The school of music was proud to present the 2nd seminar of the research of the music textbooks and pedagogy in China, entitled “Editing and Publishing Music Teaching Materials” by Dr. Renhao Yu, the president of the Central Conservatory of Music Press. The seminar was on December 13, 2019, 3pm at B313 Conference Hall in Nanjing Normal University.
The seminar was divided into two parts: the history of the publishing music textbooks and the plan of the selecting topics. Dr. Yu discussed the history of the publishing music textbooks in 1949, 1950 to 1965, 1966 to 1976, and after 1976. He provided audiences with the specific numbers of published textbooks and the concise history. At the second part of the seminar, Dr. Yu introduced Central Conservatory of Music Press and mentioned that the music teaching materials are the main product of this publishing house. He organized the published textbooks, published by Central Conservatory of Music Press, into eight categories: music teaching materials, music history, basic knowledge of arts, composition, music performance, music theory, music education and internship, and music examination.
At the end of the seminar, Dr. Yu shared his experiences as the editor, and said “The president of a publishing house is a position that requires the professionalism, the management, and the sensitive political sense. I hoped my experiences would be helpful to aid all of you to understand music books, especially in the publishing music textbooks and teaching materials.”