Chinese Musical Institute
The Chinese Musical Institute offers training in traditional Chinese music, focusing on performing, composition, musical theory, and music technology. Founded in 1964, it combined the Central Conservatory Chinese Music Department, the Beijing Arts Academy Music Department and the China Music Research Institute, and brought together renowned musicians and scholars from across the country. The Institute offers study programs for secondary school students, undergraduates, research graduates, adults, as well as foreign students.
The Institute has over 70 assistant and full-time professors, and 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. The Institute also has exchange programs with music institutions in various areas and countries, including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the United States, France, and Germany.
The Chinese Instruments Department of the Institute is divided into four sections: Wind and Percussion, Plucked String, Bowed String, and Rehearsal.
Many instruments are taught including the Gu Qin, Pipa, Gu Zheng, Yang Qin, San Xian, Liu Qin, Zhong Ruan, Erhu, Banhu, Cello, Bass, Dizi, Suona, Guanzi, Sheng, and Chinese Percussion.