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China Music Trip

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This tour includes many of China’s most iconic sights and experiences and then taps into China’s rich musical tradition, giving students unique opportunities to watch and perform music throughout. Stopping at both of China’s most vibrant cities, Beijing and Shanghai, students will be interacting with fellow local students as well as musical professionals from across the country. Whether trying out classical Chinese instruments for the first time or playing in front of appreciative audiences, there is musical inspiration at every turn.

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Day 1: Hello Beijing Arrive in the world’s largest city and transport back in time with a visit to the ancient Hutongs. Put your skills to the test as you take part in a Peking Opera mask painting workshop. Finish your first day off with a welcome dinner and trip briefing about what to expect from your trip.
Day 2: The Great Wall & Peking Opera Bring ancient history to life with a visit to a secluded section of the Great Wall. Hike along the wall as you take in the scenic view of rural China. Back in the city, enjoy a magical Peking Opera performance, featuring masks just like yesterday’s creation!
Day 3: Music Lessons Pay a visit to the historic Tiananmen Square before entering the Forbidden City, where you can learn about the imperial life and political upheavals within the walls. Enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the city in Jingshan Park, followed by a Chinese music lesson as you learn to play the Erhu, Pipa or Guzheng.
Day 4: Beijing’s Giant Egg Auditorium Marvel at one of Beijing’s architectural wonders as you visit The National Centre for the Performing Arts. Performance your music in the Temple of Heaven park, before experiencing a Kungfu lesson. Enjoy some relaxing sightseeing at the Temple of Heaven and encounter the art of a traditional tea ceremony. Hop on the night train because you’re headed to Shanghai!
Day 5: Shanghai’s Glitz & Glamour Explore two of Shanghai’s most famous areas, People’s Square and Nanjing Road. Try Shanghai’s famous Xiao Long Bao dumplings, before encountering Old Shanghai as you visit the Yu Yuan Gardens and the City God Temple Bazaar, where you can see the local markets come alive.
Day 6: Performance Learn about the life of Chinese students with a school day exchange. Tour the hallways and take part in lessons with your new buddies. Watch the school’s musical performance because presenting your own. Spend the evening watching China’s best circus act, the ERA acrobatic and theatrical performance.
Day 7: Karaoke, Chinese – style Start the morning with a show from the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra before venturing into the financial districts for a trip to the top of the Pearl tower where you’ll find spectacular panoramic views of the city. Finish your final evening with the most popular Chinese leisure activity, karaoke at a KTV.
Day 8: Continue the Learning Adventure at home It’s time to say goodbye to our guides and trip leaders as you transfer to the airport. Leave excited to apply what you’ve learned back at home!
Learning Outcomes

Learn the basics of how to play one Chinese instrument.

Appreciate Chinese music in different genres ranging from ancient acoustics, to modern electronic.

Improve communication skills as students participate in a music exchange with a local school.