Musicology and Musical Applied Arts (Bachelor's program) in Gnesins Russian Academy of Music

Bachelor’s program (majors: Music Studies; Music Journalism and Editorial Activity in Mass Media; Music Pedagogy; Computer Music and Arrangement; Ethnomusicology)

Faculty of Music History, Theory and Composition,

Department of Music Analysis, Department of Music History,

Department of Music Theory, Department of Music Journalism,

Department of Music Pedagogy, Department of Computer Music,

Department of Ethnomusicology







Dean of the Faculty

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, 2019).

Students are laureates of all-Russian and international folk and choral competitions and festivals.

Teaching staff. Training is provided by seven degree-granting departments under the guidance of outstanding musicologists and musicians and by the teaching staff of the Department of Composition and Orchestration. The teaching staff includes 28 PhDs and 13 Doctors of Arts, one PhD in Pedagogy, 27 Professors, 23 Associate Professors, two Honored Cultural Workers, three Honored Workers of Higher Education, one Honored Worker of Higher Professional Education, seven Honored Art Workers, one People’s Artist of the RF, one laureate of the RF National Award, internationally renowned scientists, authors of monographs and study guides, authoritative researchers, skilled performers.

Facilities and resources. Specially equipped classrooms for individual and practical classes, the library and record library collections, the unique archive of the Gippius Center for Music and Ethnography.

Education. The teaching staff members use relevant teaching methods, interdisciplinary and interactive approaches to teaching. Students undertake various internships.

Research. Students participate in international research 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.

Strategic partners. Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Valentina Levko Center of Vocal Art, the Russian Harp Society, the Union of Moscow Composers, the Moscow International House of Music, the Culture TV channel, the Musical Review and Musical Klondike newspapers, the Musical Life magazine, the Orpheus radio station, the Russian National Museum of Music, the State Russian House of Folk Arts, the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation, the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, etc.

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.