Xi'an Conservatory of Music

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Xi'an Conservatory of Music
Xi'an Conservatory of Music logo.png
Motto 弘毅明德,笃学创新
Established 1951
Type Public University
Location Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Website www.xacom.edu.cn

The Xi'an Conservatory of Music (Chinese: 西安音乐学院; pinyin: Xī'ān Yīnyuè Xuéyuàn) is a music school located at Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.


The college was founded in 1949, formerly known as the "Northwest Military and Political University College of Art".[1] The school changed its name to the "Northwest College of Art Department of Music" in 1950.[2] The school combined its music department and fine art department into the Northwest Technical School of Art in 1953, and the Xi'an Technical School of Music was founded in 1956 at the site of the school's music department. The school changed its name to the Xi'an Conservatory of Music in 1960.[3]

The conservatory includes departments in composition, vocal music, folk music, orchestral music, piano, orchestral music, musical education, and dance. Its attached pre-college school (grades 7-12) currently has over 400 students.[1] The conservatory's president is Zhao Jiping.[3]

Death of Zhang Miao[edit]

On 20 October 2010, Yao Jiaxin, a junior at the Xi'an Conservatory of Music, hit twenty-six-year-old Zhang Miao with his Chevrolet vehicle, and proceeded to stab her six times because she had looked at his license plate.[4] Yao was given the death penalty by the Xi'an Intermediate People's Court on 22 April 2011,[5] and appealed the court's decision to no avail. Public reaction towards the execution varied; some claimed that it was a victory of public action over privileged class, while others considered Yao as a victim of cyberstalking.[6]


  1. ^ a b "学院概况_西安音乐学院". Xacom.edu.cn. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  2. ^ "西安音乐学院_百度百科". Baike.baidu.com. 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Xi'an Conservatory of Music". Chinaculture.org. 2003-09-24. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  4. ^ "Considered Opinion: The Yao Jiaxin Case- Economic Observer News- China business, politics, law, and social issues". Eeo.com.cn. 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  5. ^ "Murderous driver Yao Jiaxin executed". Chinadaily.com.cn. 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  6. ^ Wines, Michael (2011-06-07). "Execution in a Killing That Fanned Class Rancor". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 

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