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Pálffy Palace, Na Rejdišti 77/1, Staré Mesto, 11000 Prague 1, Czech Republic
+420 222 326 406
Diploma. Six years. Studies in performance (classical, jazz), composition, choral and instrumental conducting, music history, theory, music education. This gives the qualification for teaching music in a music school.
Founded in 1808, this is the oldest conservatory in Central Europe, and the fourth oldest in Europe as a whole. The Conservatory comprises three main buildings, one of which, the Pálffy Palace, includes a concert hall and the conservatory archives. There are departments of performance, conducting, composition, opera/musical theatre, theory, popular music (established in 1996), music education, humanities and foreign languages. The conservatory consists of a general secondary school program (with emphasis on music) and the pre-university music program. Language of instruction is Czech. Short-term programs of performance study are available for both Czech and foreign students. The archives form one of the richest collections of its kind in Central Europe, with particular emphasis on nineteenth century materials. The conservatory is next door to the Rudolfinum, the seat of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.