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Shanghai Conservatory of Music

  • Category Public University
  • Attribute First-class disciplines
  • City Shanghai
  • Preponderant Discipline

    Art, etc…

  • Key Majors

    Command, Composing, Composition

  • Total Students 2440
  • International Students /
  • Program Taught in English

    No programs

  • Monthly Living Cost(RMB) 1650
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Shanghai Conservatory of Music general information

The Shanghai Conservatory of Music is the founder and incubator of modern professional music education in China. It is the first batch of "double first-class" universities in the country. As an outstanding representative of Chinese music education, it enjoys a high reputation at home and abroad and is known as the "cradle of musicians."

Shanghai Conservatory of Music education

There are now Department of Composition and Conducting, Department of Musicology, Department of Orchestra, Department of Vocal Opera, Department of Piano, Department of Ethnic Music, Department of Music Education, Department of Music Engineering, Department of Art Management, Department of Modern Instrumental and Percussion, Department of Music and Drama, and Digital Media College, Marxist College, Public Basic Department, etc. There are 2841 full-time students, 517 faculty members, 317 full-time teachers, 75 international students, and 720 primary school students. In the ninety-four years of running the school, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music has been adhering to the mission of “cultivating professional talents in music, importing world music on the one hand, and organizing Chinese music on the other, with the expectation that it tends to be in harmony, while cultivating the spirit and art of national beauty and harmony.” The school motto of "He Yi Zhuang Cheng" always shares weal and woe with the destiny of the country and the nation, always stands at the forefront of the development of music art, established and continuously improved the education system and school model of China's professional music art, and is responsible for leading the development direction of China's professional music. Responsibilities have accumulated a broad and profound historical background, formed a distinctive cultural tradition, famous teachers have come out in large numbers, masterpieces are numerous, and they have cultivated generations of outstanding Chinese music leaders, and have made important contributions to China's music education and cultural construction. Our school has a complete discipline system. It is the first professional music school in the country with three first-level doctoral programs of "Music and Dance", "Art Theory" and "Drama and Film Studies". It has formed music creation, music performance, music theory, Music application "four-wheel drive" comprehensive system of music disciplines. In the fourth round of subject evaluation by the Ministry of Education in 2017, our school’s "Music and Dance Studies" received an A+ rating, tied for No. 1 in the country; "Art Theory" received a B+ rating, ranking in the top 20% of the country; "Drama and Film Studies" Received a B rating, ranking in the top 30% of the country. In the first national professional degree level evaluation in 2018, our school was awarded A+ in the art (music) category. The school level covers undergraduate education and postgraduate education (master and doctorate), and there are two post-doctoral research mobile stations.

Shanghai Conservatory of Music Scholarship

The Shanghai Conservatory of Music is the receiving institution of the Chinese Government Scholarship. The scholarships that the Shanghai Conservatory of Music can apply for include the Chinese Government Scholarship and the Shanghai Government Scholarship. The scholarship covers tuition and living expenses, and monthly living allowances are also provided, which attracts a large number of international students.

Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Exchange

Our school is currently a member of the European Conservatory of Music Alliance and the Pacific Rim Conservatory of Music Alliance. It has signed strategic cooperation agreements with 33 world-class or first-class music academies in more than 20 countries and regions, including the American Juilliard School and Curtis Music College, Berkeley School of Music, Yale University School of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria, Hamburg University of Music and Drama, Germany, National Higher School of Music and Dance in Paris, France, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music In addition, it has carried out in-depth inter-university cooperation with 11 colleges and universities, and established the Shanghai Music-Emperor Joint College, Shanghai Music-Berkeley Contemporary Music Academy, Shanghai Music-Hamburg Advanced Performing Talent Training Mechanism, and Shanghai Music International Chamber Music Center. Successfully held international music events such as the 42nd World Congress of the International Society of Traditional Music (ICTM) and the 43rd World Computer Music Conference (ICMC).