Traditions continue in “Tradition”

Traditions continue in “Tradition”

Ijevan Music school №2 in Tavush Province of Armenia turned 20 years in 2018. Here, people love and honor traditions, and that is why the school proudly bears its name “Avanduyt”, which means “Tradition” in Armenian.


The tradition of musical education and cultural upbringing of the younger generation has deep roots not only in Tavush region, but throughout Armenia. But in Tavush people respect the traditions with special vigor. This region is well-known for its rich history and monuments of ancient history.

Currently, 127 students study at the “Avanduyt” school, with successfully functioning "traditional" classes of musical instruments - piano, folk instruments, clarinet, vocal, and guitar.

Recently, a festive mood reigned in the school. After reconstruction the school reopened its doors to young Ijevan residents. All school premises were thoroughly rebuilt and refurbished. The number of classes grew; three new rooms were opened. With the support of the head of the local community, the problem of gasification of the entire building was solved.

All this was made possible due to the initiative and the efforts of Detroit resident Barbara Harutyunyan, who was able to attract the attention of various organizations, both local and international, to the problem of the reconstruction of the school building. On the occasion of reopening of the renovated school, a festive event was organized. representatives of local authorities, the Primate of the Diocese of Tavush Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, the Governor of Tavush Vahe Ghalumyan, the Mayor of Ijevan Vardan Ghalumyan, the Lecturer of the Ijevan Branch of YSU Barbara Arutyunyan (USA), the project coordinator Narine Aghasaryan and others attended the festive event.

Yerevan-based artists with Tavush origins greeted the audience. The performances of the “Shoghakn” ensemble soloists Alexan and Hasmik Harutyunyan, as well as the opera baritone Asatur Baldzhyan were accepted with great success.