Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music

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Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music

Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (Latvian: Jāzepa Vītola Latvijas Mūzikas akadēmija) is a higher education establishment of music at 1 Barona Street, Riga, Latvia.


Latvian Conservatory of Music was founded in 1919. There were junior and senior courses that covered around 9 to 10 academic years. Beginning in 1940, the structure of the conservatory changed: the lower junior courses were transferred in secondary education system and later became a base for Jāzeps Mediņš's and Emīls Dārziņš's secondary schools of music. And there formed up courses of higher school in the conservatory. Beginning 1 October 1951 LPSR Institute of Theater was joined to the conservatory, reorganizing it to a faculty of theater with departments of acting and directing. In May 1958 it was renamed to the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian conservatory. In January 1964 conservatory had been renamed to J.Vītols Latvian institute of Art, but in July 1964 institute was renamed back to J.Vītols Latvian conservatory.[1]


  1. ^ J. Vītola Latvijas Mūzikas Akadēmija, entry in Archive of Latvia.

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Coordinates: 56°56′58.8″N 24°7′2.6″E / 56.949667°N 24.117389°E / 56.949667; 24.117389