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Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Community Music Training, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Conservatorio was founded in 1920 and is a university-equivalent institution offering music programs at tertiary level. There are three other branches in Buenos Aires. Beside the professional program it also offers activities for the community – workshops in charango, popular singing, popular ...

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:

CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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:

CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Dalcroze, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Kodály, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Universidad Nacional de las Artes was formally established in 1996 with the incorporation of a number of Institutes offering programs in various branches of the arts. Until 2014 it was known as the Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arts. There are programs in music, visual arts, movement, fol...

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DE NEUQUÉN

City:

NEUQUÉN

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

A provincial conservatorium that can trace its history back to 1968. There is an introductory course in music for students wishing to enter the music education specialisation of the Profesorado program. In addition to the professional program the Conservatorium offers music training to children, you...

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DE RIO NEGRO

City:

GENERAL ROCA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

First established as the Instituto Nacional Superior de Arts de General Roca in 1984, the Instituto Universitario Patagónico de las Artes was established in its current form in 1999. There are departments of plastic arts, cinema and new media, dance, music and drama. The Patagonia Cultural Foundati...

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DE SAN JUAN

City:

SAN JUAN

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

This institution was originally founded in 1839, and was granted its present name and status in 1973. There are two attached Institutes: Choral Studies and Orchestral Studies. The Department of Music runs a conservatorio which offers music instruction to children from age seven, as well as a prepara...

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DE SANTA FE

City:

SANTA FE

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The university can trace its history back to 1889. It was established in its present form in 1919 as a public non-sectarian institution. The Instituto Superior de Música was established in 1947. There are some programs offered by distance mode....

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DEL CHACO

City:

RESISTENCIA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Programs for the Handicapped

Notes:

A provincial conservatorium founded in 1961. The Institute offers in-service training courses for school music teachers as well as for their own teachers (harmony, aural training, instruments, chamber music, jazz, electronic composition). It participates in the RED virtual network of teacher trainin...

Country:

ARMENIA

State:

City:

YEREVAN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This State-owned 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...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

NEW SOUTH WALES

City:

SYDNEY

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is the music school of the University of Sydney. It was officially opened in 1915 as the NSW State Conservatorium of Music, with the stated aims of 'providing tuition of a standard at least equal to that of the leading European Conservatoriums'. In 1990 the NSW Sta...

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:

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, 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:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

KLAGENFURT

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The conservatorium was founded in 1828. It has close links with Alpen Adria University and the Carinthian Opera. The Conservatorium runs an active opera program, a preparatory program for talented children and a Lifelong Learning project for members of the local community. There is a well-equipped r...

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

VIENNA (WIEN)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

A privately-run institution, Prayner Conservatory's full name is 'Prayner Konservatorium des Herrn Mag. Josef Schmid'. It can trace its history back to 1905 and was granted its current name and status in 1958. There are two fully-equipped campuses in Vienna. The Conservatorium has about 300 students...

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

VIENNA (WIEN)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Dalcroze, Early Music Performance, Library Collections, Music Therapy, Opera Conducting, 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. 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:

BELARUS

State:

City:

MINSK

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Formerly known as the Minsk Conservatory, the Academy was founded in 1932. It is the leading music institution in Belarus. There is a school of modern musicology and a separate division of Belarusian music. Training courses for choreographers and musical theatre producers are offered, and the Depart...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION

City:

BRUSSELS (BRUXELLES)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

GENT (GHENT)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

LEUVEN

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Lemmens Institute is the Faculty of Music, Performing Arts and Education (LUCA School of Arts) of the Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, Leuven University. It was founded in 1879 as an institute for church music. It has since become a complete conservatorium with programs in music and drama...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

VALONIA (WALLONIA)

City:

MONS

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

Formerly known as the 'Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Mons' the ARTS2º École Supérieure des Arts was formed from an amalgamation of the Royal Conservatory of Mons and the Graduate School of Visual and Plastic Arts in 2012. There is a continuing education program in music and dance. Language of...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

VALONIA (WALLONIA)

City:

