Elena Chermenina

Teacher of the department of ethnomusicology, St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov.
Leading methodologist for scientific work of the Folklore Ethnographic Center named after A. M. Mekhnetsov, St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov. Graduate of the Department of Ethnomusicology of St. Petersburg State Conservatory (2012).

Currently she serves as senior methods coordinator for research work at Mekhnetsov Center for Folklore and Ethnography of the Conservatory.

From 2011 to 2013 she performed in the Conservatory's Laboratory Folklore Ensemble. Took part in folklore ethnographic expeditions to Vologda Region (2008), Perm Region (2008), Kirov Region (2009–2013), and Leningrad Region (2017).

Since 2008 she has served as the instructor of the Folklore division of Glinka Children's School of Arts in Vsevolozhsk, where she taught classes of folklore ensemble, solo voice performance, folk and grassroots choreography and folklore games (for children aged 3–6).

She has also participated in seminars, roundtable discussions dedicated to forms of folk traditional culture and its inclusion in the contemporary education process. She has taught classes at the III Regional Folklore and Ethnography Camp (Leningrad Region, June 2015), V Regional Creative Laboratory "St. Petersburg Governorate" (Leningrad Region, June 2017), Culture and Education Program "Summer in the Museum of Ethnography" (St. Petersburg, June 2017), "Art parkING", III All-Russian Forum for Children and Youth "Heirs of Tradition" (Crimea, Artek ICC, September-October 2018).

Since 2018 she has taught at the Department of Ethnomusicology of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, where she teaches courses on regional singing styles and folklore ensemble. She also leads the Folklore Ensemble of the Conservatory. Elena Chermenina has been taking part in organizing and holding scientific, educational, awareness and other projects in the sphere of protecting and developing intangible cultural heritage, and has served on their organizing committees.