News | 2016 spring semester

President of CCOM Yu Feng Meets with President of Manhattan School of Music James Gandre

On September 8th, 2017, Mr. James Gandre, the President of Manhattan School of Music(MSM) in New York, visited the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. The President of CCOM Yu Feng met with the visiting guest at the South Hall of Prince Chun Mansion. The two leaders of schools had a friendly and warm conversation on developing further intercollegiate cooperation.

First of all, President Gandre shared his own understanding on Chinese music with attendees. He highly appraised the great achievements which have received in music and musical education field in China since the Reforming and Opening-up period. He hoped to strengthen both parties concerned and develop cooperation on various aspects with CCOM. Afterwards, President Yu introduced the history of CCOM and summarized the important role of CCOM in the course of promoting the musical education in China. He also introduced some important measures on establishing Music Education Alliance Across the "Silk Road," holding the music festival of world renowned music schools, introducing high qualified faculty members internationally, etc., and suggested that CCOM and MSM could learn from each other on many aspects, such as the mode of running a school, teaching management and long-distance teaching.

The meeting took place in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, and the two sides reached an initial consensus in many aspects. Later, accompanied by President Yu, President Gandre visited CCOM library, music practice building, rehearsing hall, concert hall and opera & concert hall, and sat in on the opera rehearsal and organ masterclass.

Professor Liu Hongzhu, Director of International Affairs Office of CCOM and Professor Sheng Yu, alumni of MSM and a faculty member of piano department of CCOM, attended the meeting.

by Wang Yu/translation:Wang Xiaoxi , CCOM , 2017-09-11

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