Philippos Nakas Conservatory, Athens, Greece
The Philippos Nakas Conservatory was founded in 1989. Featuring a professionally organized and modern facility, the conservatory is based in the center of Athens, a natural crossroad between East and West, with a large cultural heritage and musical tradition. Most of the programs of study are geared toward qualifying students for a professional diploma recognized by the Ministry of Culture.
Major Courses of Study
- Higher theoretical studies and composition
- Instrumental performance studies (classical and contemporary)
- Monody and drama
- Byzantine music
- Baroque and renaissance music
- Music technology
- Computer synthesis
- Film scoring
- Greek traditional and popular music
- Harmony, arranging, ear-training, solfege are included in the studies.
Apart from its central building in Athens, the Philippos Nakas Conservatory has 10 annexes in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Corfu island and Ioannina, with a total of 3,700 students enrolled for the academic year 1997-98.
Philippos Nakas Conservatory's 210 faculty members are talented musicians, most of whom perform with Greek orchestras and bands. Equally active as performers in recording studios and on television and radio, faculty members are committed to passing along their knowledge and experience to our students.
Every year a number of scholarships are granted to distinguished students of the Philippos Nakas Conservatory.
Master Classes and Competitions
Philippos Nakas Conservatory organizes national and international competitions and festivals, master classes, seminars and workshops with visiting professors and artists.
A large number of concerts and recitals are organized every year in Nakas Concert Halls, attracting more than 50,000 visitors.