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Country:

ALBANIA

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City:

TIRANË

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Public Examinations in Music, Research-only Institutions

Notes:

This is a newly formed institution comprising the former Institute of Folk Culture and the Centre of Arts Studies. It operated formerly under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences, and is now under the Ministry of Education. Founded in 1979 from the amalgamation of several former institutions, the...

Country:

ALGERIA

State:

City:

ALGIERS

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Attached to the Ministry of Culture and the Arts, 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 ...

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

Library Collections

Notes:

The Institute, founded in 1931, is currently organised under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture. With the objective being to study the musics produced in Argentina and other Latin American countries, it organises annual conferences of musicologists from Latin-American countries and holds th...

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, Repetiteur Training/Coaching

Notes:

The Institute was founded in 1960. It operates from the Teatro Colón (founded in 1908) and occupies premises at the opera house itself. A second venue is in Mar del Plata. The main aim of the Institute is to train specialists in various aspects of music, drama and dance for opera and ballet. The li...

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Orchestral Conducting

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A Catholic university founded in 1958. The Faculty of Musical Arts and Sciences comprises four schools - composition, musicology and criticism, sacred music, and music pedagogy and education. It includes the following centres: • Instituto de Investigación Musicologica ‘Carlos Vega’. This is n...

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

State:

City:

YEREVAN

Special Indexes:

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

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This state-owned Conservatory can trace its history back to 1921 and provides music programs at university level with faculties of piano, orchestra and vocal-theoretical. Advanced courses are available in performance. There is an active opera program. Courses are taught in Armenian and English. A pr...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

SYDNEY

Special Indexes:

Library Collections

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:

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

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

NORTHERN TERRITORY

City:

DARWIN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Northern Territory University was first established in 1989 and gained 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 Creative Arts and Design offers programs i...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

QUEENSLAND

City:

BRISBANE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University of Queensland was founded in 1909. The School of Music owns a collection of early instruments and a small number of non-Western instruments. It houses the Australian and Oceanic Music Archive with an extensive collection of field recordings made chiefly in Papua New Guinea. An associa...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

City:

ADELAIDE

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Theatre Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, 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 (http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/MMDB/) with a vast collection of scores, colour images, texts and bibliographic information of medieval music from the twelfth to the fifteenth cent...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

VICTORIA

City:

MELBOURNE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

Monash University was founded in 1965. The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music forms the music division of the Faculty of Arts. It is housed at the Clayton campus in Melbourne. The University’s Performing Arts Centre houses the School of Music recital hall, a drama theatre, music technology studios,...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

VICTORIA

City:

MELBOURNE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

City:

PERTH

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University of Western Australia was established in 1911. The Conservatorium of Music has strong connections with the West Australian Opera and West Australian Symphony Orchestra. The Wigmore Library of the School of Music has a significant and growing collection of music by Australian composers....

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

City:

PERTH

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

AUSTRIA

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City:

GRAZ

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections

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The University, also known as 'University of Graz', can trace its history back to 1585. It gained its current name and status in 1827. There is some emphasis on music of the 19th century and earlier periods. A Centre for Systematic Musicology has links to the Universität für Musik und darstellende...

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

VIENNA (WIEN)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Eurhythmics/Dalcroze, Library Collections, Music Therapy, Opera Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Repetiteur Training/Coaching, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Wellness for Musicians

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. Ir offers 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, Music Theatre Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

Founded as a provincial School of Music in 1803, the institution became a Conservatory in 1816, Akademie in 1963 and University institution with the title of Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in 1970. 1998 saw the transformation into a University with its current name, and the often-used ...

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

INNSBRUCK

Special Indexes:

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

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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 re...

