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Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DE CHUBUT

City:

CHUBUT

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Instrument Making/Maintenance

Notes:

The Institute was established in 2002 and is situated in southern Patagonia, with three campuses in Chubut Province at Comodoro Rivadavia, at Lago Puelo and at El Hoyo. It operates under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. In addition to the professional program there are courses for chil...

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DE TUCUMÁN

City:

SAN MIGUEL DE TUCUMÁN

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The university was founded in 1914. The Instituto Superior de Música was established in 1962 and is an Institute of the Faculty of Arts offering basic, medium and superior level music education....

Country:

AZERBAIJAN

State:

City:

BAKU

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Opera Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Azerbaijan National Conservatory was established in 2000, and the earlier Uzeir Hajibeyov Baku Musiqi Akademiyasi (Baku Music College), founded in 1920, was incorporated into the Conservatory. Courses are taught in Azerbayan. There are two faculties – performance (specialisation as concert per...

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:

CANADA

State:

ALBERTA

City:

BANFF

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Centre, founded in 1933 by the University of Alberta, is not a degree-granting institution. It receives some government funding. The Centre holds long-term (up to three months) and short-term (up to four weeks) residencies for dance, drama, film, visual arts and music artists - either individual...

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:

CHINA

State:

CAPITAL DISTRICT

City:

BEIJING

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

CAPITAL DISTRICT

City:

BEIJING

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

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:

JIANGSU PROVINCE

City:

NANJING

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1912. It is also known as the Nanjing Arts Institute. Programs run for four years and are of university-equivalent status. It consists of colleges of fine arts, music, design, media, pop music, film and television, and dance. There are departments of pian...

Country:

CHINA

State:

LIAONING PROVINCE

City:

SHENYANG

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Conservatory was founded in 1938 as Lu Xun Academy of Arts and was granted its current name in 1958. It occupies four campuses - in Shenyang, Dalian, Taoxian and Chanqing. There are departments of performance (Western and Chinese instruments and vocal music), folk instrumental music, composition...

Country:

CHINA

State:

SHANGHAI DISTRICT

City:

SHANGHAI

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Conservatory, established in 1927, is the oldest higher institute of music education in China, with an illustrious group of presidents since its foundation. It operates under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture. Over its history the Conservatory has formed a comprehensive system of teach...

Country:

CHINA

State:

SICHUAN PROVINCE

City:

CHENG-DU

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Conservatory was founded in 1939. There are departments of Chinese and Western vocal music, Chinese instruments, Western orchestral instruments, piano/accordion, composition/conducting, music education, as well as programs in film and television, visual art, broadcasting, piano tuning, violin ma...

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:

ESTONIA

State:

City:

VILJANDI

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orff Schulwerk, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University of Tartu's Centre for the Arts was opened in 2017, offering courses for all students at the University as well as for interested members of the local community. It forms part of the University's Viljandi Culture Academy, one of four colleges of the University. The Academy offers progr...

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:

HELSINKI (HELSINFORS)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

In 2013 the Finnish Sibelius Academy, the Theatre Academy Helsinki and the Academy of Fine Arts merged to become the University of the Arts Helsinki. The Sibelius Academy received its name in 1939. It is the only university-level music institution in Finland and one of the largest in Europe. In addi...

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:

NORD-PAS-DE-CALAIS

City:

VILLENEUVE D'ASCQ

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was established at the end of the 19th century in Lille, but was transferred to Villeneuve d’Ascq in 1974 and was known as Université de Lille III. In 2018 the three universities in Lille have been merged and are now know simply as Université de Lille. There is close collaboration...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

PAYS-DE-LA-LOIRE

City:

LE MANS

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The Institute, known in English as the 'European Technological Institute for Musical Professions' was officially opened in 1994. It is a non-profit organisation offering programs in all technical aspects of musical instruments - repairing, tuning, restoration and the creation of guitars, wind instru...

Country:

GAMBIA

State:

City:

SEREKUNDA

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

LUDWIGSBURG

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance

Notes:

This school was founded in 1924. Among a wide variety of programs it offers studies in the making of various types of musical instruments. There are courses for apprentices and advanced courses leading to the Master’s examination (Meisterprüfung). There are some part-time evening courses. ...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BAYERN (BAVARIA)

City:

MITTENWALD

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance

Notes:

The State Vocational School for Musical Instrument Making, Mittenwald was founded in 1858, offering courses for apprentices leading to the Journeyman’s examination (Gesellenprüfung). Following this, a three-year period of employment is taken, then a further one-year advanced course leads to the M...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

SACHSEN (SAXONY)

City:

SCHNEEBERG

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance

Notes:

The West Saxony University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1992 though it can trace its history back to 1897. It offers programs in bow-making, violin making, the making of plucked string instruments and the restoration of instruments. There is a close collaboration between the University of Zwic...

