In 2007, the 71st Anniversary of the Ankara State Conservatory was celebrated with the support of the choir and orchestra artists of the General Directorate of State Opera and Ballet and with a concert conducted by Alessandro CEDRONE in Muhsin Ertuğrul Stage in Mamak Cultural Center (Old Conservatory Building).
In 2007, in order to protect the health of artists and artist candidates, eye screening was done to Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory students and teachers, Ankara State Opera and Ballet staff, Choir and Orchestra artists in cooperation with Kudret Eye Hospital.
A concert was organized at Mamak Cultural Center Muhsin Ertuğrul Stage on May 6, 2008 for the celebration of the 72th Anniversary, within the framework of the anniversary activities of the Ankara State Conservatory, which we wish to be traditionalized. Orchestra artists as ADK-DER members, Ayşe TEK, Tuncay KURDOĞLU, Şebnem ALGIN and newly graduated soloist artists from our school attended to the concert conducted by Ibrahim YAZICI.
On the 5th of May 2009, the 73rd Anniversary Tango Night themed concert was held at Mamak Cultural Center Muhsin Ertuğrul Stage with the participation of ADK-DER Orchestra conducted by Alessandro CEDRONE. Bandaneon artist Tolga SALMAN and Nebil GÖKAY attended the night and they were accompanied by the concertmaster Seda YALDIZ.
As the 73rd Anniversary of Tango Night received positive reviews, a concert with the same theme was held on Friday, May 29, 2009 at Atılım University.
At some elementary schools in Ankara, promotion days have been organized by a quartet founded by our members together with some of our vocal artists in order to introduce classical music instruments and the art of singing, and to gain potential students to our conservatory.
We celebrated the 74th Anniversary of Ankara State Conservatory with the theme of “The Color of Art from Past to Present” on May 6, 2010 at Muhsin Ertuğrul Stage with our esteemed artists who are graduates of our school.
As ADK-DER we have made the conservatory anniversary celebrations traditional and we contacted the Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory administration on the occasion of its 75th anniversary and made it possible for the activities to be celebrated for a week.
The 75th Anniversary of the establishment also brought together the graduates and the graduate candidates of our school.
Thus, this prom that replaces the graduation ceremony that has not been held for years, has been an important step in bringing together the artists who have graduated or still studying, and have them to get together with the artists of ADK-DER.
The competition projects initiated by our Association after 4 years of experience were put into practice and the first one was organized in 2011 to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of ADK-DER.
We are proud of successfully completing a project that has not been realized in our country and in the world so far.
The competitions are held in 3 stages within the same period: Composition – Instrument Competition and the Concert. The most important part of the project is that the winning composition is performed by the first-place contestant immediately after the competition with a professional orchestra conducted by professional conductors.
2019 has been a year of innovation for us. Our European Union Grant Program Project, which we started to work in 2017, was accepted and enabled us to go through a more exciting process. We have added a new one among our event categories with the coming National Singing Competition, which will be held for the first time in 2019.
We have completed our preparations for the National Singing Competition in memory of Prof. Yalçın DAVRAN, which we plan to make within the framework of EU Local NGOs Grant Program, and we will announce the date of the competition as soon as possible.