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Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

City:

CANBERRA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

ARMIDALE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

SYDNEY

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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...

Country:

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

Notes:

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, ...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

SYDNEY

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

Founded in 1989, 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 m...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

QUEENSLAND

City:

BRISBANE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Queensland Conservatorium of Music was founded in 1957 and currently forms the music division of Griffith University at its Southbank campus. It houses several fine performance venues. The Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre was established in 2003. The Conservatorium organises an Open Co...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

QUEENSLAND

City:

BRISBANE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

TASMANIA

City:

HOBART

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The Conservatorium offers the music programs within the School of Creative Arts, a School of the University of Tasmania. Due to its central location in the city the Conservatorium has been able to vitalise and enrich efforts to link music-making with the wider community. Facilities include a 172-sea...

Country:

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

Notes:

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, Traditional Instrument Performance, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

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...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

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

Notes:

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 ...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

City:

PERTH

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Theatre Performance, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts was established in 1980, and forms part of Edith Cowan University’s School of Communications and Creative Industries. Its programs include studies in dance, music theatre, music (classical, jazz, contemporary), broadcasting, sound design, stage man...

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

VIENNA (WIEN)

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Instrument Collections

Notes:

The Conservatorium was founded in 1980. Its full name is Diözesankonservatorium für Kirchenmusik der Erzdiözese Wien. It offers part-time training to cantors, organists, choirmasters and conductors of ensembles. Facilities include five organs. The Conservatorium issues the Austrian church music m...

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

LINZ

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Instrument Collections

Notes:

A private institution, established in 1992. Its full name is Konservatorium für Kirchenmusik der Diözese Linz. There are three organs in the Conservatorium....

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

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 ...

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

INNSBRUCK

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION

City:

BRUSSELS (BRUXELLES)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Conservatoire was founded in 1832. At this address are two distinct institutions: • the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles, and • the Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium van Brussel. This is its French-speaking division, the other being Flemish-speaking. Entry to all courses is by audit...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION

City:

BRUSSELS (BRUXELLES)

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Conservatoire was founded in 1813 and was given its current name in 1832. At this address are two distinct institutions, the Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium van Brussel and the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles. This is its Flemish-speaking division which forms part of the Erasmus Univ...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

GENT (GHENT)

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

This institution can trace its history back to 1741 when it was established under the title of Royal Academy of Fine Arts. It was granted its current name and status in 1995 when it merged with the Ghent Institute of Higher Education, and is also known by its English name of 'Faculty of Fine Arts of...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

MECHELEN

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections

Notes:

The School, the first and largest of its kind in the world, was founded in 1922 by the carillonneur Jef Denyn, after whom the school was later named. It is a state-subsidised education institute offering a specific study program with courses at the two levels of secondary education. Students can con...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

ANTWERP

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Suzuki

Notes:

This institution forms part of the Artesis Plantijn University College which originated from a merger between Artesis University College and Plantijn University College. Founded in 1898 as the Royal Flemish Conservatoire by Peter Benoit, it was the first Dutch-language institute for art education in...

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

Notes:

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:

CANADA

State:

ALBERTA

City:

CALGARY

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The School of Creative and Performing Arts offers programs in dance, drama and music. There are several performing spaces of fine quality, including the Eckhardt-Gramatté Recital Hall, the University Theatre and the Boris Roubakine Recital Hall. The Department of Music has a large collection of key...

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. 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, Orchestral Conducting, 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:

MANITOBA

City:

WINNIPEG

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Suzuki

Notes:

The University of Manitoba was founded in 1877, being Western Canada's first university. Currently there are several campuses throughout the city of Winnipeg. The Manitoba Institute for Music Technology provides training in music technology and encourages creative work and research in electroacousti...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

TORONTO

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Public Examinations in Music

Notes:

The Royal Conservatory was founded in 1886 as the Toronto Conservatory of Music. It is a non-profit institution and was granted its current name and status in 1947. The Glenn Gould School was founded in 1997 to provide talented students with the skills and attributes required for professional life a...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

GUELPH

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This public university 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:

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 itself, (founded in 1911), is now Wilfrid Laurier University. Conrad Grebel University College, founded in 1963, is a Mennonite college affilia...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

LONDON

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Theatre Performance, Opera Performance, Personal Archives, Sound Engineering

