S.V.Rachmaninov Tambov State Musical and Pedagogical Institute

General Information

S.V. Rachmaninov Tambov State Musical and Pedagogical Institute is a Russian musical educational institution. In 1880, the Tambov Society of Lovers of Musical and Dramatic Art opened Music Classes, which were headed by the German musician Rudolf Helm, who worked in Russia. In 1882, the classes were transferred to the newly established Tambov branch of the Imperial Russian Musical Society. In 1900 they were transformed into the Tambov Musical College, for which in 1903 a new building was built by the efforts of the local community headed by V. M. Petrovo-Solovovo.

In 1909 the work of the school was inspected by Sergei Rachmaninoff. In the post-revolutionary years, the school went through a series of reorganizations, which ended in 1922 with the creation of the Tambov Musical College with the 1st stage music school attached to it. In 1936, the technical school again became a music school, and in 1959 the school was named after Rachmaninoff. In 1982, the school was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor. In 1995, the Tambov School of Culture was attached to the Tambov School of Music, and a year later the school was transformed into the Tambov State Musical and Pedagogical Institute named after S. V. Rachmaninov.

The university maintains a leading position in contemporary music education in the region and provides a wide range of opportunities for professional development and personal growth. The Institute has all conditions for successful education. The choice of educational programs at various levels allows the institute to fully implement the modern concept of lifelong education. Graduates of music schools and art colleges have the opportunity to get higher education in an accelerated program. Programs for the training of scientific and pedagogical personnel in graduate school are being implemented.

Study Programs 

  • Musical Performace and Musicology
  • Teacher Education and Folk-Art Culture
  • Pre-University Education
  • Advanced Training and Retraining of Specialists 

Accommodation and Housing 

The dormitory also is conveniently located in terms of going to and from the airport, either by taxi or via the metro. The dormitory is a corridor-type residential building with shared facilities. One room usually accommodates three or four roommates. Entrances to the building are equipped with video surveillance and security posts.