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IRELAND

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City:

CORK

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Arts Management/Music Management, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Music Therapy, Sound Engineering, Suzuki, Wellness for Musicians

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The Cork School of Music was founded in 1878 and has been a constituent school of Cork’s Institute of Technology (CIT) since 1993. A new purpose-built home for the Cork School of Music opened in September 2007, and houses the 300-seat Curtis Auditorium. Other facilities include several fine perfor...

Country:

IRELAND

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City:

CORK

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Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Personal Archives, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

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University College, Cork is one of four constituent universities of the federal National University of Ireland. It was originally founded in 1845 as Queen’s College. The College specialises in the study of Irish traditional music. The library holds the Arnold Bax Collection of Memorabilia and the ...

Country:

ISRAEL

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City:

JERUSALEM

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Community Music Training, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Kodály, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Academy can trace its history back to 1932, and following a period under the name of the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance, it moved in 1985 to the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem though retaining its independence from the University. Three institutions form the Jerusalem A...

Country:

ITALY

State:

CAMPANIA

City:

NAPLES (NAPOLI)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Orchestral Conducting

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The Conservatorio can trace its history back to 1583 with the establishment of four orphanages. It gained its current name and status in 1826. The library holds a number of autograph copies of manuscripts of Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti, Pergolesi, Paisiello, Cimarosa, Rossini, Bellini, Donize...

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ITALY

State:

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

City:

PARMA

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Theatre Performance, Personal Archives

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The Conservatorio can trace its history back to 1877. The Arturo Toscanini Studio contains a collection of his letters, photographs and art works as well as his music library. The Arrigo Boito Studio contains the letters and autographs of Boito's opera libretti. There is a collection of early instr...

Country:

ITALY

State:

LAZIO

City:

ROME (ROMA)

Special Indexes:

Community Music Training, Instrument Collections, Library Collections

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The Academy was founded in 1585, thus being one of the oldest music establishments in the world. Its headquarters at the Auditorium Parco della Musica houses three concert halls. The Academy incorporates the International Centre for the study of Italian Music (Centro Internazionale di Studi per la D...

Country:

ITALY

State:

LAZIO

City:

FROSINONE

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Orchestral Conducting

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The Conservatorio was founded in 1972. It owns a small collection of early keyboard instruments. There is a preparatory program for students wishing to enter the professional program. The Conservatorio offers music tuition to children and interested members of the local community. An active member ...

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ITALY

State:

LOMBARDY

City:

PAVIA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance

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The Institute can trace its history back to 1867. There are departments of performance, early music, musical theatre, composition and academic subjects. The Institute holds a collection of historical instruments. ...

Country:

ITALY

State:

LOMBARDY

City:

CREMONA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Music Librarianship Training

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The University of Pavia is the oldest university in Lombardy, being founded in 1361. Its School of Musicology is located in Cremona. The Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage offers programs in musicology, ethnomusicology and studies that may lead to a qualification in music librarianship. ...

Country:

ITALY

State:

PIEDMONT

City:

NOVARA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance

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The Institute was established in 1996. It offers a preparatory program for students wishing to enter the professional program. There are also programs in music tuition for young people and interested members of the local community. A collection of historical instruments is available to students. An...

Country:

ITALY

State:

SICILY

City:

PALERMO

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance

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Palermo is a city located on the island of Sicily. The Conservatorio can trace its history back to 1617. There is a preparatory program for students wishing to enter the professional program. The Conservatorio offers music tuition to young people and interested members of the local community. It ho...

Country:

ITALY

State:

TUSCANY

City:

SIENA

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Orchestral Conducting

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The Fondazione Accademia Musical Chigiana (Chigiana Academy Music Foundation) is a private institution founded in 1932 with the aim of organising master classes for performers. It offers advanced programs in composition, courses in orchestral conducting, chamber music, music history and aesthetics, ...

