Dr Henry Kim Kuok IP
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of MUS
office: CC501-R4

Ip is a local Macau-born composer who studied music composition in University of Salford and graduated in PhD Composition at 2011. During his studied in UK, his composition and orchestration works has been actively performed in various orchestra, wind band, British Brass Band, percussion ensemble, string ensemble, chamber music group, choir, contemporary a cappella and Chinese music ensemble. He currently works as Assistant Professor of at Beijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University United International College and teaches courses relates with compositional techniques, soundtrack and recording production.


  • BA (Hons) Music, University of Salford
  • PhD in Music Composition, University of Salford

Current Teaching

  • MUS 1043 Music History - Film Music
  • MUS 2003 Compositional Techniques
  • MUS 2213 Technology of Music and Sound of Screen
  • MUS 3013 Creative Music Techniques
  • MUS 3023 Tonal Counterpoint

Music Composition:

  • Dragon Fanfare for British Brass Band (2007)
  • The Moon Under Water for Alto Saxophone and Piano (2007)
  • 0257 for Violin, Alto Saxophone and Piano (2007)
  • Fantasia for Alto Saxophone and Guzheng (2007)
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Symphonic Band - Pimenta (2010)
  • Clarinet Sonata - Dukkha (2010)
  • Havoc in the Heavenly Kingdom – for Violin and Piano (2010)
  • Patio do Mungo – for Dizi, Erhu, Guzheng and Symphonic Band (2010)
  • The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23) for children choir (SA) (2011)
  • Inspiration for women choir (SSA) (2011)
  • Thriving Tea Trade – for Bb Clarinet, Cello, Erhu, Guzheng and Piano (2013)
  • Recollections on Full-bodied Tea – for Bb Clarinet, Cello, Erhu, Guzheng and Piano (2013)
  • Eternal Solitary – for Contemporary A Cappella (Solo S and T, S, MS, A, T, B & VP) (2014)
  • Diversion – for Contemporary A Cappella (Solo Voice, S, A, T, B & VP) (2014)
  • Let There Be Accompanied – for Contemporary A Cappella (Solo T., S, MS, A, T, B & VP) (2014)
  • A Word Is Too Much - for Contemporary A Cappella (Solo T., S, A, T, B) (2015)
  • Permanent Moment - for Contemporary A Cappella (Solo S., S, MS, A, T, B) (2015) 

Film / Documentary / Theatre Scorings

  • The Autumnal Equinox (2007)
  • Mosuo Star Dreamer (2008)
  • Monk in Urban (2008)
  • Macao Water Fountains (2008)
  • Elementary English Learner (2008)
  • Made in Macau (2009)
  • Ennui (2009)
  • Patio do Mungo (2009)
  • Hatter (2009)
  • Where are you (2009)
  • Wishes of Macau Animators (2012)
  • Mau Tan, Kat Cheong (2014)
  • Untouchable (2015)
  • Largo do Lilau (2015)
  • Mau Tan, Kat Cheong rerun (2019)
Selected Publications:

Ip, K. K., (2015). Never Sing Alone – Songbook Collection of Macao A Cappella. Macao: Macao A cappella.

Grants and Projects:

Research Interests

  • Contemporary classical music & Composition
  • Orchestration of orchestra & wind band
  • Arranging for wind band, British brass band, Jazz big band and ensemble
  • History of wind band and British brass band
  • Contemporary A cappella arrangement and singing techniques
  • Instrumentation of Chinese Instruments
  • Music and sound tracks production
Academic and Social Service:

Academic Activities 

  • Ip, K. K., (2011). Portfolio of compositions: Five compositions for solo instruments with accompaniment (Doctor of Philosophy), University of Salford, Retrieved from http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/26727/?template=etheses
  • Ho, A. C., Ip, K. K. & Martin-Pastor, F. (2019). Teaching minimalist music performance and stage setting to Asian college students: Learning Violin Phase by Steve Reich. Proceedings of the conference “Alterity and Connectivity: The Cultural Relationality between China and the West”. Zhuhai (China): BNU-HKBU UIC.
  • Ip, K. K., (2020), Introduction of Wind Band – Its Historical Perspective and Classic Repertoire. Proceedings of the UIC-DCC Online Talk series. Zhuhai (China): BNU-HKBU UIC.

Social Services

  • President of Macao A Cappella Association (2011 – 2015)
  • Artistic Consultants of Macao Cheong Hong Chinese Orchestra (2013 – now)