The Academy's history goes back to 1920. It was named after Ignacy Jan Paderewski - an outstanding pianist, a statesman, a great Polish citizen.
It is one of eight academies of music in Poland. The Academy's authorities are led by the Rector - Prof. Bogumił Nowicki.
The Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań maintains an extremely high pedagogical level in the hands of a distinguished faculty.The school features three concert halls, numerous chamber studios, a listening studio, a recording studio, an electro-acoustic music studio, a music library.
The Academy offers a wide variety of majors, including composition, conducting, music theory, eurhythmics, piano, harpsichord, organ, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone tube, accordion, solo singing, choral conducting, music education, church music, violin, viola cello, double bass, harp, guitar, violin-making, and jazz performance. Students and teachers of the Academy have received numerous awards and honours in, to mention just a few places: Aqua, Alessandria, Darmstadt, Haarlem, Koln, Milan, Moscow, Paris, St. Petersburg, Tokyo and Vienna.
Foreign cooperation is central to the mission of the Academy, and the school is a member of the European Association of Music Conservatoires (AEC), and the Association of Baltic Academies of Music (ABAM). Moreover, the Academy has signed bilateral agreements through the Erasmus program with seventy music higher education institutions from twenty-five countries. As the result of these collaborations, the academy is among the top ten European universities pursuant to student-exchange and professorial mobility.
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