Preparatory faculty

About Us

Preparatory courses for foreign students who are planning to enter the BA, MA and Post-graduated programmes of the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music.

The Academy welcomes foreign students who don’t speak Russian or those who are at A1-A2 level of speaking for Preparatory courses.

The Preparatory course lasts 1 year (from 1st October till 30th June). You can repeat this programme if you need.
The Preparatory course consists of intensive programme of learning the Russian language and 1 music discipline at your choice.

The lessons are conducted by highly-qualified professors with the help of the most up-to-date materials and educational technologies.

The students of the Preparatory courses actively take part in artistic activities and concerts in the Academy.

We have unique and individual approach for each foreign student in the Academy.

The Academy helps you to arrange the invitation for studying. This invitation is the permission for entering the country. Providing the medical insurance is supported by the Academy as well.

The studying on our Preparatory courses will let you reach your potential and adapt to our creative environment.


The Preparatory courses don’t guarantee your entering to the Academy.

Head of preparatory faculty
Manager of preparatory faculty

Tel +7 495 690-19-32


Whatsapp +7 963 717-15-98

How to apply

1. Choose study program
2. Fill in the form and get a consultation with the manager by e-mail
Send the application form to your manager
+7 963 717-15-98
3. Pre-selection
For each study program there will be a pre-selection. The pre-selection is based on audiovisual recordings subsequent to the application period. Applicants are informed about the results in writing via the e-mail.

For the pre-selection the platform Google Drive and Yandex Disk is used. Please use one of these services to upload your recordings.

Please mind the requirements and specifications for the recordings.

4. Pay tuition
Pay the tuition fee and send a payment confirmation to the email:
5. Start learning with us
After receiving your payment, we provide you an access to the educational platform. Start your studies!


Educational Programs:

String Performance
Woodwind Performance
Brass Wind Performance
Percussion Performance
Folk String Performance
Bayan and Accordion Performance
Classical Singing
Choral Conducting
Symphonic and Opera Conducting
Russian Folk Orchestra Conducting
Wind Orchestra Conducting
Artistic Direction of Opera and Symphony Orchestra and Choir
Choral and Solo Folk Singing
National Instruments of the Peoples of Russia
Computer Music and Arrangement
Music Journalism
Music Pedagogy
Music Studies
Pop and Jazz Singing
Jazz and Pop Performance
Management of Music Arts
Sound Engineering

Tuition fees

2020-2021 tutition fees for international students (excl. Belorussia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) (Russian roubles, per Academic year)


Preparatory course Duration Fees
Basic course

on the Russian language and general education subjects

9 months (from 1st October 2020 to 30th  June 2021) 280000 rubles
Course of music lessons 9 months (from 1st October 2020 to 30th June 2021). 1 lesson per week

9 months (from 1st October 2020 to 30th June 2021). 1 lesson per week

175000 rubles (without accompanist)

227500 rubles (with accompanist)

Music lesson 1 lesson — 45 minutes 5000 rubles
Accompanist 1 lesson — 45 minutes 1500 rubles


Do the Preparatory courses guarantee my entering to the Academy?
No.The Preparatory courses don’t guarantee your entering to the Academy.


How does Academy provide an education?
This year we are providing our courses using Google Classroom platform. All lessons are held in Russian.


What equipment is needed for classes?
For training, the student needs a personal computer connected to the Internet. The Internet speed is at least 1 MGB per second. The computer must be equipped with a web camera, speakers and microphone, because the educational process includes webinars and audio courses.
Also, we recommend using the following browsers: Google Chrome version 55 and higher, Mozilla Firefox 36.0 and higher, Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher. To view video and audio content, you must install Adobe ® Flash ® Player software version 25 or higher on your computer. To view materials in PDF format, you must install the Acrobat Reader DC software. To send and download archive files, you must install the WinRar, 7ZIP software.


Who can help me with filling out an application form and choose a program?
Our Manager can help you fill out an application and choose a program by e-mail


When I can start my classes ?

After confirmation of payment of your education in Academy, we create for you an e-mail with domain (based on gmail). Here we go!


Are the places in the education program limited?
Please note, the number of places in each education programme is limited.


If you have any questions, you can ask our manager using e-mail