CHIME Workshop on "Music Education in China"

Hamburg (Germany), 17-20 November
 
Hosted by:

  • Confucius Institute at the University of Hamburg

 
Initiated and organized by:

  • CHIME, the European Foundation for Chinese Music Research
  • CCOM Institute of Musicology (Beijing Central Conservatory)

 
In cooperation with:

  • Hamburg University of Music and Theatre (Hochschule für Musik und Theater)
  • Hamburg Conservatory (Hamburger Konservatorium)  
  • International College of Music in Hamburg

 
The languages of the meeting are English and Chinese
 
 
FULL SCHEDULE:
 

Wednesday 16 November

14.00-18.00 Registration at the Confucius Institute at the University of Hamburg,“Hamburg Yu Garden”, Feldbrunnenstraße 67, 20148 Hamburg
 
Collect your programme booklet and badge, enjoy a cup of tea at Chinese Teahouse “Hamburg Yu Garden” and have a look at the special exhibition on "Chinese Music Culture – SECRET SOUNDS"
 
Evening: free
 

 

Thursday 17 November

09.00-09.15 Welcome with coffee and tea
 

09.15-09.20 Carsten Krause, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Hamburg
Word of welcome

09.15-09.30 Susanne Rupp, Vice president of the University of Hamburg
Word of welcome

09.30-10.00 Frank Kouwenhoven, CHIME, Leiden, The Netherlands
Introductory remarks to the topic of "Music education in China"

Conservatory style teaching & general issues I

10.00-10.30 Yang Hon-Lun, Hong Kong Baptist University
"Early Conservatory education and China’s musical development"

10.30-11.00 Coffee and tea break

11.00-11.30 Xavier Bouvier, Haute école de musique, Genève
"Dealing with culture inside and between Chinese and Western higher music education institutions"

11.30-12.00 Tang Qiong, Beijing Central Conservatory
"Education of traditional music in Chinese Conservatories"

12.00-12.30 Han Mei, Center for Chinese Music & Culture, Murfreesboro USA
"Old masters, new students - The identity transformation of the Chinese zheng under conservatory pedagogy"

12.30-13.00 Li Liangzi, Central Conservatory Beijing
现代筝乐得演奏与教学 ("Xiàndài zhēng lèdé yǎnzòu yǔ jiàoxué")
("Modern zheng (zither) teaching and playing in happy fashion")

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

General issues II

14.00-14.30 Marc Antoine Camp, Lucerne Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts
"Musical talent development and self-concept of Chinese and Swiss music students"

Music education for school children

14.30-15.00 Chen Yu, Fudan University, Shanghai
中小学阶段中国音乐艺术教育新政策与改变 ("Zhōng xiǎoxué jiēduàn zhōngguó yīnyuè yìshù jiàoyù xīn zhèngcè yǔ gǎibiàn") ("New policy and changes in Chinese art education for the elementary and middle school")

15.00-15.30 Dong Jinming, Nanjing Art Institute, Nanjing
浅谈中国家长在孩子学习乐器过程中的不同心态 ("Qiǎn tán zhōngguó
jiāzhǎng zài hái zǐ xuéxí yuèqì guòchéng zhōng de bùtóng xīntài")
("A talk on Chinese parental attitudes with respect to the process of children learning an instrument")

15.30-16.00 Coffee and tea break

16.00-16.30 David Hughes, Research Associate SOAS, University of London
"Traditional music in Japan’s required school curriculum: better late than never!"

16.30-17.00 Liu Qian, University of Los Angeles California, USA
"Chinese primary music education in my eyes — Characteristic music programs at the Baodai Elementary School, Suzhou, Jiangsu"

17.00-17.30 Song Yang (Limia Song), Beijing 'Back' Education Co
"Beijing Changing views on teaching music to young children in China"

17.30-18.00 Panel on school music (in Chinese), with:
Dong Jinming, Nanjing Art Institute, Nanjing
Lou Yafeng, dizi teacher at Xukou Elementary School, Suzhou
Zhang Qinyin, erhu teacher at Xukou Elementary School, Suzhou
Song Yang, Beijing

18.00-19.00 DINNER
Not organized; you will be recommended some restaurants nearby or you may also find a place of your own preference.

