Founded in 1927, Shanghai Conservatory of Music was the first music institution of higher education in China. Nowadays the conservatory has established a solid foundation on different subjects such as composition, performing arts, research and technology of music and consists of 15 departments and 22 undergraduate majors and offers 28 graduate programs and 21 doctoral programs including the departments of Composition, Conducting, Musicology, Voice and Opera, Piano, Orchestral Instruments, Chinese Traditional Instruments, Music Education, Music Engineering, Arts Administration, Modern Instruments & Percussion, Music Theatre, the Institute of Digital Media Art, Academic Studies and Postgraduate Office, etc. The conservatory has the authority of Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degree granting and two post-doctoral station of Arts, with a secondary school and an elementary section, thus forming a self-contained system with a complete curriculum of music and academic education. By June 2015, the number of students of the Conservatory reached nearly 2200. Among them, about 98 foreign students from 22 countries study at Shanghai Conservatory of Music, 53 of them enrolled in degree programs.