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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:

ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES

City:

BERNAL

Special Indexes:

Sound Archives, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The university was founded in 1989. It is located in the southern Buenos Aires metropolitan area, in Bernal City, Quilmes. In addition to its undergraduate programs the university offers several post-graduate courses each year relating to such areas as synthesizing and processing sound, programming ...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

QUEENSLAND

City:

BRISBANE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

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

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, 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, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering

Notes:

RMIT University, founded in 1887, is one of the largest in Australia. Programs involving music are offered at Bundoora campus (music teacher training) and at the City campus (training for the music industry and arts administration). A Greek-Australian database of sound recordings from 1950 to 2000 i...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

VICTORIA

City:

MELBOURNE

Special Indexes:

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

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:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

VIENNA (WIEN)

Special Indexes:

Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Austrian Academy of Sciences, founded in 1847, is the most prominent organisation promoting non-university academic research in Austria. In the area of music it works through its Institute of Historical Research in Art and Music with a data bank of Austrian music. This Commission issues regular ...

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

VIENNA (WIEN)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

INNSBRUCK

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

AUSTRIA

State:

City:

VIENNA (WIEN)

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Sound Archives

Notes:

The University of Vienna was founded in 1365, being the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the oldest universities in Europe. The Institute of Musicology issues several publication series: • Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich. • Schriften zur musikalischen Hermeneutik....

Country:

BELARUS

State:

City:

MINSK

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

Formerly known as the Belarusian State Conservatorie, 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, an...

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 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 University College Brussels, the other bein...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

LEUVEN

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

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

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

GENT (GHENT)

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Sound Archives

Notes:

The university was founded in 1817. Language of instruction is Dutch. There is an Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music (IPEM) which is the research centre of the department of musicology, specialising in systematic musicology and music cognition (see separate entry). The Department hol...

Country:

BRAZIL

State:

RIO DE JANEIRO

City:

RIO DE JANEIRO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

ALBERTA

City:

EDMONTON

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

MANITOBA

City:

BRANDON

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

TORONTO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CANADA

State:

PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC

City:

MONTREAL

Special Indexes:

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:

The University was founded in 1821. The music department moved into the new Schulich music building in 2005 with a number of fine performance and lecture spaces. The library houses the David Edelbert Collection, the largest of collection of Handel sound recordings in the world. There is a collection...

Country:

CHILE

State:

City:

SANTIAGO

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CROATIA

State:

City:

ZAGREB

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CUBA

State:

City:

LA HABANA (HAVANA)

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

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

Country:

DENMARK

State:

City:

ÅRHUS (AARHUS)

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

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

Country:

DENMARK

State:

City:

ODENSE-ESBJERG

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

State:

City:

SANTO DOMINGO

Special Indexes:

Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

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

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

TURKU (ÅBO)

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Personal Archives, Sound Archives

Notes:

This institution can trace its history back to 1640, but was founded in its present form in 1918. It is known as Finland’s Swedish University. It is a member of the Åbo-Turku Consortium. The Department of Musicology is both a teaching and research institute. It includes the Sibelius Museum with a...

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

IKAALINEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

KAUSTINEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

VAASA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

HELSINKI (HELSINFORS)

Special Indexes:

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:

HELSINKI (HELSINFORS)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

TAMPERE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

VERSAILLES

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

VERSAILLES

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

MIDI-PYRÉNÉES

City:

TOULOUSE

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR

City:

MARSEILLE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BERLIN

City:

BERLIN

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Personal Archives, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Univerrsity was founded in 1948. The Institute houses the Puccini research centre. Special projects include an edition of the letters and writings of Busoni and the role of theatrical elements on the concert podium in contemporary music. This forms part of an interdisciplinary research project ...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BERLIN

City:

BERLIN

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Sound Archives

Notes:

Humboldt University was founded in 1829 and is the oldest university in Berlin. The musicology department forms part of the University’s Institut für Kultur- und Kunstwissenschaften, within the Philosophische Fakultät III. The Hermann von Helmloltz Cultural Centre holds a sound archive with a si...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

BREMEN

City:

BREMEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University of Bremen was founded in 1971. The Institutes co-operate closely with the Music Department of the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen which organises the academic program and lessons in performance for its students. The University offers Diploma and Magister programs in ethnomusicology ...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

HESSEN

City:

DARMSTADT

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

HESSEN

City:

DARMSTADT

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY)

City:

GÖTTINGEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1737. The Seminar’s Musikinstrumenten Sammlung houses a significant collection of traditional instruments from Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Oceania. The library holds a collection of photographs, a sound archive of early recordings of European art music and an ar...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY)

City:

HANNOVER

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NIEDERSACHSEN (LOWER SAXONY)

City:

HILDESHEIM

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1978. There is a Centre for World Music that offers workshops and performance tuition on non-Western instruments and organises a regular summer school. It is an autonomous institution of the university, working closely with the Department of Music and Musicology. It own...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

City:

KÖLN (COLOGNE)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GERMANY

State:

RHEINLAND-PFALZ

City:

MAINZ

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1477, and as such, is one of the oldest universities in Germany. There is a small collection of Thai instruments and a number of recordings of tribal music of the region. There is co-operation with the Peter Cornelius Conservatorium in Mainz. The school organises an ann...

