Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory The Council of People's Commissars of the USSR ordered the organization of a Conservatory in Alma-Ata on April 30, 1944. In accordance with this order, on July 24, 1944, the Council of People's Commissars of the Kazakh SSR chaired by N.Undasynov, decided starting from October 1 of the same year, to organize on the basis of the musical and choreographic combine (currently P.I.Tchaikovsky Almaty Music College) the State Institute of Arts later transformed into the Alma-Ata Conservatory according to the model of the Moscow and Leningrad Conservatories. In 1945, the Conservatory was named after the outstanding Kazakh folk composer of the 19th century, Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev. The National status was given to the Conservatory by Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated July 05, 2001, No. 648. The Conservatory specializes in three-level (bachelor's-master's-doctorate) training of professional musicians of various profiles: musicologists, composers, performers of classical and folk musical instruments, vocalists, conductors, etc. Education is conducted in accordance with 33 educational programs.