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Location address: Schweiz, Basel-Stadt
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The City of Basel Music Academy is an institution for music education, located in Basel, Switzerland. It comprises a music school, college of music, and a center for early music research and performance. The Academy is affiliated with the University of Applied Sciences Northwest Switzerland.
The origins of the City of Basel Music Academy go back to 8 December 1867, when philanthropist Johann Jakob Schäublin-Vögtlin founded a music school in Basel with support from the Gesellschaft für das Gute und Gemeinnützige . Selmar Bagge was the school’s first director . The composer Hans Huber was director from 1896 to 1918, and in 1905 he oversaw the addition of a college of music , the first conservatory in German-speaking Switzerland. Conductor Hans Münch served as the school’s director from 1935-1947.