CHAIR OF MUSIC EDUCATION

Head of the Chair — prof. UMFC dr hab. Marcin Tadeusz Łukaszews­ki
Sec­re­tary of the Chair — as. Jakub Hutek

Members of the Chair:

prof. UMFC dr hab. Marcin Tadeusz Łukaszews­ki
doc. dr Ewa Wilczyńs­ka
ad. dr hab. Krzysztof Szmyt
ad. dr hab. Piotr Olech
ad. dr Anna Igna­tow­icz-Glińs­ka
ad. dr Bar­tosz Kowal­s­ki-Banasewicz
ad. dr Aldona Nawroc­ka-Woź­ni­ak
ad. dr Graży­na Paciorek-Draus
ad. dr Wale­ria Prze­laskows­ka-Roki­ta
ad. dr Weroni­ka Ratusińs­ka-Zamuszko (Depart­ment 7)
as. Emil­ia Dud­kiewicz
as. Jakub Hutek
as. Grze­gorz Kos
as. Bar­tosz Michałows­ki
st. wykł. dr Ewa Stachurs­ka
st. wykł. Elż­bi­eta Brodz­ińs­ka
st. wykł. Katarzy­na Dudek-Kostrze­wa
st. wykł. Mał­gorza­ta Szy­manek-Piotrows­ka
wykł. dr Rafał Grozdew
wykł. Anna Bed­nars­ka
wykł. Joan­na Łukaszews­ka
mgr Justy­na Paku­lak

Collaboration:

prof. dr hab. Zofia Konaszkiewicz
dr Rafał Jani­ak
dr Bartłomiej Swe­bodz­ińs­ki
mgr Jakub Krukows­ki
mgr Mał­gorza­ta Rud­nic­ka
mgr Daniel Syn­owiec
mgr Jakub Szafrańs­ki

Lab­o­ra­to­ries being part of the Chair:

HISTORICAL OUTLINE OF THE CHAIR OF MUSIC EDUCATION

The his­to­ry of the Chair of Music Edu­ca­tion dates back to Decem­ber 1961 when the Chair of Music Edu­ca­tion Prob­lems was estab­lished. Its Head was prof. Win­cen­ty Las­ki who held this func­tion until 1966. Lat­er on, the Chair was head­ed by Feliks Kośnic­ki, Tadeusz Mak­lakiewicz, Antoni Sza­l­ińs­ki and Maria Przy­chodz­ińs­ka. The name and the pro­gramme of the Chair evolved along with the devel­op­ment and sub­se­quent changes of the present Depart­ment of Choir Con­duct­ing, Music Edu­ca­tion, Church Music, Rhyth­mics and Dance, pre­vi­ous­ly known as the Depart­ment of Music Edu­ca­tion. Hence, the Chair’s sub­se­quent names were: Chair of Music Edu­ca­tion Prob­lems, Chair of Music Edu­ca­tion, Chair of Music Edu­ca­tion Method­ics, and Chair of Music Edu­ca­tion The­o­ry.

From 1993, the work of the new­ly estab­lished Chair of Music Edu­ca­tion was man­ag­er by prof. zw. dr hab. Zofia Konaszkiewicz, who at the same time became Head of the Inter-Depart­ment Teach­ing Course. She head­ed the Chair until she retired in 2015. In the aca­d­e­m­ic year 2015/2016, the activ­i­ty of the Chair was sus­pend­ed to be resumed on 1 Octo­ber 2016. Then its Head became dr hab. Marcin Tadeusz Łukaszews­ki, prof. at the FCUM.

At the begin­ning (from 1962), aca­d­e­m­ic activ­i­ty of the Chair of Music Edu­ca­tion focused around the prepa­ra­tion of cur­ric­u­la and on method­olog­i­cal top­ics. In the peri­od of 1974–1993, part of the Acad­e­my was the Insti­tute of Music Ped­a­gogy serv­ing as a the­o­ret­i­cal and research sup­port for the Chair. Since it was found­ed, both units func­tioned inde­pen­dent­ly. Dur­ing prof. Kaz­imierz Gierżod’s term of office as Rec­tor, the Chair of Music Edu­ca­tion The­o­ry (head­ed by Maria Przy­chodz­ińs­ka-Kaci­czak) and the Unit of Music Ped­a­gogy (head­ed by prof. Zofia Konaszkiewicz) func­tioned in par­al­lel, the lat­ter one was part of IMP along with the Unit of Psy­chol­o­gy of Music (head­ed by prof. Maria Man­turzews­ka). After the Insti­tute was closed down in 1993, an inde­pen­dent Chair of Psy­chol­o­gy of Music (head­ed by prof. Maria Man­turzews­ka, and after she retired, by dr hab. Bar­bara Kamińs­ka) was found­ed and it became an inter-depart­ment unit.

Since the begin­ning of the aca­d­e­m­ic year 2016/2017, the Chair has had three labs: Com­po­si­tion, Orches­tra­tion and Score Read­ing Lab­o­ra­to­ry, Voice Pro­duc­tion Lab­o­ra­to­ry, Choral Vocal Stud­ies Lab­o­ra­to­ry and Aur­al Train­ing and Har­mo­ny Lab­o­ra­to­ry (which emerged from the closed down Inter-Depart­ment Chair of Aur­al Train­ing).

