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GAMBIA

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KARTONG

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Instrument Making/Maintenance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Opened in 2015, this academy is named after Amadu Bansang Jobarteh, a former master griot. It is the first school in Gambia to offer an integrated study of music and academic education, specialising in the area of Manding music. It is open to talented students between the ages of 8 and 14 years, man...

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GAMBIA

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SEREKUNDA

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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This school was organised by Jali Alagi M’byes, a kora teacher. It receives no government assistance, and is funded by concerts given by Alagi and by donations from Scandinavian music organisations. The program is based on a strong oral tradition, and both boys and girls are taught the music and d...

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GAMBIA

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BANJUL

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Mandingmorry Academy of Music is the outcome of a non-profit charitable arts organisation Mandingmorry Foundation for Performing Arts, established in 2011 to train young aspiring musicians towards self-employment opportunities and to encourage public participation in the arts. Free scholarships are ...

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GEORGIA

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TBILISI

Special Indexes:

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

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The Conservatory was founded in 1917. Courses are taught in Georgian. Facilities include two performance halls, one also being used for opera performances, a three-manual pipe organ and a well-appointed recording studio. The Conservatory issues several publications relating to music education, music...

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GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

TROSSINGEN

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Conservatorium was founded in 1931. It offers courses for teachers of piano accordion and harmonica. There is an accordion orchestra. The Conservatorium organises workshops and concerts as well as classes in kindergartens and for seniors groups. A co-operative link with the University of Osnabr...

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GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU

Special Indexes:

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

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The University was founded in 1962. The music department has links with the Department of Music Education at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China. There is an Institute for African Music, set up in Bavaria in 2006, and in 2012 it became affiliated with the Freiburg University of Education. T...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

MANNHEIM

Special Indexes:

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

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The Academy was founded in 2003. It describes itself as a 'University of Popular Music and Music Business'. Facilities include a well-equipped digital sound studio. The Popakademie hosts an annual summer camp and is involved in a partnership of 12 institutions from six European countries working on ...

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GERMANY

State:

HAMBURG

City:

HAMBURG

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orff Schulwerk, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Conservatorium was founded in 1908. It consists of three divisions, the professional academy, the music school (with programs in classical and jazz performance, ensembles, children’s choir, programs for the very young) and the continuing education division with adult courses in such areas as a...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY)

City:

HILDESHEIM

Special Indexes:

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

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The University was founded in 1978 as a teacher training institution and gained its current name and status in 1989. There is a Centre for World Music that offers workshops and performance tuition on non-Western instruments and organises a regular summer school. It is an autonomous institution of th...

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GHANA

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City:

ACCRA

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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This institution is situated on the southern Atlantic beach coast of Ghana, 30 kilometers from Accra. It trains musicians, mainly visiting tourists, in African drumming and xylophone playing. The Academy is more of a holiday resort and conference centre than a formal academy of music. No degrees or ...

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GHANA

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KUMASI

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was founded in 1952. The Centre for Cultural and African Studies, founded in 1974, is not primarily a teaching institution. Its purpose is to ‘provide cultural education and training in African ways of life to complement any knowledge or skills available to students at the end of th...

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GHANA

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CAPE COAST

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The university was founded in 1962. The music department was established in 1974 and is situated at the New Site, adjacent to the Arts Faculty and Social Sciences Faculty. There are studies in religious music, popular music, African traditional music and Western classical music. In the primary schoo...

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GHANA

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WINNEBA

Special Indexes:

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

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This institution was established in 1992 as the University College of Education, as a result of the amalgamation of a number of existing colleges in the region. In 2004 it became the University of Education, Winneba. The School of Creative Arts offers programs in art, graphic design, theatre arts an...

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GHANA

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City:

LEGON

Special Indexes:

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

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The University was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast. The School of Performing Arts forms part of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ghana. It has departments of music, theatre arts and dance studies. Due to a policy of mutual co-operation, students may take courses i...

