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

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

Level of study: second-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: ogólnoakademicki Duration: 2 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 the knowledge and teaching skills being in accordance with the guidelines specified in the curriculum.

There is an option to follow an individually tailored didactic process selecting subjects in accordance with a student’s interests.

Graduates 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 are prepared to take up third cycle studies.

Graduates of second cycle studies are fully competent and independent artists, knowing how to consciously integrate the acquired knowledge and use it as part of the widely understood culture-creating activities.

Graduate obtain the title of magister sztuki and are prepared for taking up third 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 widened theoretical knowledge and skills how to prepare a music setting of a liturgy or as needed by church communities (organists’ schools). Depending on the choice of a specific segment of the free choice subjects, students have an option to widen their theoretical and practical knowledge:

  • acquire the skills of qualified musicians and teachers within the area of music education and promotion, allowing to conduct:
    • classes and general music classes of school-level music education at kindergartens and primary schools,
    • classes and general music classes of school-level music education at general education secondary schools (music, artistic classes),
    • classes (music principles, choir) at secondary music schools,
  • within the area according to their interests.

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.


  • organ – sending an audio-video recording
  • voice production – sending an audio-video recording
  • conducting – sending an audio-video recording

Scope of material

  • organ – performing three pieces (programme up to 15 minutes):
    • chorale prelude by J.S. Bach or other Baroque composer,
    • large polyphonic form by J.S. Bach,
    • Romantic piece,
  • voice production – performing two pieces (programme up to 10 minutes):
    • permanent and changeable parts of a Mass, psalms or church songs with organ accompaniment.
  • conducting – Conducting an a capella choir programme – a sacred piece with varied style; the programme should consist of two pieces (up to 10 minutes):
    • polyphonic piece or a piece with polyphonic elements,
    • free piece

Test of general music knowledge and the knowledge about the composer, performance style, form and music genre of the presented pieces.

Date of exams

15.09.2020 - 16.09.2020 (on-line)