Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Art of Performance


Title of the study programme 

Art of Performance

Study programme specialisations

Vocal Performance, Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Choral Conducting, Symphony Orchestra Conducting, Military Orchestra Conducting, Accordion, Folk instruments (BirbynÄ—, KanklÄ—s), Wind instruments (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French horn, Euphony/Baritone, Tuba, Percussion) String Instruments (Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Harp, Guitar), Jazz Instruments (Jazz Piano, Jazz Flute, Jazz Clarinet, Jazz Saxophone, Jazz Trumpet, Jazz Trombone, Jazz Guitar, Jazz Bass Guitar, Jazz Double Bass, Jazz Percussion, Jazz Singing).


Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Language of instruction

Lithuanian, English

National code


New national code


Kind of study

University studies

Cycle of study


Level of qualification under the European Quality Framework


Study mode  and length of the programme in years

Full-time studies, 4 years

Type of degree and length

Single degree, 240 ECTS credits

Study area

Art studies

Main study field


Degree and (or) professional qualifications awarded 

Bachelor of Music

Accreditation organisation

Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education

Period of reference

5 years. Accredited until 2017-12-31


Art of performance study programme is intended for the training of broad specialisation music performers who are capable of engaging in public performance activity, interpretation of musical compositions of various styles and genres, well-familiar with the basic principles of music language and music history, possess humanitarian and other knowledge, are capable of critical assessment of the repertoire selected and performance quality, expanding their horizons and engaging in self-training.

Discipline(s) / Subject area(s):

Main instrument, professional practice, chamber ensemble, language of music, ear training, alternatives of music history, foreign language, basics of musical aesthetics, etc.

Basics of studies (55%), special (professional) part (36%) and general education studies (9%).

General / Specialist Focus

The programme focuses on long-lasting artistic training tradition of the country’s higher education institutions in arts as well as the European and global standards of artistic training; it supports international co-operation in the study areas of art and art criticism as well as their correlation with EU programs, and stimulates integration into the European higher education area by improving the quality of studies and training specialists able to compete on the labour market.


Performance orientation, with a strong component of pedagogy, communications and work in ensemble skills. 

Distinctive features

Students have a possibility to study pedagogy subjects which are necessary for the future professional activity and offer a possibility to acquire the professional qualification of a pedagogue. In this case students have a possibility to obtain a Bachelor of music and a certification of pedagogue qualification.

An Erasmus or Nordplus mobility experience is recommended but not compulsory. 


Art of Performance programme is based on historically-formed music performers’ training tradition that is recognised internationally. Universal character of artistic and professional skills acquired by graduates of LMTA Art of Performance programme is confirmed by the fact that they successfully pursue their careers not only in Lithuania but also in orchestras, music theatres and other professional organisations abroad, perform concerts worldwide and successfully work as music teachers.

Further education

Graduates of the first study cycle receive a diploma to certify Bachelor’s degree of Music. Graduates also receive a supplement to the diploma drawn up in Lithuanian and English containing information about the scope and content of the higher education acquired. Graduates of first cycle programme Art of Performance have a possibility to continue their studies in second study cycle programmes Art of Performance or Music Pedagogy.

Learning and teaching approaches

The general learning style is individual work based learning. There are individual classes/exercises, classes/exercises (working in smaller groups ranging from 2 to 60 students), rehearsals, lectures, seminars, workshop-style work in small groups (3-15 students).

Assessment methods

Examinations and final examinations assessed in grades from 1 to 10. Negative marks are grades 1-4 (inclusive). Assessment can be in the form of a course credit (passed or failed).



Programme competences and learning outcomes

General competences:

  1. Ability to work and improve autonomously: be capable of independent work in collecting, analysing and mastering information, critical assessment, presenting arguments and self-motivation;
  2. Ability to identify and solve the problems which may arise during creative process: Be capable of using his/her own imagination, intuition, emotions and creativity in dealing with problems and flexible thinking by applying innovations as the situation evolves;
  3. Critical and self-critical contemplation: be capable of critical and constructive use of critical assessment skills by analysing and assessing the work performed;
  4. Interpersonal and communication skills (ability to communicate and work in a group): be capable of interacting and demonstrating social skills by working on joint creative projects as part of a team, organising and managing team-work, co-operating with artists of other cultures, presenting accomplished works in a proper way and using the necessary IT skills.


Special competences:

  1. Ability to realize an art project which reveals an individual approach demonstrating the necessary skills of artistic expression and the accumulated experience of public performance;
  2. Ability to build a basic repertoire of different music styles for his/her instrument (voice), in solo and as part of different size ensembles, and be capable of performing it in a proper way;
  3. Ability to master the most efficient learning and rehearsing skills and be capable of using them for his/her own needs;
  4. Ability to develop proper and health-friendly skills of performing technique and bearing at the instrument;
  5. Ability to make  a targeted use of music listening and understanding skills and theoretical knowledge for learning, rehearsing and creative purposes;
  6. Ability to be knowledgeable in the basics of music business and law as well as possibilities of the use and application of modern technology in musical activity.