Country:

IVORY COAST (CÔTE D'IVOIRE)

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City:

ABIDJAN

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The National Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies was founded in 1959. It consists of four schools: • Graduate School of Music and Dance, with three departments: music and musicology, African music, and the conservatoire (the performance and music education program); • School of Fine Arts, Ar...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

AICHI PREFECTURE

City:

NAGOYA

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A private Buddhist co-educational music college belonging to the Doho group of educational institutions, established in its current form in 1976, and is the oldest music college in this area of Japan. It holds a fine collection of Buddhist religious music and instruments. There is an extensive music...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

HIROSHIMA PREFECTURE

City:

HIROSHIMA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Music Therapy, Orchestral Conducting, Orff Schulwerk, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A private co-educational Jesuit music university affiliated with the Vatican's Istituto Pontifizio di Musica Sacra in Rome. Founded in 1948, it gained its current name and status in 1963. There are two departments: a) Music Performance, and b) Cultural Music (music culture, teacher training). The un...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

KANAGAWA PREFECTURE

City:

KAMAKURA

Special Indexes:

Institutions for Women Only, Instrument Collections

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A private college for women, founded in 1943 and was granted its current name and status in 1989. Facilities include a large auditorium and a Japanese-style hall. The College owns fifty electronic pianos. ...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

MIYAGI PREFECTURE

City:

SENDAI

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Opera Performance

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A national co-educational university founded in 1965, though it can trace its history back to 1873. There are exchange agreements with universities in USA, England, China and Australia. Facilities include a Balinese gamelan. The university has attached schools for teacher training purposes. The Depa...

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JAPAN

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OKINAWA PREFECTURE

City:

NAHA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A local national co-educational university founded in 1986. The are faculties of music and arts and crafts. The University has been instrumental in the continuation and development of Okinawa's traditional arts, including the designation of the 'Kumiodori' musical drama as a UNESCO Masterpiece of Or...

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JAPAN

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ŌSAKA PREFECTURE

City:

ŌSAKA

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A private co-educational music college founded in 1915 and was chartered as a university in 1958. The college houses a pipe organ, an opera house with resident professional chorus and orchestra, a state-of-the-art electronic music laboratory, a museum holding over 3,500 musical instruments from arou...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

ŌSAKA PREFECTURE

City:

ŌSAKA

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Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A private co-educational university founded in 1964. The Faculty of Arts has departments of photography, architecture, environmental planning, visual concept planning, art planning, broadcasting, theatrical arts, literary arts, fine arts, design, crafts, musicology, performance and music education. ...

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JAPAN

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TOKYO PREFECTURE

City:

TOKYO

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A private co-educational music college. Founded in 1926 as the Tokyo Conservatory of Music, it was renamed in 1951. The College is located 35 km west of downtown Tokyo in Tachikawa-shi, one of the largest cities in the Tokyo metropolitan area. There are two departments: performance and composition, ...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

TOKYO PREFECTURE

City:

TOKYO

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Arts Management/Music Management, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Sound Engineering

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A private co-educational music academy founded in 1929 and regarded as equivalent to a university. There are campuses in Tokyo (the Ekoda campus) for third and fourth year and graduate students, and in Iruma (in Saitama prefecture on the outskirts of Tokyo, opened in 1971) for first and second year ...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

TOKYO PREFECTURE

City:

TOKYO

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Founded in 1889, this is the largest private co-educational university in Japan with a number campuses in Tokyo and other cities as well as one in Newcastle, Australia. Two of the Tokyo campuses (Ekoda and Tokorozawa) offer programs in the College of Art, with departments of photography, cinema, fin...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

TOKYO PREFECTURE

City:

TOKYO

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A private co-educational music college founded in 1907 as the Toyo Conservatory of Music, thus being the oldest private school of music in Japan. In 1954 it became the Oriental Music College, and in 1963 gained its current name and status. Facilities include an extensive music library, a recording s...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

TOKYO PREFECTURE

City:

