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25.09.2020

Dear Sirs/Madams, Dear Students,

In line with our established practice, at the end of September we will open our course enrolment system. As announced by Prof. dr hab. Jan Jazownik, Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs, access to the NESOS system and course enrolment will be made available:

from Friday, 25/09, 12:00 to Monday, 28/09, 12:00.

Additionally, we wish to inform our 3rd year students enrolled in Bachelor programmes that all semester-long courses in the field of the Humanities will be offered in groups either in the first or in the second semester. The division into groups will be carried out by the relevant teachers during the first class in the academic year.

We wish to inform our 1st year students that the NESOS system may be accessed at: https://nesos.amuz.krakow.pl

To log in, use your login and password from the registration process.

 

1st cycle – Bachelor Programme Curricula are divided into:

I Obligatory courses (A speciality-specific and B general Academy-wide courses; pursuant to the amended Regulation, Physical Education is assigned 0 ECTS points).

II Elective courses

Courses from this group are obligatory, but students themselves choose their syllabus (pursuant to the Regulation, at least 30% of ECTS points in the whole study programme must be awarded for courses selected by the students or courses with the syllabus selected by the students). The number of students admitted to specific groups is limited.

This group of courses includes (in line with the selected major and study year):

Piano/Other instrument – piano is the recommended choice at Faculty I

Modern language – as previously, one language selected from among the five languages available.

Courses in the field of the Humanifies (pursuant to the Regulation, every student must obtain at least 5 ECTS points from courses in the field of the Humanities during the study cycle). Students choose one course from each group, which adds up to the total of 5 ECTS.

Chamber Music – obligatory course for students of selected years; students choose from being freely assigned to any ensemble (the assignment is made by the relevant Dean) or selecting a specific chamber ensemble. Students selecting a specific ensemble must list the members of the ensemble and suggest a teacher/ teachers.

         Orchestra – the new schedules do not assign students automatically to Chamber, Symphonic or Wind Orchestras. Rather, students individually select the orchestra they want to play in to meet the requirements in a specific academic year. Obviously, the number of places is limited. It goes without saying that there are fewer places in a Chamber Orchestra than in the Symphonic Orchestra, and the number of string instrument players allowed in the Wind Orchestra is zero. Some wind instruments are not allowed in the Chamber Orchestra etc.

         Baroque Orchestra – students majoring in Baroque Music may choose projects in which to participate within the course, and thereby select their syllabus.

         Jazz Combo – in the case of this course, students may choose between automatic assignment (to be made by the relevant Dean) or select the band in which they wish to play to meet the course requirement. If a specific band is selected, the student must list fellow band members and suggest a preferred teacher.

III Optional courses

The lists contains all courses offered in the academic year by the Faculty. Depending on majors, a course will be elective or not. For instance, viola players will not be able to enrol into “Replacement instrument – contrabassoon” course. The same applies if any of you have already completed a course lasting 2 semesters – even though the course is listed as optional, it cannot be selected by someone who has already completed it before.

Please bear in mind that teacher-training courses are listed in the curricula as independent courses. To obtain full teaching qualifications, you need to complete all the courses in the category during your studies. In consequence, you must select all the courses available in that group (the module that that could be selected to select the entire category has been removed) for your year (according to the curriculum). Applies to students enrolled at Faculties I and II.

ECTS limits

The system will let you exceed the point limit if you still need credit points to complete a year and the number of points assigned to the course you have selected is higher than the number of points required for year completion. However, once you have meet your ECTS requirements for the year, you cannot enrol in any additional courses.

2nd cycle – Master Programme Curricula are divided into:

Specialisation modules (applies to selected majors) – Soloist, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Performance, Orchestra and Tutorship (for pianists). Courses within the modules are selected so as to ensure the best learning outcomes possible. The most relevant information is that the Main Instrument course will be taught without any changes. Regardless of the module selected, within your major you will have 30 hours of your Main Instrument classes per semester. The study completion diploma will also look the same, regardless of the module, and will read: Diploma in the field of Instrument Performance, major in … (main instrument). Modules merely define the “package” of courses to be completed, which will be listed in the supplement to your diploma.