Country:

GHANA

State:

City:

KUMASI

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

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

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:

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:

GREECE

State:

City:

RETHYMNO

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Sound Engineering

Notes:

Technological Education Institutes are regarded as tertiary institutions. This institution was founded in 1983 and the Department of Music Technology and Acoustics was establishged in 1999....

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ARTA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

KEFALONIA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

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:

INDIA

State:

UTTAR PRADESH

City:

AGRA

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

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

Country:

IRAQ

State:

City:

BAGHDAD

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

ITALY

State:

LAZIO

City:

ROME (ROMA)

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Conservatory, established in 1870, offers a preparatory program for students wishing to enter the professional program. It houses the Istituto Italiano per la Storia della Musica Presso Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia (Italian Institute for Music History of the National Academy of St. Cecilia)...

Country:

ITALY

State:

LOMBARDY

City:

CREMONA

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance

Notes:

The Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria 'Antonio Stradivari' (International School of String Instrument Making), founded in 1938, is the only state school in Italy for violin-making. The School belongs to the Antonio Stradivari Institute of Higher Education. There are two teaching streams: • for 14-...

Country:

ITALY

State:

LOMBARDY

City:

CREMONA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance

Notes:

The University of Pavia is the oldest university in Lombardy, being founded in 1361. Its School of Musicology is located in Cremona. The Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage offers programs in musicology, ethnomusicology and studies that may lead to a qualification in music librarianship. ...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

TOKYO PREFECTURE

City:

TOKYO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

A private co-educational music college. Founded in 1926 as the Tokyo Conservatory of Music, it was renamed in 1950. The College is located 35 km west of downtown Tokyo in Tachikawa-shi, one of the largest cities in the Tokyo metropolitan area. There are two departments: performance and composition, ...

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KAZAKHSTAN

State:

City:

ALMATY

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Library Collections, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Conservatory was founded in 1946. It prepares students in both Western and Kazakh traditions. The Conservatory building houses a number of fine performance spaces. There is a significant collection of recordings of traditional music in the Conservatory’s Folklore Laboratory. An instrument work...

Country:

KENYA

State:

City:

NAIROBI

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Originally established in 1965, Kenyatta University was granted its current title and status in 1985. It is situated 16 kilometres from the city of Nairobi. The Department owns a supply of African and Western instruments for student use, and some students also take additional lessons independently a...

Country:

LITHUANIA

State:

City:

VILNIUS

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre was founded in 1918 as the Kaunas Music School. In 1949 it was merged with the Vilnius Conservatoire and became the Lithuanian State Conservatoire. In 2004 it was granted its current name and status and was further enlarged in 2018 with the integration of ...

Country:

MAURITIUS

State:

City:

QUATRE BORNES

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Orff Schulwerk, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Conservatoire de Musique 'François Mitterand', founded in 1987, is operated under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources. It offers free part-time music programs after school hours and on Saturday mornings to over 1,100 students ranging from pre-school to adult. It organises...

Country:

MEXICO

State:

FEDERAL DISTRICT OF MEXICO

City:

MEXICO CITY

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Founded in 1978, this government-run Centre is dedicated to the promotion of culture and the arts, including dance and music with programs in classical music and traditional Mexican music and dance. It aims to develop young artists to their full potential. The Centro organises workshops, exhibitions...

Country:

MEXICO

State:

FEDERAL DISTRICT OF MEXICO

City:

MEXICO CITY

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Centro Nacional de las Artes was created in 1994. It houses the National Institute of Fine Arts (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes), consisting of five schools of professional artistic education: cinema, theatre, dance, music and plastic arts. The Escuela Superior de Música, itself founded ear...

Country:

MEXICO

State:

FEDERAL DISTRICT OF MEXICO

City:

MEXICO CITY

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1551 but was granted its current name and status in 1910. The ethnomusicology program is the only one of its kind in Mexico. The School of Music has an 'Iniciación Musical' program providing basic music training to young people from age 8 to age 14, and ...

Country:

MEXICO

State:

QUERÉTARO

City:

QUERÉTARO

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance

Notes:

The School works in partnership with The Violin Shop in Miami Florida. ...

