Seoul National University of Arts

Seoul National University of Arts

The College of Music was founded in December of 1945 by the late Dr. Jemyung Hyun and was named the Kyung Sung School of Music. In August 1946, the School was reorganized and included into the Music Department of Seoul National University’s School of Art. In 1953, the school was once again revamped and became known as what we have to day, Seoul National University College of Music. In the beginning, vocal music, composition, and instrumental music were the only majors offered. Beginning in 1959, Korean traditional music was offered as a major. From there, the area of traditional music branched out into three more areas: instrumental performance, composition, and music theory. In 1981, the composition major branched out into more indepth studies of theory and composition. On the other hand, Instrumental music branched out and the studies of piano, strings, and wood-wind were established as separate majors in 1982. In 1984, the study of Korean traditional music expanded by offering a major in vocal performance. Every facet of music is studied at Seoul National University College of Music. Owing to its eminently qualified professors and excellent students, the College of Music has become the center of music education in Korea.

 

Korea National University of Arts

Korea National University of Arts

Thinking that goes deeper: our artists seek to understand the world around us, and reflect society’s joys and sorrows in the works they craft. Imagination that grows wider: our artists explore the infinite possibilities of art, and express their discoveries with the full spectrum of their creativity.
We believe in the power of art education. We believe the deeper art education grows, the wider it becomes; and the wider it grows, the deeper it becomes.
K-ARTS will continue to raise young artists who engage with contemporary issues and create the classics of the future; a cradle for thinking that goes deeper, and imagination that grows ever wider

 

Mozarteum University

Mozarteum University of Salzburg

In 1841, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, a group of middle-class citizens founded the Cathedral Music Association and the Mozarteum. With this they intended to give added momentum to musical life in Salzburg by organising concerts, and also they wanted to ensure that there were enough young instrumentalists for the church services in Salzburg Cathedral.  In 1870 the International Mozarteum Foundation was founded to encourage young talented musicians, and in 1881 it took over the Mozarteum Public Music School.