Department of Music Culture

"Music has a special inner strength and makes people better ..."

The professional activities of the department are developed at three basic levels - pedagogical, scientific and artistic. In addition to teaching subjects in the guaranteed study programmes, subjects of musical education are provided in the preparation of pre-school and primary school teachers.

The department actively organizes the important international scientific and artistic events: Cantus Choralis Slovaca - the international symposium on choir singing; and Akademická Banská Bystrica - the international competition festival of university choirs. The department cooperates with major domestic and foreign departments: the UJEP Pedagogical Faculty in Ústí nad Labem, the Pedagogical Faculty of Charles University in Prague, the Kazimierza Wielkiego University in Bydgoszcz and other partner institutions in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary.

Exceptional to the department is the continuous operation of three university artistic bodies of the ensemble Mladosť:

  • University mixed choir Mladosť (since 1969),
  • University folk ensemble Mladosť (since 1971),
  • University chamber orchestra Mladosť (since 2008).

Main research fields:

  • Creation of multimedia textbooks for the education of teachers of musical education at university
  • History and personalities of regional music pedagogy, musical historiography
  • Artistic projects in the field of singing, dancing, research of the music-dance culture of Slovaks abroad

Choices of education:

Bachelor study programmes
Teaching Music Education and School Music Ensembles (full-time and external)
Teaching Music Education in combination (full-time and external)

Masters study programmes
Teaching Music Education and School Music Ensembles (full-time and external)
Teaching Music Education in combination (full-time and external)

Advanced master’s thesis (Rigorosum)
Teaching Music Education

Contacts:
khk.pdf@umb.sk
+421 48 446 4512