Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Church Music Department

CHURCH MUSIC - Cantor and Conductor - repeated enrolment mode, second-cycle

Level of study: second-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: og√≥lnoakademicki Duration: 2 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units


from 2020-08-01 to 2020-08-31 23:59:00




MA studies in the Major of Church Music allow for widening the basic competencies in this field, acquired during BA studies. Teaching contents refer to the specificity of the major covering three areas – organ playing (instrumental studies), conducting and liturgical monody. Thanks to a number of practical and theoretical subjects students have an option to widen their knowledge of specialist music literature (organ, choir, vocal and chamber music) as part of a liturgy and outside of it. They can develop their skills in organ playing, liturgical accompaniment and piano improvisation in a liturgy in different forms and styles, and Gregorian chorale. The aim of MA studies is also to prepare graduates for performing the role of artistic managers of diverse vocal ensembles, cooperating with other musicians as part of liturgical forms, and to obtain competencies to unassistedly prepare and carry out a full setting of a liturgy according to the requirements of the liturgical law and on the basis of the best music literature models.

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.


  • performing a programme varied in terms of style and form on the organ – sending an audio-video recording
  • conducting a vocal-and-instrumental piece – sending an audio-video recording
  • performing an aria or a church song – sending an audio-video recording

Scope of material

  • organ:
    • performing a programme varied in terms of style and form on the organ
  • choir:
    • conducting a vocal-and-instrumental piece
  • voice production:
    • performing an aria or a church song

Date of exams

14.09.2020 - 18.09.2020 (on-line)