The Modern School of Music and Dance was founded in 1940 by the pianists Elena Waiss and René Amengual, who radically modified musical education in Chile through the establishment of standardized curricula, programs, and assessment systems, thus generating an academic context for training. of musicians in the country.
In its beginnings, the Modern School of Music and Dance taught piano, harmony, and theory classes as well as viola and violin, under the direction of maestro Zoltan Fischer. During this time, advanced systems were introduced -such as the Arrau technique on piano-, the repertoire was expanded and the importance of the original score was emphasized, establishing a contemporary sense of performance that continues to this day. Since then, the musicians of the Modern School receive training that allows them to face with excellence any scenario in Chile or abroad.