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GREECE

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ATHENS

Special Indexes:

Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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This Conservatory, founded in 1871 by the Athens Music and Drama Society, is the oldest conservatoire in modern Greece. It receives some government financial support and has been in existence for over 120 years, producing such artists as Dimitri Mitropoulos, Maria Callas, Gina Bachauer, Nana Mouskou...

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GREECE

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City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orff Schulwerk, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Conservatory forms part of the ‘Filippos Nakas’ Music House founded in 1989. It organizes music classes for pre-school children, edits music and organises concerts, festivals, master classes, workshops and national and international competitions. Studies include classes in keyboard, guitar, ...

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GREECE

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MAROUSI

Special Indexes:

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

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Founded in 1919 by composer Manolis Kalomiris, this is one of the oldest private Conservatories in Greece, with branches throughout the country as well as in Albania and Cyprus. It offers programs in music, dance and drama. There is a partnership with the Schola Cantorum in Paris. The Conservatory ...

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GREECE

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City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Museum of Popular Instruments – Research Centre for Ethnomusicology - is not a teaching institution. It consists of a collection of about 1200 Greek traditional musical instruments dating from the 18th century to the present day. The aim is to collect, preserve, study and disseminate Greek fol...

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GREECE

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THESSALONIKI

Special Indexes:

Church Music/Religious Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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This school, founded in 1993, aims to study and disseminate Greek traditional music. It gives training in performing on almost all traditional Greek instruments as well as in theory and history of Greek traditional and ecclesiastical music. It also trains chanters to serve in the Greek Orthodox Chu...

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GREECE

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ALEXANDROUPOLIS

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Centre was established in 1988. It is part of the 'Enterprise of Cultural Development, Municipality of Alexandroupolis', aiming to research the musical traditions of Thrace, Asia Minor and the Black Sea area and to introduce and promote them throughout Greece, as well as to educate young people...

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GREECE

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ARTA

Special Indexes:

Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Institute was founded in 1994. The Department of Traditional Music aims promote the originality and variety of traditional musics in Greece and some of the surrounding nations (including Turkey, the Balkans, Italy, the Arab world, north Africa). There are branches in Ioannina, Preveza and Igoume...

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GREECE

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KEFALONIA

Special Indexes:

Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Institute, founded in 2003, is an independent institution that operates under state supervision with three other campuses in nearby islands. ...

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GREECE

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City:

THESSALONIKI

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was established in 1990, though it can trace its history back to 1948. The Department of Music Science and Art accepted its first students in 1998. It is organised in a similar way to that of European Music Academies in order to provide performance as well as theoretical studies. As s...

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GRENADA

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City:

ST GEORGE'S

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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This non-profit institution was founded in 2007. It offers music and dance courses and workshops in a range of instruments including steel pan as well as theory and music production. ...

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GUATEMALA

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City:

GUATEMALA CITY

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

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This is a government-supported teachers' college founded in 1959. The programs cover the areas of music, drama and dance. A number of instruments and other pieces of equipment were donated by the government of Japan. There are programs for children and interested members of the local community. ...

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GUATEMALA

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City:

GUATEMALA CITY

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Founded in 1995, this was the first private school in Guatemala City to be accredited by the Ministry of Education. In addition to the professional programs there are programs for children and adults in the local community....

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GUATEMALA

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City:

GUATEMALA CITY

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A private non-political, non-sectarian, not-for-profit university founded in 1966. ...

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GUINEA

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City:

CONAKRY

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Kissidugu Foundation is an American non-profit organisation dedicated to creating opportunities and education for communities in Guinea, West Africa. There are four main focuses: • Food & Agriculture, • Technology, • Language, • Traditional Dance, Music and History. It organises w...

Country:

GUYANA

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City:

GEORGETOWN

Special Indexes:

Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Kodály, Library Collections, Orff Schulwerk, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The university was established in 1963. There is a second campus in Berbice. The Amerindian Research Unit has a collections of tapes of indigenous Guyanese music. The library holds some manuscripts of Caribbean and Guyanese composers....

