China Conservatory of Music
|Established||September 21, 1964|
|President||Dr. Zhao Talimu (赵塔里木)|
|Party Secretary||Yan Tuoshi (闫拓时)|
|Location||Chaoyang District, Beijing, China|
The China Conservatory of Music (Chinese: 中国音乐学院; pinyin: Zhōngguó Yīnyuè Xuéyuàn; also called China Conservatory, Chinese Conservatory of Music, or China College of Music) is a prominent Chinese music conservatory. It was established in 1964 and is currently based in Chaoyang District, Beijing, just outside the city's northern 4th Ring Road.
The China Conservatory is generally regarded as the leading institution for study of traditional Chinese music and traditional Chinese musical instruments, and it also has strong programs in music education research and other fields. Along with Central Conservatory of Music (also located in Beijing) and Shanghai Conservatory, it is one of the three most well-known higher education music institutions in China. While China Conservatory has programs in Western classical music, they are not as strong as the other two institutions, and vice versa, the others are not as strong for Chinese music.
The China Conservatory of Music was initially established in 1956 by the merger of the art and music departments of Beijing Normal University, East China Normal University and Northeast Normal University. In 1964 the school adopted its current name.
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