Rector of the P. I. Tchaikovsky South Ural State Institute of Arts Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor, member of the Russian Academy of Natural History.
Yelena combines administrative work with research activities. She has over 130 scientific and methodological works published by Russian and foreign publishing houses. Areas of scientific activity: the introduction of information technology in the process of professional training of musicians, the problems of continuity and consistency of music education in the “school — college — university” system, and the updating of the educational content and teaching methods of students of musical universities.
She graduated from the Urals Mussorgsky State Conservatory specializing in musicology and from a graduate school majoring in Musical Art. She defended her thesis on the issues of computerization of music education (Yekaterinburg, 1996), and her doctoral thesis on vocational training in classical music education (Moscow, 2008). She went through all the stages of professional development from teacher to rector at the P. I. Tchaikovsky South Ural State Institute of Arts. In 1998–2011, she held the position of vice-rector for scientific work; since 2015, she acted as rector; in 2016, she was elected to the post of rector. In addition to other duties, she is a professor in the Department of History, Theory of Music and Composition. She is the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Education in the Field of Art of the Association of Musical Educational Institutions of Russia, a member of editorial boards of many scientific magazines, and the founder of the scientific school “Pedagogy of Art and Music Education” of the Russian Academy of Natural History. She is a member of the dissertation council at the Ural State Pedagogical University. 12 master's theses on the issues of training musicians in the “school — college — university” system have been successfully defended under the academic supervision of Yelena Sizova. She holds awards and diplomas from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Governor and the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk Region, the Ministry of Culture of the Chelyabinsk Region; she was awarded the Order of Alexander the Great of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences “For Scientific Triumphs and Achievements”. Information about Yelena Sizova was included in a number of encyclopedic publications: “Scientists of Russia”, “All Russia—21st Century”, “Best People of Russia”, etc.