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HONDURAS

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City:

TEGUCIGALPA

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Conservatory was founded in 1936 as the ‘School of Musical Arts’, and was granted its current name and status in 1994. It operates as an institution of secondary education under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Arts and Sports of Honduras. In addition to the middle schools' semi-professio...

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HONG KONG

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City:

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was founded in 1963, and the Department of Music at Chung Chi College was established in 1965, thus being the first music degree-granting institution in Hong Kong. The music department owns a wide range of Western, Chinese and early music instruments, including many early Western inst...

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HONG KONG

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City:

Special Indexes:

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

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The Academy was founded in 1984. There are schools of dance, drama, music, theatre and entertainment arts, film and television and Chinese opera. Facilities include a fine concert hall, an opera theatre and a well-equipped library which houses the Ernest Read collection of orchestral scores and the ...

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HONG KONG

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City:

Special Indexes:

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

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A government-supported institution founded in 1956. There are some fine performing spaces and a state-of-the-art electro-acoustic music centre. The music department owns an Indonesian gamelan, and is equipped with 52 pianos, two harpsichords and three organs. ...

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HONG KONG

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City:

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Hong Kong Institute of Education of education was established in 1994 as an amalgamation of three former colleges of education. It is now known as the Education University of Hong Kong. Language of instruction is English....

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HUNGARY

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BUDAPEST

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Kodály, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Personal Archives, Repetiteur Training/Coaching, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Established by Franz Liszt in 1875 and known in English as the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, this institution has now been officially recognised as a University. It has several buildings in Budapest, including among others, the central building, the György Ligeti building, the Ferenc Liszt Memorial...

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HUNGARY

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City:

NYÍREGYHÁZA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Kodály, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was established in 2016 in its present from from an amalgamation of two earlier colleges. It is situated in one of the remotest areas of Hungary and makes extensive use of multimedia distance learning with the help of an e-teaching program, creating a ‘virtual campus’. Student exc...

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HUNGARY

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SZEGED

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Opera Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University of Szeged can trace its history back to 1581. It gained its current name and status in 2000 with the amalgamation of a number of earlier institutions. The Szeged Conservatory was founded in 1880 as the 'Liszt Ferenc Musical College' and became the Faculty of Music of the newly-formed ...

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INDIA

State:

BIHAR

City:

DARBHANGA

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University can trace its history back to 1972. Most courses are taken in affiliated colleges....

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INDIA

State:

GUJARAT

City:

VADODARA

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was founded in 1949, but can trace its history back to 1881. The Faculty of Performing Arts has departments of dance, drama and music (Indian classical vocal and instrumental music). It specialises in the teaching of Agra Gharana style and the Kirana and Amanali Gharana music styles. ...

Country:

INDIA

State:

HARYANA

City:

ROHTAK

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was founded in 1976. Languages of instruction are Hindi and English....

Country:

INDIA

State:

HIMACHAL PRADESH

City:

SHIMLA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was founded in 1970 and is a public non-profit institution. Languages of instruction are Hindi and English....

Country:

INDIA

State:

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

City:

JAMMU

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was founded in 1969 following the amalgamation of the Universities of Kashmir and Jammu. The Institute of Music and Fine Arts comprises one of three affiliated Oriental Colleges of the University. In addition to its professional degree program it offers a two-year preparatory course ...

Country:

INDIA

State:

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

City:

SRINAGAR

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Institute of Music and Fine Arts was established in 1965 and was permanently affiliated to the University of Kashmir in 1994. ...

Country:

INDIA

State:

KARNATAKA

City:

DHARWAD

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was founded in 1949. The music department, established in 1976, specialises in Hindustani classical music. There is an attached University College of Music. Language of instruction is English....

Country:

INDIA

State:

KARNATAKA

City:

MYSORE

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was established in 2008. It aims to stimulate and preserve the traditions of Indian classical vocal and instrumental music in both Karnatic and Hindustani styles....

