Queen Sofía College of Music

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Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía
Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía
Type Private
Established 1991
President HRH The Queen Sofía of Spain
Principal Paloma O'Shea
Location Madrid, Spain
Campus Urban
Website Official website

The Queen Sofía College of Music (Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Spanish) is a private music college founded in Madrid, Spain, in 1991 by Paloma O'Shea. It is part of the Albéniz Foundation.[1]


The school was founded by Paloma O'Shea[2] in 1991[1] in Madrid, in order to provide young Spanish musicians with a solid artistic education without the need to study abroad in other European countries.[1]


The purpose is to train first-rate musicians, and all the necessary resources are made available to students and teachers with this end in mind. Originally The school offers individually tailored instruction to ensure that each student gets the training that he or she needs[3] without following any pre-established program of studies, but in 2016 they introduced an official 4-year Bachelor of Music degree. It also offers post-graduate and pre-college preparatory training.


Former and present staff[edit]


Queen Sofia College of Music (Madrid)

The school's new campus is in central Madrid near the Royal Palace and Madrid's main opera theatre, Teatro Real. The new building has over 30 teaching and rehearsal rooms, offices, library and a large concert hall.

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  1. ^ a b c "Historia". Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía. Retrieved July 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Enrique Franco (08/06/1984). "PERFIL: Paloma O'Shea". El País. Retrieved 8 January 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "La Escuela de Música Reina Sofía podría cerrar en dos años". Retrieved 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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