“Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”

The only one university for professional musicians in Bulgaria

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Not only a leading music education centre, but also a significant cultural centre whose versatile creative initiatives gain more and more public prestige and recognition


The National Academy of Music “Prof. Pantcho Vladigerov” is the most authoritative higher education music school in Bulgaria with the oldest, best established and most efficient professional traditions. It focuses on the potential and achievements of the most significant, renowned artists in this area in the same amount today, as it has done in the past. Its graduates win top prizes in prestigious international competitions and take part in international music initiatives.

They achieve successful professional careers in our country and worldwide – on Bulgarian and world stages, in orchestras and opera theatres, in secondary and higher education music schools, in colleges, universities, in various cultural institutions and art unions, in the electronic media, in cultural centres etc.

The courses in the National Academy of Music are taught by renowned representatives of the art and science of music in Bulgaria. Their professionalism is measured by their presence in the world music life and research exchange and it guarantees for the quality of education and development of the students. The Academy houses the richest specialised music library in Bulgaria with a collection of records. 

The Academy offers over 30 majors which are based on the tested and proven traditions of Bulgarian musicology and the Bulgarian vocal, instrumental and ballet teaching traditions. All syllabuses are updated at regular intervals to match the most contemporary standards in education, the art of music, research and teaching. The students have the opportunity to take part in productions, concerts, music performances, research meetings, seminars, conferences, courses of lectures. In addition to the regular education, master classes and courses of lectures by renowned Bulgarian and foreign musicians and musicologists are organised. The National Academy of Music is a member of the Association of Higher Education Institutions of Arts (AES) based in Brussels and is also included in the Erasmus Programme.

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