Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Symphony and Opera Conducting Department

CONDUCTING - Symphony and Opera Conducting, first-cycle

Level of study: first-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: ogólnoakademicki Duration: 3 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units


from 2020-05-01 to 2020-05-31 23:59:00




The major prepares conductors of symphony operas and opera theatres. The aim of studies is mastering performance skills, i.e., conductors’ skills, as well as basic symphony, opera and oratorio repertoire, and also developing the ability to work with a music ensemble. First cycle studies prepare students for further education.

In the academic year 2020/2021, classes will be taught by the following professors:

  • prof. Tomasz Bugaj
  • dr hab. Monika Wolińska, Prof. at the FCUM
  • prof. dr hab. Jan Miłosz Zarzycki

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.


  • conducting the prepared piece – audio-video recording presenting a candidate conducting a selected piece (it can be a version without accompaniment) with a short self-presentation and announcement of the prepared piece,
  • conducting – online interview (using the ZOOM app)
  • piano – an audio-video recording (home conditions allowed) of a piano repertoire: a polyphonic and a free piece
  • ear training – online test

Scope of material

  • piano – one study, one polyphonic piece, one classical and Romantic or modern piece.

Exceptions from admission procedure

Prize winners and finalists of artistic “Olympics” competitions at the central level will be exempt from the enrolment procedure from the subjects the competition pertained to. In such a case they obtain the highest number of points for these given subjects.

Date of exams

06.07.2020 - 10.07.2020 (on-line)

Additional documents

Must be sent to until 08.06.2020 and include:

  • a cover letter justifying the selection of major
  • presentation of a musical profile of a candidate – in writing