July 3-16, 2017, the 4th Confucius Institute “International Music Summer School” was themed on “Understanding China Through Music” and invite students of composition, instrumental performances/vocal music majors from five continents to visit Beijing. In addition to keeping the music study and cultural experience activities of previous international summer camps, the Summer School invited a few celebrated Chinese and international composers to instruct composition-major participants to compose short pieces using Chinese musical elements gained through collection. The Summer School presented a concert named “Understanding China Through Music” at the closing ceremony, in which the newly-composed pieces will be performed by instrumental performances/vocal music –majors participants together with CCOM faculty and students. Meanwhile, the participants demonstrated their learning results of traditional Chinese instruments and folk music, share their understanding of Chinese culture, and the fusion of world music.