Academy of Music
|Akademija za glasbo|
|Stari trg 34, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 242 7300, 386 (0) 1 500 0622|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 242 7320|
|Managed by||University of Ljubljana|
|Andrej Grafenauer, Dean|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 242 7302|
|Mojca Žugelj Marič, Secretary|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 242 7306|
- 20 March 2017
A joint concert by the composition students of the Ljubljana Academy of Music and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music at Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary programme
- 22 January 2017
Mini Operas, performed by the Academy of Music, at tbe Opera Exam Festival, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Budapest, at Liszt Academy Concert Centre in Budapest, Hungary programme
- 16 December 2016
A New Year concert by the Academic Choir Tone Tomšič, University of Ljubljana and the Ljubljana Academy of Music baroque orchestra and the SNG Opera and Ballet soloists, organised by the Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin, at Schöneberg, St. Norbert Church in Berlin, Germany programme
- 15 December 2016
A New Year concert by the Academic Choir Tone Tomšič, University of Ljubljana and the Ljubljana Academy of Music baroque orchestra and the SNG Opera and Ballet soloists, organised by the Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin, at Schöneberg, St. Elisabeth Church in Berlin, Germany programme
- 11 December 2016
TAKE IT SLO(w) SONNTAG, or Ein kultureller Brunch events including a photo exhibition by Urban Cerjak, a literary reading and discussion with Davorin Lenko, a reading with poet Andrej Hočevar and the music programme: the lieder interpreted by Martina Burger (soprano) from Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, Luka Ortar (bass-baritone) (SNG Maribor), and Vladimir Mlinarić (piano) from Ljubljana Academy of Music, organised by Periskop in cooperation with the Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin, at Lettrétage in Berlin, Germany programme
- 24 June 2015
A concert by pianists Vladimir Mlinarić and Jakša Zlatar (Academy of Music) at Church of St. Agnes in Medulin, Croatia programme
- 29 May 2015
A concert by pianists Vladimir Mlinarić and Jakša Zlatar (Academy of Music) at the 16th Pula Chamber Music Festival 2015 at Church of St. Francis in Pula, Croatia programme
- 15 April 2014
A concert by Duo Furioso and Trio Rêverie (Academy of Music), supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Budapest, at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary programme
- 16 January 2014
Niccolò Piccinni's opera buffa La Cecchina or The Good-Natured Girl, co-produced by the Slovenian Chamber Music Theatre, Cankarjev dom, Academy of Music, and Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, at Dom hrvatskih branitelja in Pula, Croatia programme
- 12 December to 13 December 2013
The music of Slovene composer Dušan Bavdek performed by musicians from the Academy of Music, and his lecture The Peaks of Slovenian Music Through History to the Present Time, organised in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Washington, at The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., USA programme
- 19 August 2012
Renata Bauer (Academy of Music) presents Spanish Baroque composers at the 2nd Petar Nakić Organ Festival in Rab, Croatia programme
- 12 July 2012
L'Orfeo, an opera by Claudio Monteverdi, produced by the Academy of Music, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT), and Academy of Fine Arts and Design in the framework of Maribor, European Capital of Culture 2012 at Basilica S. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice, Italy programme
- 12 February 2012
Nina Dominko (soprano), Urška Damiš Burger (mezzosoprano), Martin Sušnik (tenor), Darko Vidic (bariton) and Ivan Vomberger (pianoforte), Ljubljana Academy of Music perform at Auditorium della casa dello studente in Pordenone, Italy programme
The Academy is situated in the impressive 17th century Stična Manor in the old centre of Ljubljana. Some of the courses are also run at the Glasbena matica premises, where the Academy used to be stationed until the year 1985. For some years now, the three Slovene artistic academies are working towards a new architectural project for a new common educational centre for arts.
Departments and programmes
The Departments of Composition and Music Theory, Conducting, Singing, Keyboard Instruments, String Instruments, Wind Instruments, Brass Instruments, Percussion Instruments, and the Department of Music Education and Sacred Music comprise the main units of the Academy.
Jazz music is currently only available as an elective course in the bachelor’s degree program of Musical Art, but it is planned to be established as an independent, interdepartmental division of jazz studies sometime in the near future. The same stands for Early Music.
The first state music school in the Slovenian region was set up in Ljubljana back in 1807. Later this was followed by the Music School at the Philharmonic Society (1821–1919), the first music school with a modern curriculum. Yet, it was only in 1872, when the cultural society Glasbena matica Ljubljana was founded, that an initiative to create an institution for higher music education started surfacing. These endeavours came to fruition in 1919 with the establishment of the Yugoslavian Conservatorium of the Glasbena Matica.
In 1939 this became the Music Academy, which was running all throughout the WWII years and was renamed in 1945 as the Academy of Music. In the years to come, the academy gained many new departments, among them the department for composition and conducting and the department of the history of folklore. The secondary programme split from the Academy in 1953 to become an independent institution, now the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory. The Academy officially became a part of the University of Ljubljana in 1975.
The University of Ljubljana facilitates student exchange according to the programmes of CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Programme), Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, and bilateral agreements. Each year the Department of Composition and Music Theory organises the International Solfège Competition. The Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra regularly participates at Young Euro Classics, the international festival of the best European youth orchestras, organised in Germany.
Numerous Academy of Music graduates also play as members and soloists at the most renowned orchestras in the world.
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