Country:

AUSTRIA

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City:

FELDKIRCH

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections

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The Conservatorium can trace its history back to 1856. In 2005 it was authorised to offer university degrees which are awarded by the Mozarteum University of Music in Salzburg. The Conservatorium library holds a collection of folk music from in and around the Lake Constance area. Feldkirch is locate...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION

City:

BRUSSELS (BRUXELLES)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Conservatoire was founded in 1832. At this address are two distinct institutions: • the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles (French-speaking, outlined above), and • the Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium van Brussel (Flemish-speaking - see separate entry). Entry to all courses is by aud...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION

City:

BRUSSELS (BRUXELLES)

Special Indexes:

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 Fou...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

LEUVEN

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

This is a separate institution from the Université Catholique de Louvain which is a French-speaking institution. Formerly known as the University of Leuven, this Dutch-speaking institution was founded in 1425, being the oldest university of the Low Countries and now the largest Flemish university. ...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

MECHELEN

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections

Notes:

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

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

ANTWERP

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

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 M...

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 and adherents by using Brazilian music in both classical and popular styles as the main material of study, thus aiming to rediscover for its supporters the musical traditions of Brazil. The...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

RIO DE JANEIRO

City:

RIO DE JANEIRO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This federal university (also known as UNIRIO) was founded in 1979. There are several campuses in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The Centro de Letras e Artes offers programs in theatre, literature and music. The music department is known as the Instituto Villa-Lobos, formerly known as the National Cons...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

SÃO PAULO

City:

RIBEIRÃO PRETO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

Established in 1934, the University of São Paulo is a public university with several campuses throughout the state of São Paulo. A music program is offered at the Ribeirão Preto campus, brought into being as a result of an exchange program between the music departments of the American University ...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

SÃO PAULO

City:

SÃO PAULO

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Library Collections, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

ALBERTA

City:

EDMONTON

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1908. Today it boasts five campuses as well as other locations around the province. 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, an...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ALBERTA

City:

CALGARY

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

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 gained its current name and status in 1967. The School of Music is housed in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building which itself houses the Jill Hod...

Country:

CANADA

State:

MANITOBA

City:

WINNIPEG

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

THUNDER BAY

Special Indexes:

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:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

TORONTO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This public university was founded as King’s College in 1827, thus being the first institution of higher learning in the colony of Upper Canada. There are other campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough. The Faculty of Music is housed in the Edward Johnston Building in central Toronto. Facilities i...

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

LONDON

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

WATERLOO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CHILE

State:

City:

SANTIAGO

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, 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 In...

Country:

CHILE

State:

City:

SANTIAGO

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Library Collections, 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 and operates an active opera program. T...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, 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 opera. Facilities include a fine concert hall, an opera theatre and a well-equipped library which houses the Ernest Read collection of orchestral scores and the ...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The university can trace its history back to 1910, thus being the oldest institution of higher learning in the territory. The music department was founded in 1981 and is affiliated with the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. It has a collection of early music instruments, a Balinese gamelan and a...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HUBEI PROVINCE

City:

WUHAN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Conservatory can trace its history back to 1920. There are departments of composition/conducting, musicology, woodwind/strings, voice, piano, Chinese traditional instruments, folk music, sound engineering, music education, music archaeology, pop singing, dance and a community education program. ...

Country:

COLOMBIA

State:

City:

IBAGUÉ

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Conservatorio was founded in 1906. It has supplied professional orchestral players for orchestras throughout Colombia and is regarded as equivalent to a university. There is some emphasis on traditional music in adult and teacher education programs. The Conservatorio has a music documentation c...

Country:

COSTA RICA

State:

City:

SAN PEDRO MONTES DE OCA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

A state-funded university founded in 1940. 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. It offers programs through three departments - performance and conducting, theory and composition, music education. There...

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. In the New Ethnography Library there is a significant sound, film and manuscript archive of traditional Croatian music, dance and theatre costume...

Country:

CUBA

State:

City:

LA HABANA (HAVANA)

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

This Center for Research and Development of Cuban Music (CIDMUC) 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...

Country:

CZECH REPUBLIC

State:

BOHEMIA

City:

PRAGUE (PRAHA)

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Theatre Performance

Notes:

Founded in 1808, 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:

AARHUS

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Library Collections, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

Aarhus University was established in 1928. 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. The Danish...

