A music composer and educator in Hong Kong, Tang was a senior management staff of a local full-time school in Hong Kong, and is now the founder and managing director of Hong Kong Music Education and Research Centre. As a music educator, Tang has developed and taught various music curricula for different institutes, including a HKDSE music course for Tuen Mun District senior secondary schools (2016 – ), an Arts co-curricular workshop at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2014 – 2015), a summer gifted program on musical creativity at the University of Hong Kong (2013 – 2015), the Centralized Scheme of Music Training for Senior Secondary Students organized by the Education Bureau (2003 – 10), and a trombone and tuba course at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (1998 – 2010).
Tang obtained the Master of Music degree in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in music composition, and received his Ph.D. degree in Deakin University in Australia with a thesis on the efficacy of technology in the development of children’s musical creativity. He has written several entries for the International Society of Music Education World Conference, the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, the Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness, and the Australian Online Journal for Arts Education. Pan-hang Tang is currently a member of the International Society for Music Education, the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild, the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Association of Music Educators, and the Special Interest Group for Gifted Education, Creativity and Talent Development of the University of Hong Kong. Tang is also an active composer, writing and arranging music for different performing groups, schools, and Hong Kong Catholic Diocese.