Academy of Music of Katowice Rankings

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#8322 of 14,131 In the World
#1930 of 2,785 In Europe
#92 of 127 In Poland
#6 of 7 In Katowice

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* The Academy of Music of Katowice is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Matura) and entrance examination
Academic CalendarOctober to June (October - January; February-June)

Programs and Degrees

Licencjat Music, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments
Magister Music, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Singing
Doktor Music

Academy of Music of Katowice alumni

  1. Krystian Zimerman

    Krystian Zimerman
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1956-.. (age 68)
    pianistconductorcomposermusic teacher

    Krystian Zimerman is a Polish concert pianist, conductor and pedagogue who has been described as one of the greatest pianists of his generation. In 1975, he won the IX International Chopin Piano Competition.

  2. Wojciech Kilar

    Wojciech Kilar
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    1932-2013 (aged 81)
    pianistcomposerfilm score composer

    Wojciech Kilar was a Polish classical and film music composer. One of his greatest successes came with his score to Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula in 1992, which received the ASCAP Award and the nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Music. In 2003, he won the César Award for Best Film Music written for The Pianist, for which he also received a BAFTA nomination.

  3. Henryk Górecki

    Henryk Górecki
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1933-2010 (aged 77)
    musiciancomposermusicologistclassical composerpedagogue

    Henryk Mikołaj Górecki was a Polish composer of contemporary classical music. According to critic Alex Ross, no recent classical composer has had as much commercial success as Górecki. He became a leading figure of the Polish avant-garde during the post-Stalin cultural thaw. His Anton Webern-influenced serialist works of the 1950s and 1960s were characterized by adherence to dissonant modernism and influenced by Luigi Nono, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Krzysztof Penderecki and Kazimierz Serocki. He continued in this direction throughout the 1960s, but by the mid-1970s had changed to a less complex sacred minimalist sound, exemplified by the transitional Symphony No. 2 and the Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). This later style developed through several other distinct phases, from such works as his 1979 Beatus Vir, to the 1981 choral hymn Miserere, the 1993 Kleines Requiem für eine Polka and his requiem Good Night.

  4. Kuba Badach

    Kuba Badach
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1976-.. (age 48)

    Kuba Badach is a Polish singer, composer, arranger, music producer, music journalist and television personality. He's a co-founder and member of the band Poluzjanci and member of the band The Globetrotters. He's been nominated for the two Fryderyk awards.

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Academy of Music of Katowice faculties and divisions

Faculty : Composition, Interpretation, Education and Jazz Conducting, Jazz and Popular Music, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Singing
Faculty : Vocal and Instrumental Performance Acting, Music, Musical Instruments, Singing

General information

Alternative names Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego w Katowicach
Founded 1929
Accreditation Ministry of Science and Higher Education; Polish Accreditation Committee

Location and contacts

Address ul. Zacisze 3
Katowice, Śląskie, 40-025
City population 286,000

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