School of Music
Currently has 646 students and 129 faculty members, the School of Music aims to provide the best music education by encouraging students to embrace the ideals of localization and globalization, heritage and modernization, and interdisciplinary studies in the Arts.
The School of Music includes two Departments and two Institutes- Department of Music, Department of Traditional Music, Institute of Orchestral Instruments, and the Institute of Musicology. The Department of Traditional Music is the first in Taiwan to offer major studies in the Taiwanese Traditional music of Nanguan and Beiguan.
The School of Music is housed in two buildings; measuring 159,948 square feet in total, offering a diversified environment for learning and performing. In addition to many classrooms of various sizes, there are 143 practice rooms, 65 teacher's studios, 23 study rooms, and a music library. Adjacent to the School of Music is a world class 500-seat Concert Hall and 3092-pipe Pipe organ.? Together in this complex are additional classrooms and rehearsal rooms, which incorporate a second pipe organ.
Department of Music
The goal of the Department of Music is to cultivate outstanding music performers and composers. Students receive individual instruction through private lessons.
Major disciplines include: Composition, Keyboard, Voice, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion. After 26 years of implementation and continual development, the Department remains committed to its founding principles, and has also formed a pathway of Music Education which is unique to TNUA.
The work- which ranges from the management of Departmental Affairs, the engagement of Faculty members, to the design of its Curriculum - prioritizes in connecting the music disciplines with the humanities, and maintaining a balance between, traditional/ local art and contemporary creations.? It is a continual goal of the Department to keep abreast of the developments in music across the board, so that the training given & received at the Department, rivals any other top-rate counterpart in the world.
Members of the Faculty are all renowned musicians, and the Department is proud to honor the many alumni who have made their niche in society.
M.M. and M.A. Programs
The Department of Music offers Master's Degree in Music for 4 majors: Composition, Piano, Voice and Conducting. The Composition program stresses creativity, and is rooted deeply in a strong academic foundation.? Students are challenged to open their minds, develop their skills and methodology, and analyze musical works. The programs for Piano, Voice & Conducting aim to further develop students both in their technique and academic research, as well as analysis.The M.A. program for Professional Training offers two majors- Music Pedagogy and Musicology.
Students who complete courses in either of the disciplines receive M.A. degrees.
D.M.A. & Ph.D. Programs
Inaugurated in 2001, the D.M.A. & Ph.D. programs aim to further develop and stimulate studentsˇ¦ critical thinking, and analytical mind through an integrated training in Western and Eastern music.
Degree programs include musicology, composition, and performance (Piano, Violin and Percussion).
Department of Traditional Music
B.F.A. Program (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Established in 1995, the Department of Traditional Music offers a four-year curriculum that covers
Guqin, Pipa, Nanquan, Beiquan and Music Theory.
The Department aims to preserve and further develop Traditional Music through systematic training of modern talent. Goals are reflected in coursework, which aim to integrate the traditional with the modern, & ideals with professional and real-life experiences.
Studies in Traditional Music will further develop, as research methods develop, and bridges are built between academic research & performance.
M.A. and M.F.A. Program
Founded in 2007, the Traditional Music Masterˇ¦s Programs offer two majors: Performance and Theory. The Department offers Performance majors in: Guqin, Pipa, Nanguan and Beiguan. The Program focuses on Taiwanˇ¦s major Traditional Musical culture- with a purpose to train the next generation of teachers on these Traditional Instruments.? Both performance skills and academic courses train the students for their future roles in society.