Educational programmes

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Bachelor degree (BA) Undergraduate Programmes
  • can be applied for by school or college graduates (the average age of university students is 18-26 years old);
  • fluent Russian is required;
  • preparation courses are offered;
  • 4 years of full-time study duration; 240 ECTS.
Exams:

  • Russian language test
  • Russian literature test
  • Solo performance / tests in the relevant field of training (specialty).

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Available programmes (click on the program to learn more):
53.03.01 Jazz and Popular Music Performance Jazz and Pop Singing
Jazz and Pop instrumental Performance
53.03.02 Instrumental Music Performance Piano
Organ
Strings
Woodwinds
Brasswinds
Percussion
Folk Strings
Bayan and Accordion
Russian Harmonica and Gusli
53.03.03 Vocal Performance  Classical Singing
53.03.04 Folk Singing
Solo Folk Singing
Choral Folk Singing
53.03.05 Conducting
Symphony Music/Opera Conducting
Choral Conducting
Wind Orchestra Conducting
Folk Orchestra Conducting
53.03.06 Musicology and Musical Applied Arts
Music Pedagogy
Music Studies
Ethnomusicology
Computer Music and Arrangement
Music Journalism and Editorial Activities in Mass Media
Music Management

Master degree (MA) Programmes
  • can be applied for by Bachelor’s or Specialist’s degree holders (the average age of university students is 18-26 years old);
  • fluent Russian is required;
  • preparation courses are offered;
  • 2 years of full-time study duration; 120 ECTS.
Exams:

  • Russian language test
  • Solo performance / tests in the relevant field of training (specialty).

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Available programmes (click on the program to learn more):
53.04.01 Instrumental Music Performance Piano
Organ
Strings
Woodwinds
Brasswinds
Percussion
Folk Strings
Bayan and Accordion
Russian Harmonica and Gusli
Jazz and Pop Instrumental Performance
53.04.02 Vocal Performance Classical Singing
Jazz and Pop Singing
53.04.03 Folk Singing
Solo Folk Singing
Choral Folk Singing
53.04.04 Conducting
Choral Conducting
Wind Orchestra Conducting
Folk Orchestra Conducting
53.04.05 Art (3 years of full-time study duration) Symphony Music/Opera Conducting
53.03.06 Musicology and Musical Applied Arts
Music Pedagogy
Music Studies
Ethnomusicology
Computer Music and Arrangement
Music Journalism and Editorial Activities in Mass Media

Specialist degree (BA+MA equivalent) Programmes
  • can be applied for by school or college graduates (the average age of university students is 18-26 years old);
  • fluent Russian is required;
  • preparation courses are offered;
  • 5 years of full-time study duration; 300 ECTS.
Exams:

  • Russian language test
  • Russian literature test
  • Solo performance / tests in the relevant field of training (specialty).

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Available programmes (click on the program to learn more):
53.05.01 Concert Performance Piano
Strings
Woodwinds
Brasswinds
Percussion
Folk Strings
Bayan and Accordion
53.05.02 Artistic Direction: Symphony Orchestra and Choir Artistic Direction of Symphony Music/Opera Orchestra
Artistic Direction of Choir
53.05.03 Sound Engineering
Sound Engineering
53.05.05 Music Studies
Music Studies 
53.05.06 Composition
Composition
55.05.04 Performing Arts Production Performing Arts Production

Assistantship Programmes
  • can be applied for by Bachelor’s or Master’s degree holders (the average age of university students is 25-30 years old);
  • fluent Russian is required;
  • preparation courses are offered;
  • 2 years of full-time study duration; 120 ECTS.
Exams:

  • Russian language test
  • Solo performance 

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Available programmes (click on the program to learn more):
53.09.01 Instrumental Music Performance  Piano (solo performance; ensemble performance; accompaniment)
Organ
Strings (solo performance; ensemble performance)
Woodwinds
Brasswinds
Percussion
Folk Strings
Bayan and Accordion
53.09.02 Vocal Performance  Classical Singing
Solo Folk Singing
53.09.03 Composition  Composition
53.09.04 Sound Engineering
Sound Engineering
53.09.05 Conducting
Symphony Music/Opera Conducting
Choral Conducting
Wind Orchestra Conducting
Folk Orchestra Conducting

PhD programmes
  • can be applied for by graduates of Master’s, Specialist or Assistantship programmes (the average age of university students is 25-30 years old);
  • proficient Russian is required;
  • preparation courses are offered;
  • 3 years of full-time study duration; 4 years of part-time study duration;
  • PhD students taking 44.06.01 Education and Pedagogical Sciences programme are to choose a research topic related to music teaching.
Exams:

  • Russian language test
  • A test in the major research field specified by the PhD programme

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Available programmes:
50.06.01 Art History – 17.00.02 The Art of Music
44.06.01 Education and Pedagogical Sciences – 13.00.08 The Theory and Methodology of Vocational Education

Vocational Secondary Education (College Education)    
  • can be applied for by school graduates (the average age of college students is 14-18 years old);
  • fluent Russian is required;
  • preparation courses for college admission are offered;
  • 3 years and 10 months of full-time study duration

Gnesin Music College

Exams:

  • Solo performance
  • Solfeggio and harmony

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Available programmes:    
53.02.02 Jazz and Pop Instrumental Performance. Jazz and Pop Singing    
53.02.03 Instrumental Music Performance (Piano, Organ, Strings, Woodwinds, Brasswinds, Percussion, Folk Strings, Bayan and Accordion, Russian Harmonica and Gusli) 
53.02.04 Vocal Performance (Classical singing)    
53.02.05 Solo/Choral Folk Singing    
53.02.06 Choral Conducting    
53.02.07 Music Theory