Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music — aMuz
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Youthful energy, artistic experience!
The Academy of Music in Gdańsk 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 successful 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 Gdańsk. 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 become 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 / Conducting, Composition and Music Theory
- orchestral and opera conducting
- music theory
II / Instrumental Studies
- musical instrument performance
III / Vocalism and Acting
IV / Choral Conducting, Church Music, Arts Education, Eurhythmics and Jazz
- choral conducting
- music education integrated with English
- church music
- cultural animation with components of art therapy
- jazz vocalism
- jazz instrumental studies
- jazz composition and arrangement
- Instrumental Studies
- Early Music
Nearly 200 academic teachers — out of whom 1/3 is senior staff, including titular professors — give lectures and lead inspiring classes at Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of 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.
Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music is located in a charming academic campus, only few minutes walking distance from the heart of Gdańsk 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, Gdańsk is widely known for its 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.
Stanisław 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 cooperates with foreign music universities. It’s a member of AEC – Association of European Conservatories, Higher Music Schools and Academies. It has the longest cooperation with the academies in Bremen, Lucerne, Plovdiv, St. Petersburg and Weimar.
In the European Union Erasmus+ Programme the Academy of Music in Gdańsk cooperates 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, Turkey and United Kingdom.
International students who want to study at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk in the Erasmus+ Programme should send the appropriate application in cooperation with their home institution Erasmus Coordinator. Composers, instrumentalists and vocalists should also include their recordings. Details regarding application and recruiment proces can be found here. The intention to study can also be submitted by international students whose home universities didn’t sign the bilateral agreement with the Academy of Music in Gdańsk. In this case, the Erasmus+ Coordinator 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; so can some theoretical courses. The Academy provides also courses of the Polish language for Erasmus incoming students.
StanisŁaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in GdaŃsk
Łąkowa 1-2, 80-743 Gdańsk
E / firstname.lastname@example.org
T / (+48 58) 3009 201
International Relations Office:
Contact for incoming students:
T / (+48 58) 3009 262