It's all the rage in the United States, and now Hong Kong mothers-to-be can experience it for themselves: music therapy for their unborn babies. The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (APA) is running a summer programme for women in the third trimester of pregnancy which combines prenatal music stimulation, music therapy and yoga exercises and taught by an experienced music therapist. According to Christine Lam, the programme co-ordinator, 'We will use music by Bach and Mozart as well as folk songs in the courses.' Interested mums can call the APA (2584 8514) or Ticketek (3128 8288). The course starts on July 30 and runs for six sessions. The name may not have an Ivy League ring to it, but the Cattle Depot College may be Hong Kong's next ivory tower for multimedia arts education. Established by Zuni Icosahedron, the avant-garde art collective, it is named after the Cattle Depot Arts Village. The one-time slaughterhouse in To Kwa Wan hosts many of the artists who were evicted from the Oil Street Artist Alliance. Zuni hopes the college will motivate the public to explore the possibilities of alternative art. The college's first series of art lectures kicks off with a talk about the influence of television in video art. 'By establishing this college we hope we can make the Cattle Depot Arts Village more accessible to people,' says Pollux Kwok of Zuni. The lecturers are some of Hong Kong's finest in the field, including Ellen Pau of Videotage and Isaac Leung, a young artist working in the US, London and Hong Kong. The SAR's very own Star Search, the Hong Kong Competition for Young Asian Musicians, has announced the finalists in a series of open recitals in the Grand Final Week in September. Open to young musicians throughout Asia in all disciplines, the winner will receive US$20,000 (HK$156,000) and an 18-month performing and recording contract. The four finalists are soprano Sen Guo, violinist Le Wei-we and cellist Lin Zhu from the mainland, and accordionist Thi Quynh Trang from Vietnam. With Sir Neville Marriner, life president of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields as chairman of the adjudicating panel, talent scouts will be taking this competition seriously.