Music Pedagogues from the Soviet Union and East European Countries at the Montenegrin Music Academy from Its Foundation to Today
The Montenegrin cultural scene has historically been strongly conditioned by the surrounding geopolitical events. Upon the completion of the Second World War, music schools were opened. After several decades, the first higher education institution – the Music Academy – was founded in 1980 in Podgorica, former Titograd, as a response to a significant necessity to educate music professionals. Having been faced with a lack of domestic human resources, the Music Academy hired lecturers from Eastern European countries, including the Soviet Union. This paper looks into the engagement of Soviet and Eastern European musicians in the work of the Montenegro Music Academy.