Country:

INDIA

State:

MADHYA PRADESH

City:

KHAIRAGARH

Special Indexes:

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

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The Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalaya (University of Music and Fine Arts) was founded in 1956 and has affiliated colleges throughout India. It teaches the classical traditional music and dance styles of both North India (Hindustani) and South India (Karnatak), together with visual arts, theatre and...

Country:

INDIA

State:

MADHYA PRADESH

City:

GWALIOR

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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This state university was founded in 2008. It offers programs in music, dance, drama and visual arts....

Country:

INDIA

State:

MAHARASHTRA

City:

MUMBAI

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Founded in 1946 with the aim of revitalising ancient Indian values to suit modern needs, and of propagating Indian classical music and dance, the Academy specialises in Hindustani (North Indian) music, dance, drama and art. There are two departments – Sangeet Shikshapeeth (classical music - vocal ...

Country:

INDIA

State:

MAHARASHTRA

City:

PUNE

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Programs for the Handicapped, Public Examinations in Music, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Bharatiya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal is a charitable institution established in 1932 to promote Hindustani classical music. It is not primarily a teaching body, but through the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya it offers a sequential teaching program through ten levels. It administers examinations and awards...

Country:

INDIA

State:

MAHARASHTRA

City:

PUNE

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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This Academy aims to promote Hindustani classical music and dance. It also offers programs in visual arts as well as short-term vacation courses in music.....

Country:

INDIA

State:

MAHARASHTRA

City:

NAGPUR

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University, formerly known as Nagpur University, was founded in 1923. Languages of instruction are Hindi, Marathi and English....

Country:

INDIA

State:

MAHARASHTRA

City:

PUNE

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Savitribai Phule Pune University (formerly known as the University of Poona) was founded in 1949, and its Centre for Performing Arts was established in 1987. It offers programs in music, dance and theatre in the Gurukul pattern....

Country:

INDIA

State:

MAHARASHTRA

City:

MUMBAI (formerly BOMBAY)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Institutions for Women Only, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The university was founded in 1916, and was a landmark in the provision of higher education for women in India. It operates on four campuses, with music being taught at Churchgate and Pune. The Department of Music organises national seminars in music and music research. Languages of instruction are ...

Country:

INDIA

State:

MAHARASHTRA

City:

MUMBAI (formerly BOMBAY)

Special Indexes:

Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Formerly known as the University of Bombay, this institution was founded in 1857 and the music department was established in 1969 specialising in performance and theory of Hindustani music. It also offers part-time courses in performance and composition. Music is taught in some of its constituent co...

Country:

INDIA

State:

NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

City:

NEW DELHI

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Academy, an autonomous body of the Ministry of Culture, was founded in 1952 for the furtherance of the performing arts of India, a task in which it co-operates with counterparts in the States and voluntary organisations all over the country. It is the premier institution for the promotion, prese...

Country:

INDIA

State:

NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

City:

NEW DELHI

Special Indexes:

Programs for the Handicapped, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was founded in 1922 and the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts was established in 1960. Music is taught at the constitutent Ramjas College, Daulat Ram College and Miranda House college for women. All music courses include vocal and instrumental Hindustani and Karnatak music (including sit...

Country:

INDIA

State:

PUNJAB

City:

AMRITSAR

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University was founded in 1969. There are programs in distance mode education....

Country:

INDIA

State:

PUNJAB

City:

NEW DELHI

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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This private university was established in 2005. It is the largest single-campus university in India. ...

Country:

INDIA

State:

PUNJAB

City:

CHANDIGARH

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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This public collegiate University was founded in 1882, and its Department of Music was established in 1987. Hobby classes for music are available for students in other departments of the university....

Country:

INDIA

State:

PUNJAB

City:

PATIALA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University was founded in 1962. Languages of instruction are Punjabi and English....

