The seventh Summit of the Pacific Alliance of Music Schools, launched by the music faculty of the University of Melbourne, was held online on September 24-25 to discuss new ideas and measures for running schools in the backdrop of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Altogether 14 music institutes and colleges from China, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Thailand and other countries and regions attended the online meeting.
Feng Lei, vice president of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, introduced the online enrollment, teaching, and assessment methods adopted by SHCM during the epidemic, as well as the arrangements for resumption of the learning semester.
He also analyzed the inevitability of long-term coexistence of online and offline teaching, as well as the importance of seeking a balance between them.
At the meeting, SHCM shared its experience and plans for resuming classes and expressed confidence in China’s top music institution as it faces new global challenges and its determination to explore new teaching modes while persevering with the internationalization of education.