Specialist 5-year program: Sound Engineering

Achievements and awards. The XVI all-Russian Viktor Babushkin competition of creative works of students majoring in sound engineering (2018): senior students took three first places in the category of Pop Music and one third place in the category of Academic Music. The International festival of creative works of sound engineers “The Art of Sound” in Kazan (2018): E. Kuvshinnikova is a laureate of the III prize in three categories, P. Revkuts and B. Utkin are laureates of the II prize in two categories.

Teaching staff. High-quality training of highly demanded specialists is provided by the highly qualified teaching staff who are practicing sound directors with long-term work experience (they constantly release CD disks, broadcast events, carry out sound amplification of concerts in Russia and abroad).

Facilities and resources. The academy has computer classes, a library, a record library, and a lecture hall with internet connection; a network of electronic information terminals with free access to library collections (educational, scientific, reference literature) as well as audio and video recordings.

Education. The Department of Sound Engineering has a training sound recording studio with state-of-the-art equipment which creates a unique environment for in-house work placement of music sound engineers. Students of the department have an ample opportunity to successfully enter their profession during their studies thanks to eventful concert and performing and musical and educational activities of the academy’s concert halls.

Graduates of the department are employed at all leading venues of Moscow: the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, the Moscow Philharmonic Society, the Bolshoi Theater, the Stanislavsky Electrotheater, Moscow Theater of Musical, the State Theater of Nations, Gratz Opera Theater (Austria), the Pavel Slobodkin Center, the Russia-Culture TV channel, cooperate with sound recording firms such as Melody, Pan Classics, Brilliant Classics, Fancy Music, Naxos, and many others.

Strategic partners. Students undertake internships under the agreement with the Cinelab Sound Mix studio complex. For over 10 years students and teachers of the department have been participating in conventions and educational programs of AES (Audio Engineering Society), the world organization of sound engineers. In 2014 the academy held, in cooperation with AES, the IV Central European Student Summit CESS 2014 Moscow which provides annual cycles of master classes – Gnesin Sound Workshops (GSW) for students from Russia and European countries.