Country:

INDIA

State:

RAJASTHAN

City:

RAJASTHAN

Special Indexes:

Institutions for Women Only, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This women-only University was founded as a College in 1935 and the music department was established in 1943. The institution gained university status in 1983. There are departments of drawing, painting, textile design and music. Languages of instruction are Hindi and English. There are attached pri...

Country:

INDIA

State:

RAJASTHAN

City:

JAIPUR

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University was founded in 1947 and gained its current name and status in 1956. The Faculty of Fine Arts has departments of drawing and painting, dramatics, visual arts and music, the department of music being established in 1973. Languages of instruction are Hindi and English....

Country:

INDIA

State:

TAMIL NADU

City:

CHIDAMBARAM

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University was founded in 1929. The Faculty of Fine Arts offers programs in music, dance, drama and visual arts. Languages of instruction are Tamil and English....

Country:

INDIA

State:

TAMIL NADU

City:

KODAIKANAL

Special Indexes:

Institutions for Women Only, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University was founded in 1984 and is exclusively for women. Music programs are offered through constitutent and affiliated colleges: • Sri Adi ChunjanagiriArts andScience College for women, at Cumbum. • Arulmigu Palaniyandavar Arts College for women, in Palani. • Nadar Saraswathi College...

Country:

INDIA

State:

TAMIL NADU

City:

CHENNAI (formerly MADRAS)

Special Indexes:

Institutions for Women Only, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Queen Mary’s is an autonomous Arts and Science College for Women affiliated with the University of Madras. Founded in 1914, it is one of the oldest education institutions in Chennai. Some tuition is offered through distance mode....

Country:

INDIA

State:

TAMIL NADU

City:

CHENNAI (formerly MADRAS)

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Kalakshetra Foundation, founded in 1936, is dedicated to the revival and study of Indian arts and culture, in particular painting, music, dance, crafts and the like. The College offers studies in South Indian (Karnatak) classical music, dance, theatrical art, painting and handicrafts. The Founda...

Country:

INDIA

State:

TAMIL NADU

City:

CHENNAI (formerly MADRAS)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

A government-approved college, founded in 1932, with an evening college founded in 1943 having the aim of fostering Tamil music and its allied arts and conducting research into Tamil music. The Tamil Isai Sangam is the only institution in India offering a full program in Tamil music and follows a go...

Country:

INDIA

State:

TAMIL NADU

City:

CHENNAI (formerly MADRAS)

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Academy was founded in 1928. It specialises in the research and study of South Indian (Karnatak) music and houses an archive of books and music recordings. The Advanced School of Karnatic Music was established in 2010. It organises an annual music festival. The Academy's Research Centre has been...

Country:

INDIA

State:

TAMIL NADU

City:

CHENNAI (formerly MADRAS)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1857. The Department of Indian Music was inaugurated in 1932 and is a performance-oriented institution. It offers programs in South Indian Classical music (Karnataka), specialising in voice performance. Other studies include history and styles of Indian musics, world mu...

Country:

INDIA

State:

TAMIL NADU

City:

CHENNAI

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The university was established in 1992, and gained its current name and status in 2008. It operates on 11 different campuses....

Country:

INDIA

State:

UTTAR PRADESH

City:

NOIDA

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Amity University is a private institution established in 2005. There are eleven campuses located throughout India and nine overseas branches in the Amity global network....

Country:

INDIA

State:

UTTAR PRADESH

City:

NOIDA

Special Indexes:

Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Academy was founded in 1992, and since then has become a leader in the field of media education. ...

Country:

INDIA

State:

UTTAR PRADESH

City:

VARANASI

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Institutions for Women Only, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University was founded in 1916 to preserve and promote popular Hindu culture. The College of Music and Fine Arts was established in 1950 to train students in both North Indian and South Indian music and dance. There are four departments - vocal music, instrumental music, dance and research (musi...

