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Choral Conducting Division

One of the founders of the Division, and also of the Belarusian Choir was conductor I. Bàry, a graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire. The formation of the Division in pre-war years is also connected with the activities of L. Shvarts and M. Maslova. After restoration of the Conservatoire in 1944, M. Shneiderman, S. Ratner, I. Gitgarts started their pedagogical activities at the Division. One should mention specifically the contribution made into development of the choral arts of Belarus by People’s Artist of the USSR, Professor V. Rovdo, who header Division with 1963 for 2007, and Honoured Worker of Arts, Assistant Professor A. Zelenkova.

Now the head of Division is Assistant Professor I. Bodyako. Alongside with them, the Division employs famous choirmasters: People’s Artist of Belarus, Professor M. Drinevsky, Professor of the Division V. Avramenko, Assistant Professor, Candidates of Musicology S. Gerasimovich, L. Shimanovich, T. Slobodchikova. The pedagogical and creative activities of the Division of Choral Conducting is the major foundation for preservation and development of Belarusian chorus culture. Performances of the Concert Choir of the Belarusian State Academy of Music in the international stage have been marked by high creative achievements.