|Faculty||Faculty of Folk Instruments|
|Department||Department of Folk Strings|
|Available degrees||Bachelor – 4 years full-time study, 240 ECTS.||Master – 2 years full-time study, 120 ECTS.||Specialist (BA+MA equivalent) – 5 years full-time study, 300 ECTS.||Assistantship – 2 years full-time study, 120 ECTS.|
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Awards and achievements. Students regularly win the international and all-Russian competitions of folk instrument performers.
Teaching staff. Training is provided by outstanding musicians: People’s Artists of the Russian Federation, Honored Artists of the Russian Federation, professors and associate professors.
Facilities and resources. The Academy has all the necessary training facilities and resources to ensure high quality of the educational process: technical equipment and instruments, a sufficient number of educational materials, computers, a reading hall, numerous concert halls, a good library and a record library related to the educational program that are regularly replenished with new editions and audio and video recordings.
Education. Training is provided in cooperation with such famous ensembles as the National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Russia named after N.P. Osipov, the Academic Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments of All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, the L.G. Zykina State Academic Russian Folk Ensemble “Rossiya.” The faculty students actively perform, annually participating in public concerts, musical competitions and festivals, perform research and methodological activities in regards to folk instrumental art, musical performance and pedagogy.
Employment prospects. Alumni are employed by the National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments named after N.P. Osipov, the L.G. Zykina State Academic Russian Folk Ensemble “Rossiya,” the Academic Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments of All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company named after N.N. Nekrasov, Russian Gnessin Academy of Music. Graduates can work as live performers, balalaika, domra or guitar teachers, within their degree field.
Strategic partners. Novosibirsk Secondary Special Music School, Ufa Secondary Special Music School, Petrozavodsk State Conservatory named after A.K. Glazunov, Tambov State Musical-Pedagogical Institute named after S.V. Rachmaninoff, the Emilio firm (Germany).