Country:

INDIA

State:

UTTAR PRADESH

City:

AGRA

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Institute, located just two kilometres from the city of Agra, can trace its history back to 1915 and gained its current name and status in 1973. the Department of Music was established in 1950. The Institute is deemed to be of equal status to a University. All programs include a work experience ...

Country:

INDIA

State:

UTTAR PRADESH

City:

ALLAHABAD

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Public Examinations in Music, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Prayag Sangit Samiti was founded in 1926. It is housed in two buildings in the city of Allahabad and aims to propagate and popularise Indian Classical Music. Music programs are offered at the Vishnu Digamber Academy of Music. The Society organises competitions and conferences, and administers a ...

Country:

INDIA

State:

WEST BENGAL

City:

KOLKATA (formerly CALCUTTA)

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Bengal Music College was founded in 1940. In 1956 it was affiliated with the University of Calcutta which awards its degrees. The College specialises in vocal music from North India. Language of instruction is English....

Country:

INDIA

State:

WEST BENGAL

City:

KOLKATA (formerly CALCUTTA)

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University was founded in 1962 and gained its current name and status in 1981. The Faculty of Fine Arts comprises departments of dance, drama, musicology and vocal and instrumental music, rabindra sangeet and Tagore music. The music department specialises in North Indian classical music. The mus...

Country:

INDIA

State:

WEST BENGAL

City:

KOLKATA (formerly CALCUTTA)

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University, one of the largest in India, was founded in 1857. The department of music specialises in North Indian music. Language of instruction is English....

Country:

INDIA

State:

WEST BENGAL

City:

SANTINIKETAN

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This institution was founded in 1921 and was granted its current name and status in 1951. It specialises in Hindustani instrumental and vocal classical music (North India) and also in Rabindra-Sangit (Tagore Music). There are departments of Bengali, dance, folk music and art, history of Indian art a...

Country:

INDONESIA

State:

JAVA

City:

JAKARTA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Institute was founded in 1970 and gained its current name in 1985. It is located in the National Arts Centre (Taman Ismail Marzuki) in Jakarta. The Faculty of Performing Arts comprises departments of music, theatre and dance, and includes departments of theatre arts, dance, music, ethnomusicolog...

Country:

INDONESIA

State:

JAVA

City:

YOGYAKARTA

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This government-sponsored institute was founded in 1984 from the amalgamation of the existing Art Academy, the Music Academy and the Dance Academy. There are schools of visual arts, media arts and performing arts covering traditional as well as modern international styles....

Country:

INDONESIA

State:

JAVA

City:

SURAKARTA (SOLO)

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Founded as the Academy of Karawitan Arts in 1964 this institution was established in its present form in 2006. It is a public art institution consisting of two faculties - Performing Arts and Fine Art and Design. The Faculty of Performing Arts has five departments: ethnomusicology, Karawitan (tradit...

Country:

INDONESIA

State:

JAVA

City:

BANDUNG

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia (College of Indonesian Performing Arts) is a national College founded in 1995 with the aim of preserving and spreading the traditional Indonesian art forms, especially in the Sundanese style. There are four departments: Tari (traditional dance), Karawitan (tradition...

Country:

INDONESIA

State:

SUMATRA

City:

PADANGPANJANG

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The College can trace its history back to 1965, and gained its current name and status in 2010. There are departments of Karawitan (traditional music performance), dance, music, theatre and crafts. The College is also involved with fostering and developing the Malay art culture. The post-graduate Ar...

Country:

INDONESIA

State:

SUMATRA

City:

MEDAN

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University was founded in 1952, and the Department of Ethnomusicology was established in 1979. There is a collection of traditional instruments, including three gamelans (Javanese, Balinese, Sundanese) and various north Sumatran instruments. ...

Country:

IRAN

State:

City:

TEHRAN

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Institutions for Men Only, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This school commences at year 7 and continues through to year 12, operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. A further two years may be taken (under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Islamic Culture and Guidance). Students enrolled from years 7 to 12 study general subjects as w...

