Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory

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Konservatorij za glasbo in balet Ljubljana
Ižanska cesta 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 5 907 4300
Fax386 (0) 5 907 4304
Polona Češarek, Acting Director

Past Events
  • 21 October 2018
    A concert by the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory at St. Andrew Church in Munich, Germany
  • 30 April to 1 May 2016
    A concert by the KGBL Jazz Band (Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory) at the Lange Nacht der Musik, supported by the Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia Munich, at Münchner Künstlerhaus in Munich, Germany
  • 24 April 2015
    Performances by the chamber choir of the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory at the 14th International Choir Festival "Tallinn 2015" in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 7 February to 8 February 2015
    Concerts by the Symphony Orchestra of the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Sarajevo, at Bosnian National Theatre Zenica, Vijećnica in Sarajevo, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 24 April to 26 April 2014
    Carmen Manet and the Choir of the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory at the 50th Choral Festival at Théâtre de Vevey and Auditorium Stravinski in Montreux, Switzerland

The Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory was established in 1953, when it separated from the Academy of Music and launched the secondary music programme, and later also ballet programme. Today it is a composite organisation, which offers specialised education in music and ballet at various educational levels. It consists of primary and secondary music school, secondary ballet school and a ballet college. It also has preschool programmes in both music and ballet. The programme is geared towards the Baccalaureate and further university education.

Music education programme

The primary school encompasses music theory and the basics of playing the selected instrument. The secondary school offers theoretical courses with subjects such as music history, theory, composition and solfeggio as well as classes for a selected instrument. The conservatory has also preschool education programmes. It has active string, wind and guitar orchestras at the primary educational level. At the secondary level pupils take part in the symphony orchestra, different chamber and jazz ensembles, as well as in mixed and chamber choirs. Musical education focuses mostly on the classical repertoire, but since 1992 there are also jazz and popular music departments.

Ballet education programme

The conservatory's ballet education programmes, which cover both ballet and contemporary dance, consist of ballet courses for children, elementary ballet school, secondary ballet school and higher ballet school or ballet college. The first entry to the ballet course began in the academic year 2007/2008 which was originally intended for primary level ballet teachers and to teach ballet preparatory but after the renewed curriculum in academic year 2015/2016 the student now after finishing the course gain a professional title of a Higher ballet dancer. The ballet programme is connected to SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana and the Maribor Music and Ballet Secondary Conservatory for the purpose of practical training.

Awards and special acknowledgements

Students of the conservatory achieve high standards of musical education, which they exhibit each year in premiere performances of compositions by established composers and performances of their own original works.

Since 1995 a special Škerjanec Award, named after the Slovene composer and musicologist Lucijan Marija Škerjanec (1900–1973), and various diplomas are handed to the best students.

Music competitions

In 2018, the International Piano Competition Janez Matičič, named after the Slovene composer, pianist and pedagogue Janez Matičič, was established. The conservatory also organizes annual regional, national and international competitions for young musicians and ballet dancers.

Emona Festival

Since 2011, the conservatory organizes Emona Festival, consisting of concerts, master classes, workshops and international music competition, which enables young people to get in touch with renowned pedagogues and musicians coming from respected foreign and domestic music institutions.

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