Toho Gakuen School of Music

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Toho Gakuen School of Music
President Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi
Principal Ikuo Oshima

Toho Gakuen School of Music (桐朋学園大学, Tōhō Gakuen Daigaku) is a private music school in Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan. [1] [2]



Toho Gakuen was founded in 1948 in Ichigaya (Tokyo) as the Music School for Children, [3] and two years later moved to Sengawa (current address at Wakabacyo, Chōfu-shi, Tokyo) and opened the Toho High School of Music, to provide quality musical education to teenage girls. Nov.1954 moved to Sengawa (Wakabacyo, Chōfu-shi, Tokyo). 1955 saw the establishment of the Junior College and in 1961 the Junior College becomes the Toho Gakuen College Music Department. [4] The College of Music was a pioneer in offering university-level degrees in music in Japan. In 1995 the Toho Orchestra Academy was established in Toyama and in 1999 opened the Toho Gakuen Graduate School, which offers postgraduate degrees. [1]


Through its high school, college and graduate school, Toho Gakuen offers studies from preparatory diplomas to master's degrees in all orchestral instruments, piano, composition, conducting and musicology. [5]

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