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Republican Music School named after K. Baisetova — Middle East Classical Music Academy

Republican Secondary Specialized Music Boarding School named after K. Baisetova, under the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a renowned educational institution widely recognized both within and beyond Kazakhstan. Established in 1948, following the model of the Central Music School (opened at the Moscow Conservatory in 1935 based on the Children’s Department of the conservatory), it was organized according to the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR dated September 22, 1948, No. 2708, and the Kazakh SSR dated September 22, 1948, No. 857. The primary objective of opening the school was to identify, select, and further educate musically gifted children in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Creative assignments were undertaken by educators, who embarked on extended trips to remote regions of the republic in search of musically talented children. In 1957, in accordance with the Decree of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan and the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR “On perpetuating the memory of the People’s Artist of the USSR, laureate of the State Prize of the USSR, soloist of the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Abay – Kulash Baisetova” dated August 14, 1957, the school was named after the outstanding Kazakh singer with a unique talent and an unforgettable ‘nightingale’ voice. According to Presidential Decree No. 3002 dated May 24, 1996, “On state support for schools for gifted children,” a network of schools for gifted children was established. Following this, by Government Resolution No. 604 dated April 19, 2000, the school was one of the first in the country to receive a new status – the Republican State Institution (RSI) “Republican Secondary Specialized Music Boarding School for Gifted Children named after K. Baisetova” with a twelve-year term of study. On September 15, 2011, on the territory of the school, a bronze bust of the renowned singer Kulash Baisetova was installed to commemorate her 100th anniversary. This event holds significant cultural importance in the country as it marks the first monument to K. Baisetova in Kazakhstan. The monument’s author is the Honored Figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan, State Prize laureate T. Binashov.


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