Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan

Coordinates: 40°11′13.47″N 44°31′0.88″E / 40.1870750°N 44.5169111°E / 40.1870750; 44.5169111
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Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan
RectorSona Hovhannisyan
WebsiteOfficial website

Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan (Armenian: Երևանի Կոմիտասի անվան պետական կոնսերվատորիա), also known as Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory[1] (YKSC)[2] or Yerevan State Conservatory (YSC),[3][4] is a state-owned college of music located in Yerevan, Armenia. The institute was founded in 1921 as a music studio. In 1923, it was turned into a higher musical education institution.[5] It is named after Komitas, the founder of the Armenian national school of music.

Student Council[edit]

The Student Council is self-governed and is formed of students from different study years, who are chosen in the faculty student meetings. The chairman is chosen by the council members. The Student Council is aimed to defend students' interests, help them to solve their social and life problems and organize their free time. The council provides financial aid, nominal scholarships and removes the study fee fully or partially. The chairman of the council is co-opted to the YSC Rectorate. The students also delegate 25% of the Student Council staff to the Big Council of the YSC.


The YSC has a permanent student symphony orchestra, chamber, and folk instruments orchestras, folklore choir and different chamber ensembles: trios, quartets, a wind sextet, etc.

The Opera Studio with its symphony orchestra and choir is situated in one of the YSC buildings. The Studio has at its disposal the Big Hall with theater stage (275 seats), where the studio participants, both teachers and students: producers, conductors, orchestra musicians and choir singers, stage the operas. All the vocal parts in these operas are performed by the students of the Vocal Department.

There are also three small concert halls in the Conservatory (80-100 seats in each one). They are used for the academic evenings, solo, class, faculty or jubilee recitals, annual session of the Top Student Society, student formal and informal meetings and "skills".


Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ANQA | Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory". www.anqa.am. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  2. ^ "About". Friends of Conservatory Foundation. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  3. ^ "Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas". AEC. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  4. ^ "Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory | Piano Teachers Federation". pianoteachersfederation.org. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  5. ^ About Us | Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory

External links[edit]

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