19.30-21.00 GALA CONCERT 'Secret Sounds'
Kirche St.Johannis am Turmweg
Erhu, zheng and pipa meet organ, violin and piano
Admission free for participants in the CHIME workshop

Organized by the International College of Music in Hamburg,
With students from the College and from Shanghai

 

Friday 18 November

Conservatory style teaching & general issues II

09.00-09.30 Barbara Mittler, University of Heidelberg, Germany
“'The future of classical music?' Educating the 'Chinese' musician—Tiger mothers, wolf fathers and music life in (greater) China"

09.30-10.00 Dong Shi Huili, Nanjing, PR of China
浅谈中国传统民族民间音乐的流行化转变趋势 ("Qiǎn tán zhōngguó chuántǒng mínzú mínjiān yīnyuè de liúhánghuà zhuǎnbiàn qūshì")
("A talk on the trend of popularizing traditional Chinese folk music")

10.00-10.30 Dai Baisheng, Macao Polytechnic Institute, PR of China
"Multicultural music education in Macao"

10.30-11.00 Coffee and tea break

Teaching and Learning Chinese music abroad

11.00-11.30 Karsten Gundermann, Hamburg
"Beijing Opera dance moves for Hamburg Musical performers"

11.30-12.00 Hung Tsun-Hui, University of Hawaii
"Chinese music education in the United States"

12.00-12.45 Panel on Chinese students learning Western music, with, a.o.:
Reinhard Bahr (Hamburg University of Music and Theatre)
Michael Petermann (Hamburg Conservatory)
Eberhard Schmitz (International College of Music, Hamburg)
Yuanyuan Voß (Hamburg University of Music and Theatre)
Yuan Huailan (LAN Culture Bridge)

12.45-14.00 LUNCH

Teaching traditional opera

14.00-14.30 Joshua Chan, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS)
"Learning Peking Opera in Hong Kong: Then and now"

14.30-15.00 Catherine Capdeville Zeng, INALCO, Paris
"Transmission and Teaching in Unofficial Chinese Theatrical Troops
in Town and Country"

15.00-15.30 Tian Mansha, Shanghai Opera Institute, Shanghai
传承中的变与不变 — 川剧音乐中的“口传心授”("Chuánchéng zhōng de biàn yǔ bù biàn – chuānjù yīnyuè zhōng de “'kǒuchuán xīn shòu'”)
("Inheritance changed and unchanged: On the 'oral teaching' of Sichuan opera music")

15.30-16.00 Coffee and tea break

Teaching Chinese composition

16.00-16.30 Chen Xiaoyong, Hamburg University of Music and Theatre
从文化角度关注作曲与作曲教学,谈中国音乐创作中的问题与未来的希望 ("Cóng wénhuà jiǎodù guānzhù zuòqǔ yǔ zuòqǔ jiàoxué, tán zhōngguó yīnyuè chuàngzuò zhōng de wèntí yǔ wèilái de xīwàng") ("Composing and teaching composition from a cultural point of view; problems and future aspirations")
 
16.30-17.00 Wang Ying, Shanghai / Beijing
创造性发散性思维在作曲教学中的运用 ("Chuàngzàoxìng fāsàn xìng sīwéi zài zuòqǔ jiàoxué zhōng de yùnyòng") ("Broadminded and varied creative thinking in the teaching of composition")

17.00-17.30 Su Cong苏聪, Film Academy of State Baden-Württemberg
北京中央音乐学院作曲系“文革”后第一届学生所想所为;
我想华人作曲界今后的议题 (Běijīng zhōngyāng yīnyuè xuéyuàn zuòqǔ xì 'wéngé' hòu dì yī jiè xuéshēng suǒ xiǎng suǒ wéi; wǒ xiǎng huárén zuòqǔ jiè jīnhòu de yìtí) (A view from the Beijing Centyral Conservatory’s first post-Cultural-Revolution students of composition – My thoughts on the future of Chinese composers)

17.30-18.00 Panel: "Teaching contemporary composition in China"
With Chen Xiaoyong, Jia Guoping and Wang Ying

18.00-19.00 DINNER
Not organized; you will be recommended some restaurants nearby or you may also find a place of your own preference.

19.30-21.00 CONCERT "Classical Music from the Far West"
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Steintorplatz, Hamburg

Admission free for participants in the CHIME workshop

How does "classical music" sound? Does it resemble Bach or Turandot, violin or two-stringed erhu, wood or porcelain? Elements that may seem familiar to one person, exotic to another, converge in thisexploratory concert: s onatas with Chinoiseries, Bach played on erhu, and Puccini from Shanghai...

