audiology, theory of music
fot. Krzysztof Kotynia
Musicologist, theologian, educator, librarian. She completed her master’s degree at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in musicology (2001–2006) and theology (2004–2008, both diplomas with honors). She also completed postgraduate studies in scientific information at the University of Warsaw (2013, diploma with a very good result). She obtained a doctorate in musical arts at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, where she works as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Church Music and as the head and editor-in-chief of Chopin University Press. Her research interests focus primarily on broadly understood sacred music; she also deals with the comprehensive study of the legacy of Feliks Rączkowski and Polish saxophone music.
He is a founding member of the Association Clamaverunt Iusti , in which she is a secretary, a member of the Scientific Society of Francis de Sales, the Association of Polish Church Musicians and the Phonographic Academy. She actively participates in international and national scientific conferences and symposia. She is the author of ten entries for Catholic Encyclopedia of the Catholic University of Lublin, over 20 scientific articles, and over 200 popular science articles as well as concert, program commentaries and album reviews. For Radio in Warsaw, she prepared and produced over 120 music programs (original series: Sacrum in music, Chopin’s ear, Mulierum Schola Gregoriana Clamaverunt Iusti on Gregorian chant). Since 2013, she has been teaching at the Gregorian Singing School in Niepokalanów. She is a laureate of many awards and scholarships, incl. scholarship for outstanding young scientists of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the “Kultura Polska na Świecie” program, the award of the Rector of the FCUM, the FCUM commemorative medal for the activities, and scholarship of John Paul II in Warsaw.
She is involved in the organization of scientific, artistic and popularizing events. She was the initiator and scientific director of the National Scientific and Artistic Conference Ad Dei gloriam, ad utilitatem populi on the 110th anniversary of Rączkowski’s birth (2016) and the 2nd Polish Saxophone Congress (2018). Together with Marta Dziewanowska-Pachowska and Tomasz Jagłowski, she ran the project Computerization and digitization of the FCUM Library (2012-2016). As part of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Project Sound studio she conducted workshops and lectures for the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin (2015).
Actively combines scientific and artistic activities. As a chorister, she collaborates with such ensembles as: Mulierum Schola Gregoriana Clamaverunt Iusti, Warsaw Chamber Choir, Il Tempo, University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski in Warsaw. She took part in numerous world premieres, festivals and competitions on a national and international scale (she won, among others. 1st place in Concorso Polifonico Internazionale Gudio’s Arezzo and Malta International Choir Festival, Grand Prix VII National Passion Song Competition in Bydgoszcz, award for the best performance of a religious song in Kashub at the XXVI International Festival of Religious Music Stanisław Ormiński in Rumia) and CD recordings (incl. Mahler, Symphony No. 8; Symphony of a Thousand; , director A. Wit, Naxos 8,550,533-34; Moryto Masses , director K. Szymonik, DUX 0571; Aleksandra Kurzak: Bell Raggio - Rossini Arias, A. Kurzak, Warsaw Chamber Choir, Sinfonia Varsovia, cond. PG Morandi, Decca 478 5710 - nomination for Fryderyk 2014, Martyrum Polonorum Laudes , MSG Clamaverunt Iusti, dir. M. Sławecki, DUX 1230). In 2015, a CD recording her original project was released: Verbum Incarnatum. The Mystery of the Incarnate Word in Gregorian and Ambrosian singing with saxophone improvisations. St. John Paul II as a tribute (P. Gusnar - saxophone, MSG Clamaverunt Iusti, M. Sławecki - conductor, Ars Sonora ARSO-CD-59). The album won the prestigious Fryderyk 2016 award in the Album of the Year - Early Music category.