I Obligatory courses (A speciality-specific and B general Academy-wide courses)

II Elective courses

Please read the information applicable to the 1st cycle studies. The rules applicable to courses marked are elective are the same.

Please note: If your curriculum includes Orchestra (and not, unlike in the case of 1st cycle studies, a choice between Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra and Wind Orchestra), this does not mean that all 1st year students enrolled in a Master programme will play in a single Orchestra band. Rather, it means that you will be assigned an Orchestra by the relevant Dean.

III Optional courses

Please read the information applicable to optional courses offered during the 1st cycle studies.

PLEASE NOTE: Before selecting your module reflect on the optional courses you would like to enroll in. For instance, if you choose the Soloist module, you will have the choice of e.g. piccolo flute as a replacement instrument, but you will not be able to enroll in an orchestra class.

Please bear in mind that teacher-training courses are listed in the curricula as independent courses. To obtain full teaching qualifications, you need to complete all the courses in the category during your studies. In consequence, you must select all the courses available in that group (the module that that could be selected to select the entire category has been removed) for your year (according to the curriculum). Applies to students enrolled at Faculties I and II.

ECTS limits

The system will let you exceed the point limit if you still need credit points to complete a year and the number of points assigned to the course you have selected is higher than the number of points required for year completion. However, once you have meet your ECTS requirements for the year, you cannot enrol in any additional courses.

Dear All,

We are aware of the fact that some of you worry about the ECTS limits. We wish to explain that points add up during the course of your studies, but this does not apply to any potential surplus awarded for optional courses. For instance, if the 2nd year curriculum requires 60 ECTS points and a student has been credited 64 ECTS including optional courses, the 4 extra points are not accounted towards the limit for the 3rd year. In consequence, if your curriculum for the 3rd year allocates 10 ECTS credits for optional courses, the fact that you have used 4 extra credits last year does not decrease you available ECTS limit this year.

We encourage you to study the Curricula beforehand to make sure that your decisions have been thought through. Once the system is launched, all enrollments take place on the “first come – first served” basis.

 Dean of the Faculty of Composition, Interpretation and Musical Education
dr hab. Agnieszka Draus

Dean of the Instrumental Faculty
dr hab. Mariusz Sielski

Dean of the Voice and Drama Faculty
dr hab. Jacek Ozimkowski


23.09.2020

Dear Sirs/Madams,
Dear Students,

I am very pleased to welcome you still before the official beginning of the 2020/21 academic year. Ahead of you are the first decisions related to the selection of elective and optional subjects in the NESOS system. The system will be launched on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 12 pm and will remain active at your disposal until Monday, September 28, 2020, until 12 pm. Details related to the principles of selecting subjects will be provided by the relevant dean’s offices.

I hope that the choice of subjects will help you develop your talents and artistic passions.

Prof. dr hab. Jan Jazownik
Vive-Rector for Educational Affairs

 


18.09.2020

Procedure governing the availability of practice and rehearsal rooms to staff, students and PhD candidates at the Academy of Music in Krakow

 