Country:

DENMARK

State:

City:

ODENSE-ESBJERG

Special Indexes:

Church Music/Religious Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The Danish National Academy of Music (Syddansk Musikkonservatorium - SDMK) is a higher education institution with campuses in the Southern Denmark cities of Odense and Esbjerg offering programs in music and theatre. The library houses the music section of the Odense University library as well as boo...

Country:

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

State:

City:

SANTO DOMINGO

Special Indexes:

Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

The conservatory, founded in 1942, operates under the control of the Ministry of Culture. 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 21 junior Academías de Músi...

Country:

ECUADOR

State:

City:

QUITO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This national conservatorium can trace its history back to 1870. Basic tuition is offered to young people, and advanced tuition for those wishing to move on to professional levels, leading to the titles of Técnico and Tecnológico Musical with specialisation in a particular instrument. Completion o...

Country:

ESTONIA

State:

City:

TALLINN

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, 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 and is now regarded as equivalent to a university. It offers programs in music and drama. 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...

Country:

FAROE ISLANDS

State:

City:

TÓRSHAVN

Special Indexes:

Library Collections

Notes:

The University was founded in 1965. It holds a collection of Faroese folk culture which also includes Faroese hymns and spiritual ballads. Member of the University of the Arctic....

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

IKAALINEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

KAUSTINEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

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 into 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 th...

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 gained 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 as adv...

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:

Commandement des Musiques de l'Armée de Terre (COMMAT) trains military musicians for the French military. Recruits need to have completed the secondary school baccalaureat diploma in music before being accepted for audition after which they undergo three months of military training and a program of...

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, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

Notes:

The Musée de l’Homme is an annex of the Musée National. It formerly housed a vast collection of nearly 8,000 instruments including traditional instruments from most areas of the world as well as the Laboratoire d’Ethnomusicologie, run by a research team from the National Centre of Scientific R...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Sorbonne was founded in 1257. Between 1971 and 2017 it was called 'Université de Paris IV - Sorbonne' and since 2018, following a merger with several smaller institutions and with the Pierre and Marie Curie University, its current name is Sorbonne University. It operates on 12 campuses in the u...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

MIDI-PYRÉNÉES

City:

TOULOUSE

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This institution 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 we...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

MIDI-PYRÉNÉES

City:

TOULOUSE

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, 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 gained 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 Toulouse. T...

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, it was relocated to Marseille in 2013. 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 ...

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 ...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BAYERN (BAVARIA)

City:

MÜNCHEN (MUNICH)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Community Music Training, 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 Music Education with a research project on community music which is aiming to create a commun...

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 of the City of Darmstadt. 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 h...

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY)

City:

HANNOVER

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, 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, Repetiteur Training/Coaching, Sound Archives, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

This University was formed in 1950 with the merger of the State School of Music and the Hanover Drama School. It gained 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 betwee...

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 gained its current name and status in 1919 and the Institute of Musicology was established in 1921. It houses a collection of traditional instruments mainly from east Asia and Africa....

Country:

GERMANY

State:

SAARLAND

City:

HALLE (SAALE)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This College for Protestant church music was founded in 1926. It has an extensive library of books and scores. There are links with the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg....

Country:

GERMANY

State:

SAARLAND

City:

SAARBRÜCKEN

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

The University was founded in 1948, the first German university to be founded after the Second World War. It operates on four campuses in the region. Scholars in the research department have produced a 39-volume complete edition of the works of Lully. The archives contain an extensive collection of ...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

SACHSEN (SAXONY)

City:

DRESDEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

SACHSEN (SAXONY)

City:

DRESDEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

City:

KIEL

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections

Notes:

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

Country:

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:

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

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

Notes:

The School was founded in 1872 as an orchestra school. It gained 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. The School holds and archive of the music of Thuringia. An Institut...

Country:

GHANA

State:

City:

LEGON

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

THESSALONIKI

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

Notes:

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

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

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 research and develop the composition of electroacoustic music in Greece. The Centre has carried out research into the ...

Country:

GUYANA

State:

City:

GEORGETOWN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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