Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Shanghai Conservatory of Music. [Photo/shcmusic.edu.cn]
The Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SHCM), formerly the National Conservatory of Music, is an internationally renowned music school with departments of composition, conducting, musicology, music education, and voice opera, among others, with an emphasis on performing arts and music research.
Founded by Cai Yuanpei and Xiao Youmei on November 27, 1927, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music is China's first music education institution of higher learning. Cai, a renowned Chinese educator, was the first president. The institution is now under the dual leadership of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government.
The school has produced many talented musicians over the years and is thus dubbed a "cradle of musicians".
SHCM currently has 2,841 full-time students and 517 faculty members, including 317 full-time teachers, and 75 international students.
It provides undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies and has two post-doctoral research stations. It also has affiliated middle and primary schools.
Its music and dance, artistic theory as well as drama and film studies rank high in China.
Teachers and students from SHCM have won many important awards at national and international top music events. Their works have also gained financial support from national arts funds.
SHCM enrolls both degree and non-degree international students, and is allowed to receive Chinese Government Scholarship and Shanghai Government Scholarship winners.
International students can choose from 22 majors, including folk music, composition, piano performance, orchestral instrument performance, musicology, music education, music engineering, art management, at 14 faculties of SHCM.
The university has set up a special office to take charge of recruitment, cultivation and management of international students as well as their living and study needs.
International students who graduate from SHCM work in art groups, educational institutions, and cultural departments around the world. Some of them have become key performers in national art institutions and officials of culture-related government departments, making contributions to the exchange of music and culture between China and other countries.
SHCM is at the forefront of music development, establishing and perfecting China's professional music education system, leading the development of Chinese professional music, and training generations of outstanding Chinese music talent who have made great contributions to Chinese music education and culture.
The conservatory has produced many outstanding composers, music theorists, performing artists and famous teachers, a series of influential professional teaching materials, and many graduates who have become the world's big band leader and backbone of music institutions.
Adopting a people-oriented approach, the teachers and students have created a large number of masterpieces that represent China and influence the world. Every year, the school holds an average of more than 400 music practice session and concerts of various kinds, including the "Shanghai Spring" international music festival, and holds various concerts on world-class platforms in more than 20 countries, spreading the voice of China.
SHCM has established cooperative relationships with some of the world's first-rate conservatories and music institutions and has invited many internationally-renowned musicians as guest lecturers and honorary professors.
The conservatory is now a member of the European Conservatory Alliance and the Pacific Rim Conservatory Alliance, and has signed strategic cooperation agreements with 33 top or first-class musical institutions in more than 20 countries and regions, such as the Royal College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Music and Theatre Hamburg, and Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The 42nd World Congress of the International Association of Traditional Music (ICTM) and the 43rd World Computer Music Congress (ICMC) were successfully held by SHCM.
(Statistics as of April 2021)
"Greetings from China" concert takes place in Geneva. [Photo/en.shcmusic.edu.cn]
International students from SHCM participate in dragon boat races in Shanghai. [Photo/shcmusic.edu.cn]
Shanghai Conservatory of Music
International Students Office
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Zip code: 200031
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