Associated Institution

Associated Institutes

Opera Research Center

The Opera Research Center at the Showa University of Music was established in 1991 with the goal of exploring measures for the promotion of opera and musical arts in Japan. Since then, we have conducted research and study activities as the country’s most preeminent research institution on opera performance.
Particularly in recent years, we have created a materials archive of performance data, lists of works, and so on from materials related to opera productions, and have been engaged in constructing the Opera Information Center. Working in collaboration with opera performers, the management/production/technical staff supporting the performers, and music researchers, we continue to further our research. Also, the Opera Research Center has concluded a memorandum of understanding with the New National Theatre, Tokyo concerning the mutual loaning of research results and data.
 Some of visiting lecturers  for conferences and extension lectures

*as of Aplil 2016 / alphabetical order


Teresa Berganza
Mezzo Soprano


Robert Carsen
Stage Director


Gus Christie
Executive Chairman
of Glyndebourne Festival

Mariella Devia

Mariella Devia

Peter Gelb

Peter Gelb
General Manager of
the Metropolitan Opera

Eva Kleinitz

Eva Kleinitz
Opera Director of the Stuttgart Opera
President of Opera Europe
Next Intendant of Opéra National
du Rhin in Strasbourg

Peter Konwitschny

Peter Konwitschny
Stage Director

Eva Mei

Eva Mei

Kazushi Ono

Kazushi Ono
Principal Conductor
of the Opéra de Lyon
Next Artistic Director of
Opera of New National
Theatre, Tokyo

Alexander Pereira

Alexander Pereira
CEO and Artistic Director
of Teatro alla Scala

David Pickard

David Pickard
Director of
the BBC Proms

Gianni Tangucci

Gianni Tangucci
Artistic Consultant of
the Special Commissioner
of Theatro del Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino

Eva Wagner Pasquier-3

Eva Wagner-Pasquier
Consultant of Bayreuth

Alberto Zedda1

Alberto Zedda
Artistic Director
of Rossini Opera Festival
Director of
Accademia Rossiniana

Ballet Research Center

The Ballet Research Center is the only university-affiliated ballet research institute in Japan. It conducts research and studies on the latest trends in international ballet and the state of Japanese ballet culture. Currently, the Ballet Research Center is building a ballet archive to collect and manage materials and books concerning ballet as well as both domestic and international ballet environment survey materials and information. The Ballet Research Center aims to create a premier ballet research site within Japan. And a database of recorded ballet performances in Japan from the 1940s to the present will also be made public. (Only available in Japanese)

The world ballet school series

Extension lecture & workshop
“The world ballet school series”
The Royal Ballet School

Becoming the Principal

Extension lecture
“Becoming the Principal”
Lecturer : Miyako Yoshida

Other research and education institutions

Research Center for the Performing Arts Policies

Launched in January 2013, Research Center for the Performing Arts Policies at Showa University of Music aims to promote research and dissemination of policies for the performing arts and arts management. Keeping close contacts with relevant communities and agencies, we are committed to contribute to the development of performing arts in Japan by collecting and analyzing valuable information from professional standpoint. We continue to expand our research activities focusing on policy proposals and projects commissioned by nation, local governments and public interest corporations.

Research Center for the Performing Arts Policies

Art Song Institute
Arts Management Research Institute
Music Therapy Institute
Music Education Research Institute
Period Music Institute
Affiliated Music and Ballet Schools

Piano Art Academy

Piano Art Academy was established with the aim to nurture
musicians. We provide comprehensive education for young
pianists in developing technique and art istry whi lecultivating
their individual personality with its unique curriculum and
enriching performance opportunities.
Students have been winners of international piano
competitions and pursue professional career in music.


Competition Awards

e-Piano Junior Competition (USA)
  [ 4th Place ] Misora Ozaki
Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists (Germany)
 [ 5th Place, A Category ] Misora Ozaki
 [ 3rd Place, B Category ] Daiki Kato
Ennio Porrino International Piano Competition(Italy)
 [ 1st Place ] Masataka Goto
Dublin International Piano Competition(Ireland)
 [ 5th Place ] Rina Sudo
Hamamatsu International Piano Competition
 [ 4th Place ] Rina Sudo
Hilton Head International Piano Competition(USA)
 [ 3rd Place ] Rina Sudo
International Franz Liszt Piano Competition (Netherlands)
 [ 1st Place and Audience Award ] Masataka Goto
International Balys Dvarionas Competition
 for Young Pianists and Violinists ( Lithuania )
 [ B Group Grand Prix ] Yukine Kuroki
 [ C Group Winner ] Misora Ozaki
Hanoi International Piano Competition( Vietnam)
 [ 2nd Place, Category C and Best Classical Music Player Award ]
 Fuyuko Nakamura ( 2nd Edition ), Yui Nakamura ( 3rd Edition )
Moscow International Frederick Chopin Competition
 for Young Pianists ( Russia )
 [ 3rd Place ] Misora Ozaki
Tokyo Music Competition Piano Section
 [ 1st Place and Audience Award ] Daiki Kato
International Chopin Piano Competition in ASIA
 [ Junior High School Category Gold Prize ]
 Misora Ozaki (10th Edition ), Moka Takubo (15th Edition)
 [ High School Category Gold Prize ]
 Yui Nakamura (14th Edition ), Yasuko Furumi (15th Edition)
 [ General Category Gold Prize ]
 Fuyuko Nakamura (15th Edition )
 [ Concerto B Category Gold Prize ]
 Sako Kotakejima (13th Edition ), Yasuko Furumi (14th Edition),
 Yukine Kuroki (15th Edition )
 [ Concerto C Category Gold Prize ]
 Fuyuko Nakamura ( 11th Edition ), Sako Kotakejima (14th Edition )
 Yui Nakamura (15th Edition )
 [ Professional Category Gold Prize ]
 Misora Ozaki (15th Edition )
PTNA Piano Competition
 [ Grand Prize ]
 Masataka Goto (28th Edition ), Hitomi Maeyama (30th Edition ),
 Yuhi Ozaki ( 31st Edition )
 [ Grade G Gold Prize ] Sako Kotakejima
 [ Grade Junior G Gold Prize ] Misora Ozaki
 [ Grade F Gold Prize ] Fuyuko Nakamura
Yasuko Fukuda Scholarship Audition
 [ Yasuko Fukuda Prize ( 1st Place ) ]
 Yukine Kuroki, Yasuko Furumi
European International Piano Concours in Japan
 [ Junior Grade II Category Gold Prize ] Yui Nakamura
ASEAN International Concerto Competition( Indonesia)
 [ 1st Place ] Daiki Kato
International Paderewski Piano Competition( Poland)
 [ 3rd Place and Special Prize from the Mayor of Bydgoszcz ] Daiki Kato
International Competition for Young Pianists
 “Astana Piano Passion” ( Kazakhstan )
 [ 1st Place, Junior Category ] Yukine Kuroki
 [ 3rd Place, Senior Category ] Yui Nakamura
Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition
 [ 2nd Place ] Yuhi Ozaki ( 12th Edition )
 [ 3rd Place / MPA Award ] Misora Ozaki (14th Edition )
 [ 4th Place ] Masataka Goto (14th Edition)
 [ 1st Place ] Daiki Kato (17th Edition )
 [ 4th Place ] Yukine Kuroki (17th Edition )
 [ 2nd Place ] Yasuko Furumi (20th Edition )
 [ 3rd Place ] Misora Ozaki (20th Edition )
JPTA Piano Audition
 [Category D First Place Prize and Kazuko Hagiwara Award]
 Yui Nakamura