Academy of Music in Łódź
|Academy of Music in Łódź|
|Akademia Muzyczna w Łodzi|
AM Rectorate at ul. Gdańska street
|Established||Early 20th century|
|Rector||Professor Antoni Wierzbiński|
Academy of Music in Łódź (Polish: Akademia Muzyczna im. Grażyny i Kiejstuta Bacewiczów w Łodzi), is a government-funded Institution of higher education in Łódź, Poland. It was created at the turn of the 20th century as the Helena Kijeńska-Dobkiewiczowa Music Conservatory. After World War II, the Academy was reactivated as the State Conservatory of Music (April 18, 1945). It was re-structured as the Music Academy by the Act of Polish Parliament in 1982. Since 1999 it is named after one of its Rectors, as the Grażyna i Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music.
Among the former rectors of the Academy were such luminaries of the Polish music scene as Kazimierz Wiłkomirski (1945-1947), cellist, composer, conductor and brother of Wanda Wiłkomirska, as well as Kazimierz Sikorski (1947-1954), recipient of the Order of Polonia Restituta (1937), composer of symphonies, overtures and concertos.
Each of the four faculties of the Academy is divided into several departments, and institutes:
- Composition and theory of music (Wydział Kompozycji, Teorii Muzyki, Rytmiki i Edukacji Artystycznej)
- Piano, organ and classical instruments (Wydział Fortepianu, Organów, Klawesynu i Instrumentów Dawnych)
- Instrumental music (Wydział Instrumentalny)
- Voice and acting (Wydział Wokalno-Aktorski)
Notes and references
- "Historia Uczelni". Akademia Muzyczna w Łodzi (homepage). Retrieved June 15, 2012.
- Description of Studies, Faculties and Departments. Akademia Muzyczna w Łodzi (homepage). Retrieved June 16, 2012.
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