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Introduction

About the Central Conservatory of Music


Established in 1940 as the National College of Music and merged with several music educational institutions in 1949, the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) is a specialized Chinese institution of higher education for nurturing high level music professionals. As China's only art academy listed among the national leading universities supported by the state"Project 211", the CCOM now consists of the Departments of Composition, Musicology, Conducting, Piano, Orchestral Instruments, Traditional Instruments, and Voice and Opera, as well as the Institute of Music Education, the Violin Making Center, the Orchestra Academy, the CCOM Middle School, the Modern Distance Music Education College, and the Research Institute of Musicology, a Key National Base for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences designated by the Ministry of Education of China. It currently enrolls 1,543 undergraduate students and 633 graduate students. Functioning as a national center of music education, composition, performance, research and social promotion of music, the CCOM is a world-renowned institute of music that represents the highest caliber of music education in China, offering a comprehensive range of specialized programs.


The CCOM is a magnet for music talents from all over the world. During its over 70 years of development, it has proudly maintained a strong team of faculty and administrative staff, including a number of outstanding specialists and scholars in music education, composition, performance and research. Many aspiring young musicians have been attracted to further their professional training at CCOM. Dozens of thousands of talented music students, including hundreds of international students, have been successfully trained. Among them, many have become internationally renowned composers, musicologists, music educators, performing artists, as well as leaders and important members in specialized art and cultural institutions.

While carrying on the diverse music heritage of China, the CCOM is actively absorbing the essence of various music cultures across the world, embracing different artistic elements with an open mind. Facing a time of increasing opportunities, the CCOM will continue its efforts to become a world-leading conservatory with top-notch programs in music education, dedicated to preparing future generations of music professional leaders for the development of art in China, and to bringing China's vibrant music culture to the world.

, CCOM , 2008-03-24