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AFGHANISTAN

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City:

KABUL

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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This institution was formerly known as the Kabul Secondary School of Music and was founded in 1973, being later joined with a previously-existing School of Fine Arts. The school was destroyed during the civil war, but the music department was re-opened in 2002 with assistance from the non-government...

Country:

AFGHANISTAN

State:

City:

KABUL

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University of Kabul was founded in 1932, and is the country’s most important institute of higher education. The Faculty of Fine Arts was first opened in 1967, and the music department was established in 1982. The department of music and its books and instruments were destroyed during the civil...

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ALBANIA

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City:

TIRANË

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Public Examinations in Music, Research-only Institutions

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This is a newly formed institution comprising the former Institute of Folk Culture and the Centre of Arts Studies. It operated formerly under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences, and is now under the Ministry of Education. Founded in 1979 from the amalgamation of several former institutions, the...

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ALBANIA

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City:

TIRANË

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music

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The Academy of Arts was founded in 1966 with the amalgamation of the State Conservatory of Tiranë (founded in 1962), the School of Fine Arts and the High School of Actors "Alexander Moses". It was the only public institution of higher education in the arts in Albania. In 2011 the Academy ...

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ALGERIA

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City:

ALGIERS

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Research-only Institutions

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With the French translation of its name as 'Musique Andalouse d'Alger', this is a cultural society particularly concerned with the promotion and preservation of classical Arab-Andalusian music. It was founded in 1951 from the amalgamation of two former societies. It is an ensemble of singers and ins...

Country:

ARGENTINA

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CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

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

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The Conservatorio was founded in 1920 and is a university-equivalent institution offering music programs at tertiary level. There are three other branches in Buenos Aires. Beside the professional program it also offers activities for the community – workshops in charango, popular singing, popular ...

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Orchestral Conducting

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A Catholic university founded in 1958. The Faculty of Musical Arts and Sciences comprises four schools - composition, musicology and criticism, sacred music, and music pedagogy and education. It includes the following centres: • Instituto de Investigación Musicologica ‘Carlos Vega’. This is n...

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ARGENTINA

State:

CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Kodály, Music Therapy, Orff Schulwerk

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This Jesuit Catholic university was granted its current name and status in 1959. It offers a full program of training in music therapy, the first to do so in Latin America. The University has centres in several locations around the country....

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Kodály, Orchestral Conducting, Wellness for Musicians

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The Universidad Nacional de las Artes was formally established in 1996 with the incorporation of a number of Institutes offering programs in various branches of the arts. There are programs in music, visual arts, movement, folklore, theatre, multimedia and education for teaching the arts. Music is t...

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

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

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The Institute, the principal music research institute in Argentina, was founded in 2006 and operates under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires. It is not a teaching institution. It carries out research into all aspects of ethnomusicology, with particular reference...

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ARMENIA

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City:

YEREVAN

Special Indexes:

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

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This state-owned Conservatory can trace its history back to 1921 and provides music programs at university level with faculties of piano, orchestra and vocal-theoretical. Advanced courses are available in performance. There is an active opera program. Courses are taught in Armenian and English. A pr...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

City:

CANBERRA

Special Indexes:

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

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The School of Music was established in 1965 in the Canberra suburb of Manuka. Both its classical and jazz programs were amalgamated into the Australian National University and became its music wing. The School is a foremost research institution in a range of areas of Australian music. The Open Schoo...

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AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

COORANBONG

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance

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The College, established in 1897, is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Music studies are conducted by the Conservatorium which was founded in 2013. All studies include core subjects relating to Avondale’s philosophy of Christian education. Music may be taken as a major, a specialisatio...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

SYDNEY

Special Indexes:

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

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Macquarie University was founded in 1964. The Department of Media, Creative Arts and Communication began offering music programs in 1999. It publishes the biannual publication 'Perfect Beat' – The Pacific Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture - and is developing a series ...