Notes:

Western University (formerly known as the University of Western Ontario), is a public institution founded in 1878. The Don Wright Faculty of Music is home to three departments - Music Education, Music Performance Studies, and Music Research and Composition. The music library has an extensive collec...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

WATERLOO

Special Indexes:

Community Music Training, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Personal Archives, Suzuki

Notes:

The University was founded in 1911 as the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary of Canada and in 1924 it was re-established as the Waterloo College of Arts. This was later affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. The current name and status were granted in 1973. There is a second campus in Bantford. ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

TORONTO

Special Indexes:

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:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Kodály, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Orff Schulwerk, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Suzuki, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

This public university was founded in 1821. Its Schulich School of Music is the largest university-based school for professional musical training and music research in Canada. The music department moved into the new Schulich music building in 2005 which houses a number of fine performance and lectu...

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:

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:

PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC

City:

QUÉBEC

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Dalcroze, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Suzuki, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

Laval University can trace its history back to 1663. It was granted its current name and status in 1852 and its Faculty of Music was established in 1920. The music program at Laval is organised into cycles. The first cycle (premier cycle) consists of programs leading to Bachelor’s degrees (Baccal...

Country:

CANADA

State:

SASKATCHEWAN

City:

SASKATOON

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This public university held its first classes in 1909. Facilities in the music department include a multi-station electroacoustic computer lab. The music department holds a large collection of historic instruments (including a 17th century Amati string quartet) and ethnic instruments from various co...

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, Sound Engineering, 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:

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:

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

Notes:

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

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, music archaeology, pop singing, dance and a community education program. ...

Country:

CHINA

State:

JIANGSU PROVINCE

City:

NANJING

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance

Notes:

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 is an undergraduate-level independent college providing programs under the aegis of the University. The School of Music has dep...

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:

CZECH REPUBLIC

State:

BOHEMIA

City:

PRAGUE (PRAHA)

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Programs for the Handicapped

Notes:

This institution began in 1910 as a charity school for blind youth. Since its inception music has increased in importance. This Conservatory is unique in that it enrols mostly visually handicapped students. It comprises both a secondary school and a conservatory for specialised music study. Entry is...

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 Århus amalgamated withy the Academy of Music in Aalborg to form the Royal Academy of Music Århus/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 line...

Country:

DENMARK

State:

City:

FREDERIKSBERG

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The Royal Danish Academy of Music is the only music institution in Denmark solely specialising in classical performance. It was founded in 1867 by the composer Niels W Gade. The Academy has several fine performance spaces as well as a recording and production studio. There is a large collection of i...

Country:

ECUADOR

State:

City:

QUITO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This national conservatorium was founded in 1900. Basic tuition is offered to young people, and advanced tuition for those wishing to move on to professional levels, leading to the titles of Técnico and Tecnológico Musical with specialisation in a particular instrument. Completion of all levels ta...

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

TURKU (ÅBO)

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Personal Archives, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering

Notes:

This institution can trace its history back to 1640, but was founded in its present form in 1918. It is known as Finland’s Swedish University. It is a member of the Åbo-Turku Consortium. The Department of Musicology is both a teaching and research institute. It includes the Sibelius Museum with a...

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

IKAALINEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Institute, supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education, issues publications of sheet music, CDs and books and organises courses, competitions and seminars. In the accordion museum there are 70 old accordions, photographs and paintings. The Institute holds the archive of the International Acco...

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

KAUSTINEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

A music and dance research institute and information centre founded in 1974, with a large archive of Finnish folk music and dance, and a library of recordings and videos of traditional Finnish music. The Institute arranges a series of folk music courses and organises a regular folk music festival; i...

