From the History of the Department of Armenian Ethnomusicology of the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory


  • Alina Ashot Pahlevanyan Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan


Margo Brutyan, Anahit Kirakosyan, Hasmik Eloyan, Arusyak Sahakyan, Cabinet of Music Ethnomusicology, Nune Atanasyan


The Anniversary Conference is a significant platform not only for the discussion of important scientific problems. It provides a happy opportunity to thankfully commemorate those who put their heart and soul into the creation of the Conservatory.
Among them was Professor Margarit Bruthyan, on who's initiative the Cabinet of Ethnomusicology was established, of which she remained the chair and scientific director for many years. The Cabinet carried out extensive pedagogical, research and collecting activities. It also has an extensive music archive and a professional library. It was only in 1988 that the management of the Conservatory and rector Edgar Hovhannisyan has made a decision to establish an independent Department of Music Ethnography. From 1988 to 1992 M. Brutyan was the head of the Department. Since 1992, for almost twenty-seven years the management was entrusted to the author of these article. Since 2019 the Department has been headed by Nune Atanasyan.

Author Biography

Alina Ashot Pahlevanyan, Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan

Graduated from the Yerevan State Conservatory with a degree in Musicology and Piano. Later she completed postgraduate studies at the Institute of Arts of the NAS of the RA. A. Pahlevanyan is Professor, has Ph.D. in Arts, and holds the title of an Honored Art Worker of Armenia. In 1992-2018 she was the Chair at the Department of Armenian Musical Ethnography at the YSC. She has written numerous monographs, textbooks, collections of Armenian folk music, articles on national folklore, and contemporary professional music.



How to Cite

Pahlevanyan А. А. (2022). From the History of the Department of Armenian Ethnomusicology of the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. Musical Armenia, 2(61), 7–10. Retrieved from