Academy of Music in Łódź

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Academy of Music in Łódź
Akademia Muzyczna w Łodzi
Palac Poznanskiego AM.jpg
AM Rectorate at ul. Gdańska street
Established Early 20th century
Type public
Rector Professor Antoni Wierzbiński
Location Łódź, Poland
Website Homepage

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.[1]

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.[1]

Faculties[edit]

Each of the four faculties of the Academy is divided into several departments, and institutes:[2]

  • 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[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Historia Uczelni". Akademia Muzyczna w Łodzi (homepage). Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ Description of Studies, Faculties and Departments. Akademia Muzyczna w Łodzi (homepage). Retrieved June 16, 2012.

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Coordinates: 51°46′22.20″N 19°26′55.39″E / 51.7728333°N 19.4487194°E / 51.7728333; 19.4487194