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

IOANNINA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ALEXANDROUPOLIS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Centre was established in 1988. It aims to research the musical traditions of Thrace, Asia Minor and the Black Sea area and to introduce and promote them throughout Greece, as well as to educate young people to these traditional cultures. It operates a workshop for the construction, maintenance ...

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

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

Country:

GUYANA

State:

City:

GEORGETOWN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

HONG KONG

State:

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

HUNGARY

State:

City:

BUDAPEST

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Early Music Performance, Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Kodály, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Personal Archives, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Established by Franz Liszt in 1875 and formerly known as the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, this institution has now been officially recognised as a University. It has five buildings in Budapest. Apart from the central building, there is the Ferenc Liszt Memorial and Research Centre (with the Liszt M...

Country:

HUNGARY

State:

City:

BUDAPEST

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Institute is not a teaching school. It is a research centre, an examining body and publisher of scholarly works. There are departments of folk music research and early music history. The Institute incorporates the Bartók Archives (with manuscripts of his essays as well as articles, corresponden...

Country:

INDIA

State:

MADHYA PRADESH

City:

KHAIRAGARH

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalaya (University of Music and Fine Arts) was founded in 1956 and has affiliated colleges throughout India. It teaches the classical traditional music and dance styles of both North India (Hindustani) and South India (Karnatak), together with visual arts and folk art...

Country:

INDIA

State:

MAHARASHTRA

City:

PUNE

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Programs for the Handicapped, Public Examinations in Music, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Mandal is a charitable institution established in 1932 to promote Hindustani classical music. It is not primarily a teaching body, but through the Bharatiya Sangeet Prasarat Mandal it offers a sequential teaching program through ten levels. It administers examinations and awards, diplomas and ti...

Country:

INDIA

State:

NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

City:

NEW DELHI

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Academy, an autonomous body of the Ministry of Culture, was founded in 1952 for the furtherance of the performing arts of India, a task in which it co-operates with counterparts in the States and voluntary organisations all over the country. It is the premier institution for the promotion, prese...

Country:

INDIA

State:

TAMIL NADU

City:

CHENNAI (formerly MADRAS)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University was founded in 1857. The Department of Indian Music was inaugurated in 1932 and is a performance-oriented institution. It offers programs in South Indian Classical music (Karnataka), specialising in voice performance. Other studies include history and styles of Indian musics, world mu...

Country:

INDIA

State:

UTTAR PRADESH

City:

ALLAHABAD

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Prayag Sangit Samiti was founded in 1926. It is housed in two buildings in the city of Allahabad and aims to propagate and popularise Indian Classical Music. Music programs are offered at the Vishnu Digamber Academy of Music. The Society organises competitions and conferences, and administers a ...

Country:

IRELAND

State:

City:

DUBLIN

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

While not a teaching institution, the Contemporary Music Centre, founded in 1986, documents and promotes Irish music. It is the national archive and resource centre for new Irish music in both the Republic and Northern Ireland. The Centre organises visits to schools by composers and holds an extensi...

Country:

IRELAND

State:

City:

CORK

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

University College, Cork is one of four constituent universities of the federal National University of Ireland. It was originally founded in 1845 as Queen’s College. The College specialises in the study of Irish traditional music. The library holds the Arnold Bax Collection of Memorabilia and the ...

Country:

ISRAEL

State:

City:

JERUSALEM

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Community Music Training, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Kodály, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Academy was founded in 1947 as the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance. There are three institutions that form the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance - the Academy which runs the professional program, the High School (for talented secondary-level music students, occupying the same building as the...

Country:

ISRAEL

State:

City:

TEL-AVIV

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Library Collections, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives

Notes:

The Tel-Aviv University was founded in 1953. The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music is an academic institution jointly operated by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Tel-Aviv University. It was formerly known as the Samuel Rubin Academy of Music, and also includes the former Department of Musicology ...

