Information for partners and web visitors The system of basic art schools is a consistent part of the Czech school system. The education is provided in four arts:
A) music B) creative arts C) dancing and ballett D) drama
The learners in basic art schools are not graduated and the lessons are usually in the afternoon time paralelly with usual attending nursery, primary, secondary school or university. The learners are children or young people between 5“-19 years, occasionally the adult people as well. The more succesful students can carry on studying their art in conservatory or other high school or university etc. Specialized on arts.
The learners in the basic art schools are obligated to pay for their education, but the fee is only a little part of the costs, that is the reason then why the schools are financed by the state and regional administration.
The basic art school Frydek-Mistek Our school belongs to the largest schools in our region. The learners are not only from our town, but from near villages as well.
The founder is the „statutory town Frydek-Mistek“, the schoolmaster is Mr. Ladislav Muron. The learners are taught in three buildings.
1214 learners attend our school this year:
a) 816 learners are educated in music b) 295 in creative arts c) 65 in dancing d) 38 in drama
65 tutors educate the learners in their arts.
The music students are taught to play piano, organ and keyboards, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, flute and fipple flute, trumpet, trombon, bombardon, french horn, cimbalon, guitare, saxophone, clarinette, acordeon, drooms, solo and choir singing.
The studies are devided to four parts: a) introductory study (1-2 years) b) elementary study grade I (7 years) c) advanced study grade II (4 years) d) study for adults (4 years)
The entrance examination The entrance examination will be held in June 2021
Our ensembles Our advanced students can take part in some school bands and orchestras: a) the string orchestra of students – conductor Mr. Boris Hajdusek b) the children’s choir – „Písnička“ the conductor Mrs. Bohdana Šlachta c) the children’s choir – „Notička“ the conductor Mrs. Veronika Páclová d) the cimbalon music band „Slavík“ – the leader Mr. Jiří Hajdušek e) the cimbalon music band „Křok“ – leader Mr. Přemysl Verlík f) the music ensemble „Tempra“ – leader Mrs. Lucie Franko g) the fiddler music – leader Mr. Karel Skotnica h) the guitar band - leader Mrs. Silvie Hrčková i) the acordeon band – leader Mr. Vít Pavlíček
Many other chamber ensembles are active in the school (E.G. guitare or violoncello quartetos, various trios etc.).
The international cooperation Our school has a regular cooperation with 2 similar schools abroad.
Musiikkiopisto Mikkeli Finland The cooperation was begun in 2002 during the visit of Mr. Olli Helske, the conductor of the students‘ string orchestra, in Frydek-Mistek. In May 2004 the orchestra arrived with Mr. Helske, their conductor, and schoolmaster Mr Ilmo Pokkinen to our town. The first shared concert was realized then together with the students‘ orchestra of our town conducted by Mr. Boris Hajdusek and the the children’s quire „Pisnicka“ led by Mr. Milan Macura. The cooperation continued in 2005 when our orchestra and the cimbalo music band „Graj“ led by Mrs. Vera Csaszarova travelled to Finland. After a warm wellcome a concert was held in the school concert hall on April 26. In the following days we made a town and surroundings sight-seeing. We also visited the original Finnish sauna near from a frozen lake.
During that journey our ensembles had their concerts in Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn too.
In April 2007 the students‘ brass band „Mikkeli winds“ conducted by Mr Markku Renko visited Frýdek-Místek. The orchestra was introduced in a shared concert with „Suba-duba band“ on April 12. On April 21 this year a new meeting with our friends was realized in Frydek-Mistek – during the journey through the Baltic countries and Poland the students‘ orchestra conducted by Mr Olli Helske came to a short visit and a shared concert was held in the concert hall of our school.
We also try to show all sights to our friends. We visited the Frydek Castle, the Leos Janacek’s native house in Hukvaldy, tasted good Czech beer in Nosovice brewery „Radegast“, they could see our beautiful mountains Beskydy from the hill „Radegast“.
The bands from Frydek-Mistek the band „Suba-duba band“ and the jazz band „Behind the door“ attended tour to Finland in the days September 12-21 2008. They gave the main concert in Mikkeli 16.th September. During that tour these groups performed in Helsinky, Riga and Vilnius too.
In March 2009 our school commemorated its 70.th School foundation anniversary. The Finnish schoolmaster in Mikkeli Mr. Illmo Pokkinen together with orchestra conductor Mr. Olli Helske participated in this festive event. One of the other pleasant meetings occurred in February 2010 in Mikkeli, where the local Music school celebrated its 50.th Foundation anniversary. On that occasion, there was international orchestra formed, which Finnish, Czech and many other Estonia and German students from Talin and Ostholstein Music schools took part in. After demanding rehearsal preparations two joint concerts came about shared with an amazing trip to historic town Savonlinna afterward.
In October 2011, a group of students and teachers from Mikkeli (Finland) visited Frýdek-Místek. The international concert held on 11th October in the National House draw a large audience which could listen not only to the string orchestra under the baton of Olli Helske, but also to the brass quintet, the flute trio and the violin and guitar duo. Our school was represented by the choir of the youngest children, Tempra ensemble and the string orchestra. The highlight of the concert was the common performance of both orchestras, which interpreted Joseph Haydn’s Children’s Symphony and Karl Jenkins’ Palladio. The Finnish guests took a look at the centres of Frýdek and Místek. They also made a trip to Olešná Lake and to Lysá hora, the highest mountain of the region.
Szkoła muzyczna J. paderewskiego Konin Polska The cooperation between the art schools was joined in 2004. After the first letter contact the schoolmaster Mr. Andrzej Wójcinski invited our ensembles for a concert to Poland. The first shared concerts were held in May 2005 during the visit in Poland. Still in November 2005 a small group of the polish friends came to visit us and a shared concert was held as well as an organ concert of Mrs. Hanna Stypułkowska, a lady-teacher from the polish school.
The students‘ string orchestra conducted by Mr. Boris Hajdusek was introduced in Konin and a near town Kolo in November 2006.
The Konin string orchestra conducted by Mr. Andrzej wójcinski came to visit us in October 2007. The group leader was the new schoolmaster Mr. Krzysztof Pydyński. The students of both the schools were introduced in the shared concerts in Frydek-Mistek and in a concert of church music in Skalice.
Our cimbalo music band „Sidla“ visited Konin town in April 2008 and gave their two performens there.
In March 2009 Konin town delegation came to visit us in honour of the 70.th school foundation anniversary, where the Big Band formation conducted by school master Mr. Krzysztof Pydynski gave their performance there. In return Frýdek-Místek delegation took part in the 35.th Konin school foundation anniversary in April. A year later in march 2010 there were 3 concerts held in Konin and its close surrounding, where both school chamber ensembles gave their performances.
On 24th March 2011, a gala concert named “Music School for the home town - Poland on the eve of the chairmanship of European Union” was held in Konin, Poland. The symphonic orchestra of 55 members, which performed at the concert, consisted of the students from three music schools: the local school, the school from the German town of Herne and the school from Frýdek-Místek. Our school was represented by the conductor Boris Hajdušek and fifteen violinists and violoncellist. Despite many hours of rehearsing, all the participants had also time for sightseeing in the region of Konin and were received by the mayor at the town hall.
Making sight-seeing and discussion similar problems belongs to the consistent points of our appointments and meetings.