Ege University State Conservatory of Turkish Music is the second academic institution that has been established to give Turkish music education. The academic staff that consisted of the leading artists of the day had an immense contribution to the foundation phase between March 28, 1984 and October 15, 1984.
Ege University State Conservatory of Turkish Music established by the law 2809 dated March 28, 1983 started serving with “Turkish Music Fundamentals” department which is currently called Department of Turkish Music in the year of 1984. Departments of “Voice Training”, “Turkish Folk Dances” and “Instrument Making” (currently called Department of Intrument Making and Repairing) were established in 1989-1990 giving the conservatory its current four departments structure.
Since its foundation, in accordance with its objectives, Ege University State Conservatory of Turkish Music has trained competent educators, scholars and artists who will transmit the values belonging to traditional music, dance and instrument culture from one generation to the other through scientific methods.
The graduates can be employed as instrument players or chorists in State Classical Turkish Music and Folk Music Choires, music teachers and folk dances trainers in state schools, private schools or public education centers with the additional teacher training certificate, scholars at the universities, researchers at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism or producers and performers in TRT.
By the desicion taken in the Board of Higher Education meetingon March 11, 2020 Department of Turkish Music Fundamentals was renamed as “Department of Turkish Music” and “Department of Instrument Making” was renamed as “Department of Instrument Making and Repairing”
Our Conservatory continues education with a total of 80 teaching staff, including 5 Professors, 14 Associate Professors, 60 Assistant Faculty Members and 1 Foreign Lecturer. The facilities in service are listed below: 17 classrooms, an activity hall with a capacity of 150 people, a sound recording technologies laboratory, a traditional clothes and finery laboratory, a Turkish folk dance collection exhibition, 2 dance halls, a rhythm room, a computer classroom, 3 instrument making ateliers, an instrument sales office.
MISSION: Our misson is to research Turkish traditional music and dance culture, to train competent educators, scholars and artists who will transfer our traditional music and dance culture to future generations by examining them via scientific methods.
VISION: Our vision is to become a distinguished conservatory that trains artists and scholars by conducting research and analysis on traditional music and dance in an educational environment supported by up-to-date technological equipment.