Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory

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Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory (Template:Lang-cs), located in Prague, Czech Republic, is a conservatory specializing in contemporary music. Known primarily as a school for jazz and commercial music, it also offers a six-year undergraduate diploma in Classical music, composition, conducting, scriptwriting and musical theatre. The Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory offers instruction in piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass, upright bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion instruments, accordion and voice.


In 1958, pianist-composer-educator Vadim Petrov founded the People's Art School which offered courses for working people and was the precursor to the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory. At the time of its founding, all music schools of the former Czechoslovakia focused primarily on Classical music, but the People's Art School offered training in jazz and commercial music for radio, theater and television. Unfortunately, the school wasn't able to attain the status of conservatory for ideological reasons until 1990, the year after the Velvet Revolution.

From the very beginning the personality of Jaroslav Ježek stood as an artistic and human inspiration. When the school finally managed to become a conservatory at the end of 1980s, the name of this impresario was accepted in the title of the school. In 1998, all the facilities of the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory moved into one building in Roškotova 1692/4, Prague 4.

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