Country:

IRAN

State:

City:

TEHRAN

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Institutions for Women Only, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This school commences at year 7 and continues through to year 12 operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. A further two years may be taken (under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Islamic Culture and Guidance). Students enrolled from years 7 to 12 study general subjects as we...

Country:

IRAN

State:

City:

TEHRAN

Special Indexes:

Orff Schulwerk, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Pars Music Institute is one of the largest providers of music for children in Iran. It offers individual tuition to children and young people and organises bands and other instrumental groups involving both Western and traditional instruments. The Institute aims to preserve and promote children'...

Country:

IRAN

State:

City:

TEHRAN

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Sooreh University, founded in 1994, was formerly known as Sooreh Higher Education Institution, and was granted its current name and status in 2013. It is a private institution operated under the jurisdiction of the Organisation for Islamic Development. It is involved with investigation, research and...

Country:

IRAN

State:

City:

TEHRAN

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Conservatory was founded in 1995. It is a post-secondary institution operating a Modular Learning System program under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. In addition to its professional programs the Conservatory's Community School offers music tuition to young ...

Country:

IRAN

State:

City:

KARAJ

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University of Art was formed in 1980 with the amalgamation of the Advanced School of Music (founded 1918), the College of National Music (founded 1949), the College of Decorative Arts, the College of Dramatic Arts, Farabi University and Pardis College in Isfahan. It gained its current name in 19...

Country:

IRAN

State:

City:

TEHRAN

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1851. It is the oldest and largest comprehensive university in Iran. The Faculty of Fine Arts comprises departments of visual arts, music, drama, cinema, photography, architecture and urban and regional planning. The music department, founded in 1964, spe...

Country:

IRAQ

State:

City:

BAGHDAD

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1958 and is the largest university in Iraq. The Department of Musical Arts was established in 1988....

Country:

IRELAND

State:

City:

DUBLIN

Special Indexes:

Military Music Academies, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Army School of Music was formed in 1922. The bands perform at both military and civilian events, ceremonials and festivals. There are also pipe bands. In addition to its ceremonial duties, the school organises free public recitals in parks and provides school concerts for educational purposes. E...

Country:

IRELAND

State:

City:

DUNDALK

Special Indexes:

Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Formerly known as a Regional Technical College, the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) consists of Schools of Business and Humanities, Engineering, Health and Science, and Informatics and Creative Arts. The School of Informatics and Creative Arts offers programs in computing, creative media, fil...

Country:

IRELAND

State:

City:

LIMERICK

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Church Music/Religious Music, Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Music Therapy, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (formerly known as the Irish World Music Centre) is housed at the University of Limerick and was set up in 1994, allowing for the co-existence of academic and performance programs at the University. It is involved with community outreach, concerts, seminars...

Country:

IRELAND

State:

City:

LIMERICK

Special Indexes:

Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Mary Immaculate College was founded in 1989 and has academic links with the University of Limerick, enabling students to take advantage of the programs at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and the music technology programs in the University’s department of computer science....

Country:

IRELAND

State:

City:

MAYNOOTH

Special Indexes:

Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This institution, commonly known as Maynooth University, is one of four constituent universities of the federal National University of Ireland. The University can trace its origins back to 1795 with the foundation of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The music department houses a music technology la...

Country:

IRELAND

State:

City:

DUBLIN

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Community Music Training, Opera Performance, Public Examinations in Music, Traditional Instrument Performance, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

The Royal Irish Academy of Music, founded in 1848, is a College of Dublin City University which is the umbrella organisation that also includes the former independent institutions of the Mater Dei Institute of Education and St Patrick’s College. In addition to its professional programs in classica...

Country:

IRELAND

State:

City:

DUBLIN

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Formerly known as the Dublin Institute of Technology, it was officially dissolved in 2019 and its functions were transferred to the Technological University Dublin. The Conservatory has departments of performance, opera, jazz, Irish traditional music as well as supportive academic studies. There are...