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Wuhan Conservatory of Music (WHCM) is the only independently established music institution of higher education in central China. Located at Wuchang district with long history and humanities fair, the conservatory has two campuses--one lies at No. 255 Jiefang Road, and the adjacent one at No.1 Zhang Zhidong Road, Wuchang district, Wuhan city, Hubei province.

The history of WHCM can be traced back to Music Academy in Central-South China which was established in 1953 by the agglomeration of the music sectors of Central-South Academy of Literature and Art, People’s Literature and Art Academy in South China, and Guangxi Provincial Art College. Specifically, Central-South Academy of Literature and Art can be traced back to Literature and Art Academy of Chung Yuan University, and Wuchang Art College which was took over by Chung Yuan University in 1949, and Literate and Art Academy of Hunan University which was merged in 1950; People’s Literature and Art Academy in South China was composed of Guangdong Provincial Art College, Art College of Guangzhou City, and Hong Kong Chinese Music Academy; Guangxi Provincial Art College can be traced back to Guangxi Provincial Art Teachers’ Training Class, etc. All of these contribute to the conservatory’s historical inheritance of music education with a rich variety and a solid foundation. In 1958, Music Academy in Central-South China and Wuhan Normal College of Art were merged into Hubei Art Academy (from 1972 to 1978 it was named Hubei Art College). In 1985, it transformed to Wuhan Conservatory of Music.


We are dedicated to cultivating moral ethics in students, improving popular art educational level, maintaining the function of elite education in order to demonstrate a satisfactory conservatory to the public. We carried out a Trinitarian policy of discipline construction combining artistic performance, artistic creation, and theoretical research. Sticking to the conservatory motto of cultivating moral ethics, promoting self-improvement, advocating culture and polishing artistic skills, Wuhan Conservatory of Music is committed to cultivating music talents of high quality, versatility and innovation.


WHCM is one of the earliest conservatories which have been authorized to confer master’s degrees. It currently offers two master degree programs---Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Laws (Marxist Theory·Ideological and Political Education). The conservatory focuses on full-time undergraduate and postgraduate education, and carries out other types of education based on social needs. The teaching institutions of our conservatory include the department of Composition, Musicology, Chinese Music, Piano, Orchestra, Vocal Studies, Dance, Music Education, Acting and Performing, Postgraduate Education, Political Education, Public Elementary Education, Continuing Education (including Adult Education), affiliated middle school and primary school. Thus, it establishes an education level ranging from primary school, middle school, undergraduate education, postgraduate education, to PhD education.


The conservatory owns a national-level Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Musical Performance, which is one of the only two national-level demonstration centers in the aspect of music, and 3 national specialties in the aspects of Musicology, Recording Art, and Musical Performance. The conservatory is among the first batch of Hubei provincial construction institutions of key disciplines, and is one of “The Research Institutions of Humanities and Social Sciences” of Hubei Province. The conservatory also establishes several platforms for professional development, including Hubei provincial key disciplines of music and dance and Hubei provincial collaborative innovation center of music innovation; and several platforms for artistic practice, like Oriental Symphonic Orchestra, Oriental Chinese Orchestra, Chimes Orchestra, Oriental Chorus, and Oriental Dance Troupe; as well as an achievement publication -- the journal Huangzhong, one of the 8 core GCJC of music. Making full use of these platforms, the Conservatory is innovating mechanisms for talents cultivation, improving cultivation quality, and promoting cultural inheritance and innovation to better serve national economic, social and cultural development.


The history of WHCM can be traced back to Music Academy in Central-South China which was established in 1953 by the agglomeration of the music sectors of Central-South Academy of Literature and Art, People’s Literature and Art Academy in South China, and Guangxi Provincial Art College. Specifically, Central-South Academy of Literature and Art can be traced back to Literature and Art Academy of Chung Yuan University, and Wuchang Art College which was took over by Chung Yuan University in 1949, and Literate and Art Academy of Hunan University which was merged in 1950; People’s Literature and Art Academy in South China was composed of Guangdong Provincial Art College, Art College of Guangzhou City, and Hong Kong Chinese Music Academy; Guangxi Provincial Art College can be traced back to Guangxi Provincial Art Teachers’ Training Class, etc. All of these contribute to the conservatory’s historical inheritance of music education with a rich variety and a solid foundation. In 1958, Music Academy in Central-South China and Wuhan Normal College of Art were merged into Hubei Art Academy (from 1972 to 1978 it was named Hubei Art College). In 1985, it transformed to Wuhan Conservatory of Music.


