The Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk was founded in 1947. It raised much more than 4000 graduates so far. Amongst them, there are winners of prestigious competitions and prominent artists; some of them: vocalist Zofia Janukowicz, pianists Jerzy Sulikowski, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Ewa Poblockaviolinist Konstanty A. Kulka, vocalists Stefania Toczyska, Piotr Kusiewicz, Bożena Harasimowicz-Haas, Ryszard Minkiewicz or Ewa Marciniec.Amongst the Academy graduates a strong position in jazz was obtained by Włodzimierz Nahorny and Leszek Możdżer. The Academy enables postgraduate studies for composers, instrumentalists and music theorists. 277 academic teachers give lectures in the Academy, amongst which 80 are senior staff, including 60 professors. The Academy in Gdańsk regularly organizes international events. The main are: International Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition, International Brass Instruments Competition, International Conferences of Musicology and Theory of Music: Piano Music, Organ Music, Musica Baltica (on music from the Baltic countries.