East China Normal University
On a trip to China in Oct. 2009, Colorado State University representatives created a formal partnership with East China Normal University (ECNU). Located in Shanghai, ECNU has partnered with CSU on a number of research initiatives and student exchange programs. The universities have brought a musical focus to their partnership.
Underscoring the importance of the partnership, Colorado State hosted a contingency of ECNU students and faculty for East-West Week in April 2010. The new partnership was launched within the vocal area when students attended faculty concerts and masterclasses, collaborated with CSU students on a recital, and joined the CSU Choirs and University Symphony Orchestra on sold-out performances of Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9.
Students from both universities are interested in a wide range of educational and cultural opportunities ranging from one-year study abroad programs to graduate degrees. Extended activity has included exchanges and joint performances with ECNU’s many fine pianists, vocalists, and instrumentalists.