Here you can learn in classes run by the most distinguished professors and artists. Our students achieve numerous successes at international competitions and festivals. Studies at the Academy of Music in Lodz mean also an intensive artistic activity: concerts in the academic orchestra, the choir, chamber ensembles, the jazz big-band and student opera productions. Studying with us means great satisfaction and opportunities for your future career.
The Academy offers you the highest quality education due to: high rank specialists who teach master classes of instruments, composition, eurhythmics, choreography and music therapy, experienced teachers who deliver lectures and offer classes on the theory of music.
The programme of studies is often enriched with extra master courses, seminars, workshops or lectures (many of them run by visiting professors from renowned institutions from all over the world).
Additionally, during the holiday period, the Academy organizes Summer Music Academy for pupils, students and graduates of secondary schools and music academies from Poland and abroad. Development of this idea is Youth Music Academy, within the frames of which young people can develop their skills under the direction of the Academy’s tutors.
History and patrons
The history of the Academy of Music in Lodz goes back to the early years of the 20th century. At this time Helena Kijeńska-Dobkiewiczowa founded a Music Conservatory. After WW II, the school was reactivated, first as the State Music Conservatory and then as the State Higher School of Music. In 1982 the Higher School of Music changed into the Academy of Music and in 1999 it adopted the name of Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz.
The patrons are two distinguished artists born in Lodz: Grażyna Bacewicz, an excellent composer and violinist, and Kiejstut Bacewicz, her brother, a wonderful chamber musician, pianist and pedagogue.
The Academy of Music is located in a historic palace which adds a timeless charm and creates a unique atmosphere to study and perform. At the same time, the Academy modernizes and develops its infrastructure for better comfort of present and future students.
In October 2013 there was an official opening of a newly built Concert Hall with great acoustics, superior recording and sound system equipment, a professional recording studio and a large didactic base. At the beginning of the academic year 2014/2015, in a close proximity of the palace, was opened a modern building of the Regional Centre for Culture, Education and Music Documentation which will significantly broaden educational and cultural offer of the institution. On four floors of the new building one may find: a chamber hall for 200 people, a library and recording library, a recording studio, a sound laboratory, numerous exercise rooms and lecture halls.