prof. dr hab.
theory of music
Krystyna Juszyńska, Full Professor in Theory of Music, currently holding the function of Associate Professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She graduated with honours from the Faculty of Theory of Music at the State Higher School of Music in Łódź (1977). She defended her doctoral thesis on Józef Hofmann’s piano art at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (1987) and obtained a post-doctoral degree (then 2nd degree qualifications) at the Academy of Music in Cracow (2000). She received the title of Professor of Musical Arts in 2015. She ended her 37-year-long work at the Academy of Music in Łódź in 2014. Since 2012, she has been employed as Associate Professor at the Chair of Theory of Music at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
She used to work at the Academy of Music in Łódź as Assistant (since 1977), Assistant Professor (since 1987) and Associate Professor (since 2003). She held the function of Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Composition, Theory of Music, Rhythmics and Artistic Education (2005–2012) and Head of the Department of Music Culture of Łódź and its Region (2010–2014). She was a Board member of the Łódź Learned Society (2003–2015), where she held the function of Secretary of the Department of Art and Art Studies for three terms of office (2003–2012), and then Head of this Department (2012–2015). She was a Board member of the Polish Music Institute with its seat in Łódź and has been a Council member of the Museum of the City of Łódź, appointed by President of the City of Łódź (two terms of office – 2008–2016).
She is an author of the book entitled Interpretacja artystyczna dzieła muzycznego [Artistic interpretation of a musical work] (Łódź 1999) and ca 80 academic articles on theory of music, musical education, piano studies and music life in Łódź. She has taken part in about 60 national and international conferences. She conducted scholarly research in Poland and abroad in: the USA (1994), Paris (2008, 2010, 2011), Sankt Petersburg (2000), Berlin (2001), Lvov (2002), Vilnius (2006). She initiated studies on music in Łódź and edited two collections: Musical Culture of Łódź (5 volumes) and Creators of Musical Life in Łódź (1 volume). She supervised 11 BA theses, 67 MA theses and 1 doctoral thesis.
As a student, she received an award of the Minister of Culture and Art for the best student of the year (1975) and a scholarship from the Fryderyk Chopin Society in Warsaw for her thesis on Józef Hofmann’s piano art (1976). Her awards include: Rector’s Award of the Academy of Music in Łódź (1989, 2000, 2009, 2012), Golden Cross of Merit (2005), Academic Award of the President of the City of Łódź (2006), Artur Rubinstein medal (2007), Medal Of Merit from the City of Łódź (2008), Pro Publico Bono Medal (2009), medal of the Łódź Learned Society (2012) and the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2013).