“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.