Country:

ITALY

State:

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

City:

REGGIO EMILIA

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Opera Performance, Sound Archives

Notes:

A music school organised by the municipality. It can trace its history aback to 1857. There is a Laboratory of Audio Recording - Video and Computer Music. The library holds an extensive collection of photographs, recordings and cassette tapes of local popular music and musicians as well as ethnomusi...

Country:

ITALY

State:

TUSCANY

City:

FLORENCE (FIRENZE)

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering

Notes:

The Conservatorio can trace its history back to 1860. It offers programs in music, literature and arts. The MART Lab is a collaboration between the Conservatorio, the National Research Council and other similar bodies, aiming to recover and restore audio magnetic media and sound recordings. It is al...

Country:

JAMAICA

State:

City:

KINGSTON

Special Indexes:

Community Music Training, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

There are divisions of drama, dance, visual arts and music. It is the only institution of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. Evening and summer courses are offered to interested adults and may lead to more advanced professional studies in music. A junior department provides performance, ens...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

OSAKA PREFECTURE

City:

OSAKA CITY

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

A private co-educational music college founded in 1915. The college houses a pipe organ, an opera house with resident professional chorus and orchestra, an acoustics laboratory, a museum holding over 3,500 musical instruments from around the world and the largest music library in western Japan with ...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

OSAKA PREFECTURE

City:

OSAKA CITY

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

A private co-educational university founded in 1964. The Faculty of Arts has departments of photography, architecture, environmental planning, visual concept planning, art planning, broadcasting, theatrical arts, literary arts, fine arts, design, crafts, musicology, performance and music education. ...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

TOKYO PREFECTURE

City:

TOKYO

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives

Notes:

A private co-educational music college founded in 1961. It is located about five minutes’ walk from Sengawa station on the Keio Line, and about half an hour by train from Shinjuku. The College is renowned for the quality of its training in performance, particularly on piano, violin and violoncello...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

TOKYO PREFECTURE

City:

TOKYO

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Music Therapy, Opera Performance, Orchestral Conducting, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

A national co-educational university founded in 1887 and was granted full university status in 1949 with the amalgamation of the separate schools of Fine Arts and Music. There are programs in visual arts, design, music, architecture, film and new media. The Master’s degree was added in 1963 and th...

Country:

KAZAKHSTAN

State:

City:

ALMATY

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

KYRGYZSTAN

State:

City:

BISHKEK

Special Indexes:

Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Conservatory was founded in 1967 as the Institute of Arts and was granted its current name in 1994. It has a collection of 9,000 hours of audio recordings of traditional folk music. In 1991, after the break-up of the Soviet Union, all social subsidies from the USSR ceased, including the subsidie...

Country:

LEBANON

State:

City:

JOUNIEH

Special Indexes:

Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Kodály, Library Collections, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This private Catholic university was founded in 1961 and is run by the Lebanese Maronite Order of Monks. The Faculty of Music, founded in 1973, consists of two departments - Music (comprising musicology, ethnomusicology, music education and sacred music), and Specialist Music (performance, compositi...

Country:

MACEDONIA, FORMER REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA

State:

City:

SKOPJE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The university was founded in 1949 and the Faculty of Music was established in 1966. There are departments of performance, theory, composition, conducting, musicology, ethnomusicology and music education. The library holds an archive of folk music with audio recordings. The Faculty of Music has orga...

Country:

MALTA

State:

City:

MSIDA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1591. The Mediterranean Institute organises the music program within the Faculty of Arts. Its Music Studies division holds an archive of folk and traditional music of the region and offers courses in ethnomusicology of the region. There is some collaborat...

Country:

MEXICO

State:

FEDERAL DISTRICT OF MEXICO

City:

MEXICO CITY

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This is not a teaching institution. Founded in 1974, it forms part of the Centro Nacional de Artes and is concerned with the collection, study and distribution of Mexican music as well as with schools of art, painting, dance, cinema and theatre. The Centre holds seminars, courses, workshops, lecture...

Country:

MONGOLIA

State:

City:

ULAAN BATAAR

Special Indexes:

Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

This is an autonomous institution, founded in 1975, supervised and supported by the central government. It is not a teaching institution. It aims to study and research the traditional and modern Mongolian arts and culture and to publish information on its work. It also organises scientific research ...

Country:

NEPAL

State:

City:

BHAKTAPUR

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The university, an autonomous, not-for-profit, non-government public institution, was founded in 1991 and the music department was established in 1996. It is located in Bhaktapur, about 30 kilometres east of Kathmandu. The Department of Music aims to study and preserve Nepalese music traditions and ...

