Zhou Shu’An was born in 1894 at 35 Huangyan road on Gulangyu Island. Her father, Zhou Zhi De, was a priest. Zhou Shu’ An was talented for singing, and she had risen in the world at the age of 14 when she sang the song ‘Xing Tiao Qi Yong Bu Luo’ to welcome an American navy ship. The song became popular, and Zhou Shu’ An became a household name in China.
In 1914, Zhou Shu’ An went to Radcliffe College, the women’s college of Harvard University, for further education and, at that time, she was one of the fisrt group of people who received bursary from the government to go abroad. When she came back to Chna, Xiao You Mei, Huang Zi Gong and Zhou Shu’An founded the first Chinese music conservatory, Guo Li Music College, which is now the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
1894年周淑安出生于鼓浪屿晃岩路35号，父亲周之德是一位基督教牧师。周淑安富有音乐天赋，14岁时就因为为欢迎美国海军舰队领唱《星条旗永不落》而崭露头角。1914年，周淑安作为第一批中国公费留美女学生之一，赴美国哈佛大学拉德克里夫女子学院深造。回国后，周淑安与萧友梅、黄自共同创办了中国第一所音乐院 — — 国立音乐院，即现在的上海音乐学院。