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

MUSIC ARTISTIC EDUCATION - Conducting Music Ensembles - 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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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units


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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:

  • Conducting :
    • prof. dr hab. Bożena Violetta Bielecka
    • prof. dr hab. Bożenna Sawicka
    • prof. dr hab. Wioletta Miłkowska
    • dr hab. Anna Olszewska, Prof. at the FCUM
    • dr hab. Anna Moniuszko
    • dr hab. Ewa Barbara Rafałko
    • dr hab. Piotr Zawistowski
    • dr Karolina Mika

Description of the Specialty:

Graduates in the Specialty of Conducting Music Ensembles have the theoretical knowledge and skills how to apply the principles of conducting technique in an accurate way, they know the music repertoire and materials from different periods and know how to unassistedly prepare a repertoire and programmes of concerts for different music ensembles, 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:

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

Depending on the selection of a specific segment from the group of free choice subjects, students may extend their theoretical and practical knowledge:

  • acquire skills of a qualified musician and teacher in the area of music education and promotion allowing to conduct:
    • school-type music education classes and general music classes at kindergarten and primary school-level institutions,
  • within the area according to their interests.

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.


  • ear training – oral test
  • test of conducting and vocal predisposition
  • selected instrument

Scope of material

  • 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),
  • selected instrument:
    • piano:
      • polyphonic piece (Baroque piece),
      • free piece,
    • other instrument:
      • etude (caprice) — solo piece,
      • free piece with accompaniment,

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)