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AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

ARMIDALE

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of New England can trace its history back to the 1920s. Music at the university was established in 1972. It is housed in a heritage building known as the C B Newling Centre which includes a 250-seat auditorium. There is an impressive collection of both Western and non-Western instrum...

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AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

NEWCASTLE

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Sound Engineering

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The Conservatorium was established in 1952, and amalgamated with the University of Newcastle in 1990. It has become the Newcastle (City) campus of the University. Within the Faculty of Education and Arts the School of Creative Arts was formed in 2005. There are active programs in opera performance, ...

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AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

SYDNEY

Special Indexes:

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

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Founded in 1989, the University of Western Sydney has a number of campuses in the West Sydney area. Music programs are offered at the Penrith campus. The music program offers students an opportunity to study music technology, composition, music performance and musicology. The program canvasses a ran...

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AUSTRALIA

State:

NORTHERN TERRITORY

City:

DARWIN

Special Indexes:

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

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The Northern Territory University was first established in 1989 and gained its current name and status in 2003. It has particular interests in indigenous and multicultural issues and programs of other institutions located in tropical climates. The School of Creative Arts and Design offers programs i...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

QUEENSLAND

City:

BRISBANE

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Kodály, Library Collections, Music Therapy, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Wellness for Musicians

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The University of Queensland was founded in 1909. The School of Music owns a collection of early instruments and a small number of non-Western instruments. It houses the Australian and Oceanic Music Archive with an extensive collection of field recordings made chiefly in Papua New Guinea. An associa...

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AUSTRALIA

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

City:

ADELAIDE

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

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The Elder Conservatorium can trace its history back to 1883. In 2002 it merged with the Flinders Street School of Music of the Adelaide Institute of TAFE to become the Elder School of Music. In 2005 its name was changed back to ‘Elder Conservatorium of Music’. A new building opened in 2005 has g...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

VICTORIA

City:

MELBOURNE

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Theatre Performance, Sound Archives

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Monash University was founded in 1965. The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music forms the music division of the Faculty of Arts. It is housed at the Clayton campus in Melbourne. The University’s Performing Arts Centre houses the School of Music recital hall, a drama theatre, music technology studios,...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

VICTORIA

City:

MELBOURNE

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Theatre Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Personal Archives, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance, Wellness for Musicians

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The Conservatorium of Music, founded in 1891, thus being the oldest in Australia, is housed in the Conservatorium building at the Parkville campus which is classified by the National Trust of Victoria. It contains a 350-seat concert hall (Melba Hall) with excellent acoustics for chamber music, and w...

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AUSTRALIA

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

City:

PERTH

Special Indexes:

Community Music Training, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Personal Archives, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Wellness for Musicians

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The University of Western Australia was established in 1911. The Conservatorium of Music has strong connections with the West Australian Opera and West Australian Symphony Orchestra. The Wigmore Library of the School of Music has a significant and growing collection of music by Australian composers....

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AUSTRIA

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GRAZ

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections

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The University, also known as 'University of Graz', can trace its history back to 1585. It gained its current name and status in 1827. There is some emphasis on music of the 19th century and earlier periods. A Centre for Systematic Musicology has links to the Universität für Musik und darstellende...

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AUSTRIA

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City:

GRAZ

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

Founded as a provincial School of Music in 1803, the institution became a Conservatory in 1816, Akademie in 1963 and University institution with the title of Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in 1970. 1998 saw the transformation into a University with its current name, and the often-used ...

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AUSTRIA

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City:

INNSBRUCK

Special Indexes:

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

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The full name of this institution is 'Leopold Franzens University'. It can trace its history back to 1669. The Institute of Music Studies was founded in 1926. It has particular strengths in musical iconography, music of the Tyrol and the social history of European dance. There is a collection of re...

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AUSTRIA

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City:

VIENNA (WIEN)

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Sound Archives

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The University of Vienna was founded in 1365, being the oldest public university in the German-speaking world and one of the oldest universities in Europe. Language of instruction is German. The Institute of Musicology issues several publication series: • Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich. ...

