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Orchestral Instruments Department

Orchestral Instruments Department was established in 1950. It is an important teaching division on performance art at CCOM. It consists of ten teaching groups which are woodwind, brass, violin, viola, cello, double bass, Western percussion, chamber music, ensembles, and piano accompanying. In addition, the China Youth Symphony Orchestra named by the Ministry of Culture of PRC in 1986 is affiliated to the department. The national level orchestra consists of the students of orchestral instruments department.

The required courses of the department include solo, ensemble, chamber music, history of Western brass art, history of Western string art; history of Chinese music, history of Western music, an outline of Chinese traditional music, sight-singing and ear-training, harmony, form, choir, piano, etc.

The faculty team of the department has enormous potentiality, which includes some renowned professors and educators in elder generation and distinguished younger musicians. In recent years, several well-known young musicians returned the homeland from abroad and strengthened the faculty team further.

The department's faculty members include:

Violin: Professor Lin Yaoji, Wang Zhenshan, Liu Yuxi, Liu Peiyan, Liang Danan, Lin Zhaoyang, Xue Wei, Chai Liang, Zhang Ti, Xu Weiling, Chen Yun; Associate Professor Tan Liwei.
Viola: Professor He Rong, Wang Changhai, Su Zhen; Lecturer Cao Hai.
Cello: Professor Zong Bo, Yu Mingqing, Zhu Yibing; Associate Professor Ma Wen; Lecturer Sun Xiaoqi.
Double Bass: Professor Chen Ziping; Lecturer Shen Dongwen.
Clarinet: Professor Tao Cunxiao, Fan Lei; Lecturer Yuan Yuan, Wang Tao.
Flute: Professor Zhu Tongde, Han Guoliang.
Oboe: Professor Bai Yu; Associate Professor Wei Weidong; staff Fang Hengjian.
Bassoon: Associate Professor Li Lansong.
Trumpet: Professor Bo Lin, Dai Zhonghui; staff Chen Guang.
Trombone: Professor Hu Bingyu, Zhao Ruilin; staff Liu Yang.
French Horn: Professor Zhang Chengxin, Han Xiaoming.
Harp: staff Wang Guan.
Percussion: Professor Liu Guangsi, Li Biao; Lecturer Liu Gang.
Artistic instructor [Piano Accompany]: Professor Wang Yaoling, Shang Chengsong; Associate Professor Han Yaping; Lecturer Huang Mengmeng, Wang Yunyue; staff Yuan Ding, Cao Hui, Hou Momeng, Tang Xiaoliang, Guo Yuanshuai, Sun Xiaodan, Fan Jun.
Harpsichord/Clavichord: Associate Professor Shen Fanxiu.
Chamber Music Piano: Lecturer Shi Jiajia.
History of String Instruments: staff Liu Lan.

The faculty of the department received numerous awards on national level which include several "Outstanding Teaching Achievements Award of Chinese Higher Education." For international exchange activities, on one hand, the faculty of orchestral instruments department often perform, give lectures worldwide, and are invited as the members of committee in international competitions; on the other hand, quite a number of maestros (including cellist Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Maisky; violinist Menuhin, Stern, Mutter, etc.) visit the orchestral instruments department, give performances and attend academic activities every year.
During the 57 years from its establishment to now, the graduates of the orchestral instruments department have been to all over the world. According to an incomplete statistics from 1995 to now, the students of the department has achieved important awards over one hundred times in various main competitions worldwide and won great honors for the school and homeland.
The former Chairs of the orchestral instruments department were Zhang Hongdao, Huang Feili, Zhang Yan, Huang Yuanli, Sui Keqiang, Tao Chunxiao, Zhu Tongde, Bo Lin, Liu Peiyan. The present/current leaders include Chair Zhao Reilin, Vice Chairs Yu Mingqing and Xue Wei.

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