Organization - The Union of Composers of Tajikistan

The Union of Composers of Tajikistan
Basic Information
English The Union of Composers of Tajikistan
Country Tajikistan
Category Government Agency
Domain Performing Arts
Function Research
Education and Training
Established year 1939

The Union conducts research on art history, historical and theoretical problems of national art, the interaction of various national art of the people from the East and West and methodological improvement of research in the field of national art history.

It also develops topical, historical and theoretical problems of musical art, and new prior scientific direction in the structure of priority areas such as musical art history, development of scientific issues based on the employment of achievements, innovative approaches and methodologies of modern musical art history.


The Union is a public, scientific-creative, professional organization of composers and musicologists of Tajikistan that is established to develop the best traditions of world classical and Tajik music. It also aims at educating young figures of musical culture and creating favorable conditions for the realization of creative potential.

According to the Resolution of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Tajik SSR “On the state of art in the Republic and measures for its further development” (June 1, 1939), the Union of Composers of Tajikistan was founded.

From 1939 up till now, 14 Congresses of the Union of Composers of Tajikistan were held (1948, 1956, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1976, 1981, 1987, 1992, 1998, 2001, 2007, 2016 and 2017).
In order to further develop professional music, by Decree of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan “On the Prize of the Writers’ Union of Tajikistan and the Union of Composers of Tajikistan”, the Borbad Prize in the field of musical art was established in 2004.

Currently, there are 5 doctors of science, 7 PhD, 7 laureates of the State Prize named after A. Rudaki, 3 Winners of the Prize of Kamola Khujandi, 3 People’s Artist and Hafiz of the Republic of Tajikistan, 11 Honored Art Workers of the Republic of Tajikistan, 2 Honored Workers of the Republic of Tajikistan are members of the Union of Composers of Tajikistan, and 5 members of the Union of Composers awarded government rewards.

Major Activities

The Union is the first professional organization in the republic associated with the development of a new professional multi-voiced musical culture. Over the last 80 years, a great potential has been accumulated, which allows us to solve the most diverse creative and scientific problems of the musical culture of Tajikistan.

In the structure of the UC of Tajikistan, there are several sections, one of which – the section of musicology is a purely scientific structure. Over the last 80 years, scholars – members of the Composers’ Union- created and published about 30 monographs, collections of articles, and separate brochures on the life and work of Tajik composers. The works of Tajik composers were performed far outside Tajikistan and also were staged on the stage of other theaters.

The scientific heritage of musicologists in Tajikistan has been translated into many foreign languages. The members of the Union work for the implementation of cultural policy of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, considering the scientific and practical needs of culture and art, along with composing music and other musicological compositions. They also carry out research work on historical and theoretical issues of national art to improve the methodological foundations of scientific research.

Contact Information (Organization)
Address 31 Omar Khayam str., Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Tel + 992 (37) 224- 07-81; 224- 79-20; 224-07-27
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