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Monday May 23rd, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS: CONFERENCE “PRINCIPLES OF MUSIC COMPOSING”

On 16–18 November 2022, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Lithuanian Composers’ Union organize the 22nd International Music Theory Conference “Principles of Music Composing: Aspects of Communication”. 


Lithuanian Composers’ Union 
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

22nd International conference of music theory 
Principles of Music Composing: Aspects of Communication

November 16-18, 2022
Vilnius, Lithuania

Individualization of compositional principles and the emergence of pluralistic conceptual ecologies on the global stage of contemporary music, inevitably lead to communicative challenges. It seems that now, more than ever, the musical discourse is segregated into many different communicative spaces—sociocultural “bubbles” where internalized intellectual tools determine a particular collective way of understanding. Various communicative intentions lead to a variety of different technical means of expression, and vice-versa—a miscellany of technical means and mediums of expression inspire different things and ways for composers to communicate.

The multifaceted nature of the subject requires us to approach it from carefully selected angles, which include, but are not limited to: the sociocultural context of the composer and/or composition; the conceptual idea and/or purpose of the composition; the intended venue; implementation of technology; interpretation by the performer; reception by the audience; etc. The unveiling of possible new alternatives for the development of national music is highly welcome and desirable, as the new communication possibilities of M. K. Čiurlionis’ music remain among the priorities of this annual conference.

The topicality of this conference is reflected in the following subthemes: 

  1. Communication and the musical realm (how broadly do we define communication; what is it that music does not or cannot communicate; what is it that we cannot communicate about music, and why; etc.). 
  2. Musical communication as an integral part of a composition / composing principle / compositional paradigm (theoretical, interdisciplinary insights). 
  3. Potential aspects of musical communication: theoretical and practical issues (characteristics of composition in relation to the concert venue; performer’s interpretation and its role in the process of musical communication; interactive engagement with the audience; implementation of new technologies, interdisciplinary solutions in musical communication, etc. ). 
  4. Individual creative process and communicative spaces (self-reflections by the composers; insights on the practical implementation of communication strategies; the sociocultural genesis of the work, etc.). 
  5. Collisions of different communicative spaces in contemporary music (tradition vs novelty, situation of the concert music tradition, new tendencies of communication, etc.). 
  6. Contemporary communicative stimuli for the cultivation of National music. 
  7. Reimagination of concert venues within and beyond the musical domain (artificial acoustic properties as a means of communication; non-standard placement of musicians / audience; employing the visual; concerts in virtual space, etc.).

Paper proposals (abstract and a short biography) should be sent by email: pmc.lmta@gmail.com. The abstract must not exceed 500 words. The duration of the full presentation is limited to 20–25 minutes.

The main language of the conference is English. The conference embraces the hybrid format. Therefore, both in-person and online presentations are accepted.

The deadline for proposal submissions is September 09, 2022. Proposals will be reviewed by the members of the scholarly committee and all applicants will be notified of the outcome.

The participation fee is 30 EUR* (for selected participants only). 

* if you are not able to pay the participation fee, please contact us via e-mail for a waiver

Selected papers of the conference will be published in the annual peer reviewed journal ‘Principles of Music Composing’.

Scholarly committee of the conference:

Prof. Dr. Pavel PUŞCAŞ (Music Academy Cluj-Napoca, Romania) 
Prof. Miloš Zatkalik (University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia) 
Prof. Roger Redgate (Goldsmiths, University of London, England) 
Dr. Bert Van Herck (New England Conservatory of Music, USA) 
Dr. Jānis Petraškevičs (Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Latvia) 
Dr. Martin Vishnick (United Kingdom) 
Prof. Dr. Rimantas Janeliauskas (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre) 
Prof. Dr. Antanas Kučinskas (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre) 
Prof. Dr. Mārtiņš Viļums (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre) 
Assoc. prof. Dr. Marius Baranauskas (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre)

Coordinators of the conference:

Dr. Andrius Maslekovas 
Assoc. prof. Dr. Marius Baranauskas

23 May 2022 

Wednesday May 18th, 2022

The biennial Baltic musicological conference. Call for papers

The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in collaboration with the RIdIM (Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale) organizes the biennial Baltic musicological conference held in Vilnius, October 6–8, 2022. Open call for papers and panels, submission by Friday, 24 June 2022. 


Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 
In collaboration with the RIdIM (Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale)

The biennial Baltic musicological conference 
MUSIC AND VISUAL CULTURE: SCORE, STAGE & SCREEN

October 6–8, 2022, Vilnius, LITHUANIA

The theme of the conference – “Music and Visual Culture: Score, Stage & Screen” – is aimed to advance interdisciplinary investigations in and between music and visual arts. We intend to tackle both new and longstanding debates around these topics and to encompass a wide range of subjects relating to how the intersections between music and visual arts are evoked and reimagined in score, on stage and screen. We are interested in contributions that approach the issues from diverse perspectives by exploring the historical and theoretical connections between these areas. The program committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are welcome:

  • Music in the Expanded Field: New Approaches to Interdisciplinarity 
  • Visualizing Music and Identity on Stage and Screen
  • Scoring Music: From Augenmusik to Musical Graphics
  • Iconography of Musical Instruments in Sociocultural Context
  • Sound & Sight of Place and Space
  • Music, Visual Culture and Gender Constructions
  • Seeing Unseeable: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives
  • Music Performance in Traditional and New Media
  • Composing and Listening to Audio/visual 

Hybrid conference. The conference language is English.

Keynote speakers
Dr. TATJANA MARKOVIC, Austrian Academy of Sciences, IMS Study Group “Music and Cultural Studies” 
Prof. Dr. ANTONIO BALDASSARRE, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, RIdIM 
Dr. ZDRAVKO BLAŽEKOVIC, Research Center for Music Iconography, CUNY Graduate Center, ICTM Study Group on Iconography of the Performing Arts

Selected papers of the conference will be published in the international peer-reviewed scientific journal ‘Lithuanian Musicology’ indexed in SCOPUS, ERIH+, EBSCO, etc.

Academic committee
Antonio Baldassarre, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, RIdIM (Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale) 
Zdravko Blažekovic, Research Center for Music Iconography, CUNY Graduate Center, ICTM Study Group on Iconography of the Performing Arts 
Tatjana Markovic, Austrian Academy of Sciences, IMS Study Group “Music and Cultural Studies” 
Lina Navickaitė-Martinelli, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 
Rima Povilionienė, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 
Rūta Stanevičiūtė, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Local arrangements committee
Vita Česnulevičiūtė, Ingrida Jasonienė, Lina Navickaitė-Martinelli, Rima Povilionienė, Rūta Stanevičiūtė

Call for papers
1. Individual papers. Abstracts of no longer than 300 words, plus five keywords and an optional list of references (max 10). Individual paper presentations are 20 minutes long to be followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

2. Panels (of 3 or 4 presenters). The panel organizer should submit the panel abstract and all individual abstracts (200 words each) in one document, with a full list of participant names and email addresses.

Proposals as a doc/odt/rtf attachment. The following format should be used: 

  • Name, affiliation and contact email address
  • Type of presentation (select one from: panel, individual paper)
  • Title of presentation
  • Abstract (300 words maximum; in the case of panels, include a general abstract followed by individual abstracts, in total 1200 words maximum)
  • Keywords
  • CV (100 words maximum; in case of panels, CVs of all participants)

Abstract submission to rima.povilioniene@lmta.lt

Deadline for submission: Friday, 24 June 2022

Accepted speakers will be informed by 15 July 2022. The conference registration fee – 30 EUR (student registration fee – 15 EUR). It includes conference material, coffee breaks and conference reception. Information about registration and accommodation will be sent after acceptance of proposals.

Contact e-mail
Prof. dr. Rima Povilionienė, rima.povilioniene@lmta.lt 

18 May 2022 

Tuesday May 10th, 2022

INTENSIVE COURSE “IMMEDIA” TAKES PLACE AT LMTA

Erasmus BIP hands-on intensive course IMMEDIA takes place in Vilnius from May 10th to 20th and is organised by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) together with ten partner institutions from Nordic and Baltic countries.

