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ABU DHABI

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ABU DHABI

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

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This research university commenced its academic programs in 2010 and moved to its current location at the Saadiyat Island campus of Abu Dhabi in 2014. It integrates a liberal arts and science college. The Abu Dhabe campus forms part of the the New York University's Global Network University alongsid...

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AFGHANISTAN

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KABUL

Special Indexes:

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...

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AFGHANISTAN

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City:

KABUL

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University of Kabul was founded in 1931, 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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TIRANË

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, 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 was formerly under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences, and is now under the Ministry of Education. The Institute of Anthropology is devoted to the study of Albanian music and ...

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ALBANIA

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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 Higher School of Actors 'Alexander Moisi'. It was the only public institution of higher education in the arts in Albania. In 2011 the Academy was gran...

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ALGERIA

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ALGIERS

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Research-only Institutions

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This is a cultural society particularly concerned with the promotion and preservation of classical Andalusian music. It was founded in 1951 from the amalgamation of two former societies....

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ANGOLA

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LUANDA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Owing to the violence, political instability, and lack of funding for school education in Angola, many children are unable to attend schools either because there are insufficient buildings, lack of even basic equipment, or shortages of trained teachers. Consequently there is no curriculum for music ...

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ANGUILLA

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ANGUILLA

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

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ST JOHN’S

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

Country:

ARGENTINA

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CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

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BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

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

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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 ...

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ARGENTINA

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CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

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....

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ARGENTINA

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PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES

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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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ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DE SANTA FE

City:

ROSARIO

Special Indexes:

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

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The university was founded in 1968. There is a two-year basic instrument course for popular musicians (drums, percussion, bandoneón, strings, winds, keyboards). ...

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AUSTRALIA

State:

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

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CANBERRA

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, 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. Facilities inc...

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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:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, 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 instrume...

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AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

SYDNEY

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of New South Wales can trace its history back to 1843. It was granted its current name and status in 1949. Facilities in the music area include a recording studio and electronic music lab. There is a collection of period instruments – fortepianos, harpsichords, recorder consorts, a...

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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, Opera Performance, 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 (formerly known as the School of Drama, Fine Art and Music) was form...

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AUSTRALIA

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NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

SYDNEY

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of Western Sydney has six campuses in the West Sydney area, with music programs 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 range of musics from the 20...

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AUSTRALIA

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NORTHERN TERRITORY

City:

DARWIN

Special Indexes:

Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections

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The Northern Territory University was first established in 1989 and was granted 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 Music has close links with the Darwin...

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AUSTRALIA

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QUEENSLAND

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BRISBANE

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Kodály, Library Collections, Music Therapy, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering

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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

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, 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...

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AUSTRALIA

State:

VICTORIA

City:

MELBOURNE

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Dalcroze, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Kodály, Library Collections, Orchestral Conducting, Orff Schulwerk, 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, with music education programs offered at Clayton, Frankston and Gippsland campuses. Every two years the music department of t...

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, Suzuki, 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:

Choral Conducting, 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 Wigmore Library of the School of Music has a significant and growing collection of music by Australian composers. There is a collection of eighteenth century secular French cantatas on micro-film as well as many German opera scores of ...

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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, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

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Founded as a provincial School of Music in 1803, the institution became a Conservatory in 1818, 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 rec...

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AUSTRIA

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VIENNA (WIEN)

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Sound Archives

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

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BAHAMAS

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City:

NASSAU

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

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BARBADOS

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City:

CAVE HILL

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

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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 Foun...

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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. Language of instruction is Dutch. There is an Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music (IPEM) which is the research centre of the department of musicology, specialising in systematic musicology and music cognition (see separate entry). The Department hol...

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BELGIUM

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VALONIA (WALLONIA)

City:

MONS

Special Indexes:

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

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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 Conservatoire Royal (Musique et Théâtre) and the École Supérieure des Arts Plastiques et Visuels) in 2012. There is a continuing education program in music ...

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BELGIUM

State:

VALONIA (WALLONIA)

City:

LIÈGE

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Orchestral Conducting

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The Conservatoire was founded in 1826. There are departments of music and theatre. There is some emphasis on contemporary twentieth century music. Language of instruction is French. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen....

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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...