LIÈGE

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Conservatoire was founded in 1826. Currently it is also known as École Supérieure des Arts de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. There are departments of music and theatre. There is some emphasis on contemporary twentieth century music. Language of instruction is French. An active member of ...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

VALONIA (WALLONIA)

City:

NAMUR

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Institute was founded in 1970 and occupies the buildings of the old Franciscan convent in Namur. There are links with the musicology department at l’Université Catholique de Louvain, the Lemmensinstitute and the Royal Conservatories in Belgium. Language of instruction is French. An active me...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

VALONIA (WALLONIA)

City:

LIÈGE

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The University was founded in 1817. From 2006 the University has adopted the Bologna system of qualifications - Bachelor, Master and Doctor. Research topics undertaken in the Department include such areas as Renaissance music, history of theory, French opéra-comique, musical life in Liège, music s...

Country:

BELIZE

State:

City:

SANTA ELENA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

This is the Belize campus of the American Conservatory of Music based in Chicago, USA. It is a binational music school that belonged to the Straube Piano Company. There are schools of music, theology, elocution and ecclesiastical law, and it is associated with the Orthodox Christian Church. It was o...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

BAHIA

City:

SALVADOR

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

A federal university founded in 1946. Campus Canela offers programs in theatre, visual arts and music. Its ethnomusicology program is the oldest in Brazil. The School of Music sees composition as a particular strength of its program. Public concerts are given by the contemporary performing group. A...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

DISTRITO FEDERAL

City:

BRASÍLIA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Orchestral Conducting, Programs for the Handicapped

Notes:

A federal public university founded in 1962. The Institute of Arts offers programs in theatre, visual arts, design and music. Apart from its professional program the music department has a Music for Children program for children from very young to ten years of age, and a special course for children ...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

RIO DE JANEIRO

City:

RIO DE JANEIRO

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

A private conservatorium founded in 1936. It offers programs both on-campus and by distance mode. The conservatorium houses a well-equipped digital technology and recording laboratory. The ‘José Maria Neves’ research institute serves the areas of music education, musicology and music therapy. T...

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:

RIO DE JANEIRO

City:

RIO DE JANEIRO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) can trace its history back to 1792 when it was known as the Royal Academy (Academy Real). It was granted its current name and status in 1920, and so is the oldest in Brazil. The university houses the Centro de Pesquisas Folcloricas with a large colle...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

SÃO PAULO

City:

SÃO PAULO

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

A Catholic institution founded in 1929. There are departments of music, fashion design, fine arts, arts education as well as management, accounting, nursing, physiotherapy, medicine, fashion design, nutrition and international relations. There is a strong emphasis on aural training and on teaching s...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

SÃO PAULO

City:

BAURU

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

A private university founded in 1953. The Conservatorio Musical Pio XII, founded in 1928, is attached to the Department of Music of the University and offers preparatory courses for those wishing to proceed to the professional programs as well as courses for young children and interested members of ...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

SÃO PAULO

City:

CAMPINAS

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

An autonomous state university founded in 1966. There are three campuses....

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, and 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....

Country:

BULGARIA

State:

City:

PLOVDIV

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This state-owned Academy was founded in 1964 as an affiliate of the Bulgarian State Conservatory in Sofia and is regarded as equivalent in status to a university. It was granted its current name and status in 1995. There are Faculties of Musical Pedagogy, Musical Folklore and Choreography, Fine Arts...

Country:

BULGARIA

State:

City:

SOFIA

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Academy was originally founded as a school of music in 1904. After several name changes it was granted its current name and status in 2006. Language of instruction is Bulgarian. There are three faculties: • Instrumental, • Vocal including an opera program, • Theory, Composition and Conduc...

Country:

CANADA

State:

BRITISH COLUMBIA

City:

VANCOUVER

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

BRITISH COLUMBIA

City:

VANCOUVER

Special Indexes:

Kodály, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Orff Schulwerk, Suzuki

Notes:

A non-profit institution founded in 1969 by the Community Arts Council of Vancouver. The Academy has access to some fine performance spaces. There are two divisions: • Preparatory Division, for pre-school, school-age students and adults. The program includes performance training and master classe...

