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Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

City:

CANBERRA

Special Indexes:

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

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. The Open Schoo...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

ARMIDALE

Special Indexes:

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

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 instrum...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

SYDNEY

Special Indexes:

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 gained its current name and status in 1949. Facilities include a recording studio and electronic music lab. There is a collection of period instruments – fortepianos, harpsichords, recorder consorts, a Renaissance consort ...

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

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 has a second campus a...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

QUEENSLAND

City:

BRISBANE

Special Indexes:

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

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:

Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Theatre Performance, 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. The University’s Performing Arts Centre houses the School of Music recital hall, a drama theatre, music technology studios,...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

VICTORIA

City:

MELBOURNE

Special Indexes:

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

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:

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 Conservatorium of Music has strong connections with the West Australian Opera and West Australian Symphony Orchestra. The Wigmore Library of the School of Music has a significant and growing collection of music by Australian composers....

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 ...

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 re...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION

City:

BRUSSELS (BRUXELLES)

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, 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 (French-speaking, outlined above), and • the Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium van Brussel (Flemish-speaking - see separate entry). Entry to all courses is by aud...

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 (Flemish-speaking - outlined above), and the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles (French-speaking - see separate entry)...

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, Repetiteur Training/Coaching, 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:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

GENT (GHENT)

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, 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. Commonly known as 'Hogent', it gained its current name and status in 2001 and operates over several campuses in and around Ghent. There are departments of instrumental/vocal performance, composition, jazz, dramatic arts, pedagogy and pop music pro...

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 ke...

Country:

CANADA

State:

BRITISH COLUMBIA

City:

VANCOUVER

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

BRITISH COLUMBIA

City:

VANCOUVER

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

MANITOBA

City:

WINNIPEG

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, 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:

NEWFOUNDLAND

City:

ST JOHN’S

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

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 gained 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 as mus...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

GUELPH

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Sound Engineering

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

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 can trace its history back to 1911. The current name and status were gained in 1973. The Faculty of Music organises and active opera program. There are two well-equipped electroacoustic music studios as well as a small collection of early keyboard instruments. Research centres associa...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

TORONTO

Special Indexes:

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

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 lay...

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 lectur...

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, Eurhythmics/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 gained 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 (Baccalauré...

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 c...

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. Departments include composition, conducting, musicology, voice and opera, piano, Western orchestral instruments, Chinese traditional instruments, music education, music and informati...

Country:

CHINA

State:

CAPITAL DISTRICT

City:

BEIJING

Special Indexes:

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

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 and...

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 1963, thus being the first music degree-granting institution in Hong Kong. The music department owns a wide range of Western, Chinese and early music instruments, including many early Western instr...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

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 1920. There are departments of composition/conducting, musicology, woodwind/strings, voice, piano, Chinese traditional instruments, folk music, sound engineering, music education, music archaeology, pop singing, dance and a community education program. ...

Country:

CHINA

State:

JIANGSU PROVINCE

City:

NANJING

Special Indexes:

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

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, established in 2004, is an undergraduate-level independent college providing programs under the aegis of the University. The S...

Country:

CHINA

State:

SHANGHAI DISTRICT

City:

SHANGHAI

Special Indexes:

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

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 and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. Over its history the Conser...

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

Country:

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 Conservatorium (Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium) 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 productio...

Country:

ECUADOR

State:

City:

QUITO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This national conservatorium can trace its history back to 1870. 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 o...

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:

The Finnish Folk Music Institute is an Accredited expert organisation of the Unesco Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is a music and dance research institute and information centre founded in 1974, with a large archive of Finnish folk music and dance, and a libr...

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

TAMPERE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University of Tampere, together with the Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), constitutes the Tampere Higher Education Authority. At the University of Tampere the research department, one of eight departments of the Faculty of Arts, concentrates on ethnomusicology, offering basic cours...

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. Formerly known as François Rabelais University of Tours, it gained its current name in 2015. 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:

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:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Musée du Quai Branly opened in 2006 and is the newest of the major museums in Paris. Among other research bodies and collections, it houses the French Society of Ethnomusicology, founded in 1982, a centre of ethnomusicological research through its Laboratoire d'ethnomusicologie. The research te...

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 gained 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 ('cycl...

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, known as MUCEM, was originally founded in 1937, and after a time spent at the Bois de Boulogne, it was relocated to Marseille in 2013. It conducts research into aspects of European and Mediterranean civilisations, including French culture both at home and in French possessions abroad. Wh...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

RÉUNION

City:

SAINT-DENIS DE LA RÉUNION

Special Indexes:

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

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

Country:

GEORGIA

State:

City:

TBILISI

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

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

TÜBINGEN

Special Indexes:

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

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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 ...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU

Special Indexes:

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

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This university-level institution was founded in 1946. There are Institutes for Church Music, New Music, Music Theatre, Historic Performance Practice and Musicians' Medicine. Facilities include a well-equipped electronic music studio. There is an Academy for Gifted Students. In addition to the profe...

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. Facilities include eleven organs. An attached music school offers music tuition to young children. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conse...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BAYERN (BAVARIA)

City:

ERLANGEN

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections

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The University can trace its history back to 1743. It gained 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

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The University of Catholic Church Music and Music Education Regensburg 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 M...

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

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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

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The University can trace its history back to 1946 and gained its current name and status in 1989. There is a Centre for World Music that offers workshops and performance tuition on non-Western instruments and organises a regular summer school. It holds an extensive sound archive and is an autonomous...

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

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This University of Protestant church music was established in 1948 and gained 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, a pe...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

City:

KÖLN (COLOGNE)

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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, Repetiteur Training/Coaching, Sound Engineering, Wellness for Musicians

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The Hochschule, founded in 1850, gained 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 than 3...

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

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This University-level school can trace its history back to 1935. It gained 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 include th...

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

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The University of Cologne was founded in 1388 and as such is the oldest university in Germany as it exists today. It gained 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 Africa....

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, Repetiteur Training/Coaching, Sound Archives

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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, Library Collections, Orchestral Conducting, Orff Schulwerk

Notes:

The Hochschule was established in 1949. The training covers both Catholic and Protestant rites. All students sing in the choir. Students are also trained to work with children’s activities (play groups, singing games, use of Orff instruments), and to work in community groups with little or no exp...

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, Repetiteur Training/Coaching

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:

GERMANY

State:

SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

City:

KIEL

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections

Notes:

Formerly known as the University of Kiel, this insitution was founded in 1665 and the Institute of Musicology was created in 1921. It holds the Prieberg Archive, a collection of documents for musical life in the Nazi era. The Brahms Institute holds the complete works of Brahms and co-operates with t...

Country:

GHANA

State:

City:

LEGON

Special Indexes:

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

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

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

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

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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 concerts and special educational projects for children are organised. There is a music library, an electronic archive o...

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

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

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

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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

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

Country:

HONG KONG

State:

City:

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

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

Country:

HONG KONG

State:

City:

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections

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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, Repetiteur Training/Coaching, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

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

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

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

Country:

INDIA

State:

MADHYA PRADESH

City:

KHAIRAGARH

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library 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 gained its current name and status in 2010. There are departments of Karawitan (traditional music performance), dance, music, theatre and crafts. The College is also involved with fostering and developing the Malay art culture. The post-graduate Ar...

Country:

INDONESIA

State:

SUMATRA

City:

MEDAN

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

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