Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera

The Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera (CICO) at Binghamton University is a nonprofit organization jointly formed by Binghamton University and the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts (NACTA), and is sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, China. In May 2019, Binghamton University signed the Addendum Agreement with Confucius Institute Headquarters. As with all Confucius Institutes around the world, CICO supplies teachers and support for teaching Chinese language and culture. Furthermore, however, as a specialized Confucius Institute, it also introduces Chinese opera and music around the U.S. CICO’s work focuses on four major areas: TEACHING, PERFORMANCE, CHINESE BRIDGE and OUTREACH