of musicology of Novopolotsk State Musical College
• teachers of solfeggio and musical literature for musical
schools and art schools.The
curriculum comprises a wide circle of musical and theoretical
subjects, including pedagogical and lection practices,
fundamentals of musical critics and composition. The students
receive a serious basic school education, which gives
them possibility to successfully enter and study in higher
educational establishments of various specializations.
Four undergraduates and three post-graduates of Belarusian
State Academy of Music currently studying there have graduated
from our musical college.
The stuff of the department of musicology includes 11
experienced instructors, 5 of which have higher pedagogical
qualification, other 5 – the first qualification. In the
process of education the pedagogues use the whole spectrum
of modern methodical and technical facilities. The lecturers
E. N. Vasilyeva and E. P. Kirillova are the authors of
running republican programs in subjects of “modern musical
styles” and “rhythmics”. T. V. Nikulina and E. N. Vasilyeva
have diplomas of a republican contest of methodical and
creative works. On the basis of the department region
seminars and competitions on methodical and theoretical
topics are held.
The department is distinguished for creative out-of-class
activities, which include musical and performance based
on own scripts (“Chopin and His Muses”, “Eternally Alive”,
“Three Novels About Autumn”), intellectual games (“We
Are Fond of Tchaikovsky’s Operas”, “Glinka – Known and
Unknown”, etc); scientific and practical conferences (the
latest were devoted to creative work and life of D. D.
Shostakovich, M. P. Musorgsky, S. S. Prokofyev). The department
makes use of such specific methods of work as defending
a term paper, as well as concerts of musical works composed
by the students of the college.
The graduates of this department successfully work in
musical schools and boarding schools of Vitebsk region.
Drozdova S, Kollontai L, Ustinova N., Zorina S (Polotsk
musical school); Valmus L., Khitrova N. (Novopolotsk musical
school); Grak T., Bychkova E. (Ushachi musical school)
and many others display high creative and pedagogical
results in their work.
Former graduates of the musical college now work in musical
colleges of the county: E. F. Berezka, N.L. Kondratyuk,
E.V. Butovskaya – in Novopolotsk State Musical College,
N. Molisova – in Polotsk Pedagogical College, O. Kovalyonok
– in Minsk college.
A candidate of fine art sciences A. G. Karpilova, a candidate
of cultural science L. N. Sidorovich, postgraduates S.
N. Nemtsova, S. V. Tkacheva, teaching in higher educational
establishments of Belarus have graduated from our college.
of brass and percussion instruments
Department of brass and percussion instruments exists since
the first day of the college’s work. Today it is a small
united and high professional team of five pedagogues: M.
M. Minkovich, B. P. Polyakov, V. I. Yukhnevich, I. V. Puzatko,
K. V. Kudryavtsev. The department has prepared more than
300 specialists during the years of work. Most of the graduates
work in the sphere of culture in their specialization.
The department prepares:
• teacher with the specialization of trumpet playing (trombone,
flute, French horn, clarinet, saxophone, tuba or percussion
• brass orchestra and ensemble performer
• brass band conductor
former graduates are soloists and musicians in leading
professional groups of Belarus. I. Tsvetkov (trumpet)
, I. Shamelo (French horn), P. Burtsev (trumpet), V. Kovretsky
(trumpet player, soloist and lecturer of Belorusian State
Academy of Music) work in the State Symphony Orchestra
of the Republic of Belarus. M. Sosenkova and S. Borovko
(trombone), S. Sidorenko (French horn) play in the orchestra
of State Academic Bolshoj Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
A. Volchek (trumpet) – is a soloist of Presidential orchestra
of the Republic of Belarus, S. Androgin and A. Perederij
(trumpet) – are soloists of State Concert orchestra of
Belarus with Finberg as a conductor. One can meet students
of Novopolotsk State Musical College in orchestras “Klassic-Avangard”,
“Nemiga”, in symphony orchestras from Commonwealth of
Independent States, from Germany and even Brazil.