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

TAMPERE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1925. It was granted its current name and status in 1966. This research department, one of eight departments of the Faculty of Arts in the University of Tampere, concentrates on ethnomusicology, offering basic courses in musicology and ethnology as well a...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ALSACE

City:

STRASBOURG

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

'Les Percussions de Strasbourg’ consists of a group of six professional musicians who perform all types of works for the percussion ensemble. Between them they are able to play over four hundred different percussion instruments and have a philosophy of promoting creativity in performance. They col...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

CENTRE

City:

TOURS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1408 but it was granted its current name and status in 1970. Music and music education programs are taught at the Centre de Formation de Musiciens Intervenants which also owns a gamelan. ...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

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 Archives, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The Conservatoire was founded in 1795 and is currently located in the Cîté de la Musique at La Villette. It offers programs in music, dance, sound engineering and pedagogy. In the music area there are seven departments: classical and contemporary performance, voice, early music, composition and or...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Museum opened in 2006 and is the newest of the major museums in Paris. While not a teaching institution it is a centre of research for ethnomusicologists. In 2012 much of the ethnological material from the Musée de l'Homme was transferred to the Musée du Quai Branly. This included a vast colle...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

After seventy years of existence the former Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires was closed in 2005 and its collections were transferred to the Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée in Marseille, Province. While not a teaching institution as such it offers courses...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

NORD-PAS-DE-CALAIS

City:

DOUAI

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Conservatoire can trace its history back to 1806, and was granted its current name and status in 1974. It is a public institution offering programs in music and drama. The program is organised in cycles. The first (preparatory) (éveil musical’), four years, the second, four years, the third (...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

PROVENCE

City:

VILLECROZE

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections

Notes:

The Academy was founded in 1989. It aims to encourage performance at the highest level and musical creativity, particularly among young people. It holds regular master classes and workshops in composition and musicology under the guidance of artists of international renown, with repertoire ranging f...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR

City:

MARSEILLE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Museum was originally founded in 1937, and after a time spent at the Bois de Boulogne, in 2013 it was relocated to Marseille. It conducts research into aspects of French culture both at home and in French possessions abroad. While not a teaching institution, prior to the move to Marseille it off...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

RÉUNION

City:

SAINT-DENIS DE LA RÉUNION

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GEORGIA

State:

City:

TBILISI

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

TÜBINGEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University of Lutheran Church Music of Württemberg was founded in 1945 in Esslingen and since 1998 has operated at Tübingen. It was the first such institution in Germany to introduce a jazz/rock/pop strand into its programs. A children's choir has been organised in co-operation with the city m...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

This university-level institution was founded in 1946. There are Institutes for New Music, Music Theatre, Historic Performance Practice and Music Medicine. Facilities include a well-equipped electronic music studio. The Hochschule holds the State collection of String Instruments. In addition to the...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

STUTTGART

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This State University of Music and Performing Arts was founded in 1857. The opera school operates in conjunction with the Staatsoper Stuttgart. There are eleven organs. An attached music school offers music tuition to young children. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BAYERN (BAVARIA)

City:

ERLANGEN

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1743. It was granted its current name and status in 1961 with campuses in both Erlangen and Nürnberg. There is a collection of 90 instruments in the University's museum. ...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BAYERN (BAVARIA)

City:

REGENSBURG

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Instrument Collections

Notes:

The Academy was founded in 1874 on the recommendation of Franz Liszt, and is the oldest Catholic music institution in Germany. It is affiliated with the Papal Academy of Church Music in Rome. There is co-operation with the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München for students to obtain a diploma f...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BREMEN

City:

BREMEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University of Bremen was founded in 1971. The Department of Music co-operates closely with the Music Department of the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen which organises the academic program and lessons in performance for its students. The Music Department hosts an Orchestral Academy, an Academy ...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY)

City:

GÖTTINGEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1734. The Seminar’s Musikinstrumenten Sammlung houses a significant collection of traditional instruments from Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Oceania. The library holds a collection of photographs, a sound archive of early recordings of European art music and an ar...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY)

City:

HILDESHEIM

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

City:

HERFORD

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This University of Protestant church music was established in 1948 and was granted its current name and status in 1991. A second campus in Witten, known as the Protestant Pop Academy, offers programs in popular church music. Facilities include ten organs, a number of pianos, harpsichord, clavichord,...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

City:

KÖLN (COLOGNE)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Opera Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

The Hochschule, founded in 1850, was granted its current name and status in 1987. The Hochschule is situated in the heart of the old city of Cologne, in the vicinity of the cathedral and the main railway station. It is one of the largest music academies in Europe, with about 1700 students and more t...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

City:

DÜSSELDORF

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This University-level school can trace its history back to 1935. It was granted its current name and status in 1987. There is an opera program and an early music studio. The Lutheran church music program culminates in the State Examination A (Staatlichen A Examen). Institutes at the university inclu...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

