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|
- 27 October 2018
A concert by the SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra with soloists of the Academy of Music, conducted by , at in ,
- 20 March 2017
A joint concert by the composition students of the Ljubljana Academy of Music and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music at
programme in ,
- 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 in ,
- 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 soloists, organised by the Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin, at , in ,
- 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 soloists, organised by the Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin (Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Berlin), at , in ,
- 11 December 2016
TAKE IT SLO(w) SONNTAG, or Ein kultureller Brunch events including a photo exhibition by Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, (bass-baritone) (SNG Maribor), and (piano) from Ljubljana Academy of Music, organised by Periskop in cooperation with the Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin (Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Berlin), at in ,
programme , a literary reading and discussion with , a reading with poet and the music programme: the lieder interpreted by (soprano) from
- 24 June 2015
A concert by pianists
programme and (Academy of Music) at in ,
- 29 May 2015
A concert by pianists
programme and (Academy of Music) at the 16th Pula Chamber Music Festival 2015 at in ,
- 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 in ,
- 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 in ,
- 12 December to 13 December 2013
The music of Slovene composer Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Washington, at in ,
programme 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
- 19 August 2012
programme (Academy of Music) presents Spanish Baroque composers at the 2nd Petar Nakić Organ Festival in ,
- 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 in ,
- 12 February 2012
programme (soprano), (mezzosoprano), (tenor), (bariton) and (pianoforte), Ljubljana Academy of Music perform at in ,
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 was stationed until 1985. For some years now, the 3 Slovene artistic academies have been working towards a new architectural project for a new common educational centre for the 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 compose the academy's main departments.
Jazz music is currently only available as an elective course in the bachelor-s degree programme of Musical Art, but there are plans to establish it 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 region of today's Slovenia 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 began to surface. These endeavours came to fruition in 1919 with the establishment of the "Yugoslavian Conservatorium of the Glasbena Matica".
In 1939, this structure became the Music Academy, which ran throughout WWII 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 school 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 graduates of the UL Academy of Music also play as members and soloists in some of the world's most renowned orchestras.
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