Country:

CANADA

State:

MANITOBA

City:

WINNIPEG

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

NEWFOUNDLAND

City:

ST JOHN’S

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

OTTAWA

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

This public university was established in 1848. It claims to be the largest bi-lingual university in the world. The School of Music has close links with the National Arts Centre and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Languages of instruction are English and French....

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

TORONTO

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, 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:

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 situated in central Toronto. Facilities include the 815-seat MacMillan O...

Country:

CANADA

State:

PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC

City:

GATINEAU

Special Indexes:

Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

This Conservatoire forms part of a network of nine conservatoires in the Province of Quebec, known as the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec, established in 1943 in Montreal and by 1973 it had expanded to its present nine campuses. The head office is at 225 Grande Allée Est, ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC

City:

MONTRÉAL

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

This Conservatoire forms part of a network of nine conservatoires in the Province of Quebec, known as the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec, established in 1943 in Montreal and by 1973 it had expanded to its present nine campuses. The head office is at 225 Grande Allée Est, ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC

City:

QUÉBEC

Special Indexes:

Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

This Conservatoire forms part of a network of nine conservatoires in the Province of Quebec, known as the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec, established in 1943 in Montreal and by 1973 it had expanded to its present nine campuses. The head office is at 225 Grande Allée Est, ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC

City:

RIMOUSKI

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

This Conservatoire forms part of a network of nine conservatoires in the Province of Quebec, known as the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec, established in 1943 in Montreal and by 1973 it had expanded to its present nine campuses. The head office is at 225 Grande Allée Est, ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC

City:

SAGUENAY

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

This Conservatoire forms part of a network of nine conservatoires in the Province of Quebec, known as the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec, established in 1943 in Montreal and by 1973 it had expanded to its present nine campuses. The head office is at 225 Grande Allée Est, ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC

City:

TROIS-RIVIÈRES

Special Indexes:

Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

This Conservatoire forms part of a network of nine conservatoires in the Province of Quebec, known as the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec, established in 1943 in Montreal and by 1973 it had expanded to its present nine campuses. The head office is at 225 Grande Allée Est, ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC

City:

VAL-D’OR

Special Indexes:

Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

This Conservatoire forms part of a network of nine conservatoires in the Province of Quebec, known as the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec, established in 1943 in Montreal and by 1973 it had expanded to its present nine campuses. The head office is at 225 Grande Allée Est, ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC

City:

MONTREAL

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC

City:

MONTREAL

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

A public university founded in 1878 and is currently the second largest in Canada. The music program at the Université de Montréal is organised into cycles. There are programs in gamelan and workshops in baroque music, contemporary music and opera. Language of instruction is French. An associate ...

Country:

CANADA

State:

PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC

City:

QUÉBEC

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

SASKATCHEWAN

City:

REGINA

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1911 and was granted its current name and status in 1974. The Faculty of Media, Art and Performance offers programs in creative technologies, film, music, theatre and visual arts. The music department houses several fine performance spaces and a well-equ...

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 st...

Country:

CHINA

State:

CAPITAL DISTRICT

City:

BEIJING

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

CAPITAL DISTRICT

City:

BEIJING

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This Conservatory was founded in 1964 and operates under the Ministry of Culture. It provides programs for the study of Chinese music including Chinese instruments and voice. There are some 750 full-time students and eight departments – composition, musicology, Chinese instruments, vocal music/ope...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HUBEI PROVINCE

City:

WUHAN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Conservatory can trace its history back to 1928. There are departments of composition/conducting, musicology, woodwind/strings, voice, piano, Chinese traditional instruments, folk music, sound engineering, music education, music archaeology, pop singing, dance and a community education program. ...

Country:

CHINA

State:

JIANGSU PROVINCE

City:

NANJING

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

SHANGHAI DISTRICT

City:

SHANGHAI

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

COLOMBIA

State:

City:

BOGOTÁ

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Kodály, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

A private Jesuit university that can trace its history back to 1623. The music department was established in 1991. Facilities include a well-equipped electronic music and recording studio. An extension division caters for those interested in taking single subjects. There is a junior department provi...

