Melodic Confucius Institute CCOM & CI :8 Years of Achievements
In October 2011, Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) decided to set up a preparatory office to be in charge of building the world's first “Music Confucius Institute (MCI)”. Under the support of the Confucius Institute Headquarters (CIHQ), Music Confucius Institute, co-established by CCOM and the Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) was inaugurated during the then Chinese president Hu Jintao’s first visit to Denmark in June 2012. Since then, CCOM and CI have become closely connected to each other.
In 2014, CCOM and CIHQ jointly established the Center for International Music Culture Exchange, for the first time adding music features to an International Promotion Base of Chinese Language. In June 2019, an independent "Music Confucius Classroom (MCC)", co-established by CCOM and Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music, was inaugurated.The Plaque Unveiling Ceremony of world’s first Chinese Music Classroom, co-established by CCOM Middle School and Chetham’s School of Music, will be held in March 2020.
Looking back on the eight-year history, with the Music Confucius Institute (Classroom) starting from scratch and growing from strength to strength, we can see more and more CCOMers playing an active role on the stages of Confucius Institutes around the world. In the cooperation between CCOM and CI, CCOM lends vitality to the development of the CI, while the CI gives wing to CCOM’s efforts to go global. Such cooperation contributes to the building of an open and inclusive world of exchanges and mutual learning.