Tokyo College of Music celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2007. The oldest private music institute in Japan, TCM has been contributing significantly to the development of Western classical music at home. It created the very first symphonic orchestra in Japan which performed on Pacific Ocean steamers from 1912 to 1929. Over the years, Tokyo College of Music has taken great strides in strengthening its faculty and staff as well as expanding the facilities of the school. Now the college boasts a highly qualified and distinguished faculty of more than 440 with the entire student body, under the umbrella of Tokyo College of Music, of over 2000 students. This includes some 1,500 undergraduates, 130 postgraduates, 220 high school students, 80 kindergarteners, and 100 Music Preparatory School students. The College’s facilities include an 806-seat 100th anniversary Hall, B-studio with a baroque style pipe organ, J-studio, Synthesizer Lab, a recording studio, a Traditional Japanese Music House, Gamelan Performance Studio, library, and practice rooms.