Istanbul Municipal Conservatory

The Istanbul University State Conservatory (Turkish: İstanbul Üniversitesi Devlet Konservatuarı), until 1986 the Istanbul Municipal Conservatory (Turkish: İstanbul Belediye Konservatuarı), is a major national music school in Istanbul and part of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.

It was first founded as the Ottoman Dârülelhan in 1917 as a counterpart to the Darülbedayi founded 1914.[1] It is distinct from the Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory (founded in 1935).

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  1. Martin Stokes The Republic of Love: Cultural Intimacy in Turkish Popular Music - Page 17 - 2010 "The Darü'l-Elhan conservatory, often referred to as the Istanbul Conservatory or the İstanbul Belediye (Istanbul municipal) Conservatory, was established by the Ottoman state in 1917 under the auspices of the Ministry of Education."

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