TOKYO

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Orchestral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A national co-educational university founded in 1949, though it can trace its history back to 1873. Tokyo Gakugei University is the chief administrator of the United Graduate School of Education which offers a three-year doctoral program in partnership with Chiba University, Saitama University and Y...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

TOKYO PREFECTURE

City:

TOKYO

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A national co-educational university founded in 1887 and was granted full university status in 1949 with the amalgamation of the separate schools of Fine Arts and Music. There are programs in fine arts, music, film and new media, and global arts. The Master’s degree was added in 1963 and the Docto...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

TOKYO PREFECTURE

City:

TOKYO

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections

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A private university founded in 1904 as a school for young women, but now a co-educational institution. The Faculty of Music was established in 1958. There are two campuses - in Ueno (central Tokyo) and in Soka (in Saitama prefecture). Music courses are offered through both the Faculty of Music and ...

Country:

JORDAN

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City:

AMMAN

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A private university established in 1989 and specialising in the teaching of music. It was Jordan's first accredited private university to grant a Bachelor of Music degree. Studies include Western classical music with some emphasis on voice, with an Arabic music stream introduced in 1996. The libra...

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KENYA

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City:

NAIROBI

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Originally established in 1965, Kenyatta University gained its current title and status in 1985. It is situated 16 kilometres from the city of Nairobi, and also operates on a number of campuses both within and outside of Kenya. The Department owns a supply of African and Western instruments for stud...

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LITHUANIA

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City:

VILNIUS

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre was founded in 1918 as the Kaunas Music School. In 1949 it was merged with the Vilnius Conservatoire and became the Lithuanian State Conservatoire. In 2004 it gained its current name and status and was further enlarged in 2018 with the integration of the A...

Country:

MALAYSIA

State:

KUALA LUMPUR

City:

KUALA LUMPUR

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The university was founded in 1905 and is the oldest university in Malaysia. The Cultural Centre was established in 1974 and offers programs in drama, dance and music. Facilities include an experimental music centre and a digital music laboratory. There is a gamelan performing group. ...

Country:

MALAYSIA

State:

SELANGOR

City:

SELANGOR

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The university is sometimes known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia. It can trace its history back to 1931. The music department, also known as the University Conservatoire, was set up in 1996 as one of the five departments of the Faculty of Human Ecology. Facilities include a multimedia laboratory, ...

Country:

MALAYSIA

State:

SELANGOR

City:

SHAH ALAM

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The university gained its current name and status in 1999. There are several campuses throughout the country. The Faculty of Music was established in 2006 as a result of the merger of the Department of Music Education and the Department of Music. It houses a Center for Music Advocacy. Facilities inc...

Country:

MAURITIUS

State:

City:

QUATRE BORNES

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Orff Schulwerk, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Conservatoire de Musique 'François Mitterand', founded in 1987, is operated under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources. It offers free part-time music programs after school hours and on Saturday mornings to over 1,100 students ranging from pre-school to adult. It organises...

Country:

MEXICO

State:

FEDERAL DISTRICT OF MEXICO

City:

MEXICO CITY

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

Notes:

The Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información Musical Carlos Chávez (CENIDIM), founded in 1974, is one of four national entities that form the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). This music section involves itself in research into Mexican music of various...

Country:

NAMIBIA

State:

City:

WINDHOEK

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Programs for the Handicapped, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Founded in 1971 the Windhoek College for the Arts is a state-funded institution offering training in music, dance, visual arts, and drama, fashion design, sound and television production, mainly on a part-time basis, to a full range of ages from young children to interested adults. It is run under t...

Country:

NAMIBIA

State:

City:

WINDHOEK

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Music Theatre Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University was established in 1992. Since its development, the Performing Arts Department has moved from music specialisation towards integrated performing arts, with theatre and dance courses playing an integral role. The department also has a strong focus on research in music education and eth...

