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ABU DHABI

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ABU DHABI

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Programs for the Handicapped, Traditional Instrument Performance

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This research university commenced its academic programs in 2010 and moved to its current location at the Saadiyat Island campus of Abu Dhabi in 2014. It integrates a liberal arts and science college. The Abu Dhabe campus forms part of the the New York University's Global Network University alongsid...

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AFGHANISTAN

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KABUL

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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This institution was formerly known as the Kabul Secondary School of Music and was founded in 1973, being later joined with a previously-existing School of Fine Arts. The school was destroyed during the civil war, but the music department was re-opened in 2002 with assistance from the non-government...

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AFGHANISTAN

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KABUL

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University of Kabul was founded in 1931, and is the country’s most important institute of higher education. The Faculty of Fine Arts was first opened in 1967, and the music department was established in 1982. The department of music and its books and instruments were destroyed during the civil...

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ALGERIA

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ALGIERS

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

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

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ANGOLA

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LUANDA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Owing to the violence, political instability, and lack of funding for school education in Angola, many children are unable to attend schools either because there are insufficient buildings, lack of even basic equipment, or shortages of trained teachers. Consequently there is no curriculum for music ...

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ANGUILLA

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ANGUILLA

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

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ST JOHN’S

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

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ARGENTINA

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CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

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BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

Dalcroze, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Orff Schulwerk, Suzuki, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Collegium Musicum was founded in 1946. It is a private not-for-profit music school providing music programs for young children and adults, incorporating programs in recorder playing, choral groups, chamber music groups, Dalcroze movement, Orff Schulwerk, Suzuki programs in piano, violin and 'cel...

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ARGENTINA

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CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

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BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

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

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Founded in 1924 as the Conservatory Nacional, the institution was divided in 1989 into two levels: • higher level, transformed into the National University of Arts, and • middle level, assigned to the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires and in 2000 was named the Conservatory de Music...

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ARGENTINA

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PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES

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LOMAS DE ZAMORA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A provincial conservatorio within the province of Buenos Aires, founded in 1951. It offers clinics and concerts of popular music, didactic concerts in schools and in-service training courses for music teachers. There is a centre for early music (Centro de Música Antigua 'Carlo Gesualdo' which offer...

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ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES

City:

CHIVILCOY

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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A provincial conservatorium within the province of Buenos Aires, founded in 1958. In addition to the professional programs the conservatorio offers music programs for young people and adults in the local community....

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ARGENTINA

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PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES

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JUNÍN

Special Indexes:

Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A provincial conservatorium within the province of Buenos Aires. A School of Popular Music was established at the Conservatorium in 2010, offering music lessons to young people and interested members of the local community (see separate entry). ...

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ARGENTINA

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PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES

City:

AVELLANEDA

Special Indexes:

Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A government-supported school founded in 1986, operating under the jurisdiction of the Director General of Culture and Education of the Province of Buenos Aires. It concentrates on the areas of tango, folklore and jazz. In addition to the professional program there are courses in popular music perfo...

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ARGENTINA

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PROVINCIA DE RIO NEGRO

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GENERAL ROCA

Special Indexes:

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

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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...

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ARGENTINA

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PROVINCIA DE SANTA FE

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ROSARIO

Special Indexes:

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

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The university was founded in 1968. There is a two-year basic instrument course for popular musicians (drums, percussion, bandoneón, strings, winds, keyboards). ...

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ARMENIA

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YEREVAN

Special Indexes:

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

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

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AUSTRALIA

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NEW SOUTH WALES

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ARMIDALE

Special Indexes:

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

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

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AUSTRALIA

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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ADELAIDE

Special Indexes:

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

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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...

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AUSTRALIA

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VICTORIA

City:

MELBOURNE

Special Indexes:

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

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

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AUSTRALIA

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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PERTH

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

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

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AUSTRIA

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LINZ

Special Indexes:

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

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The University was formerly known as the Bruckner Conservatorium. It was granted its current name and status in 2004 and in 2015 it moved into a brand-new building enabling its three divisions of music (classical and jazz), drama and dance to be offered in a single location. There is an Institute fo...

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AUSTRIA

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KLAGENFURT

Special Indexes:

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

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The conservatorium was founded in 1827. It has close links with Alpen Adria University which operates the programs in musicology. The Conservatorium runs an opera program, a preparatory program for talented children and a Lifelong Learning project for members of the local community. There is a well-...

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AUSTRIA

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INNSBRUCK

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Opera Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Conservatorium can trace its history back to 1818 and was granted its current name and status in 1990. In addition to the professional program there is an attached music high school and courses for gifted children and young people....

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AZERBAIJAN

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BAKU

Special Indexes:

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

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

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AZORES

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HORTA

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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the islands of the Azores form a Portuguese autonomous region. The Conservatory was founded in 1990....

