Monika Wilkiewicz

Monika Wilkiewicz graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in the conducting class of prof. Z. Bruna (1995). She is the winner of 1st prize of the 1st Choral Conductors Competition in Bydgoszcz (1995).

In 2005, she obtained a PhD degree and in 2011, a degree of habilitated doctor in the field of music in the discipline of art – conducting. In the years 2005-2008 and 2008-2012 she was Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Conducting, Jazz and Music Education at the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz. Employed in the home university as an associate professor conducts the subject of conducting, reading scores, choral practice, seminar of scientific work. Since 2016 Head of the Chair of Choral Studies and Music Education at the Faculty of Conducting, Jazz and Music Education.

In the years 1995-1998 and 2002-2004 she was the conductor of the Association of Male Singing Choir “Hasło” in Bydgoszcz. In 1995 she founded the Women’s Choir of the parish of M.B.Ostrobramska in Bydgoszcz, which led to 2010. From 1996 to 1998 she was the conductor of the boys and mans choir operating at the parish of St Lawrence in Nakło  nad  Notecia. In the same city she also collaborated in 2004-2005 with mixed choir “Soli Deo”.

He is the founder and conductor of the PRIMO Choir in ZSO No. 1 in Bydgoszcz, which has been running since 1996. With this school choir, she gave concerts in Poland and abroad, participated in nationwide competitions. “Silver Tuning-fork” (2001) and five times “Golden Tuning-fork” (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012) and a number of additional awards at the National Choirs and Cappella Finals Competition for Children and Youth. Belgium, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Finland, Italy and Spain.

From 2014. she is the conductor of choirs PSM I and II degree in Inowrocław and from 2015 Also Chamber Chores PRO ARTE in Inowrocław.

Despite her constant activity as choirmaster she is also a reviewer in her doctoral dissertation, jury in choral and vocal competitions, speaker at scientific conferences. She also co-operates with other choral groups, conducting lectures and choral workshops. She is the author of several publications on music topics, including: “Choral repertoire and its application in the process of teaching the subject of conducting”. By the Academic Publishers of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (2009), “30 years of Chamber Choir of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz”. University Publishing Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (2015).

In 2003, she was awarded the Silver Medal of Honor of the Polish Association of Choirs and Orchestras and was awarded with the Bronze Cross of Merit. On several occasions, she received the Third Rector’s Award (2005, 2006, 2008, 2012) and the second degree (2011). Awarded twice by the President of the City of Bydgoszcz: in 2010 for special achievements in didactic, educational and caring work and in 2013 for contribution to artistic development of the City. In 2014, she was awarded the Kujawsko-Pomorski Prize for Education and was awarded Bronze Medal by the President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski for her long-standing service.