It stands on the picturesque bank of the Taedong River in Munsu Street.
Founded in March Juche 38 (1949) as the highest institute for education of the Juche-oriented music, it was built in a modern architectural style.
The bust of Kim Won Gyun who composed the immortal revolutionary hymn Song of General Kim Il Sung and Patriotic Song, the national anthem of the DPRK, stands in front of the main building.
The conservatory consists of a 9-storey main building, a building of master courses, a concert hall, a dormitory and other affiliated buildings.
The building of master courses is divided into training rooms and individual lecture rooms.
The conservatory comprises the faculties of vocal music, national instrumental music, musical composition and others.