Part-time Academic Staff
The Faculty of Music and Performing Arts comprises two academic departments:
Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts was founded in 1986 as one of the first three
faculties of the University. With the exception of the state conservatories, it is the first faculty in
Turkey offering higher education in the fields of music and performing arts.
The Music Department of the Faculty offers training in most artistic fields, including composition,
piano, string and wind instruments, as well as opera and rhythmic music. The Theater department
offers programs in acting, directing and opera directing.
The Faculty aims to train artists who are creators, interpreters, educators and researchers
in their respective fields, to take part in and contribute to international events and to provide an
environment for creativity, interpretational excellence and research.
A pioneer in its work methods in Turkey, the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts is fast becoming
an "International Art Center" with its programs ranging from preschool to proficiency in art (Doctor of Musical
Arts) and its professional ensembles and artistic organizations.
Among some activities of the Faculty are the Early Music Training Program, Music Preparatory Primary and
High Schools, the Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra, Bilkent Youth Choir, the Bilkent Youth Theater,
the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra and the Bilkent International Anatolian Music Festival.
The public and universal identity of art necessitates the early and dynamic integration of art education
with the society and the international art world. Aiding the appreciation of music in Turkey and actively
participating and contributing to the artistic world nationally and internationally, are
among the primary objectives of the Faculty.