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Country:

ALBANIA

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City:

TIRANË

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This is a newly formed institution comprising the former Institute of Folk Culture and the Centre of Arts Studies. It was formerly under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences, and is now under the Ministry of Education. The Institute of Anthropology is devoted to the study of Albanian music and ...

Country:

ALGERIA

State:

City:

ALGIERS

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Attached to the Ministry of Culture, in 1968 the Institute began programs to encourage traditional music and dances and to preserve folklore, many of whose forms developed from Arabian and Spanish Andalusian styles. There is a collection of documents concerning the traditional music of Algeria....

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Library Collections, Music Theatre Performance, Opera Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Institute was founded in 1960. It operates from the Teatro Colón (founded in 1908) and occupies premises at the opera house itself. It's main aim is to train specialists in various aspects of music and dance for opera and ballet. The library houses special collections of past programs, opera li...

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

ARMENIA

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City:

YEREVAN

Special Indexes:

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

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The Conservatory was founded in 1921 and provides music programs at university level with faculties of piano, orchestra and vocal-theoretical. A preparatory course is offered to those wishing to prepare for entry to the Bachelor’s program. Advanced courses are available in performance. Facilities ...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

SYDNEY

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Sound Engineering

Notes:

Formerly known as Wesley Institute for Ministry and the Arts, Excelsia College is a private multi-denominational Christian arts college established in 1989 with links to Indiana Wesleyan University in USA. The college offers studies in visual arts, music, dance, drama, theology and counselling. All ...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

ARMIDALE

Special Indexes:

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

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

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

NORTHERN TERRITORY

City:

DARWIN

Special Indexes:

Community Music Training, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections

Notes:

The Northern Territory University was first established in 1989 and was granted its current name and status in 2003. It has particular interests in indigenous and multicultural issues and programs of other institutions located in tropical climates. The School of Music has close links with the Darwin...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

QUEENSLAND

City:

BRISBANE

Special Indexes:

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

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:

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

City:

ADELAIDE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

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:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

Notes:

While there are no music programs at the university, it does hold the LaTrobe University Library Medieval Music Database with a vast collection of scores, colour images, texts and bibliographic information of medieval music from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries. The database was first mounted ...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

VICTORIA

City:

MELBOURNE

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Dalcroze, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Kodály, Library Collections, Orchestral Conducting, Orff Schulwerk, Sound Archives

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Monash University was founded in 1965. The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music forms the music division of the Faculty of Arts. It is housed at the Clayton campus in Melbourne, with music education programs offered at Clayton, Frankston and Gippsland campuses. Every two years the music department of t...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

VICTORIA

City:

MELBOURNE

Special Indexes:

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

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

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

City:

PERTH

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University of Western Australia was established in 1911. The Wigmore Library of the School of Music has a significant and growing collection of music by Australian composers. There is a collection of eighteenth century secular French cantatas on micro-film as well as many German opera scores of ...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

City:

PERTH

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

AUSTRIA

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City:

GRAZ

Special Indexes:

Library Collections

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The University, also known as 'University of Graz', can trace its history back to 1585. It was granted its current name and status in 1827. The research institute was founded in 1940. Its library houses some 40,000 volumes of music and reference works, periodicals and CDs. There is some emphasis on ...

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

SALZBURG

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Theatre Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Orff Schulwerk

Notes:

Originally founded in 1841 and formerly known as the ‘Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst’, the University Mozarteum Salzburg (University of Music and Dramatic Arts) was granted its current name and status in 1998. It operates on several campuses around the city as well as in Innsbruck....

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

VIENNA (WIEN)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering

Notes:

Originally founded in 1817 and formerly known as the ‘Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst’, the University currently enrols around 3,500 students from around the world, with almost 800 internationally renowned teachers. There are courses in music, music education, theatre, film and tele...

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, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

Founded as a provincial School of Music in 1803, the institution became a Conservatory in 1818, Akademie in 1963 and University institution with the title of Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in 1970. 1998 saw the transformation into a University with its current name, and the often-used ...