M. Solodsky and P. Tychina are military conductors. V.
Pavroz, V. Kleshtorny, M. Shauro and many others successfully
work in city and village musical schools.
Talented performance of our students in republican contests
leaves bright memories in the department life. V. Shakel,
A. Lagun., D. Reshetkin, T. Karpova, P. Tychina, S. Dereza,
I. Shamelo, I. Pavlyuchenko, A. Volgin have become laureates
of such musical forums. M. Sosenkova is a laureate of
an international contest in Kishinev, F. Sadovsky is twice
a laureate of a republican contest.
Two of the students of this department – E. Misevich and
V. Ternovoj receive scholarship from Presidential Talented
Youth Support Fund.
The department has prepared more than 400 professional musicians;
about 80 of them continued their education in Belarusian
State Conservatory (Academy of Music), more than 200 – in
other higher educational institutions of the republic. A
lot of them successfully work in their profession in musical
schools of Belarus and abroad.
Graduates of this department receive the following qualifications:
• piano teacher in musical school
• ensemble and orchestra performer.Since
2004 in accordance with new curriculum piano students can
study an extra instrument (organ, harpsichord, sequencer).
The pedagogues and students try to keep creative and business-like
atmosphere. The stuff includes experienced pedagogues, well-known
for their high achievements. They are V. S. Kudryavtsev,
N. C. Kushnaryova, M.B.Starostenkova, P. I. Zubtsova, T.
V. Sidorova, O. N. Makhaeva. V. S. Kudryavtsev is the head
of the department. His students have won prizes at republican
competitions lots of times. Graduates N. N. Kushnarova,
T. Sidorova, L. Mashinina, I. Brinchuk currently work in
Novopolotsk State Musical College, I. Peganov is the head
of piano sub-faculty in Mogilyov branch of Belarusian State
Academy of Music. V. S. Kudryavtsev is famous in the republic
as a methodologist, an author of several methodical works,
the main of which is “Organization of students’ self-work”.
He is repeatedly invited to methodic seminars in our country
The lecturers N. Kushnarova and M. Starostenkova are brilliant
accompanists, and together they form a bright piano duet.
This duet is the laureate of the republican contest of creative
works. Kushnarova’s students work in Novopolotsk musical
college too. They are O. Bozhok, N. Entina, O.Yarosh, A.
Voronova. Kushnarova’s student Y. Sadykova is a laureate
of many republican and international contests as a pianist,
organist and composer. A. Sadykov has received three First
prizes for two years (at international contest in the city
of Smolensk, international contest “Little Prince”, republican
contest in the name of Mendeleevskaya). He is a winner of
Richter contest in Zhitomir. Kushnarova’s former student
I. Gurchanova is the head of piano section in musical school
¹ 1 in Minsk.
M. Starostenkova’s students O.Gurchanova, A. Kostyuchenko,
N. Chernyavskaya, I. Belyanina, A. Novikov were laureates
of region contests and winners of republican competitions.
Y. Starostenkova won Second Prize at Chopin republican contest
in 2005, she also receives scholarship of Presidential Fund.
T. V. Sidorova, P. I. Zubtsova, O. N. Makhaeva are high
qualified pedagogues whose professional and human qualities
allow to reveal individuality of students in the utmost
degree. There is a musical school for talented children
attached to the musical college. The pedagogues of piano
department work with the children of the school as well
and achieve good results. Having entered Novopolotsk musical
college all children proceed with their musical development.
of orchestra string instruments and chamber ensemble.
department is represented by an experienced stuff: A.
M. Bogomolov, L. I. Pischik, G. G. Nazimova, L. S. Mashinina,
E. V. Kedrova. L. V. Bezmen is at the head.
The pedagogues and students actively participate in concerts
as members of string orchestra, violin ensemble, chamber
ensemble and as soloists as well. Stage and educational
experience which they gain let many of the graduates continue
their study in higher musical establishments of Belarus,
in Petrozavod and Riga conservatories.
