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.
Prospective students please fill out our Inquiry Form.
THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

To everyone who helped to make our inaugural concert Music from China: East Meets West a great success!

To all visiting members of the Central Conservatory of Music from Beijing, including President Yu Feng and our distinguished soloists Yu Hongmei, Zhang Qiang, & Zhou Wang; to Ambassador Zhang Qiyue and the Chinese Consulate of New York; to the musicians of TON; to the many people who helped put this event together from Bard College, the Conservatory of Music and the Fisher Center; and to the wonderful audience who came to our January 28th concert... Thank you for helping us to celebrate the creation of this new institute. The concert was an inspiring manifestation of our mission and would not have been possible without the dedication of everyone involved. 
In the News
chinadaily.com: US college program includes Chinese music for first time 
sinovision.net: Video coverage (in Chinese)
worldjournal.com: Bard Conservatory of Music first Chinese traditional music degree (in Chinese)
The Millbrook Independent: New Musical Institute at Bard

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.
 
Our People

Events and News

  • March 30-31 Conference
  • August 9-26 Summer Academy
  • Fall, 2018 Chinese Music Festival