In 2008, the Department of Jazz Orchestra Instruments became part of the Faculty of Musical Art on the basis of the reorganized Faculty of Theater Arts and Variety.
Over the years, the department was headed by highly qualified specialists in the field of musical art and performance: Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor Kalieva A. Zh., Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor Kanapyanova G. M., Cultural Worker Lyubertsev V. V., Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Professor Orenburgsky A. A., Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan Intykbaev E. A.
Since September 2021, the Department of Jazz Orchestra Instruments has been headed by Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor Abeltaeva Zhanel Ertaevna.
The department is an educational, methodological, scientific and creative division of the academy and carries out educational, methodological, research and creative activities.
The department trains students in educational programs:
6B02194 “Variety Art” / “Variety Orchestra Artist” (bachelor’s degree)
7M02194 “Variety Art” / “Variety Orchestra Artist” (master’s degree)
8D02194 “Variety Art” / “Variety Orchestra Artist” (doctoral studies)
The Department of Pop Orchestra Instruments has formed a highly qualified teaching staff – experienced professionals, active performing musicians and competent mentors in their field. Among them: 1 Honored Worker, 1 Doctor of Science, 4 Candidates of Science, 4 Professors, 4 Associate Professors, 3 Masters of Arts:
Bekmukhamedov B. M. – Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor
Begalinova G. A. – Candidate of art history, professor
Begimbetova D. Zh. – Associate professor of the Higher Attestation Commission, professor
Ibraeva K. E. – Candidate of pedagogical sciences, professor
Abeltaeva Zh. E. – Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor (Associate Professor)
Kalieva A. Zh. – Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor
Ropa P. P. – Madeniet salasynyn uzdigi, associate professor
Duisengalieva V. A. – Master of Arts, Associate Professor
Bannov V. M. – Madeniet salasynyn uzdigi, senior lecturer
Intykbaev E. A. – Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, senior lecturer
Mukhamedzhanova R. D. – senior lecturer
Yastremsky E. P. – Master of Arts, teacher
Trutneva N. V. – Master of Arts, teacher
Salykova D. O. – teacher
Olenin V. O. – teacher
Osipov V. A. – teacher
Orazbaev Zh. I. – teacher
Dauletbaev Ch. A. – teacher
Baytokin T. O. – teacher
The main direction of the department’s work is the training of specialists in the field of variety and jazz art. The developed methods on the basis of the department make it possible to introduce an individual approach to each student, which is the key to the success of becoming a professional in their field. There are accumulated the traditions of established schools of jazz and popular music, which set a confident vector in the development and introduction of elements of novelty into the training of future specialists. The main component in the training of instrumentalists, of course, is the emphasis on studying the basics of jazz harmony, improvisation, arranging courses, and collective playing in jazz ensembles and orchestras.
Concert performances by students and teachers raise the educational process to a new professional level. Graduates of the department continue their creative path and self-improvement in variety and jazz orchestras and ensembles of the republic.