Many students of the department have achieved high results
in their pedagogical and performance career. E. Sapronenko
teaches the class of cello in the Academy of Music, works
in the Opera Theatre ochestra, gives solo concerts in
Belarusian State Philharmony, T. Shrom teaches in Vitebsk
branch of the Academy of Music, A. Alexandrovich is a
member of the State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic
of Belarus and a lecturer at Tank Pedagogical University,
A. Mirkas works in the President Orchestra, A. Malykh
is a soloist of the state ensemble “Beseda”, N.
Kadushko works in the state pop orchestra of Belarus,
N. Avodneva, I. Grits are lectures of musical colleges
of the country. Many graduates of the department currently
work abroad (in Greece, Germany, Norway, the USA, Katar,
Commonwealth of Independent States). Our former student
Morozov is a senior lecturer in Nizhegorod conservatory.
The students of the department have participated in region
and republican contests. Among the winners are I. Grits,
A. Puschina, A. Sapronenko, T. Shrom, etc.
The graduates of the department receive the qualification
• orchestra and ensemble performer
of chorus conducting
The department exists since the founding day of the musical
college. For many years it was headed by L.A. Zhukova. She
and her collegues G. A. Mileshko, V. P. Antonova, N. A.
Kolotsey, T. A. Tsygankova, A. M. Tkachuk were the first
to develop chorus education of Polotsk district. Presently
at the department exist two performance directions: academic
singing (section head S. Trushina) and folk singing (section
head – N. A. Kolotsey).
Graduates of this department annually enter higher educational
institutions of Belarus and Russia. But some of them have
returned to musical college as pedagogues: S. M. Bedritskaya,
S. G. Zaborskaya, S. V. Trushina, N. L. Borovskaya, O.S.
Kovalyova. In the beginning of 90-th on the basis of this
department a famous Polotsk chamber chorus was created,
in 1995 Polotsk Anima-Quartet appeared. Not only the department
but also the city of Novopolotsk and the whole republic
are proud of these groups. Students chorus under conducting
of L. Zhukova repeatedly won prizes in republican contests.
Since 1993 Zhukova’s former student S. Trushina continued
this tradition as the head of the chorus.
Among the graduates who now are at the head of various chorus
groups of academic direction are S. Kozlova (“Saulute”,
Lithuania), N. Bryakova ( Vitebsk chorus conductor), I.
Sochneva, T. Konoz (city of Minsk), L. Rumyantseva (Velikie
Luki chamber chorus), O. Nikiforova (chanter). Some of them
direct musical schools and musical boarding school of Vitebsk
region: E. Denisyonok (Akhremov musical school), E. Ryabtseva
E (Rossony musical school), Z. Ludskaya (Miory musical school).
The atmosphere of the department is creative; one can feel
mutual respect of teachers and students.
The department prepares:
conductor of academic chorus, chorus singer
• solfeggio teacher
• music teacher in secondary school.
of folk chorus
singing was opened in 1986. On its basis the folk song chorus
“Rechenka”, later the folk song ensemble “Verbitsa” were
organized. The main aim of the groups is the popularization
of folk singing tradition, stage recovery of Belarusian
customs and songs. The chorus “Rechenka” has more than once
become a laureate of regional and republican contests (Grandpre
of the festival “Student Spring” , second degree diploma
of Republican contest of chorus and orchestra collectives
of vocation schools and others).
The graduates of the department work in many professional
collectives of Belarus, the best of students continue their
education in high schools of Minsk, Moscow, St.-Petersburg.
The graduate of this department A. Novitskaya currently
living in Germany has recorded an album of Russian folk
songs and romances in Hamburg. O. Dymnikova has glorified
Novopolosk with her many victories at republican and international
contests. (Grandpre of “Christmas Star”, Minsk; Grandpre
of “Europe-Plus”, a winner of the national TV contest “Fest”
and other important awards).