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AZORES

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PONTA DELGADA

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The islands of the Azores form a Portuguese autonomous region....

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AZORES

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ANGRA DO HEROÍSMO

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The islands of the Azores form a Portuguese autonomous region....

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BAHAMAS

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City:

NASSAU

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

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BAHRAIN

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City:

Special Indexes:

Military Music Academies, Suzuki, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Bahrain Music Institute was established in 2000. Supported both by government and private sector organisations, it offers music programs to young people and adults. Customised Band Master and Instrumental courses are designed to develop national and regional military band capabilities and skills...

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BARBADOS

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City:

CAVE HILL

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

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BELARUS

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MINSK

Special Indexes:

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

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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...

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BELIZE

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BELIZE CITY

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

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BERMUDA

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HAMILTON

Special Indexes:

Suzuki, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Bermuda School of Music was established in 1978. It offers music instruction to young people and adults. A Community Education Initiative begun in 2003 by providing free Suzuki violin lessons to all year 1 and 2 students at Purvis primary school, later expanding to other schools and community ce...

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BERMUDA

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HAMILTON

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

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BHUTAN

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THIMPHU

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Academy was founded in 1954 to preserve and promote Bhutanese performing arts, including traditional instrumental music, songs, dramas, mask and folk music and dance, both the Zhungdra (classical form) and Boedra (court form). The Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs has the task of managing a...

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BOLIVIA

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LA PAZ

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Instituto Normal Superior 'Simon Bolivar', founded in 1917, trains general teachers for kindergarten, elementary and secondary schools. It also trains music specialists for teaching in schools. The curriculum has been devised in conjunction with the Universidad Mayor de San Andres, La Paz....

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BOLIVIA

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POTOSÍ

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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This state-controlled university was founded in 1892 and the music program was established in 1939. There is a preparatory program for those wishing to prepare for university music studies....

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BRAZIL

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DISTRITO FEDERAL

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BRASÍLIA

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Programs for the Handicapped, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The School can trace its history back to 1962. While it offers music training to young people from age 8 and to interested adults in evening courses, years 5 to 8 are regarded as being at professional level. Classes are held for visually handicapped students, with some use of Braille notation. The S...

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BRAZIL

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RIO DE JANEIRO

City:

RIO DE JANEIRO

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

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

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BRAZIL

State:

SÃO PAULO

City:

SÃO PAULO

Special Indexes:

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

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

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BULGARIA

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City:

PLOVDIV

Special Indexes:

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

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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...

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BULGARIA

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City:

SOFIA

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music 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...

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BULGARIA

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City:

BLAGOEVGRAD

Special Indexes:

Music Theatre Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The university was established in 1976. The Faculty of Arts has programs in music, folk arts, fine arts, fashion, drama and film and television....

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BURKINA FASO

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City:

OUAGADOUGOU

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Institute was created in 1985 and is organised under the jurisdiction of the National Centre of Performing and Audiovisual Arts (Centre National des Arts du Spectacle et de l'Audiovisuel). There are programs in music, plastic arts and dance, with classes held in the evenings to allow access to t...

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CAMBODIA (KAMPUCHEA)

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City:

PHNOM PENH

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The university was established as a school of arts in 1918 and was granted university status in 1965. Closed by the Khmer Rouge in 1975, it re-opened in 1980, coming under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. Currently there are five faculties: archaeology, architecture, plastic arts,...

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CAMEROON

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City:

NGAOUNDÉRÉ

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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This public university was founded in 1982 under the name Ngaoundéré University Centre, and was granted its current name and status in 1993. The Dang campus is situated 15 km from Ngaoundéré....

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CANADA

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

City:

VANCOUVER

Special Indexes:

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

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The University offered its first classes in 1965. The School for the Contemporary Arts is housed in the Goldcorp Centre and offers programs in visual arts, film, dance, theatre and music. It has developed a reputation for innovative, experimental approaches to the study of music, through courses in ...

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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

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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...

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CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

OTTAWA

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Sound Engineering, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University was established in 1942 as Carleton College. It was granted its current name and status in 1957. The School for Studies in Art and Culture comprises departments of art history, film studies and music. The School possesses a practice carillon while the Ottawa National Carillon is locat...

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CANADA

State:

ONTARIO

City:

TORONTO

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

York University was founded in 1959. Music is a department of the Faculty of Fine Arts which comprises music, dance, design, film, theatre, visual arts and fine arts cultural studies. The Music Department has recently moved into new, state-of-the-art facilities in the Accolade East Building. It lays...

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CANADA

State:

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

City:

SUMMERSIDE

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

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The College, established in 1989, aims to promote and preserve Celtic culture and heritage. It offers instruction in highland bagpiping, Scottish style snare drumming, highland dancing and step dancing. The College of Piping's pipe band performs at a variety of festival and events. A Piping and Drum...