35 students and 16 teachers participate in this creative laboratory. Electronic and electroacoustic composition, sound and video technology artists and experts will share their experience with students and help them to realize creative ideas. Students will learn how to create music for sound sphere combining it with video and thus developing contemporary possibilities of immersive media (360 degree sound and video). Profile of students include composition, sound art, sound design, sound engineering, visual/media art.

The main topic of IMMEDIA – ambisonic format of sound, 360 degree video format and combination of such sound and video in the context of immersive media. Concept of immersion is used not only in the contexts of experimental art. It also belongs to such developing areas of cultural industries as virtual reality, 3D sound and video projection, etc.

Creative experiments and development of creative projects will take place in the Julius Juzeliūnas spatial sound sphere of the Music Innovation Studies Centre (MiSC) of the LMTA. In order to present project results to the wider audience, project organizers will install the sound sphere in the larger space – the National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Katedros sq. 4, Vilnius).

Open lectures at the LMTA Julius Juzeliūnas spatial sound sphere:

May 8th, Wednesday
9:30 a.m. – Mantautas Krukauskas (Lithuania). „Spatial sound: technology, techniques and sense of space“
10:30 a.m. – Lauri Huikuri (Finland). „Basics of 360 video“
11:30 a.m. – Hans-Gunter Lock (Estonia). „Practical Experiences Building a 3D Speaker Array“ 

May 12th, Thursday
9:30 a.m. – Anders Tveit (Norway). „Ambisonics and beyond from a composer’s perspective“
10:30 a.m. – Alejandro Olarte (Finland). „Hybrid techniques of spatialisation“
11:30 a.m. – Samuli Homanen (Finland). „Virtual productioon with game engines“ 
12:30 p.m. – Alessandro Perini (Sweden). „The embedded sound“ 
May 13th, Friday
9:30 a.m. – Matthias Kronlachner (Austria). „Triphonic audio“
10:30 a.m. – discussions

Project coordinator: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Partners: Royal Danish Academy of Music, The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, The Academy of Music and Drama – University of Gothenburg, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Malmö Academy of Music – Lund University, Norwegian Academy of Music, Sibelius Academy of Helsinki UNIARTS, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Oulu University of Applied Sciences.

Organizers: 
Mantautas Krukauskas, head of the MiSC of LMTA, 
mantautas.krukauskas@lmta.lt 
Rima Rimšaitė, head of the LMTA International Relations Office, rima.rimsaite@lmta.lt

Photo gallery from IMMEDIA courses 2021

10 May 2022 

Wednesday April 20th, 2022

LMTA ESTABLISHES SUPPORT FUND FOR UKRAINIAN STUDENTS

The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre has founded a fund to support Ukrainian students who are war refugees. The raised money will go for student grants.

The Academy keeps receives applications from the war refugees – Ukrainian students and teachers – seeking for opportunities of temporary studies or employment at the LMTA. All the received applications are now being considered: currently, seven students and two teachers from Ukraine have submitted applications and the Academy is going to admit all the applicants.

The LMTA can provide as many as 15 places in the Vilnius dormitory: the students are going to receive accommodation free of charge. Also, there are three rooms available for teachers in Vilnius and one in Klaipėda. Unfortunately, the institutions of the Republic of Lithuania have not settled the legal and financial instruments for providing scholarships to support the refugees.

Today, the LMTA management has made a decision to establish its own support fund. We encourage you to make donations: the raised funds will be allocated for scholarships for the students who are war refugees.  To donate, use the information below:

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 
Gedimino Ave. 42, 01110 Vilnius, Lithuania 
Company code 111950624 
Account No LT24 7300 0100 3532 9546 
When making a donation, it’s necessary to indicate: Support for Ukraine

A committee has been established for the supervision of donations and their allocation and consists of Prof. Rūta Rikterė, LMTA Vice-Rector of Studies; Assoc. Prof. Mantautas Krukauskas, Head of the Music Innovations Studies Centre; Assoc. Prof. Vytautas Dambrauskas, Head of the Department of Film and Television; and Rima Rimšaitė, Head of the International Relations. 

