RAM Gnessin Academy of Music
RAM Gnessin Academy
to other countries, at the same level of education, one thing unique to the
Academy of Music is the emphasis on conducting. The Academy of Music is the
highest institute in Russia for accordion, and one of the foremost in the world.
The quality and number of the teachers we have is also quite unique. The Academy
of Music holds the distinction as being the first institute where you could
study the accordion at the same level as the other instruments.
The Gnessin Institute was founded in 1944, with the bayan studies beginning in
1948. The bayan department in fact, celebrated its 50 year anniversary last year.
Another feature unique to the Academy of Music is the number of teachers. With
10-12 teachers, things are decided democratically. In other schools, teachers
are free to endorse any particular style and teachings, however, at the Academy
of Music, everything is decided among the teaching staff as a whole. Even at
examinations, the jury consists of many teachers who evaluate the students. This
is quite unique in the accordion field, to have so many accordion teachers
within one school. The students are exposed to the musical knowledge of several
teachers and thereby achieve a much broader musical background. There are on
average five to seven teachers in every conservatory."
- Professor Friedrich Lips, RAM Gnessin Academy of Music
The Admissions Process of
the RAM Gnessin Academy of Music
Authorized by the Academic Council
Citizens of the Russian Federation,
foreign countries, foreign states (including citizens of republics of the former
USSR) are eligible for admission to the RAM Gnessin Academy of Music, according
to international agreements within the limits of estimated figures of admission
by the Ministry of Education of Russia and according to direct contracts for the
payment of the cost of training.
For all types of studies, as a rule, applicants who have Documents of the State
(diplomas) from professional musical educational institutions can be admitted.
For the specialty "Management of the organization (management in musical
culture)" applicants with Documents of the State (diplomas) demonstrating
the completion of a full general secondary education or special music education
can be admitted.
For day time courses, applicants 35 years or younger can be admitted.
For evening and correspondence courses the question of age restriction is solved
by a selection committee on an individual basis.
For day time, evening and correspondence courses, applications are accepted from
June 5th till July 4th, inclusive.
The following application documents are to
be addressed to the rector:
Preferably, a Document of the State (diploma)
demonstrating the completion of special music education or the completion of
6 photos 3х4
The passport, the identity card or birth certificate are personally shown
Entrance examinations are held from July 6th to July 20th
Mail to :
Competing for Tuition Scholarships
The same entrance
examinations are required for entrants receiving tuition scholarships from the
federal budget as are required for applicants paying tuition by some other means.
Examinations for a specialty are listened to in a general order. Entrants who
are paying tuition expenses independently are accepted by the regular process,
prior to the beginning of the entrance exams. Entrants who did not win tuition
scholarships can submit applications for paid training. The number of tuition
scholarships distributed is determined by the decision of the Academy Council as
a whole, representing the Academy.
Entrance Exams for the Bayan Specialty
Entrance exams for the Bayan specialty contain the following elements:
Performance of the program
Colloquium (conducting and interview)
Solfeggio (in writing and orally)
Harmony (in writing and orally)
Performance of the program
Audition programs should
contain the following elements:
Cyclical (a sonata, a suite, a concert, a variational cycle)
The program should contain both original compositions, and transcriptions.
JS Bach - Prelude and Fugue Re-Major (Volume 1 Well Tempered Klavier)
Vl. Zolotaryov - Sonata no. 2
V. Semyonov - Guelder Rose
A.Cholminov - Scherzo
D.Shostakovich - Prelude and Fugue e-minor
W.A. Mozart - Sonata № 13 Bb-Major
A.Repnikov - Capriccio
A.Timoshenko - Я на камушке сижу
JS Bach - Prelude and Fugue c-minor (Volume 1 Well Tempered Klavier)
A.Borodin - Nocturne
V.Zubitsky - Carpathian Suite
E.Derbenko - Toccata
JS Bach - The Little
Prelude and Fugue d-minor
N.Paganini - Perpetuum Mobile
A.Kusyakov - Sonata № 2.
S.Prokofiev - Pushkin Waltz
A.Khatchaturian - Toccata
two various products performed on the piano;
- answer questions about the piece - including structures of the work revealing
knowledge, instrumentations, musical terminology;
- play on the piano the themes of selected works Possible programs:
1. N. Fomin - «Не одна то
2. L. Beethoven - Sonata no.
8 (2 nd Mvt.)
3. A. Cholminov - Suite no. 1
4. A. Dvorak - Slavonic Dance no. 2
5. Yu. Sishakov - «Все-то
6. P. Tchaikovsky - Barcarole (or Autumn Song)
7. N. Budashkin -
8. Grieg - Anitra's Dance
9. D. Shostakovich - Three Fantastic Dances
10. S. Prokofiev - Govotte for Classical Symphony
The colloquium reveals a
common cultural level of the entrant - their musical education.
Entrant should show knowledge of questions concerning pedagogy, history of
composition and instruments, creativity and the features of style of the
composers whose compositions are selected for the entrance examinations and to
state the basic information about the compositions.