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

INNSBRUCK

Special Indexes:

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

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

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION

City:

BRUSSELS (BRUXELLES)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION

City:

BRUSSELS (BRUXELLES)

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections

Notes:

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

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

LEUVEN

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

The former known as the University of Leuven was founded in 1425, being the oldest university of the Low Countries and now the largest Flemish university. The Department of Musicology issues a book series 'Analysis in Context: Leuven Studies in Musicology'. It comprises four research groups: • Ear...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

MECHELEN

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections

Notes:

The School, the first 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 continue their ...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

ANTWERP

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

MINAS GERAIS

City:

BELO HORIZONTE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

RIO DE JANEIRO

City:

RIO DE JANEIRO

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

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

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

RIO DE JANEIRO

City:

RIO DE JANEIRO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This federal university (also known as UNIRIO) was founded in 1979. The Centro de Letras e Artes offers programs in performing arts, literature and music. The music department is known as the Instituto Villa-Lobos, formerly known as the National Conservatory of Orpheonic Singing, founded by Villa-Lo...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

SÃO PAULO

City:

SÃO PAULO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

SÃO PAULO

City:

SÃO PAULO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

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CANADA

State:

ALBERTA

City:

EDMONTON

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1908. Facilities include two large rehearsal halls, a small recital hall, two chamber music rooms, thirty practice rooms (including those for organ and percussion), four music classrooms, and an electronic music studio. The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology houses the...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ALBERTA

City:

CALGARY

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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 keyboard, band, orchestral, early music and world music instruments and is equipped with ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

MANITOBA

City:

BRANDON

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Orff Schulwerk, Sound Archives, Suzuki

Notes:

A co-educational, non-denominational, government-supported institution that can trace its history back to 1880, with a school of music added in 1906. It was granted its current name and status in 1967. The School of Music is housed in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building which itself houses the Jil...

Country:

CANADA

State:

MANITOBA

City:

WINNIPEG

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University of Manitoba was founded in 1877. The Manitoba Institute for Music Technology provides training in music technology and encourages creative work and research in electroacoustic music. The University of Manitoba Opera Apprenticeship is a one-year program for advanced voice students. The...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

THUNDER BAY

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections

Notes:

The Lakehead University Department of Music was founded in 1988 and is housed in the William H Buset Centre for Music and Visual Arts. Facilities include a recital hall, classrooms, teaching studios, practice modules and a digital electronic/recording studio. The music library houses an extensive co...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

TORONTO

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Opera Performance, Public Examinations in Music

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

TORONTO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

LONDON

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was 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 collection of eighteenth century materials, with particular emphasis on opera as well...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

WATERLOO

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Church Music/Religious Music, Community Music Training, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Personal Archives, Sound Engineering, 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. The Faculty of Music has two well-equi...

Country:

CHILE

State:

City:

SANTIAGO

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

This Catholic university was founded in 1888. The Faculty of Arts consists of Schools of Art and Theatre and the Institute of Music. All music courses may lead to later teacher training programs. There are a Centro de Documentación Musicológica, a Laboratorio de Tecnología Musical a Centro de Inv...

Country:

CHILE

State:

City:

SANTIAGO

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Library Collections, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The university was founded in 1842, thus being the oldest institution of higher education in the country. The Faculty of Arts offers programs in dance, drama, music, visual arts and theory. The music department holds a collection of music by Chilean composers. There is a Centro Tecnológico with sta...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

HUBEI PROVINCE

City:

WUHAN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

COSTA RICA

State:

City:

SAN PEDRO MONTES DE OCA

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Library Collections, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

A State-funded university. In the Faculty of Fine Arts there are schools of theatre, plastic arts and music. The Music School can trace its history back to 1934. There is a centre for music research (Centro Electrónico de Investigación Musical. The School holds an Archive of Costa Rican Music. A ...

Country:

CROATIA

State:

City:

SPLIT

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

Notes:

While not a teaching institution, the Cathedral, the original Mausoleum of the Roman emperor Diocletian, houses a large archive of early Dalmatian music....

Country:

CROATIA

State:

City:

DUBROVNIK

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

Notes:

This 14th century Monastery is a large complex belonging to the Order of Friars Minor, and consisting of a monastery, a church, a library and a pharmacy. It is not a teaching institution, but it houses a large archive of early Croatian music. During the siege of the city in 1991-92 it was moved off-...

Country:

CROATIA

State:

City:

ZAGREB

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Institute, founded in 1948, is not a teaching institution, but specialises in interdisciplinary research into Croatian folk music and ethnomusicology. It has a significant sound, film and manuscript archive of traditional Croatian music, dance and theatre costume; some study of far-eastern music...

Country:

CUBA

State:

City:

LA HABANA (HAVANA)

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

This is not a teaching institution. It was established in 1978 and is organized under the Instituto Cubano de la Música of the Ministry of Culture, the main objective being to foster studies, research and development in Cuban and Caribbean music and to disseminate the information. There are separat...

Country:

CZECH REPUBLIC

State:

BOHEMIA

City:

PRAGUE (PRAHA)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

Founded in 1811, this is the oldest conservatory in Central Europe, and the fourth oldest in Europe as a whole. The Conservatory comprises three main buildings, one of which, the Pálffy Palace, includes a concert hall and the conservatory archives. There are departments of performance, conducting, ...

