In view of Yury Kholopov eightieth anniversary The Journal of Moscow Conservatory begins the publication of articles from the archive of the musicologist. The topic of the paper Music and School on the Threshold of New Centur (1999) is the convergence of the teaching musical theory and the contemporary art music. Yu. Kholopov criticizes the dissociation of theoretical disciplines in the curriculum and proposes the new educational course, the contemporary composition theory. At present, when the course is included in the state educational standards, the ideas of Yu. Kholopov can be useful for its teaching.