Country:

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. From 2006 the University has adopted the Bologna system of qualifications - Bachelor, Master and Doctor. Research topics undertaken in the Department include such areas as Renaissance music, history of theory, French opéra-comique, musical life in Liège, music s...

Country:

BELIZE

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City:

BELIZE CITY

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

Country:

BERMUDA

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City:

HAMILTON

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

Country:

BOLIVIA

State:

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 was granted 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 Musikhochschule...

Country:

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA

State:

City:

SARAJEVO

Special Indexes:

Band 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. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen....

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. 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. A junior department provides free tuition in music performance, th...

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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 t...

Country:

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 Mu...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

PARANÁ

City:

MARINGÁ

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music

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The university was created in 1969 from an amalgamation of three former institutions. The music school offers programs in performance to interested members of the local community....

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

PERNAMBUCO

City:

JOÃO PESSÔA

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. The junior department provides music instruction to young children from age 7, using Orff ins...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

RIO DE JANEIRO

City:

RIO DE JANEIRO

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

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

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. The Centro de Letras e Artes offers programs in performing arts, literature and music. The music department is known as the Instituto Villa-Lobos, formerly known as the National Conservatory of Orpheonic Singing, founded by Villa-Lo...

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 was granted 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 colle...

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:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music

Notes:

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 i...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

SÃO PAULO

City:

SÃO PAULO

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance

Notes:

A private music school....

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

SÃO PAULO

City:

SÃO PAULO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

An autonomous state university founded in 1934. Music study is offered at campuses in São Paulo and Ribeirão Preto. The aim of the music department is to produce students who are employable in the community. The library holds collections of the works of Brazilian composers. ...

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. There are three campuses....

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

SÃO PAULO

City:

SÃO PAULO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

A state university that can trace its history back to 1949, but was granted its current name and status in 1976. It has campuses in 23 cities throughout São Paulo State. The university holds the Archive of Música Colonial Brasileira. Short extension courses are available to interested adults....

Country:

BULGARIA

State:

City:

PLOVDIV

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music 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 was granted its current name and status in 1995. There are Faculties of Musical Pedagogy, Musical Folklore and Choreography, Fine Arts...

Country:

BULGARIA

State:

City:

SOFIA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Academy was originally founded as a school of music in 1904. After several name changes it was granted its current name and status in 2006. Language of instruction is Bulgarian. There are three faculties: • Instrumental; • Vocal including an opera program; • Theory, Composition and Conduc...

Country:

BURKINA FASO

State:

City:

OUAGADOUGOU

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Institute was created in 1985 and is organised under the jurisdiction of the National Centre of Performing and Audiovisual Arts (Centre National des Arts du Spectacle et de l'Audiovisuel). There are programs in music, plastic arts and dance, with classes held in the evenings to allow access to t...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ALBERTA

City:

THREE HILLS

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music

Notes:

A private evangelical Christian Bible college founded in 1922. All programs include a bible and theology major....

Country:

CANADA

State:

ALBERTA

City:

CAMROSE

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Suzuki

Notes:

Formerly known as Augustana University College, this institution is a liberal arts and sciences university originally founded in 1911 by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. It became a faculty of the University of Alberta in 2004. There is a 450-seat University Chapel which serves as its prim...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ALBERTA

City:

EDMONTON

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1908. 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, and an electronic music studio. The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology houses the...

Country:

CANADA

State:

BRITISH COLUMBIA

City:

VANCOUVER

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University offered its first classes in 1965. 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 innovative, experimental approaches to the study of music, through courses in ...

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:

The University was granted its charter in 1908. The music program commenced in 1935 and the Bachelor of Music degree was introduced in 1959. The Arts Complex includes separate buildings for the Departments of Theatre, Film and Fine Arts, the School of Architecture and the School of Music. Facilities...

Country:

CANADA

State:

BRITISH COLUMBIA

City:

VICTORIA

Special Indexes:

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. Facilities include digital music/recording st...