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BARBADOS

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City:

CAVE HILL

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music

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The University of the West Indies (UWI) was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and operates in 16 English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean. The UWI campus in Mona, Jamaica is the headquarters of the system, and ...

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BELGIUM

State:

BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION

City:

BRUSSELS (BRUXELLES)

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections

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This French-speaking private university was founded in 1834. There is a Centre d’Études de Sources Musicales, a collection of microfilms of early editions and prints from the low countries of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Language of instruction is French. The National Fou...

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BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

GENT (GHENT)

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Sound Archives

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The university was founded in 1817 and is currently one of the biggest Flemish universities. Language of instruction is Dutch. The Department library holds a vast collection of tapes and scores related to avant-garde music dating from the 1950s which is currently available in a digital archive at w...

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BELGIUM

State:

VALONIA (WALLONIA)

City:

MONS

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

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Formerly known as the 'Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Mons' the ARTS2 École Supérieure des Arts was formed from an amalgamation of the Royal Conservatory of Mons and the Graduate School of Visual and Plastic Arts in 2012. There is a continuing education program in music and dance. Language of i...

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BELGIUM

State:

VALONIA (WALLONIA)

City:

LIÈGE

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Orchestral Conducting

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The Conservatoire was founded in 1826. Currently it is also known as École Supérieure des Arts de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. There are departments of music and theatre. In the music programs there is some emphasis on contemporary twentieth century music. Language of instruction is French....

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BELGIUM

State:

VALONIA (WALLONIA)

City:

NAMUR

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Orchestral Conducting

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The Institute was founded in 1970 and occupies the buildings of the old Franciscan convent in Namur. There are links with the musicology department at l’Université Catholique de Louvain, the Lemmensinstitute and the Royal Conservatories in Belgium. Language of instruction is French. An active me...

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BELGIUM

State:

VALONIA (WALLONIA)

City:

LIÈGE

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Orchestral Conducting

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The University was founded in 1817. Research topics undertaken in the Department include such areas as Renaissance music, history of theory, French opéra-comique, musical life in Liège, music since 1945. Regular publications include Bulletin de la Société liégeoise de musicologie and Revue belg...

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BOLIVIA

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City:

POTOSÍ

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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This state-controlled university was founded in 1892 and the music program was established in 1939. There is a preparatory program for those wishing to prepare for university music studies....

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BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA

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City:

BANJA LUKA

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Opera Performance

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The University of Banja Luka was established in 1975. The Academy of Arts was opened in 1999, and gained its current name and status in 2008. It offers programs in music, art and drama. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen....

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BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA

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City:

SARAJEVO

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music

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The University can trace its history back to 1531, and was founded in its present form in 1950. There is a musicology institute as well as a music education centre. Languages of instruction are Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies...

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BOTSWANA

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City:

GABORONE

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music

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The University of Botswana was established in 1982 from its initial origins as part of a multi-campus university for Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland....

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

BAHIA

City:

SALVADOR

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting

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A federal university founded in 1946. Campus Canela offers programs in theatre, visual arts and music. Its ethnomusicology program is the oldest in Brazil. The School of Music sees composition as a particular strength of its program. Public concerts are given by the contemporary performing group. ...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

DISTRITO FEDERAL

City:

BRASÍLIA

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Programs for the Handicapped, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The School can trace its history back to 1962. While it offers music training to young people from age 8 and to interested adults in evening courses, years 5 to 8 are regarded as being at professional level. Classes are held for visually handicapped students, with some use of Braille notation. The S...

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BRAZIL

State:

GOIÁS

City:

GOIÂNIA

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Music Therapy

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A federal university founded in 1960. The Institute of the Arts comprises departments of music, dance, theatre and plastic arts. The music department has a strong emphasis on performance. There is a sound research laboratory. Extension programs offer various music courses for interested members of ...

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BRAZIL

State:

MINAS GERAIS

City:

BELO HORIZONTE

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections

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This federal university can trace its history back to 1839. It was founded under its present name in 1965. The School of Music runs a regular series of chamber music concerts given by professional musicians. There is an early music group giving performances using early instruments. A Contemporary M...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

PARAÍBA

City:

JOÃO PESSOA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music

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A federal university that can trace its history back to 1934. It operates under the Ministry of Education. The music department has a strong emphasis on performance. There are three research laboratories....