Country:

COLOMBIA

State:

City:

POPAYÁN

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1827. Its music program was created in 1973. Language of instruction is Spanish. There is an attached Conservatorio offering a junior program for children from the age of six....

Country:

COLOMBIA

State:

City:

BOGOTÁ

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1830. It has ten campuses throughout Colombia but music is only available at the Bogotá campus. There is a well-equipped music library. In addition to the professional music programs there is a junior department providing early music training to young pe...

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:

CUBA

State:

City:

LA HABANA (HAVANA)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), conceived and founded by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, opened in 1976 and is now known as the University of the Arts, offering programs in music, theatre, modern dance, ballet, visual arts and audio-visual media. After a period of decline in which the buildings ...

Country:

CZECH REPUBLIC

State:

BOHEMIA

City:

PRAGUE (PRAHA)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The Academy of Performing Arts was founded in 1945. It comprises faculties of music, dance, theatre, and film, television and multi-media. Although there is no training program for either instrumental or school teachers, after completion of the main degree students have opportunities to take the sta...

Country:

CZECH REPUBLIC

State:

MORAVIA

City:

BRNO

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Opera Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts was founded in 1947. It is the only Czech music school permitted to award honorary doctorates. There are two faculties - music and theatre. Summer master classes focusing on the interpretation of works by Janáček, Martinu, Smetana, Dvořák, Nova...

Country:

CZECH REPUBLIC

State:

MORAVIA

City:

OSTRAVA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Music Theatre Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Conservatory can trace its history back to 1890. It is housed in a new building opened in 1996 and offers programs in music, dance and drama. Facilities include a 400-seat hall, recording studio, four dance studios and drama studios. The Conservatory organises preparatory courses to prepare for ...

Country:

DENMARK

State:

City:

FREDERIKSBERG

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

EGYPT

State:

City:

GIZA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Orchestral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Academy of Arts comprises institutes of music (the Cairo National Conservatoire), artistic criticism, Arabic music, cinema, theatrical arts, ballet and folk arts. Established in 1959, the Conservatoire is also known as the ‘National Higher Institute of Music’. It aims to prepare specialised ...

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 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:

FINLAND

State:

City:

HELSINKI (HELSINFORS)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences was established in 1996 with the merger of eight institutions maintained by the City of Helsinki. In 2000 it took over the responsibility of professional music education from the Helsinki Conservatory of Music. Facilities include a fine suite o...

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

OULU

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1992. Member of the University of the Arctic. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen....

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

HELSINKI (HELSINFORS)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

TAMPERE

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Music Theatre Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The Tampere University of Applied Sciences came into existence in 2010 with the merging of two former institutions. It is a private institution offering, among other academic areas, education in music and dance. It has strong links with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tampere Opera. Many ...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ALSACE

City:

STRASBOURG

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg forms the department of music of the Haute École des Arts du Rhin Mulhouse-Strasbourg. There is a close relationship with the University of Strasbourg, the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Opéra du Rhin and the Percussions de Strasbourg, amo...

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:

Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

A private music school founded in 1919 by the pianist Alfred Cortot and located in central Paris in a classified historic building. Former faculty members include such celebrities as Nadia Boulanger, Pablo Casals, Wanda Landowska, Paul Dukas, Arthur Honegger and Charles Munch. The École normale giv...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

Established in 1894 by Vincent D’Indy, Charles Bordes and Alexandre Guilmant, the Schola Cantorum is the oldest private higher music institution in France. Despite its name, the institution does not offer programs in religious music. There are departments of music, dance and drama. The awards are ...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

KARLSRUHE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Hochschule can trace its history back to 1837. It was granted its current name and status in 1971. Facilities include a state-of-the-art computer studio. There are institutes for New Music and Media, Music Broadcasting and Journalism, Music Theatre, and Musicology and Music Technology. The Hochs...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

MANNHEIM

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

This University of Music and Performing Arts was founded in 1777 and was granted its current name and status in 1971. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen....

