In 1989 in Semey State Pedagogical Institute named after N.K. Krupskaya on the historical faculty, at the department of “Pedagogy and psychology” was opened new specialty “Methods of the elementary teaching” with the supplementary specialty “Music” (MET and Music). In 1990 this specialty was separated and established the department “Theory and method of musical education”.
At the present time, the department is preparing different kinds of specialists on the specialty “Musical Education”. Graduates – musicians are working at the varied educational institutes of Kazakhstan and Russia, at the schools which are providing general education and musical schools.
The collective of the department has changed from time to time; however, its professional and scientific level is increased. Among the professors are 3 candidates of pedagogical science, they are Sultanova N.K., Akhmetova T.S., Bodauova B.K. In addition, qualified specialist, such as the cultural figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan Beisenbekov A.T., senior professors Kolbina E.V., Aitzhanova Z.N., Satkenova A.A., and professors Kakimov E.E., Serikov A.S.,Tynybaeva, Torebayeva A.M., Z.T.Sagyndykova N.B., Koveshnikova O.A.
The graduates of the specialty “Musical Education” are masters of graduated creative abilities. They are widely demanded in the educational and cultural institution of the city and region.