US-China Music Institute

Visit the US-China Music Institute website for at www.barduschinamusic.org. Our exclusive Institute website includes detailed program information, event listings, news, and a photo gallery of past events. Please check back often to see what's new. 

Visit the US-China Music Institute website for at www.barduschinamusic.org. Our exclusive Institute website includes detailed program information, event listings, news, and a photo gallery of past events. Please check back often to see what's new. 

Our Mission

Our Mission

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 visit the Conservatory admissions pages
THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

To everyone who helped to make our inaugural China Now Music Festival a great success!

This October the US-China Music Institute presented the inaugural China Now Music Festival, in collaboration with the Central Conservatory of music. Facing the Past, Looking to the Future: Chinese Composers in the 21st Century featured concerts performances by The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai, at Bard's Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, and at Carnegie Hall. Learn more in the media clips on our News page: https://www.barduschinamusic.org/news/

Our People

Jindong Cai is Director of the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and Professor of Music and Arts at Bard College. 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

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