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
The artistic activity and research is carried out as part of work of:
Vocal and Drama Institute
Composition, Conducting and Music Theory,
Organ and Harpsichord,
Wind, Brass and Percussion Instruments,
Guitar and Harp,
as well as:
Interdepartmental Studies in General Piano and Accompaniment
Interdepartmental Pedagogical Studies
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)