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China Conservatory
The China Conservatory is an institution that synthesizes the study and research of Chinese traditional music, focusing on performance, composition, theory, and music technology.The Conservatory also offers training in other fields of music as well as music education.
The China Conservatory was founded on September 21, 1964.It combined the resources of the Central Conservatory Chinese Music Department, the Beijing Arts Academy Music Department, and the China Music Research Institute, as well as bringing together renowned musicians and scholars in the field from across the country.Presently, the China Conservatory offers the following eight fields of study: Musicology, Composition, Chinese Instruments, Vocal and Opera, Piano, Music Education, Conducting, and Arts Administration.In addition, there are departments of Music Research, Extra-musical Studies, Adult Education, International Exchange, as well as an affiliated Secondary School.The Conservatory therefore offers study programs for secondary school students, undergraduates, research graduates, adults, as well as foreign students.
Currently, the China Conservatory has over seventy assistant and full professors, eleven researchers, and numerous staff members. With its talented faculty and dedicated staff, the Conservatory has produced thousands of graduates since its establishment, many of whom have become renowned scholars, artists, and performers active on the national and international stage.
To further the development of international exchange, the China Conservatory has established working relationships and exchange programs with music institutions in various areas and countries, including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the United States, France, and Germany.Each year, the Conservatory invites over ten scholars and musicians to give lectures and masterclasses, and regularly sends its own professors and students abroad to teach and perform.In 1993, following approval by the Ministry of
Education, the China Conservatory began to accept short and long term foreign students from around the world.Returning to their home countries after graduation, these students have served as a valuable musical bridge between China and the world.
International Cultural Exchange Center: Chinese Language Program
      The International Cultural Exchange Center of China Conservatory has offered courses to foreign students for several years and has collaborated with such institutions as Princeton University and Wellesley College in the U.S.  Those programs have promoted the sharing of ideas and practical experience in the field of music and education. 
       To enable foreigners to pursue further education in China and more fully participate in Chinese society, the International Cultural Exchange Center offers Chinese language courses covering listening, verbal, reading, and writing skills.
The Chinese Language Program consists of short-term and long-term courses:
1.        The short-term course is geared towards students visiting China for the purpose of       improving their language skills during a vacation period.  A minimum of 10 students are required for the course, and the duration, ranging from 2 weeks to 2 months or more, as well as the time period can be tailored to the needs of each visiting group.
2.        The long-term course is a semester long program offered twice a year, the dates approximately: March 5 to July 10, and September 5 to January 10.  After taking a placement exam, students are assigned to the beginner, intermediate, or advanced class.  Each week consists of 20 classroom hours.
      For the short-term course, language classes are offered in the morning from Monday to Friday, while afternoons are set aside for classes on Chinese culture, history, painting, seal carving, Beijing opera, traditional music, etc.  During weekends, field trips are organized to major sites within Beijing (parks, museums, and cultural entertainment) as well as to scenic locations in outlying areas (such as the Great Wall).  Students may choose which trips to join, with the cost calculated separately for each trip.
     At least two months prior to the intended period of study, individual students or visiting groups are requested to apply in the following manner:
1.        The applicant should notify the International Cultural Exchange Center of his/her intention to apply, as well as provide a brief resume (or description of group).
2.        Upon receipt of such notification, The International Cultural Exchange Center will send the applicant a formal application form.
3.        The applicant is to return the completed application form along with 2 passport sed photos.  In addition, an application fee of 500 RMB/ per studentshould be submitted by wire transfer.
Musicology Department Course Structure
Chinese Folk Song
Music of Story Telling
Music of Traditional Chinese Opera
Music of Chinese Instruments
Music of Minorities in China
Introduction to Ethnomusicology
Methodology of Ethnomusicology
Musics of the World
Fieldwork: Theory and Technique
Introduction to Chinese Lettering Notation
History of Ancient Chinese Music
Introduction to Literature of Chinese Contemporary Music
History of Contemporary Chinese Musical Culture
History of Western Music
Western Music From Late Romanticism to the 20th Century
Academic Writings on Music
Documentation of Chinese Traditional Music
Studies of Education of Ancient Chinese Music
Studies of Ancient Chinese Music
History of Aesthetics of Chinese Music
