|Chair of History of Music was founded on the basis of the faculty the theory of music in 1947. An invaluable contribution to the development of the capacity of the chair, its professional development, the formation of scientific and methodological basis included great contribution of outstanding scientists and teachers – E.Romanovskaya, A.Kotlyarovsky, Ya.Pekker, I.Karelova, N.Orlov, S.Wexler, V.Golovina, T.Golovyants, N.Yanov-Yanovskaya, V.Plungyan, Yu.Nosirova and others.
Particularly important role of musicologist is the, ethnographer E.Romanovskaya, who has made an invaluable contribution to the development of Uzbek folklore.
The teachers-professors staff of the chair has a high level of scientific potential. The chair of the history of music is always at the forefront of musical science and education, has initiated a number of research and creative activities. During various times, J.Pekker, N.Orlov, S.Vexler, T.Gafurbekov, R.Yunusov,
Yu.Nosirova, I.Galuschenko, G.Tursunova, E.Mamozhanova, and Sh.Ganihanova headed this chair. At the present time this chair managed by S.Kosimhodzhaeva. This chair taught the leading musicologists of our republic, such as I.Dulgarova, A.Dzhabbarov, M.Novikova, K.Limanovskaya, Z.Parasko, T.Golovyants, N.Yanov-Yanovskaya, V.Plungyan, D.Malyan, I.Kachanovskaya, T.Rasulov, B.Muhamedova, G.Akbarova, G.Ambartsumova, at present time – Z.Mirhaydarova, G.Tursunova, Sh.Ganikhanova, I.Gulzarova, E.Mamadzhanova, A.Budarina, M.Abrarova. Nowadays, the chair of History of Music and critics – one ofthe leading producing chairs which are carried out on the initiative of a number ofprojects, competitions and festivals, conferences and round tables, publishing textbooks, manuals, collections of scientific papers, conducted educational activities.
Among the many activities initiated by the chair will be called International conference “Uzbekistan and Japan: Dialogue of Cultures”, festival “Golden Musical Leaf Fall” with the support of the European Union, a collection of scientific and methodological articles “Yearbook”, teachers and student conferences.