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

PERNAMBUCO

City:

RECIFE

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Orff Schulwerk

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A federal university founded in 1946. The music department houses two reseach institutes - computer-generated sound, and ethnomusicology. There are also laboratories for music technology and for multimedia. Scholarships are available for talented but needy students. The junior department provides mu...

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BRAZIL

State:

RIO DE JANEIRO

City:

RIO DE JANEIRO

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Founded in 1945 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, the main objective of this not-for-profit school is to train musicians and adherents by using Brazilian music in both classical and popular styles as the main material of study, thus aiming to rediscover for its supporters the musical traditions of Brazil. The...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

RIO DE JANEIRO

City:

RIO DE JANEIRO

Special Indexes:

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

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This federal university (also known as UNIRIO) was founded in 1979. There are several campuses in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The Centro de Letras e Artes offers programs in theatre, literature and music. The music department is known as the Instituto Villa-Lobos, formerly known as the National Cons...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

RIO DE JANEIRO

City:

RIO DE JANEIRO

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Orchestral Conducting

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The Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) can trace its history back to 1792 when it was known as the Royal Academy (Academy Real). It gained its current name and status in 1920, and so is the oldest in Brazil. The university houses the Centro de Pesquisas Folcloricas with a large collectio...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

RIO GRANDE DO SUL

City:

PORTO ALEGRE

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music

Notes:

A federal university that can trace its history back to 1908. The Institute of Arts comprises departments of visual arts, dramatic arts, art history and music. There is a well-equipped electronic music studio. Single study tuition is available for advanced students. The program Projeto Prelúdio pro...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

SANTA CATARINA

City:

FLORIANOPOLIS

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music

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A state university founded in 1965. The Centre of Arts offers programs in theatre, fine arts, industrial design, graphic design, fashion and music. In addition to the professional programs, the music department offers programs - courses, workshops, concerts, seminars and recitals - to children and ...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

SÃO PAULO

City:

SÃO PAULO

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance

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A private music school founded in 1973....

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

SÃO PAULO

City:

CAMPINAS

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

An autonomous state university founded in 1966. Facilities for music include well-equipped music technology studios ...

Country:

BULGARIA

State:

City:

PLOVDIV

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This state-owned Academy was founded in 1964 as an affiliate of the Bulgarian State Conservatory in Sofia and is regarded as equivalent in status to a university. It gained its current name and status in 1995. There are Faculties of Musical Pedagogy, Musical Folklore and Choreography, Fine Arts, and...

Country:

BURKINA FASO

State:

City:

OUAGADOUGOU

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This institution (English name: National Institute of Artistic and Cultural Training (INAFAC) can trace its history back to 1985. There are programs in music, visual arts and dance, with classes held in the evenings to allow access to the greatest number. Its École de Musique has been operating in ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ALBERTA

City:

EDMONTON

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Kodály, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orff Schulwerk, Sound Archives

Notes:

The University was founded in 1908. Today it boasts five campuses as well as other locations around the province. Facilities include two large rehearsal halls, a small recital hall, two chamber music rooms, thirty practice rooms (including those for organ and percussion), four music classrooms, an...

Country:

CANADA

State:

BRITISH COLUMBIA

City:

VANCOUVER

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University offered its first classes in 1965. It operates on three campuses - Burnaby, Surrey and downtown Vancouver. The School for the Contemporary Arts is housed in the Goldcorp Centre and offers programs in visual arts, film, dance, theatre and music. It has developed a reputation for innova...

Country:

CANADA

State:

BRITISH COLUMBIA

City:

VANCOUVER

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Sound Engineering

Notes:

This public University was granted its charter in 1908. The music program commenced in 1935 and the Bachelor of Music degree was introduced in 1959. There are campuses in Vancouver and Okanagan. The Arts Complex includes separate buildings for the Departments of Theatre, Film and Fine Arts, the Scho...

