The Josip Slavenski School of Music in Belgrade, Serbia, was founded in 1937 and has been providing music education to school-age children (ages 7 to 18) ever since. Today it is home to almost seven hundred students and more than one hundred teachers.
The Josip Slavenski school is known for its excellence and dedication to music education across all departments: piano, strings, woodwinds and brass, music theory, chamber music, early music, guitar and voice. Our goal is to provide musicians with the skills to pursue professional careers in music and education and in doing so contribute to our community.
During the school year, we organize more than 200 public performances and community concerts, as well as master classes, seminars and workshops. Our students successfully participate in almost all national and a number of international competitions for young musicians. At the National competition held every year in Belgrade, our school placed among the best in the country.
The Josip Slavenski School of Music  promotes excellence in choral singing as well as orchestral playing, and our wish is to provide students with a rich musical and social experience. Our High School Choir stages community concerts and performs at national and international competitions (Ohrid, Macedonia – two first prizes). The Primary School Orchestra enjoyed great success at both the National Competition and the National Music Festival held every year (first prizes). The High School Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2013 and has already had many important performances. The Chamber Orchestra is a member of the "Orchestra of the Cento Ragazzi," which brings together young musicians from Italy, Slovenia, Macedonia and Serbia.
The Early Music Department is unique in our country, and it brings to life music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.  In addition to community concerts and other noted performances, the “Joculatores Slavenses” ensemble had an opportunity to play at the Teatro dei Leggieri in San Gimignano  and the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, Italy, in 2003.  In 2004, “Joculatores Slavenses” performed again in Italy as well as in Porec, Croatia.
Some of our former students now enjoy international careers as performers, scholars and teachers, holding positions in orchestras and prestigious music institutions around the world, including the Julliard School in New York, as well as music academies in Cologne, Milan, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and elsewhere.