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CANADA

State:

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

City:

CHARLOTTETOWN

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University can trace its history back to 1934. The music department is located in the Steel Building....

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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

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The University was 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 m...

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CANADA

State:

SASKATCHEWAN

City:

SASKATOON

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The University held its first classes in 1909. Facilities in the music department include a multi-station electroacoustic computer lab. The music department holds a large collection of historic instruments (including a 17th century Amati string quartet) and ethnic instruments from various continents...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS

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City:

GRAND CAYMAN

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

State:

City:

BANGUI

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The École National des Arts was founded in 1966. In 2014 a national cultural centre 'Catherine Samba-Panza' was inaugurated at the National School, and comprises an entertainment room, a library, media and video libraries and recording studio. There are departments of music, dance, plastic arts and...

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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, 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:

CAPITAL DISTRICT

City:

BEIJING

Special Indexes:

Opera Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts was founded in 1978. The translation of its local Chinese name is ‘College of Music’ and it is currently regarded as a university-equivalent institution. It is the only institution in China that offers traditional Chinese opera as a main program. It p...

Country:

CHINA

State:

FUJIAN PROVINCE

City:

XIAMEN

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The university was founded in 1921. The College of Art Education, established in 1983, offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music. The campus is situated along the seashore of Xiamen Island and is considered one of the most attractive and pollution-free university campuses in China....

Country:

CHINA

State:

GUANGDONG PROVINCE

City:

GUANGZHOU (CANTON)

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Band Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Xinghai Conservatory of Music is the only institute of advanced music training in South China. Originally founded in 1957 it underwent a number of name changes, and in 1985 was granted its current name in memory of a prominent Chinese musician Mr. Xian Xinghai. There are departments of theory/co...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

A government-supported institution founded in 1956. There are some fine performing spaces and a state-of-the-art electro-acoustic music centre. The music department owns an Indonesian gamelan, and is equipped with 52 pianos, two harpsichords and three organs. ...

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Hong Kong Institute of Education of education was established in 1994 as an amalgamation of three former colleges of education. It is now known as the Education University of Hong Kong. Language of instruction is English....

Country:

CHINA

State:

HONG KONG

City:

Special Indexes:

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

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

HUBEI PROVINCE

City:

WUHAN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

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. 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 piano tuning, community music, drama and traditional...

Country:

CHINA

State:

LIAONING PROVINCE

City:

SHENYANG

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The Conservatory was founded in 1938 as Luxun Academy of Arts and was granted its current name in 1958. There are departments of performance (Western and Chinese instruments and vocal music), folk instrumental music, composition/theory, conducting, musicology, popular music, music education, dance. ...

Country:

CHINA

State:

SHAANXI PROVINCE

City:

XI’AN

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Conservatory was founded in its present form in 1960. There are departments of composition, choral and band conducting, Chinese traditional music, Western orchestral music, folk instrumental music, voice, piano, solfeggio, theory, music education, dance. There is an attached secondary school....

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

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

SICHUAN PROVINCE

City:

CHENG-DU

Special Indexes:

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

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

Country:

CHINA

State:

TIANJIN DISTRICT

City:

TIANJIN

Special Indexes:

Arts Management/Music Management, Choral Conducting, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Tianjin Conservatory was founded in 1958. There are departments of Chinese national and traditional music, orchestral music, voice, piano, popular music, arts management, theory/composition, musicology, conducting and music education as well as dance, drama and film. The Conservatory hosts institute...

Country:

CHINA

State:

YUNNAN PROVINCE

City:

KUNMING

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University was founded in 1959 and is a comprehensive arts college consisting of schools of music, dance, drama, film and television, fine arts, art design and continuing education. Attached middle and high schools provide specialist music training to young people. There are departments of film ...

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COLOMBIA

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City:

MEDELLÍN

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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A university founded in 1937 and run by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. There are departments of business administration, science, theology and music. Attached primary and secondary schools are used as laboratories for teaching practice. The aim is to prepare students to work effectively in school...

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COSTA RICA

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City:

HEREDIA

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The university was founded in 1974. Forming part of the university’s Centro de Investigación Docencia y Extensión Artística, the Centre for the Arts consists of Schools of Art and Visual Communication, Dance, Scenic Arts and Music. The emphasis in the music school is on music education, prepari...

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CROATIA

State:

City:

PULA

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Juraj Dobrila University of Pula was founded in 2006 and the former departments of music were renamed the Academy of Music in 2014. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen....

Country:

CUBA

State:

City:

LA HABANA (HAVANA)

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Instituto Superior de Arte, conceived and founded by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, opened in 1976. After a period of decline in which the buildings lay abandoned, interest was renewed in the first decade of the 21st century in completing the structures which have since been considered for inclus...

