The Collegeof Music in Chongqing Normal University was founded in 2004 which began as the Department of Music founded in 2001, and the Chongqing Municipal Education Commission established Chongqing College of Music in CNU. The College of Music whole-heartedly dedicates itself to training music-education teachers and inter-disciplinary music performers. The College of Music sticks to the principles of building the College by teaching, consolidating the College by disciplines, managing the College by institution and revitalizing the College in harmony. With these principals, the scale of the college keeps expanding, and the personnel quality and discipline level has been being improved.
The Education Scale
The College of Music currently consists of 75 staff members and1000 graduates and under-graduate students. Currently, the college provides the following disciplines: musicology, dance , music performance and dance performance at the undergraduate level; music performance and dance performance at junior college level，and curriculum and teaching (Music Education) at the Master-Degree level. At present, the College of Music consists of the Department of Music, the Department of Music Performance and seven teaching and research sections, covering vocal music, piano, music theory, instruments, dance, music teaching skill, pop music. The College of Music is also recognized as the MOE’s and Chongqing’s training center for art teachers, which has trained nearly 1200 on-job music teachers.
The Group of faculty
There are 9 Professors, 14 Associate-Professors, 6 staff members who have gotten PhD. degree and twenty-five staff members who have gotten Master’s Degree among all the staff. They graduate from professional music academies respectively, like China Conservatory of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Ukraine Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music, Russia Conservatory of Music. The current dean is Miss Zhang Lihui, the President of Chongqing Music Association and the winner of China Plum Blossom Award. This college has also invited nationally renowned music scholars, like Jin Tielin, Wang Bingrui, Bian Zhushan and Xu Zhijun as guest professors.
Teaching & Research
The College of Music adheres to teaching as the center of all work and adopts the two-way selection system. The College is the MOE trial unit of reform for music education, which has undertaken multiple provincial level research projects and has published 223 academic articles. The faculty members have also awarded the Gold Award of the CCTV Youth Song Competition，the 24thChina Plum Blossom Award，Five project prize, Star Award, and so on.
The College always put great emphasis on students’ and teachers’ art practice. Art groups like Chorus, Symphony Orchestra and Dance Society have been established. Students’ art practice has lead to notable achievements. The Students’ Chorus was awarded the Excellence of Golden Bell Award In 2009 and won the national vocal competition third prize of singing groupin 2012.
International Cooperation & Exchange
The college has undertaken extensive international cooperation and has established close cooperative relationships with Perugia Conservatory of Music, St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music and Ukraine Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music. In the past 5 years, the college has sent 45 musicians overseas for exchange visits, cooperative research and further study. At present, all the staff of the college is working hard to make the college become a senior music academy with great influence in the western China and throughout the nation.