The Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music — aMuz
Youthful energy, artistic experience!
The Academy of Music in Gdansk is over 70 years old. For a long time, our academy provided its many services to an area of northern Poland. It has been a prominent segment in an important network of cultural relationships here. Today the Academy still serves a large portion of Polish citizens of the northern region (about 5 million in all) and maintains a real influence on the music culture of this part of Poland.
The Academy has produced nearly 7000 graduates so far. Amongst them, there are winners of prestigious competitions and prominent and succesful artists. Our alumni obtained a great reputation in classical, early and contemporary music, musical, jazz and popular music.
The Academy, founded in 1947 as the Higher State Music School in Sopot, from the beginning had operated in very modest conditions in the scenic resort of Sopot between Gdynia and Gdansk. Since the beginning of the 21st Century the Academy operates in a new seat in Gdansk. It obtained an abandoned historic military barracks and the buildings were reconstructed and modernized to became the new location – big, modern and suitable for the purposes and the scale of the Academy’s activities. The conditions in which the students can study, are already of the best in the country. Nevertheless, the further development is due to be implemented.
We play, we sing! We educate
Our Faculties & Specialities:
I / Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music
- Theory of Music
II / Instrumental
- Instrumental Perfomance
- Instrumental Pedagogy
III / Vocalism and Acting
IV / Choral Conducting, Church Music, Arts Education, Eurhythmics and Jazz
- Choral Conducting
- Music Education
- Church Music
- Cultural management with art-therapy elements
- Jazz vocal performance
- Jazz instrumental performance
- Jazz composition and arrangement
- Instrumental Perfomance
- Implementation of artistic choral projects
- Instrumental performance
- Theory of music
- Early music
Nearly 200 academic teachers — out of whom 1/3 is senior staff, including titular professors — give lectures and lead inspiring classes at The Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy od Music.
The teaching staff are renowned and experienced artists — instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, conductors, theorists, jazz musicians and leading actors of the Tri-Cities scene.
There are also numerous annual master classes in various areas led by an international pedagogical staff of wide renown and by outstanding performers.
The Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music is located in a charming academic campus, only few minutes walking distance from the heart of Gdansk Old Town.
The capital of Pomerania and a port at the mouth of the river Vistula, a trading city with a thousand year old rich and sometimes dramatic history, Gdansk is widely known for it’s architectural monuments, especially Gothic and Renaissance. It lies on the land and sea trading routes connecting Scandinavia and northern Europe to the middle and western part of the Continent. That has resulted in wealth and cultural variety. Thanks to all that – despite the huge damage caused by World War II – Gdańsk is still a vivid maritime, economic, scientific and cultural centre, as well as a top tourist destination.
Gdańsk has over 450 thousand inhabitants. It is actually a part of a bigger city complex – the Tri-Cities – consisting also of Sopot and Gdynia. In the Tri-Cities one can find the opera, musical theatre, dramatic theatres, symphonic orchestras, ancient music ensembles, numerous museums, libraries and publishing houses. The Tri-Cities complex attracts more than 80 thousand students to all its university level institutions. It is also one of the hottest spots for Polish artistic life as well as a magic land of intellectual adventure that young people seek after.
The Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music provides comfortable and modern dorm facilities. Students can live in two and three person rooms in our student houses, which are placed in the enclosed area of the academic campus.
In the campus area, there are two excellent canteens. In the neighbourhood one can find numerous pubs, bistros, cafeterias and restaurants.
The Academy closely co-operates with foreign music universities. It’s a member of AEC – Association of European Conservatories, Higher Music Schools and Academies. It has the longest co-operation with the academies in Bremen, Lucerne, Plovdiv, St. Petersburg and Weimar.
In the European Union Erasmus Programme the Academy of Music in Gdańsk co-operates with more than 80 music universities from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.
Foreign students who want to study at the Academy of Music in Gdansk in the Erasmus+ Programme should send the appropriate application in co-operation with their home university Erasmus co-ordinator. Composers, instrumentalists and vocalists should also include their recordings. The applications should be sent at least six months before beginning these studies. The intention to study can also be submitted by foreign students whose home universities didn’t sign the bilateral agreement with the Academy of Music in Gdansk. In this case, the Erasmus institutional co-ordinator from Gdansk will seek the opportunity to sign a bilateral agreement.
Individual classes, which are the base for composition, instrumental, vocal and conducting studies, can be carried out in English, French, German or Russian; so can some theoretical courses. The Academy provides also courses of the Polish language for foreigners.
The Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk
Łąkowa 1-2, 80-743 Gdańsk
tel. (+48 58) 3009 201
tel. (+48 58) 3009 257