Central Conservatory of Music

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Central Conservatory of Music
Central Conservatory of Music logo.jpeg
Motto in English
Diligent, looking for truth, organization, advance
Established1950 (1950)
President俞峰 Yu Feng
Academic staff
Main Building of the Central Conservatory of Music

The Central Conservatory of Music (Chinese: 中央音乐学院; pinyin: Zhōngyāng Yīnyuè Xuéyuàn) is a prestigious leading music school of China and a member of Project 211. Its campus is in the Xicheng District of Beijing, China,[1] near Fuxingmen Station. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with double First Class status in certain disciplines.[2]


Founded in 1950, the conservatory offers courses to both Chinese nationals and foreign students, and caters for all levels from primary up to postgraduate programmes. Undergraduate programmes of four or five years are offered in composition, conducting, musicology, voice and opera, piano, orchestral instruments, and traditional Chinese musical instruments; there is a six-year middle school with courses in piano, orchestral instruments, traditional instruments and music theory; and two primary schools cater for full-time and evening students. There is also an evening university for mature students.

In recent years, the conservatory has developed strong relationships with overseas institutions and individuals. Foreign musicians and scholars are frequently invited to teach or offer lectures at the conservatory which, in turn, also sends its own faculty members and students to other countries to pursue further studies, lecture, or give performances. Conservatory students and teachers participate in the China Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Chinese Traditional Musical Instruments Ensemble, the Conservatory Students Chorus, the Middle School Students Orchestra and the Primary School Students Performing Group, all of which have performed to much acclaim on every continent.

The conservatory campus covers 53,000 square metres in the centre of Beijing comprising a complex of traditional and modern buildings. The Conservatory Music Library accommodates over 500,000 volumes and is the largest of its kind in China. The conservatory also owns over 500 pianos and a large number of other musical instruments; its educational facilities include an electronic music studio with advanced recording and video equipment, and a violin workshop. New: 1 Oberlinger-organ from Germany Nov. 2013

The conservatory publishes the Journal of the Central Conservatory of Music. It is generally considered to be the top academic journal in the field of musicology in China.

Degrees offered[edit]

Bachelor's degrees (4 years)
  • Musicology (5 years)
  • Composition and Compositional Theory (5 years)
  • Vocal Singing (5 years)
  • Conducting (5 years)
  • Keyboard Instruments Performance
  • Wind and Stringed (Percussional) Instruments Performance
  • Chinese Musical Instruments Performance
  • The Arts of Instruments Making and Repair
Master's degrees (3 years)
  • Musicology
  • Composition and Compositional Theory
  • Vocal Singing
  • Conducting
  • Keyboard Instruments Performance (4 years)
  • Wind and Stringed (Percussional) Instruments Performance (4 years)
  • Chinese Musical Instruments Performance (4 years)
  • The Arts of Instruments Making and Repair (4 years)
Doctoral degrees (3 years)
  • Musicology
  • Composition and Compositional Theory

Notable alumni[edit]

List of Notable Alumni
Name Nationality Graduating Year
Wei Wei 韦唯 Chinese 1984
Chen Yi 陈怡 Chinese
Ju Jin 居觐 Italian
Liu Shikun 刘诗昆 Chinese
Lang Lang 郎朗 Chinese
Liang Wang Chinese
Tan Dun 谭盾 Chinese 1981
Arken Abdulla 艾尔肯•阿布都拉 Chinese 2001
Wu Man 吴蛮 Chinese
Xiaoyong Chen 陈晓勇 Chinese 1985
Ye Xiaogang 叶小纲 Chinese 1983
Yuja Wang 王羽佳 Chinese
Zhang Dingyuan 张玎苑 Chinese
Zhao Jiping 赵季平 Chinese
Zhou Long 周龙 Chinese 1981
Zhu Xiao-Mei 朱晓玫 Chinese
Vanessa-Mae 陈美 British
Gao Hong 高虹 American
Cheng Huihui 程慧惠 Chinese

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "黄页". Central Conservatory of Music. Retrieved 2020-08-17. 中国·北京西城区鲍家街43号 邮编100031
  2. ^ "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)".

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