Students receive the qualification of:
1. folk chorus conductor
2. folk chorus performer
3. music teacher
instruments department (bayan, accordion)
department has prepared more than 500 graduates with the
profile “bayan, accordeon”. About 70 % of them have entered
musical high schools. Most graduates’ occupation is connected
with pedagogical work. N. Lisitsa (Korneeva) is a lecturer
in the Academy of Music, O. Butsko works in Mogilev branch
of the Academy of Music. In musical colleges of the republic
the former students of Novopolotsk musical college work,
among them P. Rachitsky, G. Tobolevich, T. Sheleg, R.
Milay, R. Yakubovsky. In famous musical collectives of
the republic one can meet V. Ginko (state dance ensemble
“Khoroshki”), I. Mikhal’kov (ensemble of folk music “Beseda”),
N. Lisitsa (folk ensemble “Krupinskye musyki”). M. Lipchik
is an Honoured artist of Belarusian Soviet Republic, who
worked in Tsytovich State Academic Folk Chorus. P. Rachitsky
and N. Machulskaya after graduating from the Academy of
Music teach in the native Novopolotsk musical college.
Many of our students have stood out in different contests.
N. Karpinskaya received a prize at the Republican contest
of pop-art artists, V. Ginko, D. Vasilyev, N. Korneeva
are laureates of Zhinovich Republican contest, V. Tochilo
received a prize at the same competition. O. Drabo became
a winner at International contest in the name of Beloborodov.
The duet of accordion players of N. Babich and V. Parkhomenko
are awarded with the diploma of the International contest
in the name of Shendereva.
We are especially proud of the student Vladislav Pligovka,
a laureate of 15 International competitions, who has a
number of times received the scholarship of the special
Presidential Talented Youth Support Fund. Parallel to
study he gives solo performances in Minsk, Mogilev, Grodno,
Molodechno, Smolensk, St-Petersburg.
The department is headed by one of the most respected
bayan pedagogues in CIS (Commemoration of Independent
States) M. I. Ivashkin.
As an author of many methodic works he is often invited
to give seminars and master-classes in musical institutions
of Belarus and Russia, to be a member of varied juries.He
managed to form a united and high professional team, able
to decide any creative tasks.
The department prepares:
• orchestra and ensemble performer
• orchestra conductor
of string folk instruments
The department prepares students in the directions: domra,
balalaika, dulcimer, guitar.
The graduates receive the qualification of
• musical school teacher
• folk orchestra conductor
• orchestra and ensemble performer.
The department has rich traditions. One of them is the high
quality of students’ preparation and perfecting their skills
through participation in contests. The pride of the department
are the laureates of Zhinovich Republican contest N. Gorodetskaya,
B. Lobanova, T. Lesun, A. Zlobina, O. Voyush, O. Dubovskaya.
E. Syrova, E. Lavnova, N. Korsak, N. Rudko were awarded
with prizes of republican contests.
The best graduates successfully enter and study in the Academy
of Music and Belarussian State University of Culture. The
department is proud of its talented students. Olga Dubovskaya
is a laureate of international competitions in Germany and
“North Cup” in Cherepovets. Currently she teaches in High
School of Music in Dresden and is the head of guitar and
mandolin orchestra in Hamburg. Natalya Korsak is a laureate
of several international contests as well, she has Grandpre
of a contest in Japan, she is a soloist of Belarusian State
Philharmony. Both are former students of the leading domra
pedagogue G. V. Malykh, who is at the head of the domra
section. She regularly initiates seminars, master-classes
and meetings with prominent pedagogues and performers from
Belarusian State Academy of Music, St.-Petersburg conservatory
and Gnesiny University. For many years G. V. Malykh has
headed the student orchestra of Russian folk instruments,
which has won prizes at republican contests of creative
The students at the department are taught by experienced
pedagogues G. N. Rachitskaya and E. I. Yuschenko (dulcimer),
N. L. Malinovskaya and V. K. Lavrikova (domra, balalaika).
Their graduates successfully work in the schools of the
disrtict, in concert philharmonic collectives of Belarus.