Eritrea's oldest music school, Asmara Music School was founded in the late 1980s with it's initial students who were recruited at the Revolutionary School for children of fighters. The school is run under the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Education. To date the school has close to 30 teachers.
Asmara Music School offers a three-year certificate program and a four-year (now five-year) diploma program. Currently there is a discussion to lower the five year diploma classes to three years.