Department of Music

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General Information
The Department of Music has a long history, which includes an established music MA; the program also recruits master degree candidates in Musicology and Theory of Curriculum Teaching, and Ph. D. candidates for the Music Education discipline in the Theory of Curriculum Teaching degree program.
In recent years, with the undergraduate teaching assessment, the Department of Music pays close attention to teaching quality and student quality. It not only adheres to the established disciplines but also improves academic skills in line with the professional music disciplines. The students have a very good performance record in many competitions, getting the high praise of experts and peers. In the future development, the Department of Music will inherit the tradition, carry forward the education spirit of BNU, collaborate with the related subjects in the School of Art and Communication, and strive for greater glory and more lofty ideals.

Faculty Characteristics
The Department of Music has a group of experienced teachers. Also renowned artists are invited from home and abroad as visiting professors and part-time professors. Under the guidance of the School, teachers in this Department are keen and wise and large proportions are well educated with high titles. As their abilities in teaching and researching increases every year, they have already become the important teaching resources in the art discipline.

Talent Training
Musicology in all directions aims to cultivate high-level personnel in music education, as well as the professionals in music teaching, music research, music editing, cultural industries, arts management and so on. Zhang Xiaomei, Ph.D. supervisor of the Department, and Professor Guo Lanlan recruit students in Art with the research direction of Musicology, including music theory, pedagogy studies of piano arts and so on; the research direction of theory-based MA and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) includes instrumental music, vocal music, composition, music history and recording engineering, among others.
Scientific Research Projects
Many famous scholars in this Department are leading some key research for the country and the Ministry of Education. Active in applying for research projects of various levels, teachers are now undertaking several major projects.

Discipline Construction
With profound professional basis, the discipline develops a unique system supported by the excellent education and art resources of BNU with a history over a hundred years.

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