State Musical College
was founded in 1968 (according to the order of the Ministry
of Culture of the BSSR, July 23, 1968). More than 2000
professionals in 15 specialties have graduated from the
college for 37 years.
first director of the musical college Boris Petrovich
Polyakov formed a strong pedagogical staff, having invited
bright talented people, inspired musicians to the city
of Novopolotsk. Among them are choirmasters L. A. Zhukova,
G.A. Mileshko, S.V. Lukyanova, musicologists A.N. Zarubko,
N. L. Vashkevich, R. N. Merkhasina, bayan-player V. Platonov,
pianist S. Muravyova, literature expert L.E. Stupakova.
The teaching was conducted in 5 specialties. Today the
musical college has 8 departments, where high-skilled
specialists of several generations work. Succession of
generations helps the collective to keep traditions.
1988 the musical college is headed by Alexander Ivanovich
A huge historical and creative contribution to development
of the college was made by M. M. Minkovich, V. T. Borsch,
O.S. Kudryavtseva, L. I. Polyakova, E. S. Martos, N. and
I. Khotylyovs, M.I. Ivashkin, U. A. Bauskov, I.I. Kachan,
T. A. Tsygankova, V. S. Kudryavtsev, L.V. Bezmen, A.M.
Bogomolov, S. M. Mazurina. The following people are well-known
in the republic as pedagogues, methodologists and concert
performers as well as: G. V. Malykh and V. L. Malykh,
A. I. Kondratyuk, L. I. Ostroukhova, N. A. Kolotsei, N.
S. Kushnaryova, T. N. Ivashkina, A. M. Sinitsyna, M. V.
Starostenkova, T. V. Nikulina, E. P. Kirillova, E. N.
pride of the musical college is its creative groups: the
orchestra of Russian folk instruments /the conductor –
V. L. Malykh/, the bayan orchestra /the conductor – A.
I. Kondratyuk/, brass orchestra /the conductor – V. Nikiforov/,
academic chorus /the conductor – S. V. Trushina/, the
chorus of folk songs “Rechenka” /the conductor - Kolotsei/,
ensemble of folk songs “Verbitsa” /the conductor N. L.
Borovskaya/, ensemble of folk music “Toloka” /the conductors
– V. and G. Malykh/.
contributed to the history of Belarusian culture the laureates
of international contests Polotsk chamber chorus /the
conductor L. Zhukova/, sextet of bayan-players /the conductor
M. Ivashkin/, Polotsk-Anima-Quartet /the conductor A.
Starostenkov/. In 1999 the pedagogue L. A. Zhukova was
awarded with a special President Prize “For Spiritual
Revival”. The analogical award “The Person of the Year”
was presented to T. A. Tsygankova.
1998 a musical school for talented children was opened.
The school is run by the head of the practical department
A. M. Tkachuk. It helps to create an effective 2-step
system of the work of young musicians and experiences
teachers and to achieve high results.
stuff of the educational establishment Polotsk Musical
College see their aim in preserving cultural originality
of the region, interest to art and musical traditions.
The complexity of present situation has influenced the
material equipment of the institution, but hasn’t changed
views and positions of its colleagues, who see in art
and pedagogy sense of life and their main occupation.
The stuff team is inspired and creative, in its everyday
work it proves continuity and vitality of Belarusian spiritual