conservatory is the center of integration of art education, culture and
science, nucleus of functioning art of Togliatti
– the city with almost 1 million population, nearby areas and all Samara
The Togliatti conservatory headed by
the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation, the candidate of art study
professor E.N. Prasolov, is a creative community of the professors, teachers
and students seeing their purpose in realization of the major problem of
increase of competitiveness of graduates and meeting the needs of the society
in a new type of the specialist who is able to solve contemporary problems of
scientific and cultural progress. The conservatory carries out educational, scientific
and research activity, creative and performing activities (including
international) on all education levels: initial (school), special secondary education
(college) with the integrated implementation of all types of programs on unified
educational and productive base, and also the higher and postgraduate education
on many specialties of culture and art.
Today the conservatory possesses
traditions, knowledge and experience, providing integration of domestic training
programs into world educational space. Positive dynamics of the development of the
conservatory is defined by high level of general scientific and special training
of graduates, the stable contingent of students, high professional, scientific
and methodical potential of the conservatory staff. The teachers of the conservatory
take part in regional and international competitions as members and chairmen of
a jury, make reports at scientific and practical conferences of leading musical
higher education institutions of Russia and CIS countries. Such
activity gives the chance to the conservatory professors to be in a course of
modern advanced pedagogical thought, new concepts and theoretical
representations which receive practical confirmation in progressive pedagogical
activity of the conservatory.
Active concert and performing
involvement, work at advanced training courses, methodical seminars, lectures,
participation in master-classes of authoritative musicians from leading higher
education institutions of Russia, methodical discussions at chair meetings
synthesize the results of the researches in the field of musical pedagogics, summarize
methodical innovations of teachers of the Togliatti conservatory and refract in
scientific and methodical works, programs, recommendations, dissertations,
manuals, collections of methodical articles of teachers of the various chairs
intended for wide use in the course of studying of the theoretical courses of performing art,
musical pedagogics, pedagogical practice.
The staff of the Togliatti conservatory is proud of the
achievements in the field of concert and performing, musical and educational
activity (over 200 concerts a year), and this is one of the main indicators of
the professional level of modern performing musicians.
During the concert season several musical
festivals are conducted in which creative groups of the conservatory take part,
among them – the symphony orchestra, the orchestra of folk instruments, the ensemble
of folk music "Artel", a wind
band, the ensemble of the ancient music "Baroque", musical theater
"Orpheus", chamber, vocal and choreographic ensembles. Annually
creative collectives go abroad to take part in the international festivals,
including "Eurorchestries" in France , Days of Togliatti in Paris, Bulgaria, etc. These performances
were highly appreciated by the organizers and the jury of the festivals, and
the general public as well. For great professional skills the symphony
orchestra of the conservatory was awarded the title of the laureate of the “Eurorchestries”
festival, received the Grand Prix and an honorary diploma for the best
execution of modern music. Creative staff of the conservatory is a bright and an
integral part of cultural life of Togliatti.
The special pride of the
conservatory are more than 300 names of winners of prestigious international
performing competitions, many of them are included in the Gold book of the
province, some of them are awarded grants
of the mayor, the governor and the President the Russian Federation.
Today the Togliatti conservatory continues to improve
educational process thanks to involvement of highly skilled experts, and also
wide introduction of innovative and computer technologies. The conservatory
signed contracts on cooperation with higher educational institutions: The
Moscow state conservatory of P.I.Chaykovsky, the St.
Petersburg state conservatory of N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov, Magnitogorsk state
conservatory of M.I.Glinka, the Russian academy of music of Gnessins, etc.
Nowadays takes place a further
strengthening and expansion of structure of the Togliatti conservatory and its
transformation into complete scientific and educational system, opening of new
specialties and specializations, increase of productivity of scientific
researches, commissioning of new educational buildings and other positive
indicators of educational and scientific activity.
One of the most important directions
of the creative life of the Togliatti
conservatory is the organization and carrying out of annual International
competition of young performers which is very popular in musical circles due to
a wide representation of participants and authoritative jury.
These competitions give the chance
to the competitors to master their professional skill, to check level and
quality of the performing skills, in the course of competitive communication
creative relations are established and extend. Annually more than 100 pupils
and students of musical educational institutions of Russia
and other countries become participants of the Togliatti international competition.
There were held 16 competitions
(piano, string, wind, folk instruments, academic solo singing) in which about
1500 young musicians from many countries of the world (the USA, Japan,
France, Italy, Greece,
from all CIS countries and regions of Russia took part.
Many famous musicians, Honoured
Artists, National Artists, professors of the leading educational institutions
and abroad take part in the work of the jury, among them are S. Kravchenko, Yu.
Vorontsov, V. Igolinsky, A. Korneev, Yu. Slesarev, M. Imkhanitsky, L. Tamulevich,
N. Komolyatov, V. Filchev. S. Belza, I. Fridman,
V. Besfamilnov, Z. Sotkilava and many others. The Togliatti international competition of young
performers is a part of musical life not only of our city, but all the country
Updating and improving its activity,
the conservatory successfully carries out the main objectives – preparation of
highly qualified specialists in the field of art and development of musical and
artistic infrastructure of the city and the region.