HOUSING

Participants who choose our Full Immersion with Housing option are housed in the AGBU Vahe Karapetian Center with over a hundered other visitors from around the world participating in various AGBU summer programs.

The 5500-square-meter building at 1 Zakaria Kanakertsi Street opened in September of 2015. The center is a residence hall designed to foster closer ties between Armenia and diasporan youth from around the world, who stay at the center while participating in the AGBU summer programs, such as Discover Armenia, the Yerevan Summer Internship Program (YSIP) and the Musical Armenia Program (MAP). The center also provides a venue for cultural and educational programs along with conferences and meetings.

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LESSONS, LECTURES AND MASTERCLASSES

ABOUT

AGBU's Musical Armenia Program (MAP) is a three-week summer initiative that connects aspiring and professional artists with Armenia’s rich musical heritage.


Since 2012, AGBU’s Musical Armenia Program (MAP) has been inviting musicians of all backgrounds, levels, and nationalities to come together and explore Armenia’s rich musical traditions. From folk to contemporary, liturgical to jazz, classical to blues - come explore the many faces, personalities, rhythms and notes of Armenian music through this one of a kind experience.
Get inspired by the unique flavor that is Armenian music through three weeks of masterclasses, lessons and lectures with prominent Armenian musicians and musicologists, cultural activities and concerts, and weekly excursions outside of the city. Discovering Armenia - its nature, its city life, its cuisine, its people - are as essential to understanding its music as the technique, musical history, and instruments that distinguish its heritage.
Join us on this journey to explore a country full of contrasts: old and new, traditional and avant-garde, east and west…
Get inspired - make it your own!

Want to learn more? Our alumni can tell you what they loved most about MAP.
Send us an email and we’ll put you in touch:
musicalarmenia@agbu.org

APPLY FOR MAP 2017

Vasken Yacoubian, president of AGBU Armenia, and Hayk Arsenyan, director of the AGBU Performing Arts Department, with MAP participant Nareg Balian in 2015.

  • All applicants applying to Full Immersion must have training as instrumentalists or vocalists, or in composition and conducting (no musical training is required to participate in the MAP Lecture Series).
  • Program is open to professional and amateur musicians.
  • Ages 15 and up.
  • MAP is open to applicants of all nationalities and heritages.
  • Applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and reside with a legal guardian throughout the duration of the program
APPLY

IMPORTANT DATES

Program Dates: July 10 - July 30, 2017

PACKAGES AND PRICING

The application fee is $50.
MAP applicants may choose from one of three customized packages.

Financial aid is available only for applicants to the Full Immersion with Housing Package.
Please note that program fees do not include airfare.
Applicants are responsible for securing their own flights to and from Zvartnots International Airport in Armenia.

An optional four-day trip (July 5 – 9) to Artsakh is available to all participants for an additional, all inclusive $200. Please note that participants under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a legal guardian for this trip (for an additional $200).
Musical Armenia Application PDF
Musical Armenia Financial Aid Application PDF

STAFF

FACULTY

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MEDIA

April 12, 2017

The program provides artists from around the globe with the opportunity to enrich their musical knowledge and performance artistry by exploring the melodies of Armenia’s rich culture.
August 11, 2016

A recap of MAP 2016 from ATV, in a series about the AGBU Summer Youth Programs in Armenia. Featuring interviews with MAP participants and professors.
November 5, 2015

A recap of MAP 2015 from Yerevan’s H1 Public TV’s Meronq program, in a series about the AGBU Summer Youth Programs in Armenia. Featuring interviews with MAP participants and professors.
August 3, 2015

MAP participants and coordinators enjoy an on-hands lecture on Armenian Folk Dance at the Naregatsi Art Institute with Arusyak Sahakyan.
September 13, 2014

A segment from Voice Of Armenians TV in New York, focusing on MAP 2014 and its final Gala Concert at the Naregatsi Art Institute.
August 5, 2014

ArmNews feature on MAP’s 2014 Gala Concert at the Naregatsi Art Institute on August 2, 2014. Interviews with MAP participants and coordinators Inessa Margarian and Hayk Arsenyan.
August 1, 2014

A look at the one-on- one lessons offered during the three weeks at MAP, featuring interviews with participants and professors.
July 21, 2014

A recap of MAP 2014 from ArmNews TV, featuring interviews with MAP participants and professors.
May 23, 2014

A look back at MAP 2012 with Yerevan’s H1 Public TV’s Meronq program.
April 29, 2014

AGBU Performing Arts Department director Hayk Arsenyan discusses MAP with Karine Kocharyan from Voice of Armenians TV in New York.
July 24, 2013

Segment on the 2 nd year of MAP, with interviews and clips from rehearsals, lessons, and lectures.
August 5, 2013

Segment on the 2 nd year of MAP, with interviews and clips from rehearsals, lessons, and lectures.
August 19, 2013

A look at MAP 2013 leading up to the program’s Gala Concert at the Aram Khachaturyan Museum in Yerevan.
August 29, 2012

A look at MAP 2012 leading up to the program’s Gala Concert at the Aram Khachaturyan Museum in Yerevan.
August 10, 2012

A look at the cultural site seeing enjoyed by MAP participants during their three weeks in Yerevan.
July 31, 2012

MAP coordinators and professors discuss the importance of AGBU’s Musical Armenia Program in its first year.
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TESTIMONIALS

Our alumni can tell you what they loved most about MAP.
Send us an email and we’ll put you in touch: musicalarmenia@agbu.org
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FAQ

More questions? Email us at musicalarmenia@agbu.org