Stanisław Krupowicz was born on 25th November 1952 in Grodno. In 1971-76, he studied at the Department of Mathematics and Mechanics of Warsaw University. In 1975-81 he studied composition with Tadeusz Baird and Włodzimierz Kotoński at the State Higher School of Music (now the Music Academy in Warsaw), from which he graduated with honours. He participated in summer courses for composers in Bayreuth (1979) and Darmstadt (1982). In 1982-84 he participated in the activity of the Independent Studio of Electroacoustic Music. He received a Fulbright Foundation grant to study composition and computer music under John Chowning and Leland Smith in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, California (1983-84). In 1986 he received Prix-de-Paris – a Stanford University grant for the composition of a work at the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique. In 1989 he was awarded a fellowship of the Barbara Piasecka-Johnson Foundation and Stanford University for a study of the Stradivarius violin. In the same year he was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from Stanford University.