Foreigners offered the chance to explore traditional Chinese music

Shanghai Conservatory of Music welcomes expatriates to its second “Chinese Traditional Music Institute” program from August 31 to September 2.

Shanghai Conservatory of Music welcomes expatriates to join its second “Chinese Traditional Music Institute” program from August 31 to September 2.

Themed with “Getting Closer to Shanghai,” the program aims to offer participants a chance to explore traditional Chinese music and related culture. It was first organized by Shanghai Music Art Development Center of Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2015, and is making a return this autumn.

In the three-day program, participants are expected to learn traditional farm songs and taste the traditional Grandma’s Tea in Qingpu District, visit Shanghai National Music Instrument Factory to learn about traditional Chinese instruments-making and their playing skills, as well as watch Yueju Opera performances and learn about facial makeup and experience related singing and performing techniques at Shanghai Yueju Opera House.

Certificates will be granted to each participant at the end of the program. Those who prove adept with Chinese songs will be invited to the TV Program “Sing the Chinese” on Dragon TV. 

Amateurs studying traditional Chinese culture, especially those with talent in dance or musical instruments will have priority in admission.

Application is required via e-mail to shmadc2015@126.com by August 15. The application should cover personal information including name, gender, nationality, contact, scanning copy of passports and artistic talents (if any). Those interested in singing on Dragon TV should also upload short video or audio clips that exhibit their skills.

Shanghai Music Art Development Center will also deliver online courses on traditional Chinese instrumental music and opera music through its official website, as a supplement to the on-site experience.

Further information available by phoning 021-64311240.



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