Historical Timeline

The Universitas Pelita Harapan Conservatory of Music has gradually gained respect and admiration as an important higher education institution of music in Indonesia, focusing especially on Western music study. Having established with the permit of Dikti SK No. 222/DIKTI/Kep/1999 on May 10, 1999, the conservatory has set its clear vision, which serves as the model of excellence of transformational music education in Indonesia.

 

As one of the most comprehensive and holistic institutions for the study of music, the conservatory of music educates and transforms performers, scholars, and music educators to make such impact especially around Indonesia. It offers innovative program combining national and international curricula and therefore providing a seamless transition for the graduates who pursue careers or further studies abroad. The conservatory has graduated more than 250 students, who are well-sought as teachers, composers, sound engineers, composers, art producer, music therapist, and church music director; and/or pursuing their graduate degrees abroad.

 

Students are trained to be professionals in the field under the guidance and supervision of more than 50 highly experienced and celebrated music professors, performers, and scholars who are dedicated to inspire the next generation of music leaders. With private training rooms, excellent support facilities and attentive staff members, the conservatory produces outstanding musicians, who will lead the future music scenes in Indonesia. Study practice is conducted on campus as wells as off campus, allowing students to perform at various venues, ranging from the campus concert halls to prestigious halls in Jakarta and Indonesia.

 

The lecturers are skilled professionals in the field of music holding Master’s and Doctoral degrees from prestigious international universities. There are also guest lecturers from overseas. Currently, the conservatory features international artists and professors from Macedonia, USA, and Singapore. Students have also participated in various competitions and won awards and top prizes at both national and international levels.

 

The conservatory features more than 25 practice rooms, choral and orchestral rehearsal rooms, recording studios and electronic labs, and studios. In addition, the Johannes Oentoro Library provides a number of descent music collections ranging from scores, theoretical treatises, history and literature, and audio CD.