Country:

NEPAL

State:

City:

DHULIKHEL

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The university, an autonomous, not-for-profit public institution, was founded in 1991 and the School of Arts was established in 1996 in Bhaktapur, about 30 kilometres east of Kathmandu. The Department of Music aims to study and preserve Nepalese music traditions and their relationship with other Sou...

Country:

NEW ZEALAND

State:

NORTH ISLAND

City:

WELLINGTON

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

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Massey University’s College of Creative Arts was established in 1999. The School of Music was originally formed from the combination of the Victoria University’s Conservatorium of Music and the Wellington’s Massey University’s School of Music and is currently based at the Wellington campus, ...

Country:

NEW ZEALAND

State:

NORTH ISLAND

City:

WELLINGTON

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

Victoria University was founded in 1897. The School of Music (Te Kōkī) was formed in 2006 from the combination of the Conservatorium of Music at Massey University with the School of Music at Victoria University. The School is based at the Wellington campus but also offers programs at the Albany ca...

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NEW ZEALAND

State:

SOUTH ISLAND

City:

CHRISTCHURCH

Special Indexes:

Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance

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Music has been taught at the University of Canterbury since 1891. There is a well-equipped library and excellent facilities, including a fine auditorium with an organ, a number of early instruments, some Asian instruments including a Balinese gamelan. Music subjects may be taken in several other deg...

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NEW ZEALAND

State:

SOUTH ISLAND

City:

DUNEDIN

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university, being founded in 1869. The main campus is in Dunedin, but there are campuses also in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The Department of Music offers study in Western art music performance, contemporary performance, composition, musi...

Country:

NIGER

State:

City:

NIAMEY

Special Indexes:

Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Centre de Formation et de Promotion Musicale El Hadji Taya (C.F.P.M.) was founded in 1989 and operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture to promote the traditions of folklore, story-telling and music performance by local musicians/griots. The Centre also encourages m...

Country:

NORWAY

State:

City:

VOSS

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Ole Bull Academy, founded in 1977, is an independent institution offering courses in Norwegian violin and fiddle music and traditional dance. This is a college level music academy devoted to instruction in native Norwegian music traditions. Classes are based on the actual experience of oral trad...

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA

State:

City:

PORT MORESBY

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was established in 1966. The formerly known National Arts School comprising theatre, visual arts and music was formally incorporated into the university in 1989. There are three campuses in the Port Moresby area and study centres in a number of provinces. The Department of Creative Ar...

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PHILIPPINES

State:

City:

QUEZON CITY

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Instrument Collections

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The Asian Institute of Liturgy and Music is one of five institutions owned by and organized under the sponsorship of the Philippine Episcopal Church and the Philippine Independent Church. It was founded in 1980, and admits students from different Christian communions from Asia, the Pacific, some eve...

Country:

PHILIPPINES

State:

City:

MANILA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

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This institution can trace its history back to 1632. It was a Catholic teacher training college for women run by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul but now admits male students. Attached to the College are a primary school, a secondary school and a senior high school. The music departmen...

Country:

PHILIPPINES

State:

City:

MANILA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Music Therapy, Orchestral Conducting

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Established in 1919, this was a private university for women, but became co-educational in 2005. It is owned and administered by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartes. The College of Music and the Performing Arts is accredited as a Center of Excellence. There is an attached secondar...

Country:

PHILIPPINES

State:

City:

MANILA

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

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A Roman Catholic Pontifical University, sometimes known as ‘The Catholic University of the Philippines’. Founded in 1611, it is the oldest existing university in Asia, and is the only music school in the Philippines with an all-student symphony orchestra and symphonic band. The Conservatory was ...

Country:

PHILIPPINES

State:

City:

QUEZON CITY

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Orchestral Conducting, Personal Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

A government University established in 1908 in Manila, but transferred to the Diliman campus in Quezon City in 1949. There are several campuses in the province. The College of Music is housed in Abelardo Hall which contains a fine auditorium. Courses include both Asian and Western music. In addition...

