This department is entitled to confer doctoral and post-doctoral degrees (doctor of art, habilitated doctor of music arts) in composition and theory of music, and conducting. The department offers two lines of training, conducting and composition, and theory of music, in specialisations: composition, symphony and opera conducting, theory of music, wind orchestra conducting (opening is planned based on the numer admitted candidates).
Composition trains people who create works of music. The purpose of this course is to achieve comprehensive knowledge and skills in composing technique, with particular focus on contemporary composing techniques. The following professors teach composition classes: Krzysztof Baculewski, Zbigniew Bagiński, Marcin Błażewicz, Aleksander Kościów, Paweł Łukaszewski, Stanisław Moryto.
Symphony and Opera Conducting Symphonic and operatic conducting trains conductors who conduct symphony orchestras and opera theatre orchestras. The purpose of this course is to master performance (i.e., conducting) technique and the basic symphonic, operatic and oratorio repertory and also to develop one’s ability to work with a musical ensemble. The following professors teach conducting classes: Tomasz Bugaj, Szymon Kawalla, Marek Pijarowski.
Theory of Music trains theorists to do scientific research and to teach theoretical subjects. It also trains journalists, lecturers and musical event organisers and prepares students to work for the press, radio and television.
From the Academic Year 2012/2013 candidates for the second degree studies can apply for widening their chosen Major with multimedia subjects, in a form of an individual plan of studies, as part of the project called the Inter-University Multimedia Program (MSM) run by the Department of Sound Engineering, which is a continuation of the project co-financed by the Operating Programme “Human Capital” as part of the European Social Fund.
Dean: Professor Szymon Kawalla, PhD Hab.
Deputy Dean: Assistant Professor Dariusz Przybylski, DMus Hab.
Secretary: Ewa Fiedorowicz MA
Room 304, tel. (48 22) 827 72 41 ext. 243