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Campus Givat-Ram, Jerusalem 9190401, Israel

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Undergraduate programs


Bachelor of Arts in Music. Concentration on musicology. Bachelor of Music. Studies include performance (classical, jazz, oriental instruments, opera, early music, contemporary music, accompanying), composition, theory, choral and orchestral conducting, Israeli music, theory of the Maqam, Arabic music. Bachelor of Music Education. Some use of Kodály and Kabalevsky approaches.


Graduate programs


Master of Music. In performance, (classical, jazz, Oriental), conducting, composition, music education.


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Institution Notes:

The Academy can trace its history back to 1932, and following a period under the name of the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance, it moved in 1985 to the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem though retaining its independence from the University. Three institutions 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 Conservatory, and the Conservatory offering programs for young people from 4 to 19 years. There are three main faculties: a) performing arts, b) music education, composition and conducting and c) dance, movement and movement notation. Bachelor degree courses are offered in conjunction with the Hebrew University. Courses and special workshops are offered in Arabic music, Indonesian and other non-Western musics. There is an opera program and a well-equipped electro-acoustic music studio. Severa; recently-introduced departments include the Department of Oriental Music, the Department of Cross-Disciplinary Music and the Department of Andalusian Music (in the Keshet School, a mixed secular-religious public school located in a low-income area known as the Katamonim in Jerusalem. The Amli Music Library includes a valuable collection of Jewish and Israeli music as well as a collection of instruments. The Hebrew University houses the E. Gerson-Kiwi Collection of Jewish and Oriental Music, a Folklore Research Centre, the National Sound Archives and the Jewish Research Centre. The Academy offers a preparatory Conservatory program for those requiring additional musical preparation before entering the course. The Jerusalem Academy organises a number of community music activities in its community outreach programs. Language of instruction is Hebrew. Individual lessons may be given in other languages such as English or Russian. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.

Last Updated:

February 2022