Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Instrumental and Educational Studies, Music Education and Vocal Studies Department

MUSIC ARTISTIC EDUCATION - Church Music - additional enrolment, first-cycle, Białystok

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

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Description of the Major:

The concept of education for the Major of Music Artistic Education includes the learning outcomes as specified in the Polish Qualifications Framework.

The primary aim of studies is to prepare both qualified musicians and music education and promotion teachers with a wide knowledge and teaching skills being in accordance with the guidelines specified in the curriculum.

Graduates should have foreign language skills at a B2 level, in accordance with the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe. They obtain a BA degree (licencjat) and are prepared to take up second cycle studies.

In the academic year 2020/2021 major subjects will be taught by:

  • Organ:
    • dr hab. Jan Bokszczanin, Prof. at the FCUM
    • dr hab. Józef Kotowicz
    • dr Rafał Sulima

Description of the Specialty:

Graduates in the Specialty of Church Music have the theoretical knowledge and skills to work as organists at Roman Catholic parishes and to conduct different types of church ensembles (scholas, parish choirs), they have the skills of qualified musicians and teachers within the area of music education and promotion, as well as theoretical and practical knowledge to conduct:

  • classes at primary music schools (general music subjects),
  • vocal ensembles and vocal ensembles with instrument(s) accompaniment at primary music schools and as part of amateur music movement.

Depending on the selection of a specific segment from the group of free choice subjects, students may extend their theoretical and practical knowledge within the area according to their interests.

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.


  • organ or piano (candidate’s choice)
  • ear training – oral test
  • test of conducting and vocal predisposition

Scope of material

  • organ of piano (candidate’s choice):
    • organ:
      • free choice – Prelude and Fugue, Toccata and Fugue or Fantasy by a pre-Bach period composer or by J.S. Bach,
      • J.S. Bach – movement 1 or 3 of any sonata,
      • J.S. Bach – chorale with figured cantus firmus,
      • free piece,
    • piano:
      • two etudes differing in terms of problems,
      • J.S. Bach – prelude and fugue from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier,
      • D. Scarlatti — one sonata,
      • sonata allegro,
      • free piece
  • ear training – oral test:
    • perception of intervals, triads and four note chords,
    • music memory and imagination test,
    • analysis of polyphonic melodic and harmonic passages,
    • singing at sight,
    • rendering of rhythmic passages,
  • test of conducting and vocal predisposition:
    • manual exercise in metre 4, 3, 2,
    • exercise (Concone, Vaccai) or song (light song) with accompaniment (by heart)

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

15.09.2020 - 16.09.2020 (on-line)