Country:

CANADA

State:

BRITISH COLUMBIA

City:

VICTORIA

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The University of Victoria can trace its history back to 1903, and gained its current name and status in 1963. The School of Music is situated in the MacLaurin Building which houses the 220-seat Phillip T Young Recital Hall. It is an All-Steinway School and has an active opera workshop. Facilities ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

NEWFOUNDLAND

City:

ST JOHN’S

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1925 as a memorial to the Newfoundlanders who had lost their lives on active service during the First World War. The School of Music has access to several fine performance spaces. There is a Folklore Department which offers courses in local performance traditions (acco...

Country:

CANADA

State:

NOVA SCOTIA

City:

WOLFVILLE

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Kodály, Music Theatre Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orff Schulwerk, Sound Engineering, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1838. The School of Music was established in 1927. Facilities include a well-equipped digital recording studio and a MIDI lab. The School of Music has an active opera/music theatre program, and organises a Summer Academy for interested musicians from the...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

OTTAWA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This public university was established in 1942 as Carleton College and gained its current name and status in 1957. The School for Studies in Art and Culture comprises departments of art history, film studies and music. The School possesses a practice carillon while the Ottawa National Carillon is l...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

HAMILTON

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance

Notes:

This public university can trace its history back to 1887. The School of the Arts offers programs in studio art, art history, music, theatre, and film studies. Language of instruction is English....

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

KINGSTON

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Kodály, Music Theatre Performance, Opera Performance, Orff Schulwerk, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The University was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria in 1841. The Dan School of Drama and Music is housed in the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts with some fine performing spaces. The first two years of the four-year music theatre program are taken at St Lawrence College....

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

TORONTO

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

This public university was founded as King’s College in 1827, thus being the first institution of higher learning in the colony of Upper Canada. There are other campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough. The Faculty of Music is housed in the Edward Johnston Building in central Toronto. Facilities i...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

WATERLOO

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of Waterloo was founded in 1957 as Waterloo College Associate Faculties. It gained its current name and status in 1960. The original Waterloo College, (founded in 1911), is now Wilfrid Laurier University. Conrad Grebel University College, founded in 1963, is a Mennonite college affili...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

WINDSOR

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy

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This public university can trace its history back to 1857. It gained its current name and status in 1962. Language of instruction is English....

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

TORONTO

Special Indexes:

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

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York University was founded in 1959. Music is a department of the Faculty of Fine Arts which comprises music, dance, design, film, theatre, visual arts and fine arts cultural studies. The Music Department has recently moved into new, state-of-the-art facilities in the Accolade East Building. It lay...

Country:

CANADA

State:

PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC

City:

MONTREAL

Special Indexes:

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

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A public university founded in 1878 and is currently the second largest in Canada. The music program at the Université de Montréal is organised into cycles. There are programs in gamelan and workshops in baroque music, contemporary music and opera. Language of instruction is French. An associate ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

SASKATCHEWAN

City:

REGINA

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

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The University can trace its history back to 1911 and gained its current name and status in 1974. The Faculty of Media, Art and Performance offers programs in creative technologies, film, music, theatre and visual arts. The music department houses several fine performance spaces and a well-equipped ...

Country:

CHILE

State:

City:

VALPARAISO

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance

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The University was established in 1928 and the Conservatorio was created in 1975. In addition to its professional courses the Conservatorio offers music tuition to young students through its preparatory and pre-University programs....

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CHINA

State:

CAPITAL DISTRICT

City:

BEIJING

Special Indexes:

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

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The Beijing Contemporary Music Academy was founded in 1993 with the aim of training young musicians in the philosophy and arts of contemporary music and enabling them to teach it to their students. The curriculum emphasizes the combination of modern and traditional arts in both Eastern and Western s...

