Tradition and Discovery -- the 2nd Annual Conference of the US-China Institute

Tradition and Discovery -- the 2nd Annual Conference of the US-China Institute

On March 11-12, 2019, the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music convened a group of scholars, music educators and performers for our 2nd annual conference, Tradition and Discovery: Teaching Chinese Music in the West. With participants from Europe, North America, and Asia, the conference aimed to present diverse perspectives and experiences and to highlight successes and challenges within the field of Chinese music education outside of China.

China Now Music Festival: Facing the Past, Looking to the Future

China Now Music Festival: Facing the Past, Looking to the Future

In geo-political circles it is recognized that China is a rising power.  It is both a measured and aspirational phenomenon that has been encouraged by a government which understands that power can be expressed in a multitude of ways and not just by  a strong military.  Last week, in three separate concerts in three different halls, audiences heard Chinese musical compositions that were made possible by a supportive Chinese government.

New Musical Institute at Bard 巴德音乐学院新添音乐院系

New Musical Institute at Bard 巴德音乐学院新添音乐院系

Millbrook Independent

Last Sunday afternoon a musical event of historic proportions was celebrated at Bard’s Sosnoff Theater with the official opening of the US-China Musical Institute, a partnership between Bard College and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing (established in 1949).