City:

KÖLN (COLOGNE)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Music Therapy, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The University of Cologne was founded in 1388 and as such is the oldest university in Germany as it exists today. It was granted its current name and status in 1919 and the Institute of Musicology was established in 1921. It houses a collection of traditional instruments mainly from east Asia and Af...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

RHEINLAND-PFALZ

City:

MAINZ

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1477, and as such, is one of the oldest universities in Germany. There is a small collection of Thai instruments and a number of recordings of tribal music of the region. There is co-operation with the Peter Cornelius Conservatorium in Mainz and a number of other instit...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

SACHSEN (SAXONY)

City:

DRESDEN

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Community Music Training, Instrument Collections, Orchestral Conducting, Orff Schulwerk

Notes:

The Hochschule was established in 1949. The training covers both Catholic and Protestant rites. It has a library with a good collection of choral and instrumental music. There are seven practice organs as well as one large church organ....

Country:

GERMANY

State:

SACHSEN (SAXONY)

City:

LEIPZIG

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

Established in 1843 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, this was the first conservatorium to be founded in Germany. Some of the world’s most noted musicians and educators have been associated with the Hochschule, including George Szell, Kurt Masur, Hermann Levi, Charles Münch, Wilhelm Backhaus, Arthu...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

SACHSEN (SAXONY)

City:

LEIPZIG

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections

Notes:

Founded in 1409, the University of Leipzig is the second oldest in Germany. The institute of education (Musikpädagogik) was previously called 'Pädagogische Hochschule "Clara Zetkin'' Leipzig'. Past students include Telemann, C P E Bach, Schumann and Richard Wagner. The University has a museum...

Country:

GHANA

State:

City:

LEGON

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Centre for Asia Minor Studies was established in 1930. It is not a teaching institution, but is a scientific institute involved in the collection, research and documentation of oral and written historical tradition related to Asia Minor Greeks. The Musical Folklore Archives form the oldest depar...

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

Founded in 1989, the Institute for Research on Music and Acoustics (IEMA) is a non-profit, public interest organisation supported by the State, the European Union and private sponsors. It aims to develop and support research into all aspects of music and acoustics as well as to provide systematic in...

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

CORFU

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The university was founded in 1984 and recently has expanded its operations to several islands in the Ionian Islands Region. Its Department of Music Studies began operations in 1992. In 2013 a new Faculty of Music & Audiovisual Arts was established. Among other things the Faculty of Music aims t...

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

THESSALONIKI

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

Notes:

The museum opened in 1997. It houses the collection of 200 rebuilt instruments from 2800 BC until the beginning of the twentieth century. In the museum is also a music school where special educational projects for children are organised as well as concerts. There is a music library, an electronic ar...

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ALEXANDROUPOLIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

HONG KONG

State:

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Country:

HONG KONG

State:

City:

Special Indexes:

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

HONG KONG

State:

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:

HUNGARY

State:

City:

BUDAPEST

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

HUNGARY

State:

City:

BUDAPEST

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Musicology Institute (Zenetudomanyi Intézet) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is not a teaching school. It is a research centre, an examining body and publisher of scholarly works. There are departments of folk music research and early music history. The Institute incorporates the Bartók A...

Country:

HUNGARY

State:

City:

SZEGED

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

INDIA

State:

MADHYA PRADESH

City:

KHAIRAGARH

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

INDIA

State:

MAHARASHTRA

City:

PUNE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

INDIA

State:

NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

City:

NEW DELHI

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

INDIA

State:

TAMIL NADU

City:

CHENNAI (formerly MADRAS)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

INDONESIA

State:

JAVA

City:

SURAKARTA (SOLO)

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

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

Country:

INDONESIA

State:

SUMATRA

City:

PADANGPANJANG

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

INDONESIA

State:

SUMATRA

City:

MEDAN

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

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

Country:

IRAQ

State:

City:

BAGHDAD

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Centre for Traditional Music of Baghdad and its archives have been dispersed and to all intents and purposes lost. After 2003, the date of Iraq's invasion by the United States, little has been known of the fate of the irreplaceable sound archives and manuscripts, since they were left unprotected...

Country:

IRELAND

State:

City:

CORK

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Community Music Training, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Suzuki, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

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