The beginnings of the Faculty of Music (FM) dates on January 15, 1962, with the opening of the State Conservatory of Tirana. Four years later, in 1966, from the merger of the three independent art colleges, Alexander Moses Drama schools (1959) and the Visual Arts (1959), the Conservatory was included in the High Institute of Arts as one of its three branches. Despite this status, the Department of Music at the Institute of Arts, as well as two others, acted as an independent subsidiary. In 1989, the three branches of the Higher Institute of Arts became faculties, while maintaining the quality even after 1991 when the ILA was named the Academy of Arts, and later on known as the University of Arts.
Faculty of Music has about 388 students, 78 effective pedagogues and offers 20 study programs and diplomas.
Structure of the Faculty of Music is organized in two departments:
1) Department of Interpretation
2) Department Composition-Conducting-Musicology-Pedagogy
3) Department of Canto
Since 2008 the Faculty of Music has adapted the new university structure (according to the Bologna Card system) with two learning cycles (3 + 2 academic years).
Music Faculty develops an active artistic life based on programmed calendar which is divided in two concert seasons with participation of students and teachers. Concerts are held in the great hall of the University of Arts almost every week of the academic year. This includes concerts performed by students of the composition class. Besides various chamber music formations, FM has symphony orchestras, wind orchestra, string orchestra that besides the compulsory learning plan they hold concerts scheduled in concert seasons, also opera and choral classes too.
FM learning environments are concentrated in the main building of the University of Arts, where the office of the secretary of this faculty is placed, there is also a building placed at the rear of the University, equipped with a number of small studios, classes as well as with the University of Arts central auditorium. Besides the large concert hall in the central building of the Faculty, Çesk Zadeja Hall is placed, it serves mainly as orchestras working environment for chamber music concerts but also for the development of seminar, workshops, etc. Another very important work environment is also the Multimedia Hall which is located in the rear building of the University of Arts, at the premises of the Library.

Contact:

University of Arts
Boulevard ” Dëshmoret e Kombit “, Square ” Nënë Tereza ”
Tirana, Albania
Bujar Sykja, Senior violin professor
bujarsykja@hotmail.com