The Prague Conservatory
The Prague Conservatory is a six-year high school providing complete secondary and specialized tertiary education. Famous Czech musicians, actors, and singers, as well as university teachers, primarily from Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (AMU), teach at the conservatory.
The Prague Conservatory graduates professional musicians and theater actors. At the Conservatory, students are taught to play all the instruments of the orchestra, the accordion, guitar, piano, and organ, singing, composing, conducting, and acting.
- Studying in all specialties has been going on for 6 years.
- A graduate of the Prague Conservatory receives a diploma, which is recognized throughout the world as a document of completed professional art education and the title of Diplomaed Specialist (DiS). At the Conservatory, students study English, German, and Italian.
- The curriculum includes, in addition to studying the main specialty, general education subjects, the study of music theory, foreign languages, and pedagogical subject matters.
- Among the teachers (there are 220 teachers in total at the Conservatory), there are famous artists who teach at the Conservatory in combination with professional creative activity.
- The Conservatory invites renowned foreign teachers to master classes and seminars that complement the curriculum.
- Students perform at concerts and theatrical performances, record radio and television programs and participate in Czech and international contests. They also have the opportunity to gain experience on the overseas tours of orchestras and ensembles.
- The Prague Conservatory has its own symphony, string, and baroque orchestra, chamber ensembles, drama and opera troupe.
- The Conservatory holds 200 concerts and 40 theatrical performances (drama, music, opera) per year.
- The Conservatory is located in three buildings in the center of Prague and is distinguished by an exceptional creative atmosphere—the capital of the Czech Republic has an intense cultural life.
- International music and theater festivals are held in Prague.
- Next to the Conservatory, there is the neo-Renaissance Rudolfinum building, which houses the Czech Philharmonic.
- The Conservatory actively cooperates with the Czech Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra, the National Theater, Czech Television, and Czech Radio. Students live in an inspiring cultural center and have many opportunities to experience the art of high-class Czech and foreign artists.
- After completing their studies, graduates of the Prague Conservatory can start a professional creative or teaching career, or continue their studies at a Czech or foreign university.
- Many students from abroad study at the Conservatory.
Submission of applications—by November 30
Entrance exams take place in the second half of January.
- The entrance exams consist of an examination in the specialty (the corresponding instrument, singing, etc.), an exam in music theory and the Czech language (exam in the form of an interview).
The academic year at the Prague Conservatory begins on September 1 and ends on June 30.
Specializations: Composing, Composing and Arrangement, Conducting, Piano, Organs, Harpsichord, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Harp, Flute, Blockflute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Saxophone, Accordion, Guitar, Percussion Instruments.
Specializations: Classical Singing, Popular Singing
Musical Dramatic Art
Specialization: Acting Technique