  1. From 21/09 to 30/09 the staff of the Academy of Music in Krakow and full-time students enrolled in the following programmes: pipe organ, harpsichord, piano, double bass, percussion, jazz percussion and percussion instruments, chamber music (up to 4 persons per ensemble), conductors and PhD candidates may use the Academy’s practice rooms in line with the following rules.
  2. Only the persons who have booked a room in advance are allowed on the Academy’s premises.
  3. The following rooms are available for practice and rehearsals:
    a) 028A, 039, 040, 041 – percussion
    b) 22, 23, 24 – harpsichord
    c) 109, 110, 111, 509, 511 – piano
    d) 215, 217, 520 – chamber music
    e) 225, 319, 320, 404 – pipe organ
    f) 112, 113 – double bass
    g) 110, 112 – conductors
  4. The booking process is facilitated by coordinators. Students majoring in the following specialties are requested to contact their respective coordinators:
  5. PhD candidates and students majoring in pipe organ – Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Białko (andrzej.bialko@amuz.krakow.pl)
  6. PhD candidates and students majoring in harpsichord – Dr Andrzej Zawisza (andrzej.zawisza@amuz.krakow.pl)
  7. PhD candidates and students majoring in percussion and jazz percussion – Dr Maciej Hałoń (maciej.halon@amuz.krakow.pl)
  8. BA and MA candidates at the Instrumental Faculty, students, PhD candidates preparing their records, competition programme, etc. – Dr hab. Mariusz Sielski (mariusz.sielski@amuz.krakow.pl)
  9. BA and MA candidates at the Voice and Drama Faculty, students, PhD candidates preparing their records, competition programme, etc. – Dr hab. Jacek Ozimkowski (jacek.ozimkowski@amuz.krakow.pl)
  10. Coordinators, PhD candidates and students majoring in piano, double bass, conductors, as well as chamber music majors provide necessary booking details (without involving their coordinators), namely: date, room no., reservation hours, surname(s) of practicing or rehearsing persons, to Ms. Kamila Korzeniowska from the Teaching Department by writing to: kamila.korzeniowska@amuz.krakow.pl on business days from 8.00 to 15.00; starting from 18/09. In your e-mail heading, please write: BOOKING.
  11. If you wish to book a chamber music room or the concert hall to organize an exam, please specify this information in your e-mail heading: BOOKING – EXAM.
  12. Having verified the availability of the room, Ms. Kamila Korzeniowska will enter your booking into the schedule and notify all the persons concerned (coordinators or students, PhD candidates) that the room has been booked or that it is not available. If several persons are meant to rehearse in one room, they must keep a safe distance of at least 1.5 m between each other.
  13. With a single request you may book a room for 2 full hours up to 7 days in advance.
  14. Practicing musicians may stay in a room longer, provided that it is unoccupied.
  15. Kamila Korzeniowska is the only person managing the room booking system. She makes sure that the number of persons practicing in the building of the Academy of Music in Krakow in ca. 2 hour slots does not exceed 35 persons. She is happy to be of assistance to you, but her decisions are final.
  16. If you resign from practicing, you must notify Ms. Kamila Korzeniowska of this fact by sending an email to: kamila.korzeniowska@amuz.krakow.pl . In your e-mail heading, please write: BOOKING – CANCELLATION.
  17. By entering the premises of the Academy of Music in Kraków you represent that you have no symptoms suggesting COVID-19, you are not under quarantine or home isolation in connection with COVID-19 and you do not live in one household with a person under quarantine or home isolation.
  18. While on the premises of the Academy of Music in Kraków, you must rigorously obey all rules aimed at ensuring safety and security of all other persons on premises. To this end, make sure to:
  • Use face masks while moving in public spaces (corridors) and follow the hand hygiene (washing and disinfection) rules.
  • Ventilate rooms by opening windows before and after practice (except for percussion rooms which must be ventilated by opening the door) and disinfect your hands before using the Academy’s instruments.
  • Stay on the Academy’s premises only to practice and rehearse.

From 21/09 to 30/09 the premises of the Academy of Music in Kraków will be available to you from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm.

All persons practicing on premises are asked to behave responsibly and in a disciplined manner.

Any person infringing the procedures in a way that puts the Academy’s community at any health risk by failing to obey sanitary safety rules laid down in sections 3 and 4 of the Regulation of the Rector of the Academy of Music in Krakow No 17/2020 or this procedure will be immediately stripped of their privilege to use the Academy’s practice and rehearsal rooms.

Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs
Prof. dr hab. Jan Jazownik