Teaching staff. The educational process is implemented by three departments: the Department of Music History, the Department of Music Theory, and the Department of Analytical Musicology. The teaching staff includes 16 Professors, 14 Associate Professors, 12 Doctors and 20 Candidates of Art History. The lessons are given by internationally renowned scientists specializing in various fields of music studies: music theory and history, music folklore studies, musical psychology and pedagogy, psychology of musical ability, Russian medieval studies, source studies, textology, and other fields. They include the authors of monographs, textbooks and study guides, founders of scientific schools V.V. Aleev, E.M. Alkon, A.S. Alpatova, O.L. Berak, V.B. Valkova, Iu.V. Vasilev, L.L. Gerver, N.S. Gulianitskaia, T.M. Dzhani-Zade, M.A. Engovatova, D.K. Kirnarskaya, and many others.
Facilities and resources. The academy has computer classes, a library, a record library, and a reading hall with internet connection. The group classrooms and student lounges have a network of electronic information terminals with free access to library collections (educational, scientific, reference literature) as well as audio and video recordings. The academy also has the Center for Music and Ethnography named after E.V. Gippius with a unique database of Gnesin’s folklore expeditions used by students for academic purposes.
Education. The departments carry out various activities: they hold master classes and meetings with leading art history representatives, scientific and practical conferences that bring together teachers and students of top Russian conservatories as well as educational institutions of allied arts. Students practise the acquired knowledge and skills during the internship at the premises of the academy (the Gnesins Memorial Flat, the education sector, the lecture hall in the Great and Small Concert Halls, the Shuvalova Musical Salon) and outside the academy (the Moscow International House of Music, the House of Scientists on Prechistenka, the P.I. Tchaikovsky Memorial House in Klin, the Russian National Museum of Music, etc.).
Strategic partners. The academy cooperates with the Moscow International House of Music, the House of Scientists on Prechistenka, the P.I. Tchaikovsky Memorial House in Klin, the Russian National Museum of Music, the State Institute of Art History; the Musical Life and Music and Time magazines, the Musical Review and Da capo al Fine newspapers, the Culture, Orpheus, Europe+ radio stations, the Culture TV channel, the Helikon and Novaya Opera Theaters, the Moscow International House of Music, the Bolshoi Theater. The departments actively interact with leading musical HEIs of Russia as well as foreign colleagues.