Country:

DENMARK

State:

City:

ÅRHUS (AARHUS)

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Department of Musicology is part of the Institute of Aesthetic Studies. The Institute holds a collection of recordings, books and scores of traditional music of Denmark, south Jutland and the Faeroe Islands. Language of instruction is Danish. Member of the University of the Arctic....

Country:

DENMARK

State:

City:

ODENSE-ESBJERG

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The Syddansk Musikkonservatorium (SDMK) has campuses in the Southern Denmark cities of Odense and Esbjerg. The library houses the music section of the Odense University library as well as books, records, videos and tapes of the Danish Jazz Centre. The SDMK offers a program in folk music leading to t...

Country:

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

State:

City:

SANTO DOMINGO

Special Indexes:

Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

The conservatory, founded in 1942, is under the control of the Fine Arts Council (Dirección General de Bellas Artes). It is housed in a purpose-built building formally inaugurated in February, 1994. The conservatory organizes the only youth symphony orchestra in the country. It controls a total of ...

Country:

ECUADOR

State:

City:

QUITO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

ESTONIA

State:

City:

TALLINN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Academy was established in 1919. It has departments of music and music education. There are preparatory courses in composition and theory as well as a vocal preparatory course for singers wishing to enter the professional program. Language of instruction is Estonian. A new building was opened ...

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, 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 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; it also publ...

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

VAASA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

A government-subsidised research institute, founded in 1978, and concentrating on the traditional music of the Swedish language-speaking regions of Finland. Researches have been carried out in such areas as the instruments used in various districts, recording the history of the folk musician movemen...

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

HELSINKI (HELSINFORS)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This is not a teaching body. It is supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture and aims to integrate immigrant music cultures to the Finnish education system. It is supported by the Ministry of Education and is staffed by qualified ethnomusicologists. It promotes the study of world music thro...

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

TAMPERE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

VERSAILLES

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

Created in 1987 by the Ministry of Culture, the Centre aims to rediscover, restore, edit and distribute the French musical heritage of the 17th and 18th centuries. It is associated with the national museum of Versailles and produces a season of concerts each year. The Centre consists of four departm...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

VERSAILLES

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Library Collections, Military Music Academies, Sound Archives

Notes:

The institution was founded in 1792 and was granted its current name and status in 1978. The conservatory trains military musicians for the French army, navy, air force, national police and gendarmerie. Students need an undergraduate music qualification at level 3 (Licence) before entry and undergo ...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Musée de l’Homme is an annex of the Musée National. It holds the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World, founded in 1937, with over 3,500 hours of unpublished archival material of traditional music from all parts of the world, some 3,700 hours of published material, over 5,000 r...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

While not a teaching institution as such it offers courses in traditional music, urban popular music, iconography and organology through the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences and also through the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne). There is a large collection of French instruments, both h...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

MIDI-PYRÉNÉES

City:

TOULOUSE

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Conservatoire was founded in 1971. It offers part-time courses to interested children and adults and no diplomas are awarded. It specialises in oral traditional music and dance, with tuition on traditional instruments of the region, including Gascon bagpipe, fifre, hurdy-gurdy and accordion as w...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

MIDI-PYRÉNÉES

City:

TOULOUSE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1229. Formerly known as Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail, in 2014 it was granted its current name. The Department of Music organises an annual concert using its choir and orchestra, and collaborating with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulou...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

PAYS-DE-LA-LOIRE

City:

SOLESMES

Special Indexes:

Church Music/Religious Music, Institutions for Men Only, Library Collections

Notes:

The Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes was founded in 1010 and forms part of the Benedictine Confederation. Dom Prosper Guéranger was responsible for reviving the practice of the Gregorian chant in the abbey. Entry to the program is restricted to members of the Benedictine Order. The Paléographie Mus...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR

City:

MARSEILLE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

RHÔNE-ALPES

City:

LYON

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance

Notes:

The Conservatoire was established in 1980 and operates with complete financial autonomy under the aegis of the Ministry for Culture and Communication. It offers programs to both the general public as well as to students in the professional degree/diploma programs. General entry to the Conservatoire ...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

TÜBINGEN

Special Indexes:

Library Collections

Notes:

The University was founded in 1923, but it can trace its history back to 1477. The Institute holds an archive of music of the district. The Institute’s Collegium Musicum, consisting of the Camerata vocalis (chamber choir), Academic Choir and Academic Orchestra, is the performance outreach arm of t...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

TÜBINGEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BAYERN (BAVARIA)

City:

MÜNCHEN (MUNICH)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was established in 1472 in Ingolstadt and eventually was moved to Münich in 1826. The Institute holds many videos of manuscripts and photographs of medieval music. There is an Institute for Theatre Studies that collaborates with the Bayerische Theaterakademie August-Everding at the P...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

