The College of Music and Performing Arts has set a goal to be one of the three most prestigious msic and arts schools in the nation by 2020. It has been striving to meet expectations by creating colorful programs to train sophisticated professionals, exchanging ideas with internationally acclaimed schools, as well as providing excellent curriculum utilizing state-of-the-art facilities.
In 2010, 980 undergraduate students majoring in Orchestral Performance, Vocal Performance, Composition, Piano, Organ, Dance, and Theater took advantage of programs designed to cultivate talented professional musicians, music teachers and theater performers.
Keimyung Symphony Orchestra, Keimyung Symphonic Band, Keimyung Choir, Keimyung Ensemble and Keimyung Opera have all performed internationally by participating in exchange concerts with prestigious foreign schools. Students have contributed to bands, orchestras and educational institutions in Korea and have influenced numerous domestic performers in all fields.
Graduates have been active in national and international orchestras, opera companies, ensembles, professional choirs, and dance; influencing the contemporary Korean arts movements in creative fields such as theater and music composition.
The Keimyung-Chopin Academy, which was established under the direction of the College of Music and Performing Art in 1999, especially, offers closely connected courses of study for students seeking a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. Taught by professors invited from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Poland, standard and performing courses are offered in order to cultivate outstanding professional artists.
1961.04.01 The Department of Church Music was established
1963.03.01 Completion and opening of Campbell Concert Hall
1965.03.01 Department of Church Music changed to Department of Music
1977.05.23 Keimyung Opera founded
1978.03.01 University status achieved (Department of Music promoted to College of Arts)
1981.03.01 College of Arts changed to College of Music
1999.02.10 Keimyung-Chopin Academy established
2003.03.01 All music majors merged under College of Music
2004.03.01 College of Music changed to College of Music and Performing Arts
2005.03.01 Construction began on a new College of Music and Performing Arts building and Keimyung Art Center on Seongseo Campus
2006.03.01 Department of Theater and Film changed to Department of Theater Arts
2007.03.01 Physical Education Dance Department reorganized under College of Music and Performing Arts.
2008.03.01 College of Music and Performing Arts relocated to Seongseo Campus.Center
Musicians who are involved in creating a worthy arts culture
The Music Hall, built in 2008, has the most up-to-date facilities including multimedia facilities in every lecture room. There are also an abundance of practice rooms for every major.
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