Country:

NEW ZEALAND

State:

NORTH ISLAND

City:

WELLINGTON

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

Massey University’s College of Creative Arts was established in 1999. The School of Music was originally formed from the combination of the Victoria University’s Conservatorium of Music and the Wellington’s Massey University’s School of Music and is currently based at the Wellington campus, ...

Country:

NIGER

State:

City:

NIAMEY

Special Indexes:

Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Centre was founded in 1989 and operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture. It provides a variety of instruments, both Western and traditional for the use of its students and organises competitions and festivals. The campus is open to members of the public, and concer...

Country:

NIGERIA

State:

City:

NSUKKA

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Founded in 1955 and formerly known as the University of Biafra, this University was granted its current name in 1970 and is commonly referred to as UNN. The Department of Music was first established in 1960. The Sam Chukwu Memorial Recording Studio (SCMRS) is the result of a collaboration between th...

Country:

NORWAY

State:

City:

OSLO

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Norwegian Academy of Music was established in 1973 and is regarded as equivalent to a university. Language of instruction in class is Norwegian; individual tuition may be in another language, mostly English. The Academy has a Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowships Program, regarded as equivalen...

Country:

OMAN

State:

City:

MUSCAT

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1986 and the College of Arts and Social Sciences was established in 1987. Apart from major studies in music and musicology the department aims to produce qualified teachers who are technically and academically capable of teaching music in public schools. There is a cour...

Country:

POLAND

State:

City:

POZNAŃ

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Dalcroze, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Academy was founded in 1920 and has a branch in Szczecin. It was granted its current name and status in 1982 and is regarded as equivalent in status to a university. There are five faculties: • Faculty of Composition, Conducting, Theory of Music and Eurhythmics; • Faculty of Instruments; ...

Country:

POLAND

State:

City:

POZNAŃ

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Museum of Musical Instruments was established in 1945 as a section of the National Museum of Poznan and was re-opened in a splendidly restored arrangement in 2019. Not a teaching institution, the Museum is the only one of its kind in Poland, and one of the few in Europe. It runs courses in organ...

Country:

RUSSIA

State:

City:

KAZAN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Conservatoire was founded in 1945. It is situated in the Middle Volga region in a multi-ethnic area, and trains students from Russia, China, Korea, Japan and other countries both in Western and Tatar music cultures. There is a separate Faculty of Bashkir Music, established in 1996, which include...

Country:

RUSSIA

State:

City:

NIZHNY NOVGOROD

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Conservatory was founded in 1946. Facilities include two concert halls, one with a large concert organ, a sound laboratory, folklore room, a repair and adjustment facility for instruments and a museum. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et ...

Country:

SOUTH KOREA

State:

City:

SEOUL

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This is a conservatory type institution which can trace its history back 1400 years. It was granted its current title in 1951. The National Gugak Center is a centre of learning for Korean traditional music and operates in three performance halls. It aims to collect, notate and preserve a museum and ...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

CATALONIA (CATALUÑA)

City:

BARCELONA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The museum conducts restoration of and research into historical European and Spanish traditional instruments. It has an important collection of over 500 instruments from various periods and cultures, with biographical and musical documents of the main Catalan composers including I Albéniz, E Granad...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

GALICIA

City:

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Making/Maintenance

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1495. There is a second campus in Lugo. ...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

VIZCAYA (BASQUE COUNTRY)

City:

BILBAO

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance

Notes:

This School of Violin Making forms part of the Conservatorio de Música 'J. C. Arriaga' and was established in 1986. A current research project involves the building of 5 instruments putting into practice recent researches in technology and materials to produce a consort with common and unique chara...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

VIZCAYA (BASQUE COUNTRY)

City:

BILBAO

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Music Therapy

Notes:

This institution can trace its history back to 1877 and after a period of closure and some name and location changes, it was granted its current name and status in 1987. It is housed in a new purpose-built conservatory in Sarriko. There is an arrangement between the Ibarrekoland Institute and the Co...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

VIZCAYA (BASQUE COUNTRY)

City:

OIARTZUN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This is not a teaching body, through it does hold training courses for teachers and courses for students to complement their existing studies. The Centre was founded in 1996 and is involved in the collection and study of folk music. The archive holds a library of books, scores, manuscripts, photogra...

Country:

SWEDEN

State:

City:

STOCKHOLM

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Dalcroze, Early Music Performance, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This Royal College of Music, founded in 1771, is an independent college, financed both by private funds and the state. It is housed at the University of Stockholm. The College offers in-service training courses for professional musicians and music teachers, some by distance-mode. The Nordic Perform...