With erhu-players Dong Jinming & Dong Shi Huili (Nanjing)
and students of the Hamburg Conservatory
Presented by Michael Petermann, under auspices of the Hamburg
Conservatory & the Confucius Institute at the University of  Hamburg
 
 

Saturday 19 November

Teaching Chinese traditional music

09.00-09.30 Shi Yinyun, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, Suzhou, PR of China
"From shuoshu xiansheng to laoshi: a comparative study between the traditional and contemporary teaching and learning process in Suzhou ping-tan, China"

09.30-10.00 Ruard Absaroka, SOAS, University of London
"Challenges and changes in Chinese music education in the UK: The SOAS Chinese Music Ensemble, University of London"

10.00-10.30 Stephen Jones, London UK
"What is music education?"

10.30-11.00 Coffee and tea break

11.00-11.30 Lin Chen, Music Research Institute, Beijing
 广陵派教学法——以唱弦为例 ("Guǎnglíng pài jiàoxué fǎ—yǐ chàng xián wéi lì") ("On the chang xian ('singing string') teaching method of the Guangling Guqin School")

11.30-12.00 Dai Xiaolian and Ding Nishang, Shanghai Conservatory of Music 我的老师,我的学生 - 古琴教育的改革;比较分析 ("Wǒ de lǎoshī, wǒ de
xuéshēng - gǔqín jiàoyù de gǎigé; bǐjiào fēnxī") ("My teacher, my
students – Changes in guqin education; a comparative analysis")
[Paper in Chinese and English, with demonstration]

12.00-12.30 Rachel Harris (SOAS, University of London)
"Hereditary Musicians and the Academy: a view from Xinjiang"

12.30-13.30 LUNCH

13.30-14.15 Music recital 1

14.15-15.15 (Parallel, in two different rooms:)
Workshop I, Tian Mansha (Sichuan opera singing)
Workshop II, (Guzheng, 21-stringed, bridged zither)

15.15-16.15(Parallel, in two different rooms:)
Workshop III, Cai Yayi (Nanyin, southern ballad singing)
Workshop IV, Dai Xiaolian, (Guqin, classical 7-stringed zither)

16.15-16.30 Short coffee and tea break

16.30-16.40 Music recital 2

16.40-18.00 Film: Li Manshan, Portrait of a folk Daoist
(GB doc, 2015, dir. Stephen Jones, 80 mins, English subtitles)

This intimate portrait film explores the life of village Daoist Li Manshan (b.1946), and his group of ritual specialists in the poor countryside of Yanggao county in north Shanxi, China. The film shows how their magnificent funerary practices have changed under challenges such as migration, the modern educational system and competition at funerals from pop music.

18.00-19.00 QUICK DINNER
Not organized; you will be recommended some restaurants nearby or you may also find a place of your own preference.

19.00-21.30 CONCERT Secret Sounds: “Neue Musik und China…”
Confucius Institute at the University of Hamburg, Chinese Teahouse 'Hamburg Yu Garden'
Feldbrunnenstraße 67, 20148 Hamburg

Music by finalists of the Composition Contest "New Music and China 2016", played piano duo Franck-Thomas Link and Yun Xu from Hamburg and Shanghai. Presented by Margarete Zander, who briefly interviews the prize-winning composers.

Admission free for participants in the CHIME workshop
 
 

Sunday 20 November

The role of Confucius Institutes in Chinese music education abroad

10.00-10.30 Li Xin, Music Confucius Institute, Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen
"A talk about stories in Chinese music"

10.30-10.45 Han Mei, Center for Chinese Music & Culture, Murfreesboro USA
"Brief introduction to the Center for Chinese Music and Culture at Middle Tennessee State U, and Confucius Music Institutes in general"

10.45-11.00 Short coffee and tea break

11.00-13.00 COFFEE CONCERT of "Traditional Music from China"
with Chinese musicians who participated in the CHIME meeting

13.00 End of meeting
 

...Last but not least, for diehard fans of music:

19.00 CONCERT Recital Duo Verena Chen & Juliette Journaux
Laeiszhalle, Kleiner Saal, Johannes Brahmsplatz, Hamburg

Tickets for sale at the Laeiszhalle

Expect brillant performances of Violin sonatas of Beethoven and Prokofiev, shorter violin pieces of Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla,as well as He Zhanhao and Chen Gang's Butterfly Lovers Concerto, by a young and dynamic duo, consisting of violinist Verena Chen and pianist Juliette Journeaux.