Country:

CHINA

State:

CAPITAL DISTRICT

City:

BEIJING

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Central Conservatory was founded in 1950 and in 2000 it came under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. Departments include composition, conducting, musicology, voice and opera, piano, Western orchestral instruments, Chinese traditional instruments, music education, music and informati...

Country:

CHINA

State:

CAPITAL DISTRICT

City:

BEIJING

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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This Conservatory was founded in 1964 and operates under the Ministry of Culture. It provides programs for the study of Chinese music including Chinese instruments and voice. There are some 750 full-time students and eight departments – composition, musicology, Chinese instruments, vocal music and...

Country:

CHINA

State:

FUJIAN PROVINCE

City:

XIAMEN

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Xiamen Academy for Performing Arts was established in 2002. It offers major studies in culture, arts, economics and management. There are departments of dance, music, drama, film and television directing. There are firm cultural and artistic exchanges with a vocational college in Taiwan....

Country:

CHINA

State:

GUANGDONG PROVINCE

City:

GUANGZHOU (CANTON)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Opera Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Xinghai Conservatory of Music offers a program of advanced music training in South China. Originally founded in 1932 it underwent a number of name changes, and in 1985 gained its current name in memory of a prominent Chinese musician Mr. Xian Xinghai. There are departments of theory/composition,...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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 (Chung Chi College) was established in 1963, 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 instr...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, 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 ...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, 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 a Balinese gamelan, a large collection of percussion instruments, as well as 52 pianos, two harpsichords and three organs. ...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

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The university can trace its history back to 1910, thus being the oldest institution of higher learning in the territory. The music department was founded in 1981 and is affiliated with the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. It has a collection of early music instruments, a Balinese gamelan and a...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HUBEI PROVINCE

City:

WUHAN

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Conservatory can trace its history back to 1920. There are departments of composition/conducting, musicology, woodwind/strings, voice, piano, Chinese traditional instruments, folk music, sound engineering, music education, music archaeology, pop singing, dance and a community education program. ...

Country:

CHINA

State:

JIANGSU PROVINCE

City:

NANJING

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance

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The University was founded in 1902. Bachelor’s degrees in music teaching are offered through the School of Music, established in its current form in 2000. Taizhou College, established in 2004, is an undergraduate-level independent college providing programs under the aegis of the University. The S...

Country:

CHINA

State:

JIANGSU PROVINCE

City:

NANJING

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University can trace its history back to 1912. It is also known as the Nanjing Arts Institute. Programs run for four years and are of university-equivalent status. It consists of schools of fine arts, music, design, industrial design, pop music, film and video, media and communications, and danc...

Country:

CHINA

State:

SHANGHAI DISTRICT

City:

SHANGHAI

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Music Theatre Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Repetiteur Training/Coaching, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Conservatory, established in 1927, is the oldest higher institute of music education in China, with an illustrious group of presidents since its foundation. It operates under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. Over its history the Conser...

Country:

CHINA

State:

YUNNAN PROVINCE

City:

KUNMING

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Music Therapy, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was founded in 1959 and is a comprehensive arts college consisting of schools of music, dance, drama, film and television, fine arts, art design and continuing education. There are departments of film and television and art and culture. Attached middle and high schools provide special...

Country:

COLOMBIA

State:

City:

BOGOTÁ

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Kodály, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

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A private Jesuit university that can trace its history back to 1623. The music department was established in 1991. Facilities include a well-equipped electronic music and recording studio. An extension division caters for those interested in taking single subjects. There is a junior department prov...

Country:

COLOMBIA

State:

City:

CALI

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Opera Performance

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The University was founded in 1945. It has eleven campuses throughout Colombia, with the music program offered in Cali and Buga. Language of instruction is Spanish....

Country:

COSTA RICA

State:

City:

SAN PEDRO MONTES DE OCA

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Orchestral Conducting

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A state-funded university founded in 1940. In the Faculty of Fine Arts there are schools of theatre, plastic arts and music. The Music School can trace its history back to 1934. It offers programs through three departments - performance and conducting, theory and composition, music education. There...