Country:

POLAND

State:

City:

POZNAŃ

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Paderewske Academy of Music (Akademia Muzyczna im. Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego w Poznaniu) was founded in 1920 and has a branch in Szczecin. It gained its current name and status in 1982 and is regarded as equivalent in status to a university. There are five faculties: • Faculty of Composition...

Country:

POLAND

State:

City:

KATOWICE

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Therapy, Opera Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Academy of Music Karol Szymanowski (Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego) was founded in 1929. It is regarded as equivalent to a university. There are four departments: • Department of Composition, Conducting, Theory, Music Education and Music Therapy; • Department of Jazz and Popular...

Country:

POLAND

State:

City:

POZNAŃ

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Library Collections, Personal Archives, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Museum of Musical Instruments was established in 1945 as a section of the National Museum of Poznan and was re-opened in a splendidly restored arrangement in 2019. Not a teaching institution, the Museum is the only one of its kind in Poland, and one of the few in Europe. It runs courses in organ...

Country:

POLAND

State:

City:

WARSAW

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections

Notes:

The University was founded in 1816 and is the largest in Poland. The Institute of Musicology has an Indonesian gamelan. ...

Country:

PORTUGAL

State:

CENTRO

City:

COIMBRA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections

Notes:

This public university was founded in 1290, being the third oldest in Europe. The university’s Museum and Anthropological Studio holds a collection of instruments from former Portuguese colonies. It issues books, catalogues and videos. ...

Country:

PORTUGAL

State:

PORTO METROPOLITAN AREA

City:

OPORTO (PORTO)

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Opera Performance, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The Instituto Politécnico de Port can trace its history back to 1852. It was given its current name and status in 1985 with the integration of the School of Education and the School of Music. The Instituto hosts departments of music, musical theatre and dance. Facilities include a professional thea...

Country:

RÉUNION

State:

City:

SAINT-DENIS DE LA RÉUNION

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Musique, Danse et Art Dramatique de la Réunion was founded in 1987 and is one of over 30 such institutions in France. Its headquarters are in Saint-Denis, with other teaching centres in Saint-Benoît, Saint-Paul and Saint-Pierre. The Conservatoire is a ...

Country:

ROMANIA

State:

City:

CLUJ-NAPOCA

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania (Muzeul Etnografic al Transilvaniei) was founded in 1922. It is not a teaching institution. It has a collection of traditional Romanian instruments as well as recordings and photographs of traditional costumes and instruments, together with information about t...

Country:

ROMANIA

State:

City:

BUCHAREST (BUCURESTI)

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

The National Village Museum (Muzeul Național al Satului „Dimitrie Gusti”), created in 1936, is operated under the Ministry of Culture. It is an open-air ethnographic museum showcasing traditional Romanian village life, with 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania. It can tr...

Country:

RUSSIA

State:

City:

MOSCOW

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Opera Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Personal Archives, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Conservatory was founded in 1866 by Nikolay Rubinstein, brother of Anton Rubinstein who founded the St Petersburg Conservatory just four years earlier in 1862. There are faculties of piano, orchestral instruments, singing, orchestral, choral and opera conducting, composition, musicology/ethnomus...

Country:

RUSSIA

State:

City:

NOVOSIBIRSK

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Music Theatre Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Conservatory was founded in 1956. There is a collection of instruments from south-east Asia and Siberia and a sound archive ot Siberian folk music. Special institutes concentrate on ancient Russian music and the history of music and traditional cultures in Siberia. Facilities include two concert...

Country:

RUSSIA

State:

City:

UFA

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Institute was founded in 1968 as a branch of the Gnesins State Musical Pedagogical Institute and gained its current name and status in 2015. There are departments of music performance, musicology, Bashkir music, theatre and visual arts. Students attending the attached special secondary school re...

