Music Studies in Gnesins Russian Academy of Music

Specialist’s (5-year) program (Music Studies specialization)

Faculty of Music History, Theory and Composition,

Department of Music Analysis







Head of the Department

Tel. + 7 495 691-27-89


Current position in rankings. Gnesins Academy is ranked among Top 100 best Russian HEIs according to Forbes.

Achievements and awards. The program successfully underwent professional-public accreditation (the National Centre for Public Accreditation, 2014).

Students are laureates of various competitions (the International Student Music Research Competition, the Moscow, Music, PR competition, etc.).

Teaching staff. The educational process is implemented at three degree-granting departments— Departments of Music Analysis, Music History, Music Theory as well as by the staff of the Departments of Composition and Orchestration, Music Journalism, Ethnomusicology, and Computer Music. Among the staff members are respected musicologists, internationally renowned scientists including 13 Doctors of Arts and 21 PhDs in History of Art, one PhD in Pedagogy, 25 Professors, 23 Associate Professors, one Honored Cultural Worker of the RF, three Honored Workers of Higher Education of the RF, one Honored Worker of Higher Professional Education of the RF, seven Honored Art Workers of the RF, one People’s Artist of the RF, one laureate of the National Award of the RF.

Facilities and resources. Specially equipped classrooms for individual and practical classes in special disciplines, the library and record library collections that are regularly replenished, the unique archive of the Gippius Center for Music and Ethnography.

Education. The department uses relevant teaching methods, interdisciplinary and interactive approaches to teaching. Students undertake educational, teaching, lecturing and philharmonic, archival and bibliographical research, journalism, folklore and ethnography internships.

Strategic partners. The Moscow International House of Music, the Russia-Culture TV channel, the Musical Review and Musical Klondike newspapers, the Musical Life magazine, the Orpheus radio station, the Russian National Museum of Music.

Research. Students participate in international scientific conferences and forums (“Research of Young Musicologists,” “Opera in Musical Theater,” “Music in the Modern World: Culture, Art, Education,” etc.), large-scale creative projects (“The Glass Bead Game,” “Gnesin Contemporary Music Week,” etc.). The student research and creativity society is also actively involved in education, journalism and concert performance.

Assistance and support for foreign students and teachers. International students and teaching staff are supported by the Dean’s Office for International Students and the Department of International Relations and Creative Projects.

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