US-China Music Institute

US-China Music Institute 

US-China Music Institute 

The mission of the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music is to promote the study, performance, and appreciation of music from contemporary China, and to support musical exchange between the United States and China.  

In partnership with the Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China), the Institute has launched the Chinese Music Development Initiative, consisting of several components: a degree program for Chinese instruments, an annual Chinese Music Festival, a program of scholarly conferences, and a summer academy for high school age students.
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The Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing create the "Chinese Music Development Initiative"

The Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing create the "Chinese Music Development Initiative"

The signing ceremony was held in Beijing on December 3, 2017 and was widely covered by Chinese media.

CGTN Article and Video

Our People

Jindong Cai is a professor of music and arts at Bard College and the director of the US-China Music Institute at the Bard Conservatory. An orchestra conductor with a distinguished career, he spent many years at Stanford University before coming to Bard. Cai is a Beijing native with strong ties to his homeland, and a leading advocate of music from across Asia. He has conducted most of the top orchestras in China, as well as orchestras across North America.
 
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Events and News

  • January 28 Concert and Celebration
  • March 30-31 Conference
  • August 9-26 Summer Academy
  • Fall, 2018 Chinese Music Festival