“Music is the universal language of mankind. Let music live, let’s live with music.”
Back in the distant year of 1983, Yayasan Musik Jakarta first opened its doors to a the doors on its inaugural semester. Recognized for our innovative curricula across a broad range of programs, Yayasan Musik Jakarta has long since taken its place as a pioneer in classical music education in Indonesia.
Sekolah Musik Jakarta (SMJ) (The Jakarta Music School) carries the reputation of a pioneer institution in classical music education in Indonesia, training students from as early as age three. Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan Musik – Yayasan Musik Jakarta (SMKM-YMJ) (YMJ High School of Music) was established as a formal education institution at the secondary level and provides music education for students between grades ten through twelve. Sekolah Tinggi Internasional Konservatori Musik Indonesia (STIKMI) (The International Music Conservatory of Indonesia) is the first tertiary international music conservatory in Indonesia to provide college-level music conservatory training to equip and prime young musicians towards a performing career.
For all that it has to offer, YMJ is not simply a top-tier music conservatory. It is also, thanks to its accomplished students and distinguished faculty, a performing arts center, one that provides its surrounding communities of music lovers with hundreds of live performances a year. The YMJ performance season encompasses a full range of classical, jazz, pop, and contemporary offerings – everything from the most intimate student recital to the full orchestra and choir production – and is well-served by our in-house auditorium as well as other performance venues around the city and beyond.
And as YMJ continues to evolve and shape the classical music scene within its communities and beyond, I invite you to tour our campuses and envision yet more: a music conservatory that never stops to grow, expanding its education and performance offerings, all the while nurturing the talents and unique qualities of new generations of musicians, artistic leaders, and, above all, well-rounded human beings.