancer caregivers (, an applied theatre exploration using drama strategies for data collection and ethnodrama for dissemination. She has a Master of Drama Education from Griffith University (Brisbane).  As Director of the Margaret Cheung Creativity Centre, Margaret advocates wellness, participation and creativity for “third-agers” through activities and workshops.

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