By the Ordinance no. 30/2016 of 19 October 2016, Rector of the FCUM, Professor Klaudiusz Baran, set up the Academic Council consisting of:
Professor Paweł Łukaszewski, DMus Hab. – Vice-Rector for Scholarly Affairs; Professor FCUM Aleksander Kościów, DMus Hab. – Vice-Rector for Student and Teaching Affairs; Professor FCUM Paweł Gusnar, DMus Hab. – Vice-Rector for Foreign Affairs; Professor Wioletta Miłkowska, DMus Hab. (Department of Instrumental and Pedagogical Studies in Białystok); Professor FCUM Alicja Gronau-Osińska, DMus Hab. (Department of Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music); Professor FCUM Marcin Łukaszewski, PhD Hab. (Department of Choir Conducting, Music Education, Church Music, Rhythmics and Dance); Professor FCUM Katarzyna Szymańska-Stułka, PhD Hab. (Department of Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music) – Secretary of the Academic Council; Assistant Professor Alina Ratkowska, DMus Hab. (Department of Piano, Harpsichord and Organ); Assistant Professor Katarzyna Rakowiecka-Rojsza, DMus Hab. (Department of Sound Engineering); Assistant Professor Eugenia Rozlach, DMus Hab. (Department of Vocal and Acting Studies); Assistant Professor Rafał Grzaka, DMus. (Department of Instrumental Studies); Stanisław Czopowicz, PhD; Anna Krzysztofik, MA; Hubert Wojno, MA.
The University’s multi-directional research activity is conducted both in the field of science (Chair of Theory of Music, Interdepartment Course in Humanities and Foreign Languages, Chair of Music Education, Chair of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Chair of Musical Acoustics and arts (instrumental chairs, Chair of Composition, Chair of Conducting, Chair of Vocal Studies, Chair of Sound Engineering) by eighteen chairs and three institutes.
The scientific research activity covers problems often overlooked by other research centres, including the psychology and theory of music, theory of music pedagogy and musical upbringing, editor’s studies of Fryderyk Chopin’s body of work, instrumental study, acoustics and musical phoniatrics. Priority is given to research focusing on Polish music (Chopin’s work) and the theory of 20th century music.
Other issues within the scope of the researchers’ interest are: musical education in Poland; works of composers and performers of early and contemporary music; reception and perception of music; perception of tone, pitch and loudness of sound; aural memory; analysis of the human voice and respiratory organ; musical psychometrics and psychodiagnostics; modern means of generating and transmitting sound; music teachers’ professional development; musical development within the human lifetime.
The system of continuous and interdisciplinary research includes basic and applied works aimed at supporting the needs of musical education and the country’s culture and economy. These works are conducted in the following fields: study of fine arts, psychology, pedagogy, medical sciences, engineering and environmental protection, sociology and philosophy. The interdisciplinary research teams are made up of musicians, music theoreticians, plastic artists, psychologists, pedagogues, physicians, physiologists, physicists, engineers and IT specialists. The results of their work, merging such research fields as science, technology and arts, have been received with much interest by several national and international research centres.
Research and Publishing The Research Unit schedules and coordinates research work in cooperation with other FCUM units, raises research funds and manages research budgets. Members of the unit participate in organising seminars and conferences, collects data for assessment of academic work and prepares research analyses. The Research Unit’s activities also include co-implementation of research projects funded by the European Union.
Research and Publishing
The scientific research activity of the unit is reflected in the publication of monographical works, handbooks, thematic and problematic works as well as publishing series, including: W kręgu muzyki i myśli humanistycznej; Muzyka – Sztuka – Nauka; Dzieło muzyczne. Dzieło sztuki; Białostockie Studia Pedagogiczno-Muzyczne; Szkoła muzyczna; Kształcenie słuchu. Prezentacje – konfrontacje; Topos narodowy w muzyce polskiej; Pieśń Polska. Źródła – tradycja – współczesność; Almanach kompozytorów UMFC; Pierwodruki utworów kompozytorów polskich.
Room 408, tel. (0 22) 827 72 41 ext. 237
Łucja Sala-Izdebska, MA
Room 408, tel. (0 22) 827 72 41 ext. 237
Hubert Wojno, MA
Room 408, tel. (0 22) 827 72 41 ext. 345
Chopin University Press
Stanisław Czopowicz, PhD
Editor-in-chief, Head of Research and Publishing Unit
Room 410, tel. (0 22) 827 72 41 ext. 315
Anna Krzysztofik, MA
Editor, Publishing Unit Secretary
Room 400, tel. (0 22) 827 72 41 ext. 309
Łukasz Farcinkiewicz, MA
Room 400, tel. (0 22) 827 72 41 ext. 308