Central Conservatory of Music’s beginnings can be traced to 1940, when the National Conservatory of Music was founded. It has merged together with other 5 music institutions or departments of music in Universities in China since 1949. As the only one of the universities in Fine Arts in China listed in national "211 project", Central Conservatory of Music now consists of departments and colleges of Musicology, Composition, Conducting, Piano, Voice and Opera, Orchestral Instruments, Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments, Music Education, Orchestra Academy, Science and Technology （including Electro-Acoustic Music Center, Institute of Music Therapy, Violin Making Center, Voice Research Center）, Musicology Institute, Music Education College for Distant Learning, Continuing Education College, Primary and Middle school. The CCOM has 389 teaching staffs including 52 PhD supervisors, 207 master supervisors, 119 professors and 223 associate professors. Currently enrolled 2022 full-time students, including 1463 undergraduate students, 426 graduate students, 97 doctoral students, 8 post-doctoral fellows, 28 international students, 5971 students in the Continuing Music Education College and Music Education College for Distance Learning, 934 students in the attached middle school and primary school.