Country:

RUSSIA

State:

City:

EKATERINBURG

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Conservatory, one of the largest higher music institutions in Russia, was founded in 1934. There are eight faculties: Orchestra and Folk Instruments, Piano, Singing, Orchestral and Choral Conducting, Musicology, Composition, Sound Engineering, and Media and Cultural Management and Marketing. Fac...

Country:

SERBIA

State:

City:

BELGRADE

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

The University of The Arts was established in 1973 with the amalgamation of the former Academies of Music, Fine Arts, Applied Arts and Theatrical Arts. There are four faculties - Music, Drama, Fine Arts and Applied Arts. The Faculty of Music is the oldest higher music institution in Serbia and has d...

Country:

SINGAPORE

State:

City:

SINGAPORE

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The College, founded in 1984, is a non-profit, private educational institution, with some support from the Singapore Ministry of Education. It occupies a state-of-the-art city campus, with five world-class performance spaces. The College comprises schools of performing arts (dance, music, musical th...

Country:

SINGAPORE

State:

City:

SINGAPORE

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Instrument Collections, Kodály, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Academy was established in 1938 and the School of Performing Arts was established in 1997. It offers programs in the areas of music (Western and Chinese), design and media, fine art, fashion studies, arts management, dance, drama and education. Facilities include a recital hall, a recording stud...

Country:

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

State:

City:

BRATISLAVA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Institute can trace its history back to 1943. While not primarily a teaching body, it offers facilities for doctoral studies in musicology. The Institute conducts research into musical culture, including music and dance folklore, in Slovakia in its regional, international and social contexts. It...

Country:

SLOVAKIA

State:

City:

BRATISLAVA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Institute can trace its history back to 1943. While not primarily a teaching body, it offers facilities for doctoral studies in musicology and ethnomusicology. The Institute conducts research into musical culture, including music and dance folklore in Slovakia in its regional, international and ...

Country:

SOUTH AFRICA

State:

EASTERN CAPE

City:

PORT ELIZABETH

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Sound Engineering

Notes:

In 2005 the University of Port Elizabeth merged with the Port Elizabeth Technikon to form the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. The University operates on eight campuses and is home to the oldest art school in the country, dating back to 1882. The School of Music, Art and Design offers studies...

Country:

SOUTH AFRICA

State:

FREE STATE PROVINCE

City:

BLOEMFONTEIN

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The university was founded in 1904, and the music department was established in 1946. The Arts Program offers studies in visual arts, drama and theatre arts, music and combined arts. It is housed in a fine building with excellent facilities including 30 teaching studios, 48 practice rooms, seven lec...

Country:

SOUTH AFRICA

State:

GAUTENG

City:

PRETORIA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University of Pretoria was first established as a Normal College for the training of teachers in 1902. It gained its current name and status in 1930 and operates on seven campuses. Music forms one area of the School of the Arts alongside visual arts, drama, museum studies, tangible heritage cons...

Country:

SOUTH AFRICA

State:

GAUTENG

City:

PRETORIA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Public Examinations in Music

Notes:

The University has been involved in music education for over 100 years. In 2004 the University of South Africa merged with the Technikon South Africa and the Distance Education campus of Vista University to form the new University of South Africa (UNISA). UNISA is the largest open distance learning ...

Country:

SOUTH AFRICA

State:

GAUTENG

City:

JOHANNESBURG

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Theatre Performance, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Sometimes known as Wits University, this institution can trace its history back to 1896, with full university status being granted in 1922. The former Johannesburg College of Education has been incorporated into the university. The School of the Arts comprises departments of dramatic art, fine art, ...

Country:

SOUTH AFRICA

State:

KWAZULU-NATAL

City:

DURBAN

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University of Kwazulu Natal was formed in 2004 by an amalgamation of the former University of Natal and the former University of Durban-Westville. The music department was established in 1971 and houses the Opera Studio and Choral Academy. There is a substantial collection of African and jazz in...