For more information please contact the LMTA International Relations Office

LMTA information 
17 March 2022

Tuesday April 5th, 2022

Intensive Nordplus course is held at the LMTA

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre coordinates three year Nordplus higher education project, intensive course „Vocal Phonetics“. First year project, dedicated to Russian phonetics, takes place in Vilnius from April 3rd to 9th. Nineteen students from Sweden, Estonia and Latvia, and four from Lithuania participate in the course.

Introductory lesson on Russian phonetics was given by Viktoria Pehk-Ivascenko (Vytautas Magnus University) on April 4th. Open masterclass presented by professor of the LMTA Algirdas Janutas at the Music Innovation Studies Centre. Lecturer of the Theatre and Film Faculty Ieva Labanauskaitė has been doing morning trainings of Laugther Yoga.

Students were learning Russian repertoire during the individual lessons with vocal teachers and piano coaches. Teachers form partner schools – Music and Drama Academy of the Gothenburg University, Stockholm University of Arts, Estonian Academy  of Music and Theatre and Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music work at “Vocal Phonetics” course: Zigrida Kriegere (singing, Latvia) and  Leldde Tirele (pianist accompanist, Latvia), Irina Oja (pianist accompanist, Estonia), Martin Hellström and Jaroslaw Kaliski (opera coachers, Sweden), Margarita Levtchuk (singing, Byelorussia) and Marina Tchyzhenko (singing, Ukraine), LMTA vocal professor Algirdas Janutas and pianist accompanist Lina Giedraitytė, LMTA vocal teacher Stein Skjervold and pianist accompanist Birutė Asevičiūtė.

At the end of the courses, on 8th of April, Friday, at 5 pm, final concert of the “Vocal Phonetics” course will be organized at the Juozas Karosas Hall of the Academy’s central building (Gedimino Av. 42) were students will present selected pieces from their current repertoire by Haydn, Lencavallo, Mozart, Strauss, Puccini, Sibelius and other composers. 

International Relations Office
2022 04 05

Tuesday March 29th, 2022

Erasmus+ students from Serbia, Ukraine and Finland share their experience

The Erasmus+ programme aims to support the educational, professional and personal development of the participating students and graduates and this aim is being indicated in Erasmus student charter. One of the programme’s slogans is “Enriching lives, opening minds”, therefore, while Spring semester at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre is halfway through, we are having a conversation with three Erasmus+ students from Serbia, Ukraine and Finland.

Igor Sarajlič is a doctoral student from University of Arts in Belgrade, who is a conductor. Mariia Berezovets is studying documentary film directing in Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University and Lotta Aakko is a music pedagogy (classical singing) student from Oulu University of Applied Sciences, School of Media and Performing Arts in Finland. 

Why did you select Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre for your Erasmus studies?

Igor: Among the universities that were presented to me for the mobility exchange, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre had similar study programme to my institution. Since the moment of enrollment of application, I was provided with significant assistance and cooperation coming from both Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and my institution coordinators that made application process so much easier. Regarding the motivation for selection of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre it is a connection between characteristics of ancient and pagan traditions that is relevant for my doctoral thesis. This includes combination of national folk music and also classical compositions.

Lotta: I wanted to see a different city. This school was recommended by my host university and I got good recommendation from the teachers that said that here it will be more chances to take performing classes.

Mariia: We had connections between our institutions. Moreover, I was always thinking to experience other cultures, to get to know how they teach their students and comeback with this knowledge to my country and share it.

What were your expectations before studying in Vilnius and how did they change during studies here?

Igor: My expectations were to gain more practice in working with classical orchestras. I was given a chance to become a student of associate professor Dainius Pavilionis and be of assistance of lecturer Modestas Barkauskas. This experience with prolific conductors is going to influence my musical perspective and professional growth.