Country:

NETHERLANDS

State:

City:

AMSTERDAM

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University, the largest in The Netherlands, can trace its history back to 1632. The School houses the Jaap Kunst Ethnomusicology Centre (Etnomusicologisch Centrum ‘Jaap Kunst’), which, while studying musics of most regions of the world, specialises in traditional musics of Indonesia, the The...

Country:

NIGER

State:

City:

NIAMEY

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

NORWAY

State:

City:

STAVANGER

Special Indexes:

Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering

Notes:

This is not a teaching institution, but houses one of Europe’s biggest collections of recorded sound, with 50,000 78 rpm records, 120,000 LPs, 10,000 magnetic tapes, 5,000 video and music cassettes, 5,000 books about music as well as extensive technical equipment to play and copy different recorde...

Country:

NORWAY

State:

City:

BERGEN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Grieg Academy is the music school of the University of Bergen. It was founded in 1905 as the Bergen Musikkonservatorium. The Grieg Academy houses the Institute of Ethnic Folklore (Etno-Folkloristisk Institutt) which holds a large collection of manuscripts, recordings and videos of traditional mu...

Country:

NORWAY

State:

City:

OSLO

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

The University of Oslo was founded in 1912. The Department of Music and Theatre comprises three divisions – Norwegian folk music, musicology and history of theatre. Apart from Western music, studies are also available in ethnomusicology, Norwegian traditional music, jazz, music and new technology,...

Country:

OMAN

State:

City:

MUSCAT

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

Established in 1984 by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, this is a research centre for Omani traditional music operating under the Jurisdiction of the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture. The aim is to collect and document the country's musical heritage to ens...

Country:

POLAND

State:

City:

POZNAN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Museum can trace its history back to 1857. Not in itself a teaching institution, the Museum is the only one of its kind in Poland, and one of the few in Europe. It runs courses in organology for musicology students at the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan and fosters performances of early mus...

Country:

QATAR

State:

City:

DOHA

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

This research centre was founded in 1981 by agreement between the governments of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Its aim is to collect, document and classify the regional cultural heritage. It also publishes research, sponsors and protects regional folklore, ...

Country:

ROMANIA

State:

City:

CLUJ-NAPOCA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania was founded in 1922. It is not a teaching institution. It has a collection of traditional Romanian instruments as well as recordings and photographs of traditional costumes and instruments, together with information about the social and cultural context of the...

Country:

ROMANIA

State:

City:

BUCHAREST (BUCURESTI)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Museum is operated under the Ministry of Culture. It is an open-air ethnographic museum showcasing traditional Romanian village life, with 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania. It can trace its history back to 1936. While not a teaching institution, the museum has a consi...

Country:

RUSSIA

State:

City:

MOSCOW

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Conservatory was founded in 1866 by Nikolay Rubinstein, brother of Anton Rubinstein who founded the St Petersburg Conservatory just four years earlier in 1862. There are faculties of piano, orchestral instruments, singing, orchestral, choral and opera conducting, composition, musicology/ethnomus...

Country:

RUSSIA

State:

City:

NOVOSIBIRSK

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Conservatory was founded in 1956. There is a collection of instruments from south-east Asia and Siberia and a sound archive ot Siberian folk music. Special institutes concentrate on ancient Russian music and the history of music and traditional cultures in Siberia. Facilities include two concert...

Country:

RUSSIA

State:

City:

EKATERINBURG

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Conservatory, one of the largest higher music institutions in Russia, was founded in 1934. There are eight faculties: Orchestra and Folk Instruments, Piano, Singing., Orchestral and Choral Conducting, Musicology, Composition, Sound Engineering, and Media and Cultural Management and Marketing. Fa...

Country:

SAUDI ARABIA

State:

City:

RIYADH

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

Music is not taught as a subject in any of Saudi Arabia’s universities, but it is actively promoted by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and the Arts. Founded in 1972 as the Saudi Arabia Arts Society, it was granted its current name in 1978. The Society operates under the jurisdiction of the M...

Country:

SERBIA

State:

City:

BELGRADE

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Sound Archives

Notes:

The University of The Arts was established in 1973 with the amalgamation of the former Academies of Music, Fine Arts, Applied Arts and Theatrical Arts. There are four faculties - Music Arts, Drama, Visual Arts and Sculpture. The Faculty of Music Arts has divisions of composition, conducting, voice, ...

Country:

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

State:

City:

BRATISLAVA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Institute can trace its history back to 1943. While not primarily a teaching body, it offers facilities for doctoral studies in musicology. The Institute conducts research into musical culture, including music and dance folklore, in Slovakia in its regional, international and social contexts. It...