HESSEN

City:

DARMSTADT

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Institute, founded in 1948, is not a teaching institution, but is an information centre of contemporary music. It holds an annual International Summer Course for New Music in the City of Darmstadt. The Institute holds an extensive library and archive of music and music history of they 20th centu...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

HESSEN

City:

DARMSTADT

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Jazz Institute is a municipal institute founded and financed by the City of Darmstadt. It is not a teaching organisation, but is a premier institution in the archiving, preservation, research and documentation of jazz and its evolution. It holds the largest public research archive on jazz in Eur...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

HESSEN

City:

MARBURG

Special Indexes:

Library Collections

Notes:

The University was founded in 1527. It is the oldest Protestant university in the world though currently it no longer has any religious affiliation. The Institute of Musicology holds the Hessian Music Archive. ...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY)

City:

GÖTTINGEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1737. 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:

HANNOVER

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Hochschule was formed in 1950 with the merger of the State School of Music and the Hanover Drama School. It was granted its current name and status in 1978. It offers programs in music, drama, multimedia communication and media sciences. A joint bachelor’s degree program in music is offered be...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

City:

KÖLN (COLOGNE)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

SAARLAND

City:

SAARBRÜCKEN

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Library Collections

Notes:

The University was founded in 1948, the first German university to be founded after the Second World War. Scholars in the research department have produced a 39-volume complete edition of the works of Lully. The archives contain an extensive collection of manuscripts and printed materials of music o...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

SACHSEN (SAXONY)

City:

DRESDEN

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Personal Archives, Sound Engineering, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

Founded in 1856, this was the first education institution in Dresden to offer studies in music.The Hochschule was granted its current name and status in 1959. There are departments of performance, jazz/rock/pop performance, conducting, repetiteur training, composition, musicology, contemporary music...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

City:

KIEL

Special Indexes:

Library Collections

Notes:

Formerly known as the University of Kiel, this university was founded in 1665. The Brahms Institute holds the complete works of Brahms and co-operates with the Brahms Institute at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. ...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

City:

LÜBECK

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Personal Archives

Notes:

The University was founded in 1911 as a music conservatoire and was granted its current name and status in 1973. It is the only music university in Schleswig-Holstein. The University houses the Brahms Institute with original manuscripts, letters, photographs and other memorabilia of Brahms and his c...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

THÜRINGEN (THURINGIA)

City:

WEIMAR

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

The School was founded in 1872 as an orchestra school. It was granted its current name and status in 1956. There are four centres within walking distance of each other, one of them being the Altenburg, Liszt's home between 1848 and 1861. It holds and archive of the music of Thuringia. An Institute f...

Country:

GHANA

State:

City:

LEGON

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1949 as the University College of the Gold Coast. The School of Performing Arts forms part of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ghana. It has departments of music, theatre arts and dance studies. Due to a policy of mutual co-operation, students may take courses i...

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

IOANNINA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Centre was founded in 1996. It aims to record, preserve and spread the music traditions of Greece and the Balkan States and to create a library, record collection and instrument collection. The Centre organises concerts, workshops and events to spread access to traditional music across the count...

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Library Collections, Personal Archives, Sound Archives

Notes:

Founded in 1989, the Institute for Research on Music and Acoustics 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 informati...

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Centre, founded in 1979 and operated under the guidance of Ianis Xenakis, conducts research into sound sources available for the composition of contemporary works. The aim is to develop the composition of electroacoustic music in Greece. The Centre has carried out research into the Greek musical...

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

THESSALONIKI

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

Notes:

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GUYANA

State:

City:

GEORGETOWN

Special Indexes:

Dalcroze, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Kodály, Library Collections, Orff Schulwerk, Sound Archives, Suzuki, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The university was established in 1963. The Amerindian Research Unit has a collections of tapes of indigenous Guyanese music. The library holds some manuscripts of Caribbean and Guyanese composers....

Country:

HAITI

State:

City:

PORT-AU-PRINCE

Special Indexes:

Library Collections

Notes:

This private school opened a music program in 1963 to provide music instruction to underprivileged children who attend Holy Trinity Anglican Primary School. It teaches music to many school children as well as to interested members of the local community and is the home to 'Les Petits Chanteurs' - a ...

Country:

HONG KONG

State:

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

HONG KONG

State:

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

HONG KONG

State:

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

HUNGARY

State:

City:

BUDAPEST

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, 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 five buildings in Budapest. Apart from the central building, there is the Ferenc Liszt Memorial and Research Centre (with the Liszt M...

Country:

HUNGARY

State:

City:

BUDAPEST

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Institute 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 Archives (with manuscripts of his essays as well as articles, corresponden...