The Jagiellonian University boasts very successful musical ensembles, which include the Słowianki Song and Dance Ensemble, specialising in Slavonic folk dance and music, as well as the JU Academic Choir Camerata Jagellonica.
The Jagiellonian University has three academic choirs. The University Male Voice Choir is the oldest university choir in Poland. It has accompanied the citizens of Kraków since 1878. It saw the funeral of Adam Mickiewicz, the beginnings of Juliusz Słowacki theatre as well as Kraków's first recording studio in the Polish Radio. The group regularly participates in international festivals. Since 2009 it has been led by Oleg Sznicar, a graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory and academic teacher of the Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Kraków.
The University Female Voice Choir was founded in 2006. Since 2010 it has been supervised by Janusz Wierzgacz, graduate of the Academy of Music in Kraków and former singer of the Polish Radio Choir in Kraków. So far the group has received many prizes, contributed to numerous album recordings, and participated in prestigious music festivals.
The third univeristy choir, Camerata Jagellonica, consists of men and women. Since 2006 it has been supervised by Włodzimierz Siedlik, an instructor from the Academy of Music in Kraków and John Paul II University in Kraków. The choir performs both in Poland and abroad and is still expanding its repertoire.
Choirs meet at ul. Kanonicza three times a week.
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The Słowianki Song and Dance Ensemble was founded in 1959 by Zdzisław Wagner (a philologist fascinated by the Slavonic folklore) and it took its beginning from a group of students from the Faculty of Slavonic Philology.
The Słowianki repertoire comprises an abundant collection of Polish national dances and folk songs, and also Slovenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Russian and Ukrainian folk music.
The ensemble has performed in a lot of countries all over the world and has represented Poland at a number of international folklore festivals. It has been awarded numerous prizes and distinctions.