Nizhny Novgorod State Glinka Conservatory, Department of Musicology, 1971 (honours diploma). Post-graduate course, 1978. Defence of the thesis for a candidate degree "Boris Tischenko's Symphonic Works", 1982. Defence of a doctoral dissertation "Style Metamorphoses of Rock or the Way to the "Third" Music", 1997.
Nizhny Novgorod State Glinka Conservatory (1971 to the present). Doctor of Art Criticism, Professor of the Music Theory Chair. Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory Dissertation Council Chairman. Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory Academic Council Member.
Author of the monograph "Metamorphoses of Rock or the Way to the "Third" Music" and more than 50 scientific publications in different themes. Many of them were presented at international conferences (St.Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Naberezhnye Tchelny, Samara).
Lectures on harmony at the Musicology Department of Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory.
Lectures on mass musical culture for musicology and composition students.
Lectures on jazz and rock history at the musical journalism faculty.
Supervision of course and graduation papers of musicology students. (60 graduates).
Supervision of post-graduate students candidate dissertations.
Practical training on harmony for musicology students.
Review of research papers of musicology students and teachers.
Member of the Conservatory State Examination Committee.
Chairman of the State Examination Committee for several musical colleges and art institutes.
Lectures on jazz and rock history for students of Nizhny Novgorod Musical College Variety Art Department.
HONOURS AND ACTIVITIES
Member of the Union of Composers of Russia.
Member of the Regional Department of Culture Certifying Commission in Nizhny Novgorod.
Member of Nizhny Novgorod State Glinka Conservatory Certifying Commission.
Chairman and member of Jury of Jazz and Rock Festival and Contests of Amateur Art Performances.