Country:

CANADA

State:

NEWFOUNDLAND

City:

ST JOHN’S

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, 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 was founded in 1838 and the School of Music was established in 1927. Facilities include a digital recording studi and a MIDI lab. The School of Music organises a series of summer academies for interested musicians from the province. ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

OTTAWA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was established in 1942 as Carleton College. It was granted 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 locat...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

HAMILTON

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The 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:

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 School of Music is housed in the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts with some fine performing spaces. There is an active opera program. Talented students may be given the opportunity to perform with the Kings...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

GUELPH

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University of Guelph was established in 1964. The department of music is home to the Advanced Digital Audio Production and Performance Studio (ADAPPS). The Coleman collection of musical instruments is housed at the Guelph Youth Music Centre....

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

TORONTO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded as King’s College in 1827. The Faculty of Music is situated in central Toronto. Facilities include the 815-seat MacMillan Opera Theatre, Walter Hall, seating 490 and containing a Casavant organ, many practice studios, electronic keyboards, an electroacoustic studio and a...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

WATERLOO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

WINDSOR

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1857. It was granted its current name and status in 1962. Language of instruction is English....

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

TORONTO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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 lays...

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

Notes:

The University was 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 m...

Country:

CANADA

State:

SASKATCHEWAN

City:

REGINA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1911 and was granted its current name and status in 1974. In the music department there are several fine performance spaces and a well-equipped electronic music studio. Language of instruction is English, with occasional courses offered in French. Member ...

Country:

CAYMAN ISLANDS

State:

City:

GRAND CAYMAN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

Country:

CHILE

State:

City:

VALPARAISO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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....

Country:

CHINA

State:

CAPITAL DISTRICT

City:

BEIJING

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Notes:

The Central Conservatory was founded in 1950 and in 2000 it came under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. There are eight departments: composition, conducting, musicology, voice/opera, piano, Western orchestral instruments, Chinese traditional instruments, music education. There are over...

Country:

CHINA

State:

CAPITAL DISTRICT

City:

BEIJING

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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/ope...

Country:

CHINA

State:

FUJIAN PROVINCE

City:

XIAMEN

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The university was founded in 1921. The College of Art Education, established in 1983, offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music. The campus is situated along the seashore of Xiamen Island and is considered one of the most attractive and pollution-free university campuses in China....

Country:

CHINA

State:

GUANGDONG PROVINCE

City:

GUANGZHOU (CANTON)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Xinghai Conservatory of Music is the only institute of advanced music training in South China. Originally founded in 1957 it underwent a number of name changes, and in 1985 was granted its current name in memory of a prominent Chinese musician Mr. Xian Xinghai. There are departments of theory/co...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1963, and the Department of Music (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 instr...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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. ...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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....

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The university can trace its history back to 1910. The music department was founded in 1981. It has a collection of early music instruments, a Balinese gamelan and a collection of Chinese instruments. There is a well-equipped electronic music studio and a computer music laboratory. The library is bu...

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

Notes:

The Conservatory can trace its history back to 1928. There are departments of composition/conducting, musicology, woodwind/strings, voice, piano, Chinese traditional instruments, folk music, sound engineering, music education and dance. Three colleges operate on campus: music education college, adul...

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

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1912. Programs run for four years and are of university-equivalent status. It consists of colleges of fine arts, music, design, media, pop music, film and television, and dance. There are departments of piano tuning, community music, drama and traditional...

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, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

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. Over its history the Conservatory has formed a comprehensive system of teach...

Country:

CHINA

State:

YUNNAN PROVINCE

City:

KUNMING

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

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. Attached middle and high schools provide specialist music training to young people. There are departments of film ...

Country:

COLOMBIA

State:

City:

BOGOTÁ

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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 provi...

Country:

COLOMBIA

State:

City:

CALI

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

COSTA RICA

State:

City:

HEREDIA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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. The emphasis in the music school is on music education, prepari...

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. It has a significant sound, film and manuscript archive of traditional Croatian music, dance and theatre costume; some study of far-eastern music...

Country:

CUBA

State:

City:

LA HABANA (HAVANA)

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Instituto Superior de Arte, conceived and founded by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, opened in 1976. After a period of decline in which the buildings lay abandoned, interest was renewed in the first decade of the 21st century in completing the structures which have since been considered for inclus...

Country:

CYPRUS (GREEK)

State:

City:

NICOSIA (LEFKOSIA)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Academy was founded in 1956. Languages of instruction are Greek and English. The music program is offered in association with the University of Middlesex in England. There is a preparatory division (the Odeon) that offers music instruction in classical and jazz styles to talented young people fr...