The research work of the department devoted to the study of musical culture of the peoples of the Volga (Prof. RF Khalitov) history of Tatar musical pedagogy (Prof. F.Sh. salitova) analysis of methodological principles and history of instrumental performance (Prof. R.F Khalitov , prof. V. Fedotov, Assoc. V.A. Kireev, Assoc. V.M. Biryukov, Assoc. Gumerov A.E, Senior lecturer D.A. Shcherbakov), study of actual issues of technique and history vocal performance (Prof. A.F. Faizrakhmanov, prof. M. Galeev, Assoc. Galyautdinova A.G, Senior lecturer Buzova E.V., Senior lecturer. Z.A. Akramova, Senior lecturer F.R. Mukhtarov, Senior lecturer Sharifullina Z.S.); pedagogical conditions of formation of the vocal-performance culture of the future music teachers (Associate Professor N.H. Nurgayanova) pedagogical aspects of the moral and ecological potential of Tatar musical culture (Prof. L. Akhmetova), the formation of moral and aesthetic relationship with nature through music (Associate Professor M.G. Gabitov).
Teachers of the department are active in concert and educational work at major venues of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation and abroad. The department has three folk instrument orchestras (led by V.A.Kireev, L.F. Khabibulina and V.M.Biryukov), the ensemble of violinists (head A.E.Gumerov), the vocal ensemble "Salam" (directed by L.A. Ahmetova).
The department operates APP scientific student circle "Etnoinstrumentovedenie" (headed by Assoc. Prof. V.M. Biryukov).
The leading teachers of prof. FS Salitova, Assoc.Prof. MG Gabitov guide by graduate students in the specialty 13.00.01 - general pedagogics, history of philosophy and education.