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CYPRUS (TURKISH)

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City:

FAMAGUSTA (GAZIMAǦUSA)

Special Indexes:

Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Eastern Mediterranean University was established in 1979, and was granted its current name and status in 1986. Its programs are fully recognized by the Council of Higher Education in Turkey. The university is a full member of the Community of Mediterranean Universities and of the Federation of t...

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

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City:

KINSHASA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Music Theatre Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Institute was established in 1967 and was given its current name in 1976. It is a college of training organised into three departments – classical music, drama and cultural activities - planned to occupy a brand new site on the Rond-point Ezo in central Kinshasa. ...

Country:

DENMARK

State:

City:

SILKEBORG

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Jazz/Popular Music Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

This is a branch of the Royal Academy of Music in Århus (Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium). The Centre runs short courses in a variety of light music areas - percussion, African song, dance and drumming, composition and arrangement, accompaniment, vocal music, movement and dance....

Country:

DOMINICA

State:

City:

ROSEAU

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

The University of the West Indies was founded in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It was granted full university status in 1962, and has campuses in Jamaica (Mona campus), Barbados (Cave Hill campus) and Trinidad (St. Augustine campus). Full music programs are available to enrolled stu...

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), Arabic music, cinema, dramatic 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 musicians in performan...

Country:

EGYPT

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City:

CAIRO

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

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Established in 1935 as the Higher Institute for Music Teachers, in 1975 this institution became a faculty of the newly-created Helwan University. It aims to prepare music educators to work in schools at different levels and at other organisations dealing with music education. There are departments o...

Country:

ESTONIA

State:

City:

TALLINN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

ESTONIA

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City:

VILJANDI

Special Indexes:

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

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The University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy is one of four colleges of the University, joining it in 2005. Member of the association of higher schools of the Nordic countries providing folk music education NORDTRAD. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académie...

Country:

ETHIOPIA

State:

City:

ADDIS ABABA

Special Indexes:

Band Conducting, Church Music/Religious Music, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University was established in 1950. In 2013 the University's Theatre Art Department and the Yared School of Music were amalgamated to form the Skunder Boghossian College of Performing and Visual Arts which also includes the former School of Fine Arts & Design. The music program aims to perpe...

Country:

ETHIOPIA

State:

City:

ADDIS ABABA

Special Indexes:

Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Sisay Begena School concentrates on teaching the begena, a traditional ten-string harp as well as other traditional instruments. It aims to popularise some of the earliest instruments of Ethiopia to maintain a knowledge and appreciation of the indigenous culture. ...

Country:

FIJI

State:

City:

SUVA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The University of the South Pacific was established in 1968. It is jointly owned by the governments of twelve island countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Samoa, with campuses in each country. Music study forms an...

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FINLAND

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City:

IKAALINEN

Special Indexes:

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

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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:

ORIVESI

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Kodály, Orff Schulwerk, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

Klemetti College is the name given to the summer music programs provided by the Orivesi Institute, owned and run by the Society for Culture and Education. Most teachers come from the Sibelius Academy, Finnish conservatories and leading orchestras, with a few foreign teachers engaged each year. Most ...

Country:

FINLAND

State:

City:

HELSINKI (HELSINFORS)

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ALSACE

City:

STRASBOURG

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

'Les Percussions de Strasbourg’ consists of a group of six professional musicians who perform all types of works for the percussion ensemble. Between them they are able to play over four hundred different percussion instruments and have a philosophy of promoting creativity in performance. They col...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE

City:

TROYES

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This Conservatoire is a public institution offering programs in music, classical and contemporary dance and drama. In addition to the professional program (third and fourth cycles) the conservatoire offers music programs for children (first cycle, ‘Éveil musical’, four years commencing from age...

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:

LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON

City:

PERPIGNAN

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This Conservatoire is a public institution offering programs in music, classical and contemporary dance and drama in six locations throughout the Perpignan Mediterranean region. The program is organised in cycles. The first (preparatory) cycle, ‘Éveil musical’, lasts for four years, followed by...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

LIMOUSIN

City:

LIMOGES

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This Conservatoire, founded in 1803, is a public institution offering programs in music, classical and contemporary dance and drama. It operates in three locations in the city of Limoges. The program is organised in cycles. The first (preparatory) cycle, ‘Éveil musical’, lasts for four years, f...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

MIDI-PYRÉNÉES

City:

TOULOUSE

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

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

Country:

FRANCE

State:

MIDI-PYRÉNÉES

City:

TOULOUSE

Special Indexes:

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

Notes:

This Conservatoire, established in 1820, is a public institution offering programs in music, theatre and classical and contemporary dance. The program is organised in cycles. The first (preparatory) cycle, ‘Éveil musical’, lasts for four years, followed by the second cycle, also of four years, ...