Lotta: I wanted to have more singing classes, because I am in pedagogical programme at my home university and completed almost all my pedagogical studies, so this was a chance for me to have more performing classes, more singing and I was really surprised how good resources I have – 3 singing classes per week, also I can study piano. In my home university in Oulu, if you want to study piano as a singing student the time will be cut out from your singing lessons. I also could take dance classes for opera singers. I heard from other students who study here good feedback about acting classes and opera studio. I expected a lot, but my expectations went even over.

Mariia: Film schools especially documentary directing is very insight thing of the country, because it has its own issues and wants to bring them up. It is like going to the other pond of thinking. Right now, I can see my directing not only from my countries’ perspective. It went really well, because now in a lot of classes we were talking mostly about Ukraine, but still we also discuss theatre performance as well. Also, it is very interesting how different film schools could be identified and recognized visually.

What challenges have you faced during your Erasmus studies?

Igor: the greatest challenge was getting in touch for the first time with Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian contemporary composers through rehearsals in professional and student orchestras. This experience gave me an insight of contemporary music scene performance of Lithuania and its surrounding countries.

Lotta: My greatest challenge was to adjust to completely different pedagogical culture here, which is very interesting and is the reason why I decided to come here, because I will graduate as a singing teacher and I wanted to widen my point of view. Another challenge was the language, because some of the courses I would have wanted to take, but they weren‘t available in English. The other challenge was at least for classical singers there is a lot of material that we need to learn, you have to study a lot and it is great, I enjoy it, but then as I discussed with other students there is very little energy in the beginning left to adapt to the culture.

Mariia: My biggest challenge became my biggest pro, because most of the classes were in Lithuanian and right now I can see it as a big plus, because I can adapt to Lithuanian society and make great connections. It would not be possible if I would be surrounded by international students in classes. Teachers are so good, because they trying make their course in English and Lithuanian students understand English perfectly. Teachers also can speak in English or Russian. At first I didn‘t know what to do, because classes were in Lithuanian, but later we adapt to each other in classes.

How different is teaching methodology here in comparison to your home university or academy?

Lotta: Here I am studying more performing arts than in my home university. Here we study material way more, but then less time is left for creativity or your own choices, what you want to focus on. For instance, you need to preparemore songs of different time periods and styles for exams. This is big difference. In my school we have more flexibility programme wise, and we don’t need to go through so much materialand we have exams only every other year. Also we don‘t have philosophy or music aesthetics, which here I find very interesting and it helps you to understand the culture. In my pedagogical study programme we focus more on different age groups and psychological challenges when you teach and how to teach them.

Mariia: It is not so much different. As I have courses with script writers that really helps me, because we have to prepare material to pitch, to come up with new ideas and it is really good for my profession of documentary directing. Courses such as creative writing, pitching make me move. In Ukraine in my main class every week we discuss how we are moving forward, but only in one specific project and here we are doing more projects and it makes you more creative, for instance, how to shoot that movie that you were working on.

Igor: The methodology of teaching is similar to my country when I compare it to my professor‘s and university with only one major difference – obtaining constant rehearsals is of major importance for conductors and I have been given a chance here, which I have not been given at my university.

Would you recommend any tips or advices to students who are thinking about Erasmus studies, but did not go yet?

Igor: First of all, just to be open-minded, not to have any prejudice, envision how their studies should look, also be mentally prepared for paperwork.

Lotta: Paperwork, be prepared that it will take time. Also there might be situations when people don‘t speak your language in the class and you need to have someone that speaks in English and has connection with the teachers. Access to the rehearsing rooms were difficult in the beginning and I also strongly recommend the dormitory, because I lived for one and a half weeks in Airbnb alone and its harder when you don‘t know any people. It is faster when you know people and you can go together to the classes.

Mariia: First of all, if you have a problem don‘t be afraid to ask other people for help. Always there will be people that will help you. Also, it is the time when you can go and push your limits. I am introverted and shy person and this exchange helps me, because I would not meet new people in my country. You should do it when you are young and you will always remember this experience.

Lotta: You can also do this when you are old.

What is the influence of Erasmus experience for your personality and career wise?