Country:

SOUTH AFRICA

State:

WESTERN CAPE

City:

STELLENBOSCH

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Community Music Training, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The university was first established as Stellenbosch College in 1881 and gained its current name and status in 1918. The Department of Music was established in 1934. It is an interdisciplinary research, teaching and service institution which includes units for community music, music technology, film...

Country:

SOUTH AFRICA

State:

WESTERN CAPE

City:

CAPE TOWN

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Librarianship Training, Opera Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This is the oldest university in South Africa, being established in 1829. The University of Cape Town's music department is known internationally as the South African College of Music. It was established in 1910 and was incorporated into the University in 1923. The Opera School presents an annual se...

Country:

SOUTH KOREA

State:

City:

SEOUL

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The university was founded in 1939. The College of Music was established in 1960 and a Music Research Center is affiliated with it. The College offers seminars, symposia and lecture concerts and organises an international exchange program. It publishes an annual Journal of the Science and Practice o...

Country:

SOUTH KOREA

State:

City:

SEOUL

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Library Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This is a conservatory type institution which can trace its history back 1400 years. It gained its current title in 1951. The National Gugak Center is a centre of learning for Korean traditional music and operates in three performance halls. It aims to collect, notate and preserve a museum and libra...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

ANDALUSIA

City:

GRANADA

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Personal Archives, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

This is not a teaching body. It holds musical archival material of Andalusia, with the aim of conserving, cataloguing, classifying and disseminating musical materials pertaining to the province of Andalusia (scores, recordings, audio-visual materials and the like). Included in the collections are ma...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

CATALONIA (CATALUÑA)

City:

BARCELONA

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

The museum conducts restoration of and research into historical European and Spanish traditional instruments. It has an important collection of over 500 instruments from various periods and cultures, with biographical and musical documents of the main Catalan composers including I Albéniz, E Granad...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

PROVINCE OF MADRID

City:

MADRID

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

The Royal Conservatorio was founded in 1830 and established in its current form in 1990. There are departments of performance, early music, composition, musicology and pedagogy. The building houses a number of fine performance spaces. Instruction is given at the levels of elementary (beginning at e...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

VIZCAYA (BASQUE COUNTRY)

City:

OIARTZUN

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

This is not a teaching body, through it does hold training courses for teachers and courses for students to complement their existing studies. The Centre was founded in 1996 and is involved in the collection and study of folk music. The archive holds a library of books, scores, manuscripts, photogra...

Country:

SWITZERLAND

State:

City:

BASEL

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Northwestern Switzerland was established in 2006 from a merger of nine former schools and operates four main campuses in northwestern Switzerland. The music programs are offered at the Academy of Music which houses three institutes - the Schola Cantorum...

Country:

SWITZERLAND

State:

City:

BERNE (BERN)

Special Indexes:

Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Opera Performance, Sound Engineering

Notes:

In October 1999 the University of the Arts (Hochschule der Kunste Bern) was formed from an amalgamation of the former Conservatorium of Music in Berne, the Conservatorium of Music and Theatre in Biel/Bienne, the Swiss Jazz School, and the School of Drama. There are three departments: College of Musi...

Country:

TAIWAN

State:

City:

TAIPEI

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Opera Performance, Suzuki, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This private university was founded in 1962. The College of Arts consists of the Departments of Fine Arts, Chinese Music, Western Music, Chinese Drama, Theatre Arts and Dance. There is an extensive and impressive collection of Asian instruments which is being continually expanded and includes instru...

Country:

TAIWAN

State:

City:

HSINCHU

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Instrument Collections, Kodály, Opera Performance, Orff Schulwerk, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1940. It gained its current name and status in 2005. The music department was established in 1992. Facilities include some fine performing spaces, orchestral instruments, multiple sets of Orff instruments....

Country:

TAIWAN

State:

City:

KAOHSIUNG

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The university was first established in 1954 and gained its current name and status in 1989. The College of Arts offers programs in music, fine arts and visual design. The music department holds a collection of Chinese and Western instruments. There is an attached school, years 1 to 12 for teacher ...

