About our School

    State budget institution of additional education of children "Mussorgsky music school for children" - the oldest music school in the city of Zelenograd, opened in 1969 .
    In 1996 the Moscow City Government issued a decree to name the school after the great Russian composer Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky.
    Teaching staff - 88 persons, 32 teachers were awarded honorary titles and medals.
    Piano, strings, folk and brass departments train 610 people. Students learn to play 18 musical instruments: piano , violin, cello, harp, button accordion, accordion, organ, balalaika, domra, guitar, bass guitar, flute, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, French horn, percussion instruments.
    There are more than 15 creative teams here, including Choirs (headed by Sinitsyna T.E., Melshiyan E.P., Kadnikova M.I.), Boys’ Chapel (directed by the Deserved worker of culture of Russia Chernetcov A.V.), Chamber Orchestra (directed by the school graduate Romanenko M.Y.), Brass Band (headed by Paydyutov G.V.), Accordion Orchestra (directed by Gavrilov A.V.), Russian Folk Orchestra (directed by Ektova I.V.), Flute Ensemble (directed by Kryukov S.S.), Violin Ensemble (directed by Poyarkova N.N., the former school graduate and the teacher now Ashcheulova I.A.), Cello Ensemble (directed the Deserved worker of general education of the Russian Federation Stakhovskaya I.A.) , Balalaika Ensemble (directed by Ektova I.V.), Folk Instruments Ensemble (directed by Tyapkina T.A.), Percussion Ensemble (directed by Gabitov R.D.), Folklore Ensemble "Ladushki" (headed by Persianova O.I.), also there are some teachers’ creative teams.
    Students of the school are the winners of Moscow, Russian and International competitions and festivals: "Gifted children", "New Names", "Voices of Spring", "A Christmas Carol", "Cradle of Russia", "At the origins of ringing Don", "Silver Camertone" (St. Petersburg ), "Rebirth" (Armenia ), "Magic stars of Vienna" (Austria), "Peace, Art, Sea" (Bulgaria) and many others.
    In May 1996 the Moscow City Government issued a decree to name the school after the great Russian composer Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky.
M.P. Mussorgsky was born March 21, 1839 Karevo village, Toropets, Pskov Governorate (now in the Tver’ region ) in a noble family. As a child, he studied music under the guidance of his mother. Educated at the elite Peterschule (St. Peter's School) in St. Petersburg (1851), preparatory boarding school of Komarov (1852 ) and the School of the Guards Cavalry Cadets and Ensigns  (1856).
    In 1856 he began his service in the Preobrazhensky Regiment, the foremost regiment of the Russian Imperial Guard. At the same time he took piano lessons from a trained pianist A. Gerke. Then he met A.S. Dargomyzhsky and M.A. Balakirev, who helped him to study music theory and composition. Mussorgsky soon began to take part in the meetings of the "Mighty Handful" .
    In 1858 he retired with the rank of Ensign to dedicate himself entirely to music. In 1867 he composed a symphonic picture "Night on Bald Mountain". By 1868 Mussorgsky created songs based on poems by N.A. Nekrasov and A.N. Ostrovsky, as well as the songs based on his own texts. On the advice of a literary critic V.V. Nikolsky the composer began work on an opera on the story of Pushkin's Boris Godunov. The libretto was written by the composer himself.
    In 1874 the premiere of "Boris Godunov" was held at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, the opera was a great success. It was a celebration of all of the "Mighty Handful", for it is in this very opera that Mussorgsky brightly implemented the basic ideas of the group. The title role of Boris Godunov was the favorite in the repertoire of Fyodor Chaliapin. In 1872 Mussorgsky wrote his first song cycle "The Nursery", for which he himself wrote the lyrics. In 1873 he began working on "a national music drama" "Khovanshchina" on the story proposed by the critic V.V. Stasov. The opera was unfinished and unperformed when the composer died in 1881. N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov completed and arranged for instruments.
    In 1874 Mussorgsky wrote ten musical illustrations to watercolor paintings by V. E. Hartmann. "Pictures at an Exhibition" - virtuoso pieces for piano. A year later, he began working on the vocal cycle "Songs and Dances of Death " (to poems by A.A. Golenishchev-Kutuzov), which was completed in 1877.
In 1876 Mussorgsky conceived a new lyric comedy opera " The Fair at Sorochyntsi" based on the story by N. V. Gogol. He worked on it until his death, but the opera remained unfinished upon Mussorgsky's death (later finished by C.A. Cui). In 1879 the difficult financial situation forced Mussorgsky again to enlist in the Office of Government Control, where he served until his death.
    Died March 28, 1881 in St. Petersburg, desperate by abject poverty.
    In September 1996, Mussorgsky museum was created in the school.
    As part of the museum's subscription concerts are held for students of secondary schools, residents of Zelenograd, where new forms and methods of educational work are used:
-    the project "Children in the museum ", " Classical music in kindergarten", covering more than 4,000 children;
-    the project "Week of classical music" for secondary school students;
-    the art project "Musical foyer" holding weekly concerts "Skill Steps" and etc.
    Many Mussorgsky music school students have become scholarship holders of:
-    Moscow City Government Scholarship;
-    personalized scholarship of Zelenograd prefect;
-    the fund "New Names of Moscow";
-    the Rostropovich fund;
-    the Scriabin fund and others.
    Students and creative teams of the school appear on the stages at best concert halls in Moscow :
-    Moscow State Conservatory named for P. I. Tchaikovsky (Great Hall , Rachmaninov Hall, Small Hall);
-    Tchaikovsky Concert Hall;
-    Moscow International House of Music;
-    the residence of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia;
-    the Cathedral of Christ the Savior hall;
-    Concert Hall of the Moscow Government, and many others.
    More than 5,000 students have graduated from Mussorgsky music school for children, over 450 of them have received professional music education.
175th anniversary of Modest Mussorgsky’s birthday is celebrated in 2014. The school is getting ready to mark this important date. On the 14th of March 2014 a gala evening dedicated to the 175th anniversary of Mussorgsky’s birthday will be held at the Great Hall of the school. Many other activities will be dedicated to the composer: concerts of school departments; meeting of the Music Lovers Club, a chamber music concert by piano department, "Romances of the XIX century" concert, a multimedia project "Great Son of Russian - Lonely Genius".
    In 2014 THE SCHOOL CELEBRATES ITS 45TH ANNIVERSARY!