Scientific activity

Multidirectional research activities of both academic (Department of Music Theory, University of Humanities and Foreign Languages, Department of Music Education, Department of Music Acoustics) and artistic (instrumental departments, Department of Composition, Department of Symphony and Opera Conducting, Department of Vocal Performance, Department of Sound Direction) are carried out within the departments.

Scientific and research activities cover problem areas neglected in other scientific centers, including psychology and music theory, theory of music pedagogy and music education, editorial studies on the works of Frederic Chopin, instrumentology and acoustics. Preference is given to the study of Polish music (Chopin's works) and the theory of 20th century music.

The sphere of scientific research issues includes: music education in Poland; works of composers and performers of early and contemporary music; music reception and perception; perception of timbre, pitch and loudness of sound; auditory memory; analysis of the human voice and respiratory organ; modern means of sound generation and transmission; professional development of music teachers; human musical development across the life span.

In the system of continuous and interdisciplinary research, basic and applied work aimed at the needs of music education, culture and the country's economy is carried out from the following disciplines: fine arts sciences, psychology, pedagogy, medical sciences, sociology and philosophy. Interdisciplinary research teams consist of musicians, musicologists, educators, doctors, physiologists, physicists, engineers and computer scientists. The results of their work at the intersection of science, technology and art, receive interest from numerous national and foreign research units.

The Science and Advancement Department reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Science.