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 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.
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