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

City:

TROSSINGEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This university-level Hochschule was founded in 1947. Particular emphasis is placed upon early music and music and movement. It includes an Early Music Institute (Institut für Alte Musik), the largest in Germany. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Mus...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BAYERN (BAVARIA)

City:

MÜNCHEN (MUNICH)

Special Indexes:

Opera Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

This State Academy, founded in 1993, operates from the Prinzregenten Theatre in München which is also the home of the Bavarian State Opera. It is the largest institution for stage professions in Germany, offering programs for singers, actors, directors, stage designers, costumiers and make-up artis...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BAYERN (BAVARIA)

City:

BAYREUTH

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Orchestral Conducting, Orff Schulwerk

Notes:

This University of Protestant Church Music can trace its history back to 1921. It was granted its current name and status in 2000....

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BAYERN (BAVARIA)

City:

MÜNCHEN (MUNICH)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Orff Schulwerk, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

This University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (sometimes called Academy of Music and Performing Arts), was founded in 1830 and plays an important part in the artistic life of the city. It organises over 750 musical events each year. There is an opera school incorporating studies of production,...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BAYERN (BAVARIA)

City:

WÜRZBURG

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Engineering

Notes:

This music university can trace its history back to 1797. It was granted its current name and status in 1973. Facilities include a well-equipped digital production studio and computer music studio. The University organises music tuition for gifted school-age students who may wish to prepare for entr...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BERLIN

City:

BERLIN

Special Indexes:

Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

In 1999 Daniel Barenboim and the American-Palestinian literary scholar Edward Said formed the West-Eastern Divan orchestra, composed of musicians from Israel, Palestine and other Arab countries. Beginning in October 2015 a small and focussed pilot program in which up to 90 students from Israel and s...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BERLIN

City:

BERLIN

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Opera Conducting, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

Formerly known as the Hans Eisler Academy of Music, the Hochschule was established in 1950 to provide music training for students living in the eastern sector of the city. There are four departments: • Voice, opera, music theatre conducting. The opera program organises regular opera and music the...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BERLIN

City:

BERLIN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1696. It was granted its current name and status in 2001. There are four colleges: fine arts; architecture, media and design; performing arts/theatre; music. The University organises a Summer University for interested persons, offering one-week workshops ...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BREMEN

City:

BREMEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This University of the Arts can trace its history back to 1873. It was established in 1948 as Musikschule Bremen and was granted its current name and status in 1988. The Music Faculty offers programs in classical and jazz performance, early music, church music and music education. There is an Orches...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

HAMBURG

City:

HAMBURG

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This University was founded in 1950. There are four main departments: • Department I - performance programs (classical, jazz/popular), composition, theory, choral and orchestral conducting, Protestant church music. • Department II - Theatre Academy, with studies in vocal music, opera, music thea...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

HAMBURG

City:

HAMBURG

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting

Notes:

The Johannes Brahms Conservatorium can trace its history back to 1908. It offers professional music training programs in performance, composition and music education and works in collaboration with the Hochschule für Musik und Theater. In addition to the professional program the conservatorium offe...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

HESSEN

City:

FRANKFURT AM MAIN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This University can trace its history back to 1878. It assumed various names (’Dr Hoch’s Conservatoire’ and ‘National University for Music’), before enjoying its current name and status. There are divisions of music, drama and dance. The Hochschule offers an opera program as well as a prog...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN

City:

ROSTOCK

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Wellness for Musicians

Notes:

This University was originally founded in 1946 and was established under its present title in 1994. It currently enrols around 500 students in its departments of music and drama. The music department consists of an Institut für Musik and an Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Musikpädagogik. Ther...

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, 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 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 b...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

City:

ESSEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The original institution, the 'Folkwang School of Music, Dance and Speech' was founded in 1927. It is now the academy of the arts in the Ruhr district, with studies in music, theatre, dance, photography, communication design, industrial design and academic studies. There are Institutes of Computer M...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

City:

HERFORD

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

City:

KÖLN (COLOGNE)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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