中南文艺学院         Central-South Academy of Literature and Art

中原大学文艺学院        Literature and Art Academy of Chung Yuan University

武昌艺术专科学校        Wuchang Art College

湖南大学文艺学院        Literate and Art Academy of Hunan University

华南人民文学艺术学院 People’s Literature and Art Academy in South China

广东省立艺术专科学校     Guangdong Provincial Art College 

广州市立艺术专科学校     Art College of Guangzhou City

香港中华音乐学院         Hong Kong Chinese Music Academy

广西省立艺术专科学校 Guangxi Provincial Art College

广西省立艺术师资培训班   Guangxi Provincial Art Teachers’ Training Class

中南音乐专科学校     Music Academy in Central-South China

武汉艺术师范学院     Wuhan Normal College of Art

湖北艺术学院         Hubei Art Academy   

湖北艺术专科学校     Hubei Art College



学院介绍

 

武汉音乐学院是我国中部地区唯一独立设置的高等音乐学府。学校座落在历史悠久、人文荟萃的武昌古城,解放路校区位于湖北省武汉市武昌区解放路255号,毗邻的滨江校区位于武昌区张之洞路1号。

 

1953年,由中南文艺学院、华南人民文学艺术学院和广西省立艺术专科学校之音乐部分组建而成的中南音乐专科学校,是武汉音乐学院的建校起点。由此前溯,上述三校之音乐部分的各自前身,中南文艺学院的前身中原大学文艺学院及其在1949年接管的武昌艺术专科学校和在1950年并入的湖南大学文艺学院;组成华南人民文学艺术学院的广东省立艺术专科学校、广州市立艺术专科学校和香港中华音乐院;广西省立艺术专科学校的前身广西省 立艺术师资培训班等,她们共同构成了武汉音乐学院丰富多样、积淀深厚的音乐教育历史传承。1958年,中南音乐专科学校与武汉艺术师范学院合并,组建湖北艺术学院(1972-1978年用“湖北艺术专科学校”名)。1985年改建定名为武汉音乐学院。

 

学校以立德树人为根本任务,以人民满意的高水平音乐学院为建设目标,施行艺术表演、艺术创作、理论研究三位一体的学科建设方针,秉承“立德、自强、崇文、精艺”校训,培养高素质、多样化、拔尖创新音乐艺术人才。

 

学校是全国首批获得硕士学位授予权的音乐院校之一,现有艺术学和法学(马克思主义理论?思想政治教育)两个硕士学位授予点,以全日制本科和研究生学历教育为主,适当开展适应社会需要的其它类型教育。现有作曲系、音乐学系、中乐系、钢琴系、管弦系、声乐系、舞蹈系、音乐教育学院、演艺学院、研究生部、思想政治课部、公共基础课部、继续教育学院(含成人本科教育)、附属中学、附属小学等教学单位。有从音乐附小、音乐附中、大学本科、硕士研究生和博士研究生的教育层级。

 

学校国家级音乐表演实验教学示范中心是全国2个音乐类国家级实验教学示范中心之一,“音乐表演”、“音乐学”、“录音艺术”3个专业是国家级特色专业,学校是湖北省高校第一批省级重点学科建设单位,是湖北省“人文社科基地”之一。学校充分发挥音乐与舞蹈学湖北省重点学科、音乐创作湖北省协同创新中心等学科专业建设平台,东方交响乐团、东方中乐团、中华编钟乐团、东方合唱团、东方舞蹈团等一系列艺术实践平台,学报《黄钟》(为全国8种音乐类中文核心期刊之一)的成果发布平台,创新人才培养机制,提高人才培养质量,推进文化传承创新,服务国家和湖北经济社会文化发展。


1953年,由中南文艺学院、华南人民文学艺术学院和广西省立艺术专科学校之音乐部分组建而成的中南音乐专科学校,是武汉音乐学院的建校起点。由此前溯,上述三校之音乐部分的各自前身,中南文艺学院的前身中原大学文艺学院。