Country:

TAIWAN

State:

City:

KAOHSIUNG

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1924. Its new Taiwan campus was established in 1980. The bachelor’s degree program in music was established in 1989, the master’s program in 1994. There is an Institute of Arts Management with studies in cultural administration, staging of exhibitions...

Country:

TAIWAN

State:

City:

TAINAN

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Founded in 1996 as the Tainan National College of the Arts, this institution gained its current name and status in 2004. There are colleges of visual arts, performing arts, sound and image arts and letters and cultural heritage. The College of Music includes the departments of music, Chinese music a...

Country:

TAIWAN

State:

City:

TAIPEI

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The National University of the Arts was previously known as the National Taiwan College of Arts (founded in 1955), and gained university status in 2001. There are schools of music, fine arts, theatre arts, dance, film and new media, and culture resources. The Department of Traditional Music was adde...

Country:

THAILAND

State:

City:

BANGKOK

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Founded in 1896, this private non-profit institution was the first Rajabhat Institute in Thailand to offer a specialisation in music education. A number of instruments are available for borrowing by students and there is also a collection of instruments housed in a museum. ...

Country:

THAILAND

State:

City:

NAKHON PATHOM

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

The University was originally founded in 1889 as a medical school. Currently there are 14 faculties, six colleges, eight institutes and six centres all situated at three different localities in the greater Bangkok area. The College of Music was established in 1995 and was the first music conservator...

Country:

THAILAND

State:

City:

CHIANG MAI

Special Indexes:

Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

A private liberal arts university founded in 1974 by the Church of Christ in Thailand. The Christian Communication Institute is a centre for dance, drama, music and Christian outreach. The university also has a Centre for Arts and Culture, aiming to study and preserve traditional North Thailand (Lan...

Country:

TUNISIA

State:

City:

SIDI BOU SAÏD

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Centre of Arab and Mediterranean Music was founded in 1991 and operates under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Leisure. The Centre acts as a facilitator of musical and cultural exchange between Europe and the Arab world. While not a teaching institution, it is the home of t...

Country:

TURKEY

State:

City:

ISTANBUL

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Istanbul Technical University can trace its history back to 1773. The Turkish Music Conservatory was established in 1976. It has departments of Turkish music performance, composition, musicology, theory, music technology and Turkish folk dance. Apart from the professional program the music school al...

Country:

UGANDA

State:

City:

KAMPALA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Founded in 1922 as a technical school and formerly known as the University of East Africa, it is the second-oldest and largest university in Uganda, being granted its current name and status in 1970. The Department of Performing Arts (music, dance, drama and film) was established in 1971. In additio...

Country:

UNITED KINGDOM

State:

ENGLAND

City:

CAMBRIDGE

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Programs for the Handicapped, Sound Engineering, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

Anglia Ruskin University was formally created in 1992. There are campuses in Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough. Applications from mature, disabled and overseas students are particularly encouraged. The Department has a working collection of ethnic instruments. There is a state-of-the-art suite ...

Country:

UNITED KINGDOM

State:

ENGLAND

City:

BATH

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The School of Music and Performing Arts is based at the Michael Tippett Centre which incorporates a state-of-the-art recording and electro-acoustic sound studio and a fine concert hall. The College welcomes applications from non-traditionally-trained students. There is a large collection of medieva...

Country:

UNITED KINGDOM

State:

ENGLAND

City:

BIRMINGHAM

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Community Music Training, Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

The Birmingham Conservatoire can trace its history back to 1843. It became the music department of Birmingham City University in 1989 and later became the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. There are departments of performance, composition, early music, jazz, vocal and operatic performance, orchestral ...

Country:

UNITED KINGDOM

State:

ENGLAND

City:

LONDON

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

City, University of London was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute. It gained its current name and status in 1966 and has been a constituent college of the University of London since 2016. Facilities include well-equipped sound recording and electroacoustic music studios, an early music ro...