ITU TMDK, 41 Years Old!
Mar 11, 2016

Established in 1975, the first Turkish Music Conservatory (ITU TMDK) celebrated its 41. anniversary in the night held on March 5, 2016, in Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall.

ITU TMDK-41. Yil Kutlamasi

Our Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca and the Director of TMDK Prof. Dr. Adnan Koç and also the leading artists of our country Melihat Gülses, Erol Sayan, Yücel Paşmakçı, Fikret Değerli ve Tanburi Abdi Çoşkun joined to this special night. Besides, many guests also accompanied this prestigious night.


The guests spent a pleasant night with the concert given by ITU TMDK Symphony Orchestra conducted by the Chief Oğuzhan Balcı and İTU TMDK Chamber Orchestra Choir conducted by the Chief İhsan Özer.

ITU TMDK-Senfoni Orkestrasi

Turkish Art Music and Turkish Folk Music artists Erol Deran, Mutlu Torun, Arif Sağ, Erdal Erzincan, Umut Akyürek, Adile Kurt Karatepe, Çiğdem Yarkın, Celal Bakar, Sinem Özdemir, Alp Aygün, Neva Özgen ve Serkan Mesut Halili are among the names who took the stage on this special night.


With its 175 academic staff, 850 students and about 3500 graduates, the first Turkish Music Conservatory in our country is a big family that plays an important role in the music agenda of our country. With a full integration into Europe-Bologna process, ITU TMDK provides high standard under-graduate and graduate training with its departments of “Instruments, Vocal performance, Composition, Turkish Folk Dances, Music Technologies, Musicology and Musical Theory”. At the same time, ITU TMDK continues its settlement in secondary school, high school, under-graduate and graduate programs and training both master instructors and the artists leading the music agenda.