Country:

TAIWAN

State:

City:

TAINAN

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Orchestral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Founded in 1996 as the Tainan National College of the Arts, this institution was granted its current name and status in 2004. There are colleges of visual arts, performing arts, sound and image arts and letters and cultural heritage. The College of Music includes the departments of music, Chinese mu...

Country:

TAJIKISTAN

State:

City:

DUSHANBE

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Shashmaqam is the title given to the sophisticated, refined classical instrumental music that flourished in the great cities of Central Asia over many centuries. It has its roots in Samarkand and Bukhara where the musicians and the public comprised Tajiks, Uzbeks and the Jews of Central Asia. The Ac...

Country:

THAILAND

State:

City:

MAHA SARAKHAM

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was established in 1968 as a college of education and was granted its current name and status in 1994. There is an attached secondary school for students wishing to specialise in music....

Country:

TUNISIA

State:

City:

SIDI BOU SAÏD

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Centre of Arab and Mediterranean Music was founded in 1991 and operates under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Leisure. The Centre acts as a facilitator of musical and cultural exchange between Europe and the Arab world. While not a teaching institution, it is the home of t...

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TUNISIA

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City:

TUNIS

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of Tunis was founded in 1988. The Higher Institute of Music was established in 1982 and has been incorporated into the university structure. It aims to provide programs in music and musicology at the professional level. Current research involves culture, new technologies and developme...

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TURKEY

State:

City:

ESKISEHIR

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance

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This State-run university was founded in 1958. The School of Music and Drama (the State Conservatory) was founded in 1986 and consists of departments of performing arts (drama and opera), music performance, and musical instrument construction (stringed instruments). Attached are three institutions a...

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TURKEY

State:

City:

IZMIR

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University was founded in 1982. The Faculty of Fine Arts consists of ten departments - musicology, ceramics and glass design, film design, graphics, painting, performing arts (theatre), photography, sculpture, textile and fashion design, and traditional Turkish arts. Facilities include professio...

Country:

TURKEY

State:

City:

IZMIR

Special Indexes:

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

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Ege University was founded in 1955, and the State Conservatory was established in 1983. The Conservatory has four departments: 1) Turkish Art Music and Folk Music, 2) Voice Education, with studies in both Turkish and Western solfège and theory, folklore and style, 3) Turkish folk dance, and 4) Inst...

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TURKEY

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City:

ANKARA

Special Indexes:

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

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The University can trace its history back to 1958 and was granted its current name and status in 1967. The Conservatory is the first of its kind in Turkey, being established in 1936 and becoming affiliated with the university in 1982. Its Western music education program was organised in collaboratio...

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TURKEY

State:

City:

ISTANBUL

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Istanbul Technical University can trace its history back to 1773. The Turkish Music Conservatory was established in 1976. It has departments of Turkish music performance, composition, musicology, theory, music technology and Turkish folk dance. Apart from the professional program the music school a...

Country:

UNITED KINGDOM

State:

ENGLAND

City:

PORTSMOUTH

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Military Music Academies

Notes:

The Royal Naval School of Music was founded in 1903. It is the professional music service of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and as such has an international reputation for the quality and variety of music it performs. In 1950 the School was re-named the Royal Marines School of Music. The versatili...

Country:

UNITED KINGDOM

State:

ENGLAND

City:

HEREFORD

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Music Theatre Performance, Programs for the Handicapped, Sound Engineering

Notes:

An independent college of further education and training for people from the age of 16 who are blind or partially sighted. Apart from the courses listed above, the college runs courses in performance, creative arts and musicianship. It also prepares students for practical diplomas. Studies include c...

Country:

UNITED KINGDOM

State:

ENGLAND

City:

OXFORD

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Library Collections

Notes:

This is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, with nine centuries of continuous existence since 1096. Oxford University is a collegiate university, with 39 self-governing colleges related to the University in a type of federal system. The Faculty of Music houses the Bate Collection o...

Country:

UNITED KINGDOM

State:

ENGLAND

City:

CHICHESTER

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Instrument Making/Maintenance

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The College is a private institution founded in 1971 and offering courses in specialist conservation and restoration, visual and applied arts and a wide range of traditional arts and crafts. There is a Stringed Musical Instruments program in which students create instruments that can be commissioned...

