University instrumental in training musical artists
Kim Won Gyun University of Music celebrated its 70th anniversary on March 1.
The university named after People’s Artist Kim Won Gyun, who was awarded high state orders by creating the national anthem and many other famous works of music, is the country’s reliable base for training music and art talents.
Kim Won Gyun was its president between 1961 and 1963.
The university consists of vocal music, national instrumental music, Western instrumental music, musical composition, piano, musical instrument making and other faculties, as well as the Korean National Music Institute and a dual formation orchestra.
It has two attached schools, one of which specializes in the education of musical rudiments and the other in the training of popular singers and electronic music instrumentalists.