About the department
With a history of 60 years (since 1963), the “Music” department annually works on the fields of “History and Theory of Music,” “Kazakh Music,” and “Theory and Methodology of Music Teaching.” Established and developed under the leadership of the prominent composer, the first head of the department, Baqytzhan Bayqadamov. Over the years, the department has been led by composers Ö.Baidildaev, D.Botbayev, professors R.Zhardemaliyeva, Sh.B.Qulmanova, PhD, Professor T.Konyratbay. Currently, the chairperson of the department is the academician of the Kazakhstan Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, A.A.Beisembayeva.
The main goal of the department is to study, develop, and teach in the field of national musical culture. Working within the framework of the updated curriculum, the department actively expands the methodology of music education in schools, studies the creative heritage of Kazakh composers, and conducts educational programs and national concerts.
Educational programs of the department, such as “Musical Education” (Bs), “Traditional Musical Art” (Bs), “Musical Education” (Ms), have been accredited for 5 years by the Independent Accreditation and Rating Agency (IARA). According to the results of the rating by the National Agency for the Quality Assurance of Education (NAQA), the “Musical Education” (Ms) program takes the first place. These results indicate the high quality of the department’s work in training qualified specialists.
The department actively collaborates with foreign and domestic universities, such as Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Çukurova University in Adana (Turkey), V.A.Bosikov Higher School of Music in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Kyzylorda State University named after H.Dosmukhamedov, Atyrau University named after H.Dosmukhamedov. Cooperation among higher education institutions includes the exchange of knowledge and experience of students and master’s students, as well as the organization of scientific and pedagogical conferences.
The mission of the department is to create a unified musical, pedagogical and social environment, to form a professional personality that can independently and effectively solve the tasks set in the conditions of the developing economy of Kazakhstan. The development strategy of the department is the preparation of innovative educational programs and projects aimed at the formation of new competence-based techniques for the modernization of the educational process of the department.
Department maintains communication and cooperation with foreign universities: the University of Chukurov Conservatory of Adana (Turkey) and the Higher School of Music of the RS (Yakutia) (Institute) named after V.A.Bosikov which students are exchanged under the academic mobility program.