The Conservatory of Music “E. F. Dall’Abaco” of Verona is a state institution of Higher Education working in the field of music. It was officially established in 1968 from the merging of various important music schools in the city. Alongside approximately 200 students doing bachelor’s and master’s degrees, there are also around 400 younger students engaged in pre-College training, which includes a new children’s programme. There are courses in all the traditional areas (classical and jazz) and important niche specializations in Early Music, Music Therapy and advanced Opera-related studies.