The Gnesins Russian Academy of Music

The Gnesins Russian Academy of Music THE GNESINS ACADEMY IS ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS MUSIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGH EDUCATION IN RUSSIA 2000 students...
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The Gnesins Russian Academy of Music

THE GNESINS ACADEMY IS ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS MUSIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGH EDUCATION IN RUSSIA 2000 students 9 majors 400 faculty members

History The Gnesins school was founded in 1895 by a family of musicians During the XX century it has expanded in a group of musical educational institutions which includes primary school, secondary school (College) and higher school (Institute, Academy since 1992)

Musical Education in Russia ■ Step 1: Musical School for Children from 7 to 15 years old ■ Step 2: Musical College (4 years) ■ Step 3: Conservatory or Academy of Music – Specialist Program (5 years) Or – Undergraduate Program (4 years) – Graduate Program (2 year) – Postgraduate Program (3 years)

We offer:  Graduate and Postgraduate Programs in the fields of instrumental performance (classical or jazz), singing (classical, jazz and folk), choral and orchestra conducting, musicology, composition, sound engineering, musical management  Doctorate Programs  Life-long trainings for music teachers and performers

Departments ■ Piano Department ■ Vocal Studies Department ■ Orchestral Department

■ Conducting Department ■ Russian Folk Music Department ■ Folk Instruments Department ■ Composition and Musicology Department ■ Jazz Department ■ Musical Industry Department

Orchestras and Ensembles of the Academy ■ Opera-Theater Studio ■ – – – –

Orchestras The Symphony Orchestra The Russian Concert Orchestra Wind Orchestra “Academic- Band” Jazz Orchestra – Chamber Orchestra – “Ad Libitum” Boyan and Accordion Orchestra

Orchestras and Ensembles of the Academy ■ Choirs – Academic Choir – Contemporary Music Ensemble “Altro Choro” – Russian Folk Choir ■ Ensembles – Folk Singing Ensemble“Zolotitsa” – Students Vocal Ensemble of the Solo Folk Singing division

Our Locations and Facilities ■ Main building in the Moscow city center ■ Concert Halls – Great Hall (550-seat hall, “Steinway” and “Yamaha” grand pianos, multimanual electronic organs, sound and light technologies) – Small Hall (100-seat hall, “Steinway” grand pianos) – Shuvalova Music Lounge (110 seats, lounge piano, disklavier “Yamaha”) – Ogran Hall (50-seat hall. It has a very rare, 125years old organ –a gift from a London’s church, restored by Moscow’s masters). ■ Sound recording studios ■ Scores and Sound Records Libraries ■ Students Residence Hall in 30 minutes from the Academy

Scientific Activities and Research  Musicological researches  International Conferences

 Traditional Music Cultures Library  Committee for Rewarding Scientific degrees

Traditional Music Cultures Laboratory

■ Founded in 1957 ■ Field, archive and scientific researches of the musical folklore (vocal, instrumental or choreographic), Old Russian Church music and contemporary church singing ■ The laboratory has the following materials:  Archive of sound records of folk and church music (on the analog and digital sound media)  Video collection  Manuscript fund

 Iconographic fund  Technical equipment

Committee for Rewarding Scientific degrees

Academy`s Committee for Rewarding Scientific degrees was founded in the 1994, and since then hundreds of dissertations were defended. The Committee includes the faculty members from the Gnesins Academy, the Moscow State Conservatory, The State Research Institute of Arts.

International Activities  Member of the AEC (Association of European Conservatories)  Students and Teachers Exchanges  Partiсipation in the Erasmus+ Program

 International Summer School in Barcelona (Spain)  International Workshops  International Competitions  International Festivals

Programs for International Students  Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Programs (taught in Russian)  Preparatory Program (one year program, Main instrument and Intensive Russian Language courses)  Exchange Programs for students from the Partner Conservatories (partly in Russian, individual lessons can be provided in English, Russian Language course is included in the curriculum)  Individual trainings (can be provided in English)

International Offices  Foreign Students Office  International Relations Department

We will be glad to see you in Moscow! Thank you for your attention!

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