dr hab. Tomasz Kienik
dr hab. Tomasz Kienik (b.1976), theorist of music, graduated with summa cum laude in music theory (1999, supervisor prof. A. Tuchowski) and composition (2000) in the class of prof. Zygmunt Herembeszta at Karol Lipiński Academy of Music.
He obtained his PhD in musicology at the University of Wrocław in 2008, and ‘dr hab.’ degree in musical art (theory of music and composition) in 2019. He is also a graduate of Postgraduate Studies in Film, Computer and Multimedia Creativity at the Music Academy of K. and G. Bacewicz in Łódź.
In 2000-2012 he was an assistant and adjunct (assistant professor) at the Institute of Music of the University of Zielona Góra, in the years 2010-12 he was also the deputy director of this Institute.
He participated in numerous scientific conferences (Canterbury, Lucca, Brno, Hannover, Wrocław, Poznań, Warsaw, Szczecin, Łódź, Gdańsk, etc.), and published a number of scientific articles, on Polish contemporary music of the 20th and 21st centuries, among others.
His authorial monograph Sonorystyka Kazimierza Serockiego, a development and augmentation of the doctoral thesis, was published in 2016.
The latest book is the extensive monograph Magnificat - from biblical text to Polish musical composition of the 20th and 21st centuries. https://wydawnictwo.amuz.wroc.pl/tomasz-kienik-magnificat-od-biblijnego-tekstu-do-polskiej-kompycji- musical-xx-xx-beginnings-wieku.html
The main stream of Tomasz Kienik’s activity is music theory, including analytical and historical reflection on the 20th and 21st century music, problems of religious and church music, and methodology of teaching.
Tomasz Kienik is also an active certified teacher in secondary music education, and the head of the theory section at Ogólnokształcąca Szkoła Muzyczna I I IIst. im. K. Szymanowskiego in Wrocław.
In his compositional achievements he has additionally autonomous, illustrative and functional music; he is also a laureate of composers’ competitions (in the nineties) of Tadeusz Baird (Warsaw) and Andrzej Panufnik (Kraków).
He is currently employed as an adjunct (assistant professor) at the Faculty of Composition, Conducting, Music Theory and Music Therapy Karol Lipiński Music Academy in Wroclaw. Also is a member of the Chair of Theory of Music and History of the Silesian Music Culture and Ear Training Workgroup, and coordinator of pedagogical practices skills for students of this Faculty (Pedagogical Study).
At Karol Lipiński Academy of Music, he provides lectures: history of music theory, introduction to music theory, history of music from 18th to 21st century, ear training with orchestral score, methodology of teaching, as well as supervision of bachelor’s and master’s theses in the theory of music.