In the aca­d­e­m­ic year 2016/2017, the Chair also includ­ed the Psy­chol­o­gy and Ped­a­gogy of Music Lab­o­ra­to­ry, suc­ces­sor of the non-exist­ing Inter-Depart­ment Chair of Psy­chol­o­gy of Music (renamed Inter-Depart­ment Unit of Psy­chol­o­gy of Music and closed down at the end of the aca­d­e­m­ic year 2015/2016). The Chair close­ly col­lab­o­rates with the Inter-Depart­ment Teach­ing Course. Since the aca­d­e­m­ic year 2017/2018, the Chair of Music Edu­ca­tion has super­vised a new spe­cial­ty of stud­ies – Choir Vocal Stud­ies (sec­ond cycle MA stud­ies), which is aimed at train­ing future pro­fes­sion­al cho­ris­ters. This spe­cial­ty is one of a kind in Poland.

RESEARCH AREAS AND TEACHING

The Chair of Music Edu­ca­tion is a teach­ing and research insti­tu­tion. It pro­vides con­tent-relat­ed super­vi­sion to sub­jects con­nect­ed with teach­ing prepa­ra­tion of stu­dents at the Depart­ment of Choir Con­duct­ing, Music Edu­ca­tion, Church Music, Rhyth­mics and Dance.

The new mod­el of the Chair relates to its widened research, teach­ing and artis­tic activ­i­ty, which also includes super­vis­ing voice pro­duc­tion and the­o­ret­i­cal music sub­jects, i.e., aur­al train­ing, har­mo­ny, har­mo­ny exer­cis­es, propaedeu­tics of com­po­si­tion, orches­tra­tion with arrange­ment and score read­ing, as well as psy­chol­o­gy and ped­a­gogy of music. These are also the sources of aca­d­e­m­ic and artis­tic inter­est of the Chair’s employ­ees, cov­er­ing the top­ics such as 20th cen­tu­ry music, Pol­ish music, com­po­si­tion skills prob­lems, applied analy­sis of behav­iour in music edu­ca­tion, stud­ies on aur­al analy­sis of music pieces, aur­al train­ing and solfege. Mem­bers of the Chair are four com­posers work­ing at Depart­ment 5, aur­al train­ing and voice pro­duc­tion spe­cial­ists, and aca­d­e­m­ic teach­ers deal­ing with ped­a­gog­ic prepa­ra­tion of stu­dents for the teach­ing pro­fes­sion: spe­cial­ists on ped­a­gogy with music ped­a­gogy and psy­chol­o­gy with psy­chol­o­gy of music.

Dur­ing prof. Zofia Konaszkiewicz’s term of office, research inter­ests of the Chair’s employ­ees and col­lab­o­ra­tors focused around a teacher-musi­cian in the chang­ing real­i­ty: a musi­cian work­ing as a teacher at dif­fer­ent types of insti­tu­tions, pri­mar­i­ly at music schools but also at gen­er­al schools, par­al­lel edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions, cen­tres for chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties, etc. In the peri­od of 1992–2015, the basic prob­lem described in the pub­li­ca­tions writ­ten by the Chair’s employ­ees was the wide­ly under­stood music edu­ca­tion, which com­bined music didac­tics with a child’s devel­op­ment in a har­mo­nious way. The work per­formed as part of the Chair was of an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary nature. The analysed top­ics dis­cussed such issues as “A musi­cian as a teacher in the con­text of basic val­ues”. Anoth­er stud­ied prob­lem was the for­ma­tion of a music teacher as a spe­cial­ist in his/her field and as a human being. Zofia Konaszkiewicz’s work enti­tled Szkice z ped­a­gogi­ki muzy­cznej [An out­line of music ped­a­gogy] (2001), devot­ed to that sub­ject, touch­es on axi­o­log­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal and teach­ing-relat­ed prin­ci­ples of func­tion­ing of a teacher-musi­cian. Top­ics touched on as part of the sec­ond research area, i.e., “Music edu­ca­tion in Poland”, includ­ed bio­graph­i­cal stud­ies, select­ed musi­cal and edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions, or psy­cho­log­i­cal and ped­a­gog­i­cal prob­lems of music edu­ca­tion in the con­text of how Pol­ish schools func­tion plus stud­ies on music schools’ eval­u­a­tion by their grad­u­ates choos­ing music as their uni­ver­si­ty major. A spe­cial place among them had the prob­lems of music edu­ca­tion depart­ments at acad­e­mies of music. Anoth­er research area cov­ered “edu­ca­tion­al and ther­a­peu­tic func­tions of music”. This issue was main­ly dis­cussed in MA the­ses. Stu­dents with prof. Z. Konaszkiewicz, Head of the Chair at that time, con­duct­ed music class­es at insti­tu­tions for chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties. The last research sub­ject dis­cussed psy­cho­log­i­cal and ped­a­gog­i­cal prob­lems in the pro­fes­sion of a bal­let artist. These stud­ies, which were con­nect­ed with the func­tion­ing of bal­let school stu­dents in Poland as well as adult dancers in bal­let ensem­bles, were unique on a nation­al lev­el. These research top­ics were tak­en over by the Unit of Dance estab­lished in 2010.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS IN MUSIC EDUCATION BY THE FCUM TEACHERS AND GRADUATES (in Pol­ish):

CONTACT DETAILS

Chair of Music Edu­ca­tion: phone (22) 2789 214, Room 421
e-mail: kem@chopin.edu.pl, marcin.lukaszewski@chopin.edu.pl


last modified: 25/06/2018