Natalia Arutyunova, PhD, is the Deputy Director of the Belarusian State Academy of Music. In 1997 she graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music in Musicology (PhD, Professor N.N. Yudenich’s class) and finished her postgraduate studies at the Belarusian State Academy of Music in 2000. She wrote her PhD thesis on Instrumental cantilena melodics and its stylistic reflections in Russian music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (Tchaikovsky, Taneyev, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin) (2001). Since 2000 Natalia Arutyunova has been teaching at the Department of Music Theory, and since 2011 she has been working as a Deputy Director for Scientific Research at the Belarusian State Academy of Music. Natalia successfully supervises the work of the Academy in the field of international scientific and cultural cooperation with foreign scientific and educational establishments and organizations, and also spearheads the organization of many international projects, master-classes, competitions, and festivals which are held at the Academy.