Xi­a­men Mu­sic School, Ku­lang­su cam­pus (Xi­a­men Shi Yin Yue Xue Xi­ao 厦门市音乐学校)

“The Melody of Ku­lang­su Trav­els Far”: A Brief In­tro­duc­tion to Xi­a­men Mu­sic School

Found­ed by Xi­a­men Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment on Ku­lang­su Is­land in 1990, Xi­a­men Mu­sic School pro­vides char­ac­ter­is­tic nine-year com­pul­sive ed­u­ca­tion and sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion spe­cial­ized in mu­sic. In 2009, Xi­a­men Mu­sic School adopt­ed a sec­ond name Xi­a­men Uni­ver­si­ty Af­fil­i­at­ed Mu­sic School. In 2013, Xi­a­men Mu­sic school ex­pand­ed its land­scape and found­ed new cam­pus in Meilun Road, Huli Dis­trict, there­fore, form­ing the pat­tern of “One School, Two cam­pus­es”.

Since the es­tab­lish­ment of Xi­a­men Mu­sic School, we in­sist fo­cus­ing on qual­i­ty-ori­ent­ed ed­u­ca­tion with unique fea­ture, and keep ex­plor­ing di­ver­si­fied pat­terns of run­ning school. Our school has em­barked up­on a path to suc­cess fea­tur­ing syn­chro­nized equal de­vel­op­ment of mu­si­cal and acadam­ic ed­u­ca­tion. Our teach­ers and stu­dents have won thou­sands of awards in in­ter­na­tion­al, na­tion­al, provin­cial and mu­nic­i­pal mu­sic con­tests. Many of China’s Par­ty and state lead­ers, in­clud­ing Xi Jin­ping, Hu Jin­tao, Jiang Zemin, Zhu Rongji, have vis­it­ed our school or host­ed fac­ul­ty and stu­dent rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Xi­a­men Mu­sic School.

Xi­a­men Mu­sic School boasts ex­cel­lent teach­ing re­sources. With Mr. He Lvt­ing (dis­tin­guished mu­si­cian) and Mr. Cai Wanghuai (for­mer chair­man of Xi­a­men Peo­ple’s Polic­i­tal Con­cul­tive Con­fer­ence) as our hon­orary prin­ci­pal, many fa­mous mu­si­cians are hired as the Art Ad­vi­sor of our school, such as Yin Cheng­zong, Zheng Xi­aoy­ing, Hou Run­yu, Fu Ren­chang, Zhou Yubo, Cao Wen­gong, Zheng Chao­ji, Lin Shuzhen. We en­roll mu­sic tal­ents from all over the world ag­ing from 6 years old to 18 years old. Mu­sic Spe­cial­ized Class­es are pro­vid­ed with small-sized ed­u­ca­tion for aca­d­e­m­ic cours­es. And We pro­vide one-on-one mu­si­cal per­for­mance in­struc­tions. There are over 30 mu­si­cal cours­es pro­vid­ed: pi­ano, string mu­sic, wind mu­sic, Chi­nese mu­sic, vo­cal mu­sic, per­cus­sion mu­sic, mu­sic com­pos­ing, etc. Aca­d­e­m­ic cours­es are in lines with the re­quire­ments of com­pul­sive ed­u­ca­tion and high-school stan­dard. All of the grad­u­ates from our sec­ondary school passed the high­er school en­trances ex­ams and were en­rolled by do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tion­al uni­ver­si­ties.

Xi­a­men Mu­sic School has es­tab­lished co­op­er­a­tion con­nec­tions with Xi­a­men Phil­har­mon­ic Or­ches­tra, Shang­hai Con­ser­va­to­ry of Mu­sic Af­fil­i­at­ed School, Chi­nese Con­ser­va­to­ry of Mu­sic, and Chi­nese So­ci­ety of Wind. We al­so set up the Xing­shi Foun­da­tion School in Shishi. Our sym­phon­ic band, choir and tra­di­tion­al Chi­nese or­ches­tra of­ten per­form at mu­si­cal and cul­tur­al ex­change events for for­eign friends and con­nect bond­ing with teenagers of Tai­wan, be­com­ing a lead­ing play­er in Xiamen’s el­e­men­tary and sec­ondary art ed­u­ca­tion.

We seek for per­fec­tion and search for beau­ty in school run­ning. We pass and de­vel­op the mu­si­cal cul­tures of Ku­lang­su and play a lead­ing role in mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion. We per­me­ate mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion in­to or­di­nary ed­u­ca­tion to im­prove stu­dents’ mu­si­cian­ship and deep­ens mu­si­cal un­der­stand­ing with cul­tur­al cours­es to boost the all-round de­vel­op­ment of stu­dents.

厦门市音乐学校是厦门市人民政府于1990年在鼓浪屿创办的九年义务教育音乐特色学校及中等音乐学校,2009年加挂“厦门大学附属音乐学校”校名。2013年在厦门市湖里区美仑路建设新校区,形成鼓浪屿校区和五通校区,实行“一校两区”办学。

学校坚持素质引领和特色立校,不断探索多元化的办学模式,开创了一条音乐专业与文化教育优质发展的办学之路,师生在国际、国内各类音乐、文化比赛中荣获上千个奖项。党和国家领导人习近平、李克强、江泽民、胡锦涛、朱镕基等先后到校视察或接见学校师生代表。

学校师资力量雄厚,著名音乐家贺绿汀生前是我校名誉校长,原厦门市政协主席蔡望怀为我校名誉校长。殷承宗、郑小瑛、侯润宇、傅人长、周宇博、曹文工、郑朝吉、林淑真等著名音乐家为学校艺术顾问或艺术指导。学校面向国内外及港澳台地区招收有音乐特长的小学、初中、高中、中专学生。音乐专业班文化课实行小班制教学,小学、初中按义务教育课程授课;音乐专业课实行个别化授课,共开设键盘、弦乐、管乐、民乐、声乐、打击乐、作曲等30多门专业;中专文化课按普通高中课程授课,历年高考上线率达百分之百,为国内外艺术院校输送了大批优秀音乐人才。

学校先后与厦门爱乐乐团、上海音乐学院附中和中国音乐学院、中国管乐学会等建立合作共建关系,建立石狮行实基地校。组建的学生乐团具有较高的艺术水准,经常参加省市各级重大演出和对外交流活动,在海峡两岸青少年音乐文化交流中发挥重要作用。成为厦门市中小学艺术教育的窗口学校。

学校在办学上追求“至善至美”,传承和发展鼓浪屿音乐文化,在艺术教育中发挥引领和辐射作用,音乐教育向普通教育渗透,提升学生音乐素养,用文化课拓展音乐的深度,培养学生全面发展。