Country:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

CALIFORNIA

City:

SAN DIEGO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1897. Facilities include the 300-seat Dayton Smith recital hall, a state-of-the-art electronic music studio, 160 pianos, three harpsichords and 800 other instruments, many of ethnic origin. There is an active opera program. The University hosts a Community Music School ...

Country:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

CALIFORNIA

City:

SAN DIEGO

Special Indexes:

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

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The University was founded in 1960, though it can trace its history back to 1903. The Department of Music, established in 1966, is based in the Conrad Prebys Music Center and places some emphasis on education and innovation in new music. The Center for Research and Computing in the Arts conducts ac...

Country:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

FLORIDA

City:

TALLAHASSEE

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University can trace its history back to 1823. It was granted its current name and status in 1947. The School of Music houses a Center for Music Research and a Center for Music of the Americas with focus on music of the peoples of north, south and central America and the Caribbean. It is home to...

Country:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

ILLINOIS

City:

MACOMB

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance

Notes:

A state-supported university founded in 1899 as Western Illinois State Normal School, and was granted its current name and status in 1967. The School of Music organises a Community Music School that offers music tuition to young children and interested members of the local community. Member of the ...

Country:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

MASSACHUSETTS

City:

MEDFORD

Special Indexes:

Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Engineering

Notes:

Tufts University is a private institution founded in 1852. The music department is housed in the new Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center and has access to several fine performance spaces. It sees its particular strengths as in performance, composition, theory, musicology and ethnomusicology. A musi...

Country:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

NEBRASKA

City:

KEARNEY

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Music Theatre Performance

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A state-supported university founded in 1905 as a teacher’s college. It was granted its current name and status in 1991. The Department of Music and Performing Arts comprises departments of music, dance and theatre. The Fine Arts Center houses some fine performing spaces as well as a state-of-the-...

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

NEW JERSEY

City:

UPPER MONTCLAIR

Special Indexes:

Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance

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The university was founded in 1908 as a teacher training college and was granted its current name and status in 1994. The School of Music has access to several fine performing spaces. Member of the National Association of Schools of Music. ...

Country:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

OHIO

City:

OBERLIN

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Suzuki, Traditional Instrument Performance, Wellness for Musicians

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An independent co-educational college founded in 1833 of Christian heritage. It was the first college to grant undergraduate degrees to women, and was historically a leader in educating black Americans. The Conservatory operates a vital contemporary music program. Some emphasis is also placed on per...

Country:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

TEXAS

City:

DALLAS

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Dalcroze, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Kodály, Library Collections, Music Theatre Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Orff Schulwerk, Sound Engineering, Wellness for Musicians

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A private non-sectarian university of Methodist heritage, founded in 1911. The Meadows School of the Arts comprises divisions of visual art, dance, theatre, journalism, cinema-television, music, advertising, art history and arts administration. The music division houses a number of fine performance ...

Country:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

VERMONT

City:

BENNINGTON

Special Indexes:

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

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A private non-sectarian college, emphasizing individual creativity in all students. It was founded in 1932 as a college for women, and became co-educational in 1969. The Schonbeck Instrumentarium organises an instrument building program. All students are required to spend seven weeks per year in fie...

Country:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

VIRGINIA

City:

NORFOLK

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections

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A United States Navy military training institution with a tri-service staff consisting of Army, Navy and Marine Corps personnel. The school, officially founded in 1935, is the only one of its kind within the armed forces of the United States. The mission of the school is to provide military musician...

Country:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

VIRGINIA

City:

WINCHESTER

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

An interdisciplinary conservatory for music, theatre and dance located within a small private co-educational university, founded in 1875 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy offers programs in music, theatre, dance and performing arts leadership a...

Country:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

State:

WEST VIRGINIA

City:

MORGANTOWN

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

A state-supported university. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in art and design, music, theatre and dance. The Evansdale Library holds the Fry Archive (some 5,000 items) of recorded jazz music from the 1920s to the 1950s. There is a large collection of African instruments, as well as Ja...

Country:

VIETNAM

State:

City:

HÀNÔI

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

Formerly known as the Hànôi National Conservatory of Music, the Vietnam National Academy of Music was established in 1956, being the first and largest centre for professional music training in Vietnam. It is dedicated to the conservation of Vietnamese classical music. The conservatory is organised...

Country:

ZIMBABWE

State:

City:

GWERU

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This government owned University was founded in 2000 and offers courses mainly in the commercial and arts sector. It was formerly known as Gweru Teachers' College. The main campus is in Gweru, with others in Zvishavane and Harare....