Country:

COSTA RICA

State:

City:

HEREDIA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Opera Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The university was founded in 1974. Forming part of the university’s Centro de Investigación Docencia y Extensión Artística, the Centre for the Arts consists of Schools of Art and Visual Communication, Dance, Scenic Arts and Music. There is an active opera workshop program. The emphasis in the...

Country:

CROATIA

State:

City:

ZAGREB

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Institute, founded in 1948, is not a teaching institution, but specialises in interdisciplinary research into Croatian folk music and ethnomusicology. In the New Ethnography Library there is a significant sound, film and manuscript archive of traditional Croatian music, dance and theatre costume...

Country:

CUBA

State:

City:

LA HABANA (HAVANA)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), conceived and founded by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, opened in 1976 and is now known as the University of the Arts, offering programs in music, theatre, modern dance, ballet, visual arts and audio-visual media. After a period of decline in which the buildings ...

Country:

CYPRUS (GREEK)

State:

City:

NICOSIA (LEFKOSIA)

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Orff Schulwerk

Notes:

This private university was founded in 1961 as Cyprus College. It gained its current name and status in 2007, the School of Arts and Education Sciences being established in the same year. Languages of instruction are Greek and English. The European University of Cyprus belongs to the network of Laur...

Country:

CYPRUS (GREEK)

State:

City:

NICOSIA (LEFKOSIA)

Special Indexes:

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

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A private co-educational institution that can trace its history back to 1980. It was granted its current name and status in 2007. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen. ...

Country:

CZECH REPUBLIC

State:

BOHEMIA

City:

PRAGUE (PRAHA)

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music

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Founded in 1348, this public university is the oldest in Central Europe. The music department of the Faculty of Education is actively involved in research in music education and runs summer schools in music education for overseas students. Lifelong learning and University of the Third Age programs ...

Country:

CZECH REPUBLIC

State:

MORAVIA

City:

BRNO

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music

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The University was established in 1919. The musicology department and graduate school offer studies in various branches of musicology. There is an Academy of Ancient Music and a Centre for Innovation of Arts Studies. Language of instruction is Czech, but according to the needs of students may also...

Country:

CZECH REPUBLIC

State:

MORAVIA

City:

OLOMOUC

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music

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Established in 1573, this is the oldest university in Moravia and the second oldest in the Czech Republic. The Faculty of Musicology publishes the journal Musicologica Olomucensia twice a year. Language of instruction is Czech....

Country:

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

State:

City:

KINSHASA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Institute was established in 1967 and was given its current name in 1976. It is a college of training organised into three departments – classical music, drama and cultural activities - planned to occupy a brand new site on the Rond-point Ezo in central Kinshasa. The Institute organises a pre-...

Country:

DENMARK

State:

City:

ÅRHUS/AALBORG

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

In 2010 the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus amalgamated with the Academy of Music in Aalborg to form the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg with campuses in both cities. It is a state-supported institution operating under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Culture. There are three main lines...

Country:

EGYPT

State:

City:

GIZA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Orchestral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Academy of Arts comprises institutes of music (the Cairo National Conservatoire), artistic criticism, Arabic music, cinema, theatrical arts, ballet and folk arts. Established in 1959, the Conservatoire is also known as the ‘National Higher Institute of Music’. It aims to prepare specialised ...

Country:

EGYPT

State:

City:

CAIRO

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Established in 1935 as the Higher Institute for Music Teachers, in 1975 this institution became a faculty of the newly-created Helwan University. It aims to prepare music educators to work in schools at different levels and at other organisations dealing with music education. There are seven departm...

Country:

ETHIOPIA

State:

City:

ADDIS ABABA

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University was established in 1950 and operates on thirteen campuses, most of them in Addis Ababa. In 2013 the University's Alle School of Fine Arts and Design and the Yared School of Music were amalgamated to form the Skunder Boghossian College of Performing and Visual Arts which offers program...

Country:

FIJI

State:

City:

SUVA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University of the South Pacific was established in 1968. It is jointly owned by the governments of twelve island countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Samoa, with campuses in each country. Music study forms an...