China Conservatory of Music was founded in 1964, which is a college that based on studies of Chinese ancient civilization and equipped with unique music education style and research features. Its goal is to cultivate a lot of trained personnel working on researching, creating, performing and educating. It is guided with its philosophy of schooling that “Inherit studies of Chinese ancient civilization, Develop rhymes of Chinese culture, Cultivate talents with ability for our country, Strengthen music field of our nation”, and enjoys good reputations like “The Cradle of Chinese Musician” and “The Palace of Chinese Music”.
The college has the conferral right for Doctor, Master and Bachelor of Music and Dance as well as Master of Fine Arts (MFA). It equipped with the postdoctoral research station of Music and Dance and it is “the college that accepts (international students sponsored by Chinese Government Scholarships)/ scholarship from Chinese government for international students in China”. The major distribution of the college are consists of three parts for Music, Composition and Theories of Composition, Music Performance. There are eleven teaching units : Musicology, Composition, Vocal and Opera, Chinese Music, Music Education, Piano, Arts Management, Conducting, Orchestral Instruments, Music Technology and Social Science, etc.. Moreover, it is equipped with graduate school, college of extended education, training school and attached middle school. Therefore, it formed a focused and bright education system as well as a multi-layered school-running system.
We have famous teachers and abundant education and technology conditions as well as nationwide advanced level for Chinese vocal music performance, Chinese instrumental performance, Chinese musical creation, Chinese traditional music method and history, the inheritance and education of Chinese music. We have 2 national excellent teachers, 3 young and middle-age specialists with great contribution for country, 41 specialists enjoy special government allowance, 8 Beijing excellent teachers, 1 nation level “Education Team”, 3 nation level professional stations, 1 cultivating model experimental plot of Ministry of Education, 1 philosophy and social science research base of Beijing, 1 Beijing key discipline, 6 nation level key research projects. For past decade, we had got 3 nation level teaching prizes, 82 prizes of Golden Bell Awards, 124 prizes of Mandarin Awards, 1 Innovation Award of Ministry of Culture and 2 prizes for culture and art science outstanding achievements of Ministry of Culture.
China Conservatory of Music insists to open the policy of running the college, which promotes music and culture exchanges between China and foreign countries as well as plays an important role to make Chinese music go to the world.
Fifty years past since the conservatory founded, it gathered and cultivated a lot of famous teachers and talents in music field and it also delivered almost ten thousand outstanding graduates of various of majors to home and abroad, which made great contribution to inherit, develop and enrich Chinese music.
For the future, we will (still take)/ keep carrying on? the mission of inheriting, developing and innovating Chinese music, and promote our work about Party construction, ideological political work, project developmental level, educational teaching management, cultivation quality, teaching staff, and comprehensive treatment. We will make our higher artistic education better,.We will keep a foothold in Beijing, serve for the (all)/whole? country and go to the world. We will explore an independent Chinese music education system to guide the direction of world music education and establish an international famous higher music college as well as try to realize a Chinese music talents cultivating base, an information center of Chinese music teaching and technology researching and a window to exchange music culture between China and foreign countries.