Possible Colloquium Questions:
1. V.V.Andreeva's creative activity
2. Evolution of necessities for articulation and strokes
3. Transposition techniques of Russian national orchestra
4. The life and creativity of one of the composers submitted in the specialty
entrance examination program
5. The review of the basic compositions of the author, whose compositions are
included in the program of the conducting entrance examination
Within the framework of the colloquium, the entrant's knowledge of Russian is
tested. Under dictation, some words and phrases with spelling and syntactic
difficulties are written. The results are estimated separately by the system
Entrants should take an exam of tonal dictation including deviations from the
form of the given period. Duration of exam: 25 minutes.
The exam will determine the hearing of intervals and chords (triads of all kinds
and their manifestations), tonality and sound, harmonious sequences, deviations
and modulations in a tonal relationship (generally and in chord-making), and to
sight sing a melody.
Entrants should: Harmonize a melody in the form of the period, including
chromatisism, deviations and modulations in a diatonic tonal relationship. If
one encounters (неаккордовые)
they should be marked with an asterisk. Duration: 2 hours.
Play on a piano in a four-part statement modulation a diatonic tonality
relationship: diatonic or a chromatic sequence, for example: II65 - V2 - I6;
Analyze harmony in the given piece of music or part. For example: L.Beethoven.
Piano Sonata № 10, Andante. Examples for the analysis should contain
deviations and modulations, chords of group DD, (неаккордовые)
sounds. An entrant should also know the full range of harmony in requirement of
the specialty program of the music school.
examinations are scored on a 10 - mark system and the results of them are taken
into account in a score for admission. At the performing faculties competition
is carried out separately for day time, evening and correspondence courses of
study. The entrants given examinations for the day time branch are forbidden to
participate in the scholarship competition for the evening and correspondence
branches (except for cases when the evening or correspondence branches develop
empty seats as results of entrance examinations are formed).
Entrants who have not shown without valid reason for the examination, appointed
under the schedule, and / or have also received an unsatisfactory score do not
advance to further competitive examinations. Entrants who remove documents after
the beginning of the entrance examinations are expelled from the competition.
Entrants who were given all examinations and did not pass the competition can
appeal their applications for participation in competition or transfer.
The entrants having an honours degree upon graduating from a special musical
educational institution pass the following exams:
For the specialty of folk orchestral instruments - execution(performance) of
the program, a colloquium including conducting (only 2 examinations)
Upon receiving not less than 18 points (from 20) at the specified 2 examinations,
not less than 27 points (from 30) at the specified 3 examinations the entrant
having an honours degree after graduating from a special educational institution
is exempted from further examinations and is enlisted in school.
In other cases honours pupils of an educational institution pass all
Determining Scholarship Rate
Acting on IV rate (after a
bachelor degree) on the institutions financed by means of the national budget,
and as acting on paid forms for training by the tuition rates (II, III, IV)
entrants must pass the following examinations:
Reception of tuition from the rates due to means of the budget is carried out
only at the presence of empty seats for a corresponding rate. The listing of any
absence of seats in the given specialty is made on the payment form.
For reception of the second higher education
Graduates of a related specialty hand over:
Graduates of other high schools hand over a full cycle of examinations on the
Testing of Russian is carried out within the framework of the colloquium and is
scored separately on the system "зачет -
незачет". In the event that
entrants will have results handed over by the ЕГЭ, they will
be taken into account at introductory testing of Russian with translation by the
system "зачет -
The written notice of appeal can be sent the day of the announcement of a score
and is considered within the day of the moment of submission.
Consideration of the appeal is not re-examination...
Entrance Examination :
Student Housing : 195-44-08
Faculty of the RAM
Gnessin Academy of Music
Chair of Bayan Department:
Yury Alexeevitch Vostrelov
Boris Mikhailovitch Egorov - Bayan
Mikhail Iosovitch Imhanitsky - Bayan History
Viktor Porfir'evitch Kyzovlev - Bayan
Friedrich Robertovitch Lips - Bayan
Viatcheslav Aleksandrovitch Semyonov - Bayan
Viatcheslav Fillipovitch Belyakov - Bayan
Yuri Petrovitch Dranga - Accordion
Oleg Nikolevitch Gaponov -
Yuri Aleksandrovitch Sidorov - Bayan
Igor' Viktorovitch Sigroezhkin - Bayan
Vasily Vasilevitch Vasilev
- Bayan History
Aleksandr Vladimirovitch Selivanov - Bayan
Mikhail Sergeevitch Bulgakov – Bayan
Accordion and Bayan
Orchestra of the RAM Gnessin Academy of Music
The creative credo of this musical ensemble always was and remains the desire to
bring to the student all the best creations in the history of international
classical and modern music. In the past, the orchestra was conducted by such
famous individuals as SP Gorchakov, VM Zinovyev, etc., since its foundation in
1952. The orchestra presently participates in active concert venues, and the
concert repertoire of the orchestra named "AD Libitum" includes more
than 150 compositions of various sizes by Russian and foreign composers.