Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Symphony and Opera Conducting Department

CONDUCTING - Symphony and Opera Conducting, second-cycle

Level of study: second-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: ogólnoakademicki Duration: 2 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units


from 2020-05-01 to 2020-06-20 23:59:00




The aim of studies is mastering performance skills, i.e., conductors’ skills, as well as basic repertoire, and also developing the ability to work with a music ensemble. Graduates are professional conductors with the knowledge covering theoretical matters and basics of composition.

Prepares orchestra and opera theatre conductors.

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 – a video recording presenting a candidate conducting a selected piece (it is possible to send a version without accompaniment) with a short self-presentation and an introduction of the prepared piece,
  • score reading and interview – about the prepared repertoire and elements of general music knowledge and orchestration – oral test online (using the ZOOM app)
  • ear training – oral test online (using the ZOOM app)

Scope of material

  • conducting the prepared piece from any historical period
  • ear training – oral test – test of pitch and harmonic ear, sense of rhythm, music memory and imagination, singing at sight proficiency and error correction

Date of exams

01.07.2020 - 06.07.2020 (on-line)

Additional documents

must be sent to until 26.06.2020 and include

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