Shanghai Summer School launches traditional Chinese music course
Updated: 2016-07-11

The 2016 Shanghai Summer School (3S) launched its Chinese Traditional Music Program for international students at the Shanghai Symphony Hall on June 20.

Zhang Xianping, deputy dean of Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SCM), along with other college officials attended the ceremony.

Zhang extended a warm welcome to the students wished them all the best in embarking on their musical journey, and learning more about Chinese traditional music and culture.


Zhang Xianping, deputy dean of SCM, speaks at the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Summer School (3S) Chinese Traditional Music Program. [Photo provided to]

The Chinese Traditional Music Program, designed by Shanghai Municipal Education Committee and organized by SCM for the past five consecutive years since 2011, will be held from June 13 to July 8 this year, and will feature choral music and traditional Chinese musical instruments, such as erhu (a two-stringed bowed instrument) and guqin (a seven-stringed plucked instrument).

Accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum including master classes, lectures and cultural experience visits, this year’s program has attracted 28 students from 13 countries, such as Columbia, Spain, Netherlands, Indonesia and Mongolia.


Students and teachers pose for a group photo. [Photo provided to]


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