For more than seven decades, the Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy trains professional musicians. In comparison with conservatories in Europe and Russia, the age is insignificant, but in terms of event saturation and dynamics of development, its history has concentrated an entire epoch. It reflected not only the formation of the first creative university, the formation of the entire system of professional music education, but also the history of the country – the Kazakh SSR, and then sovereign Kazakhstan.
With the independence and sovereignty of Kazakhstan, the conservatory was awarded the status of «”Kazakh national higher educational institution». Thus, a qualitatively new level of tasks was outlined to create a competitive Kazakh model of music education, as well as the attitude of the university to the number of cultural and political priorities of the state.