History of the Exchange Between Ancient Chinese Music and Other Countries’
Aesthetics of Music
Western Christianity Music
Hermeneutics of Music
Studies on Chinese Modern Harmonic Techniques
Studies of Historical Documents of Chinese Music
Arts Administration Department Course Structure
Arts Management
Arts Marketing
Performance Management
Theatre Management
Management and Production
Film Arts Management
Law and Art’s Policies
Appreciation and Criticism of Music (1) Traditional Chinese Music
Appreciation and Criticism of Music (2) Modern Chinese and Western Music History
Appreciation and Criticism of Music (3) Chinese Contemporary Music
Appreciation and Criticism of Music (4) Western Symphonic Music in 20th Century
Principles of Management
Human Resource Management
Introduction to Western Economic
Thesis Methodology
Advanced Mathematics
Applied Statistics
Financial Accounting
Business Communication
Chinese Popular Music
Seminar in Creative Management
Music Education Department Course Structure
Studies in Music Teaching Methods
Vocal Music
Choirs and Conducting
Improvised Accompaniment of Piano
Listening and Creation
Academic Writing for Music Studies
Piano Pedagogy
Taxonomy of Chinese Musical Instruments
Songs of Classical Chinese Poems
Italian Phonetics and Reading for Vocal Compositions
Foundations of Music Education
Introduction to Music Psychology
Music Therapy
Composition Department Course Structure
Harmony A1-2
Harmony B1-2
Musical Form and Analysis A1-3
Musical Form and Analysis B1-2
Counterpoint and Fugue A1-3
Analysis in Polyphonic Music B1
Orchestration A1-4
Orchestration B1-2
MIDI Techniques A1-2
Foundation of MIDI Music Production
Basic of Sound Synthesis A1-2
Basic of Sound Synthesis B1
Literature of Piano Music in 20th Century A1-2
Technique of Contemporary Music A1-2
Caos, Fractal and Music
Fundamental Writing of Songs
Constitutions of Music
Teaching Methods of Music Theory
Teaching Methods of Solfeggio
Chinese Instruments Department Course Structure
Bamboo Flute
Ruan, Liuqin
Chinese Orchestra
Rhythm and Percussions
Voice and Opera Department Course Structure
Chinese Folk Dance
Movement in Ballet
Appreciation of Chinese and Western Dance Works
Tap Dance
Appreciation of Musicals
Conducting Department Course Structure
Choral Conducting
Orchestral Conducting
Score Reading
Choral Literature (1600-2000 A.D.)
A Survey of Choral Music
Studies for Intonation in Choral Music
Counterpoint and Arrangement in Choral Music
Harmony and Composition in Choral Music
Piano for Conducting Majors
Analysis and Essence of Classical Choral Music
Symphonic Literature (1700-1900 A.D.)
Modern Conductor
Chorus and Choral Conducting
Instrumental Conducting for the Department of National Instruments
Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Music for the Department of Orchestral Instruments
Chamber Music for the Department of National Musical Instruments
Mixed Chorus
Female Choir
Orchestral Instrument department Course Structure
Orchestral Excerpts (Cello)
Cello Ensemble
Orchestral Exerpts (Double Bass)
Double Bass Ensemble
Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Music
Orchestral Exerpts (Woodwind)
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Orchestral Exerpts (Brass)
Harp Ensemble
Orchestral Exerpts (Violin)
Orchestral Exerpts (Viola)
Performance Technical of Chinese Composition (Low String)
Piano Department Course Structure
Piano Literature Ⅰ
Piano Literature Ⅱ
Piano Literature Ⅲ
Piano Literature Ⅳ
Teaching Methods of Piano (Foundations)
Teaching Methods of Piano (Applied)
History of Keyboards
Common Courses
Fundamental of Morals and the Law
Overview of Contemporary and Modern History of China
Basic Principles of Marxism
Introduction to Maozedong’s Thoughts, Dengxiaoping’s Theories and the Important Thought of “Three Represents”
Introduction to Arts
College English Preband-1
College English Preband-2
College English Band-1
College English Band-2
College English Band-3
College English Band-4
English for Specific Purpose-British and American Cultures
Basic of Computer Application
Physical Education-Fitness Tests for College Students
Studies of Chinese Traditional Culture
Introduction to Chinese Classics
Chinese Poetry of the Tang Dynasty
Chinese Poetry of the Song Dynasty
Physical Education-Tennis
Physical Education-Football
Physical Education-Basketball
Physical Education-Badminton
Hip-Hop Dance
Tuition Fees
Student Type
4 Years
1.Tuition:32000 RMB/ Year
2.Processing:350 RMB
Master Degree
3 Years
1.Tuition:38000 RMB/ Year
2.Processing:350 RMB
3 Years
1.Tuition:42000 RMB/ Year
2.Processing:350 RMB
Advanced non-degree
No time limit
1.Tuition:26800 RMB/ Year
2.Processing:350 RMB
General non-degree
No time limit
1.Tuition:18500 RMB/ Year
2.Processing:350 RMB
Visiting Scholar
No time limit
4800 RMB/Month
Chinese Language
16 Weeks
1.Tuition:8500 RMB
2.Processing:350 RMB
32 Weeks
1.Tuition:16500 RMB
2.Processing:350 RMB
No time limit
1.Tuition:3000 RMB/4 Weeks
Accommodation Fees
    The China Conservatory provides foreign student housing, consisting of apartment-style and standard hotel-style rooms.
1. Apartment (bathroom, kitchen, air conditioning, basic furniture, television, telephone, internet outlet):
  1) 2 bedroom, shared living room: 3000 RMB/Month
     2) 1 bedroom, living room: 2400 RMB/Month
2. Hotel-style (bathroom, television, telephone, air conditioning, furniture):
130 RMB/Day-220 RMB/Day
For dining, students may choose from the restaurant in the foreign students building, or the cafeteria on campus.

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