Teaching staff. Training is provided by outstanding musicians, pop and jazz maestros including four Professors, six Associate Professors, four People’s and Honored Artists of the Russian Federation, two Honored Art Workers of the Russian Federation and one Honored Cultural Worker of the Russian Federation. The teachers organize numerous all-Russian and international competitions and festivals of pop and jazz music (the International jazz festival competition of young performers Gnesin-Jazz, the International competition Gnesin-Rock, Gnesin-Jazz-Voice-2018). Professor A.V. Oseichuk annually holds the jazz music festival Sax Days. All teachers of department actively give concerts in Russia and abroad, participate in the jury of the largest international and all-Russian competitions (Jazz World; Grand Piano in Jazz; Many-faced Guitar). They are annually invited to secondary and higher education institutions of Moscow and other cities as Chairpersons of the State Examination Commission. They organized and held the Russia’s first scientific and practical conference “Pop and Jazz Art: History, Theory, Practice.”

Facilities and resources. The academy has all the necessary training facilities and resources to ensure high quality of the educational process.

Education. Academic activity is maintained at a high level thanks to arrangement of creative and concert performance activities. Students regularly attend concerts of modern outstanding performers, premieres of new compositions, master classes, concerts of the academy teachers’ classes in performance courses, participate in all-Russian and international competitions, the best students undertake their study placement at Berklee School of Music. Our students annually win more than 33 prizes in international and all-Russian competitions. In 2017 Andrei Marukhin (student of Professor I.M. Bril) was awarded three prizes at the prestigious festival of jazz music in Montreux (Switzerland). A high level of professional training provides an opportunity for students to combine studies and work in various musical bands, concert and educational organizations, production centers of Russia, and TV projects.

Strategic partners. The academy cooperates with State Music Academy of Pop and Jazz Art, the Institute of Modern Art (jazz duels between the Head of the Department of Institute of Modern Art D.B. Kramer and the Dean of the Faculty of Musical Variety Art of the Russian Academy of Music named after V.A. Grokhovsky), Moscow State University of Culture (joint concerts of the Academic Band under the direction of A.O. Kroll and L. Dolina’s students studying at Moscow State University of Culture), the State Chamber Orchestra of Jazz Music named after Oleg Lundstrem, the State Jazz Orchestra under the direction of I. Butman, Peter Vostokov’s Big Jazz Orchestra. Our graduates are members of all these musical bands.