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Academy of Music


  1. The Academy of Music, also known as American Academy of Music, is a concert hall and opera house located at 240 S. Broad Street between Locust and Manning Streets in the Avenue of the Arts area of Center City, Philadelphia It was built in 1855-57 and is the oldest opera house in the United States that is still used for its original purpose. Known as the "Grand Old Lady of Locust Street," the venue is the home of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. It was also home to the Philadelphia Orchestra from its inception in 1900 until 2001, when the orchestra moved to the new Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The Philadelphia Orchestra still retains ownership of the Academy.
  2. The Academy of Music was a New York City opera house, located at East 14th Street and Irving Place in Manhattan. The 4,000-seat hall opened on October 2, 1854. The New York Times review declared it to be an acoustical "triumph", but "In every other aspect ... a decided failure," complaining about the architecture, interior design and the closeness of the seating; although a follow-up several days later relented a bit, saying that the theater "looked more cheerful, and in every way more effective" than it had on opening night.
  3. Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana is the main junior conservatory in Slovenia. The school has its origin in the Music School of the Slovene Philharmonic Society, which became the basis of the Ljubljana Conservatory in 1919, and then the Ljubljana Academy of Music in 1939. The secondary programme became an independent institution as the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory in 1953.
    • also known as Ljubljana Academy of Music; Academy of Music, Ljubljana
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  4. Academy of Music a.k.a. The Grand Opera House, often called The Grand and originally known as the Academy of Music, is a historic opera house located in Macon, Georgia, United States. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, it is now the performing arts center of Mercer University.
  5. The Academy of Music is a historic theatre building located in Lynchburg, Virginia. The three story theater was built 1904–05 in the Beaux Arts style with a Neoclassical interior. It was designed by E.G. Frye and Aubrey Chesterman. It is one of the only surviving legitimate theaters of the turn-of-the-century period in Virginia. Some of the more notable European and American names to appear on its stage included Ignace Paderewski, Anna Pavlova, Sarah Bernhardt, Alma Gluck, DeWolf Hopper, Otis Skinner, John Drew and Mrs. Patrick Campbell. In 2008, the Lynchburg Academy of Fine Arts received a $245,000 earmark from Representative Bob Goodlatte from the Community Development Fund of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, for renovations to the building.

There are other places with in their name, like Baku Academy of Music, Malmö Academy of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Academy of Music in Łódź, Latvian Academy of Music, Brooklyn Academy of Music, National Academy of Music, Academy of Music in Kraków, Norwegian Academy of Music, Maastricht Academy of Music, Royal Danish Academy of Music, Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.


The Academy of Music in Baltimore, Maryland was an important music venue in that city after opening following the American Civil War. The Academy was located at 516 North Howard Street. The Academy was demolished in the late 1920s, as the Stanley Theatre was being built in the same block.

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Google previewHarvard Dictionary of Music (1969)

by Willi Apel

Institutions of musical education: London, Royal Academy of Music; Berlin, Staatliche Akademie fur Kirchen- und Schulmusik; Munich, Konigliche Akademie der Tonkunst (founded 1846); Philadelphia, Academy of ...

Google previewGrove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1909)

by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland

For many years the Royal Academy of Music held Local Examinations throughout the kingdom, which were popular and lucrative. In order, however, to raise the standard of these examinations and assist the public towards the elimination of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music (2012)

by Nicole V. Gagné

After graduating from the Bucharest Academy of Music in 1969, Horatiu Radulescu left Romania and settled in Paris, becoming a French citizen in 1974.

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