Formal Music Education
“One Student, One Musical Instrument” Project (Elementary School—High School)
Musical Instrument Education That Enriches Life
As part of character development, leisure activities, and general arts education, the Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education has been running a “One Student, One Musical Instrument” Project which is linked with music classes and after-school art clubs.
- What Is the “One Student, One Musical Instrument” Project?
- This project encourages students to learn how to play at least one instrument before they graduate from high school. As a way to enhance the educational environment, the Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education has developed the “One Student, One Musical Instrument Achievement Certification” system and selects music pieces that are suitable for each school and each student so that continuous learning is possible through the school years.
The Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education has pursued the “One Company, One School Musical Instrument Donation Project” and a musical instrument teacher training course since 2013. The Art Club Teacher Association conducts training for more than 200 teachers every year.
Thanks to support from the local community, students in Daegu have access to a diverse range of musical instruments including those for rock bands and orchestras, Korean drums, ukuleles, flutes, and djembes. Thirty companies are taking part in this donation project and have donated instruments equivalent to 2.27 billion won to 406 schools. Consequently, 84% of students in Daegu (99% elementary school, 89% middle school, and 57% high school students) were able to be the beneficiaries of the “One Student, One Musical Instrument” Project in 2016.
- Daegu Elementary School music recital
Gyeongbuk Arts High School
Incubator for Fostering of Talented Music Students
Gyeongbuk Arts High School, which opened in 1965 as a special-purpose high school in the field of arts, nurtures 240 talented music students from all over the country each year. The music department includes Korean music, orchestral music, vocal music, composition, and piano.
The school has produced a number of competent musical talent such as Lyuh Soo-Yeon, a member of the Contemporary Gugak Orchestra at the National Gugak Center, and composer Lee Dohun who is an artistic director of Koreanisches Musikfest in Deutschland.
Universities Specializing in Music in Daegu
Graduation of 800 Music Majors Each Year
- Vocal Music Exchange Concert between Four Universities in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province
There are five four-year universities and three two-year universities in Daegu from which approximately 800 music majors graduate each year. These universities implement significant and practical education to develop music professionals and thus improve the musical environment in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province.
The “Vocal Music Exchange Concert between Four Universities in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province” has been held since 2013, providing vocal music students the opportunity to gain academic experience and share information.
urrent Status of Universities and Colleges of Music in Daegu
|University / College||Major||Website||No. of New Students
(As of 2016)
|4-year universities||Kyungpook National Univeristy
(College of Music and Arts)
|Korean Music, composition, vocal music, orchestral music, conducting, piano||경북대학교(예술대학) 홈페이지||81|
|Yeungnam University (College of Music)||Korean music, composition, voice, piano, orchestral instruments||영남대학교(음악대학) 홈페이지||151|
|Keimyung University (College of Music and Performing Arts)||Orchestral performance, vocal performance, composition, piano||계명대학교(음악공연예술대학) 홈페이지||213|
|Catholic University of Daegu (College of Music)||Vocal, instrumental, composition and practical music, piano||대구가톨릭대학교(음악대학) 홈페이지||132|
|Daegu Arts University||Piano pedagogy, performance music, jazz & commercial music, contemporary Christian music||대구예술대학교홈페이지||102|
|2-year colleges||Keimyung College University
(Faculty of Practical Music)
|Musicals, practical music||계명문화대학교(생활음악학부) 홈페이지||35|
|Suseong College (Department of Preschool Music Education)||Piano lesson, keyboard harmony, piano accompaniment, computer music arrangement, production and performance, choir and ensemble, Korean instrumental music, music psychotherapy for children, music therapy||수성대학교(아동음악보육과) 홈페이지||21|
|Kyongbuk Science College (Department of Music)||Composition, computer music, vocal music, instrumental music, song writing, music production and engineering||경북과학대학교(실용음악과) 홈페이지||51|