The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice

1.  Why The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice?

In short because:

  • is the oldest university, having been operating in the area of Upper Silesia since 1929, which can pride itself on many achievements, illustrious graduates and highly qualified academic staff.
  • provides education to outstanding artists and teachers and brings together countless music individualists engaged in the work related to composing, giving performances and carrying out research.  
  • International cooperation involves numerous projects and initiatives, a possibility to pursue part of one’s studies at affiliate universities (approximately 40 bilateral agreements within the framework of Erasmus and other programs), as well as the School of Music (the program of studies for foreigners is run in English),  and a broad artistic variety (concerts, competitions, festivals, music workshops and master classes).

2.  What does The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice offer?

Education in 2 departments/facuties:

  • Composition, Interpretation, Education and Jazz Department
  • Vocal-Instrumental Department

The artistic activity and research is carried out as part of work of:

  • Institutes
    • Jazz Institute
    • Vocal and Drama Institute
  • Departments
    • Composition, Conducting and Music Theory,
    • Music Education,
    • Jazz Interpretation,
    • Choral Conducting,
    • Piano,
    • String Instruments,
    • Organ and Harpsichord,
    • Wind, Brass and Percussion Instruments,
    • Chamber Music,
    • Accordion,
    • Guitar and Harp,
  • Divisions
    • Music Education
    • Eurhythmics

as well as:

  • Interdepartmental Studies in General Piano and Accompaniment
  • Interdepartmental Pedagogical Studies
  • Main Library
  • Archive of Silesian Music Culture
  • Computer Music Studio  
  • Silesian Organ Museum
  • Center of Education and Research (a multifunctional concert hall with variable design and acoustics, a library with a reading room, a sound laboratory, a room for therapeutic classes, a computer room, rooms for specialist classes, a room for eurhythmics classes and others)
  • Choirs (a university and chamber choir)
  • Orchestras (an academic orchestra, brass band, baroque orchestra, Big Band and others)
  • Research clubs

3. Where to find more detailed information?

4. How to contact us?

The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice
ul. Zacisze 3
40-025 Katowice

tel.: 48/32 7792100
fax: 48/32 7792101