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Armenian culture
Learn about the rich Armenian culture

The courses at the Culture Department offer students an introduction into aspects of Armenian culture and the rich cultural heritage of Armenians in the historical homeland, as well as outside it.

Note: All the courses in Armenian architecture and music are only available within the Asynchronous Self-Study Program.


The courses introduce to students the history of Armenian music and present the main components and features of the music culture. Students will be familiarized with folk music, works of musical folklore, and works of “gusan” and “asugh” of Medieval Armenia. They will gain knowledge about the Medieval Armenian musical ritual manuscripts, the notation system and its further developments, Armenian compositional art of the 19th century, as well as national Armenian classical music and compositional works of famous Armenian musicians. The course is rich with various samples of Armenian musical culture, as well as the musical fragments of famous Armenian composers.

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Music Introduction to Armenian Music - Part 1 Available in EN, FR, RU, SP, EA, WA
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Music Introduction to Armenian Music – Part 2 Available in EA, WA, EN, FR, RU, SP
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Armenian Culture content providers
Core material of the Armenian Culture courses is based on the works of the following renowned scholars:

  • Dr. Mher Navoyan

    Professor, Yerevan State
    Conservatory

  • Dr. Alina Pahlevanyan

    Professor, Yerevan State
    Conservatory

  • Dr. Araksia Saryan

    Professor, Yerevan State Conservatory

  • Dr. Tatevik Shakhkulyan

    Professor, Yerevan State Conservatory

  • Dr. David Kertmenjyan

    Professor, State Engineering University of Armenia, Yerevan