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School of Music

The School of Music was founded in 1929. It was originally the Music Group of School of Education of Huachung University, which was formally named as Department of Music of Huazhong Teachers College in 1953. In 1986, the School of Music started enrolling students. Since 2000, the Department of Music has opened the major of Music Performance on the basis of major of Music Education. In 2004, it was renamed the School of Music. The school started to enroll foreign students in 2006.

The School consists of Department of Vocal Music, Department of Piano, Department of Instrumental Music, Department of Dance, Department of Theory and Composition, Institute of Music Studies, Section of Social Education and Music Practice, Chinese Art of Chorus Research Center, and Hubei Provincial Music Education Training Demonstration Center. It has over 200 pianos, including Steinway Piano and Boston Piano which value more than 1 million Chinese Yuan each. It also has digital pianos and establishes the Music Reference Material and Audio-Visual Center.

In recent years, the School of Music has cultivated a great number of excellent talents of music education and music performance, who have won various prizes in the competition of different levels. For example, the Tiankong Female Chorus won the second prize of 2008 CCTV Television Grand Prix for the Young Singer and the first prize of gold medal in the female chorus group of the 10th Chinese Choral Festival and our dancing performance won the gold medal in the 6th "Lotus Cup" School Dance Contest, as well as in the 2nd National College Student Art Show. Our thesis has won the Chinese Drama Plum Blossom Prize. The Tiankong Female Chorus and our Art Troupe were on show tour in the Confucius Institutes in foreign countries and were highly acclaimed. Many of our teachers have got prizes in the Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music, the Wenhua Award, CCTV Television Grand Prix for the Young Singer, etc. The school has also undertaken and accomplished a number of national and provincial research projects and has made great academic achievements in the field of Music.


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