The Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City
is a conservatory
located at 112, Nguyen Du Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
that provides music education in undergraduate
level for the southern region of Vietnam. It is one of three conservatories in Vietnam (besides Hanoi Conservatory of Music
and Hue Conservatory
Historically, the precursor of this university was Music Division of Gia Dinh Art College
. In 1956, this Division is split from Gia Dinh Art College to become Saigon National Music School. When the dramatics faculty was added to the school education programme, this school was renamed Saigon National Music and Dramatics School with 2 main education fields: music (European music and Vietnamese national music or Vietnamese traditional music) and dramatics (principally Vietnamese traditional dramatics).
After the Fall of Saigon
on April 30th 1975
, the school was renamed Ho Chi Minh City National Music School. The dramatics division was split to establish Ho Chi Minh City Dramatics School (today Ho Chi Minh City Cinematics and Dramatics College
) in 1976.
From 1978, the dancing education program was added to the school education scope. On February 2, 1980, the school was given university
status by the Vietnamese government and was renamed Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory.
The schools scope of education includes the following courses:
- Long-term high school music course (in 9 to 11 years for pupils from 7 years old......