Lotta: It is very good when you have to go out of your comfort zone, because then you are forced act different, see different perspectives. Personally, for me I can learn new teaching approaches and can use it in my teaching practice and in my performances as well. I am looking forward to work with actresses, widen area how we can approach acting for opera singers, because in Finland we have only one academy that teach acting for opera singers. From personal perspective, it always teaches you to see that people can have really different approaches when they are from different backgrounds, different culture and different situation.

Mariia: I believe that cinema world is very small and this is better for the connections. Also, it is good to go to other country to film your production, because you are not a citizen of this country and you can see the country from the other perspective and this is good for me as a documentary director. During exchange studies you grow twice faster since there are things that happen to you every day that usually don’t happen at your home country and you have to deal with that.

Thank you for the conversation.

Prepared by Audrius Dabrovolskas
Senior specialist in International Relations Office 

29 March 2022 

Friday March 25th, 2022

New Rector of LMTA Inaugurated!

Associated Professor Dr. Judita Žukienė was officially inaugurated as the Rector of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre during the Inauguration Ceremony on 25 March 2022.

The new Rector took the oath of office and promised to take care of the community. The chairman of Council Robertas Dargis and the chairwoman of the Senate Prof. Dr. Lina Navickaitė-Martinelli presented the new Rector with the insignia of office: the sceptre and the chain.

Chairman of the Committee on Culture of Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Prof. Vytautas Juozapaitis, President of the Lithuanian University Rectors’ Conference, Rector of Vilnius University Prof. Rimvydas Petrauskas, chairman of the Supreme Council – Restoration Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis extended their warmest congratulations to the new Rector Judita Žukienė. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Ingrida Šimonytė, the Minister of Education, Science and Sports dr. Jurgita Šiugždinienė and the Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius also sent their congratulations.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Judita Žukienė is a musicologist; she holds a doctoral degree in Humanities and is Associate Professor at the LMTA. From 2005 to 2011, Judita Žukienė was Head of the Department of Music History.  In 2011-2021, Judita Žukienė acted as LMTA Vice-Rector for Science, and in 2021 was elected LMTA Rector for a five-year term. Rector has been in office since 1 October 2021.

Judita Žukienė’s research interests range from history of Lithuanian music in 20th century, aesthetics of music, and methodology of artistic research to music education. Judita Žukienė has published scientific articles and other publications aiming at promoting science and is a co-author of several books. 

25 March 2022

   

Wednesday March 9th, 2022

Project Run by Film Schools and Institutions in the Baltics Steps Up

The LMTA Department of Film and Television in cooperation with Baltic Film, Media and Arts School of Tallinn University, Estonian Filmmakers’ Union, the Latvian Academy of Culture, and a non-profit organisation Lithuanian Shorts are launching a two-year Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project Film Skills.  The project aims at supporting the development of the Baltic film industry and contributing to the training of assisting staff for film crews. 

Assoc. Prof. Vytautas Dambrauskas, Head of the LMTA Department of Film and Television, says that quite recently, the film industry of the Baltic countries has seen rapid development. Lithuania has hosted both foreign and national film production. However, such notable advance makes Lithuania and other Baltic countries experience a shortage of labour and other issues due to the lack of skilled staff in film production.

The aim of the two-year project Film Skills is to define strict standards for film professionals and prepare their descriptions, rise awareness about job opportunities in film industry, and organise relevant training.

The kick-off meeting of Film Skills partners takes place in Tallinn on 8-9 March 2022.

LMTA information
9 March, 2022

 

Thursday March 3rd, 2022

ANMA SUPPORTS THE UKRAINIAN HIGHER MUSIC EDUCATION SECTOR

The Association of Nordic Music Academies ANMA, the Nordic/Baltic umbrella for higher music education hereby wants to express the deepest sympathy and support for the Ukrainian people and specifically for Ukrainian musicians and artists. At the same time, ANMA also expresses concerns and support for the music institutions in countries neighboring Russia, many of them being members and associate members of ANMA.

ANMA condemns the Russian government´s aggression and all its actions of violence. The war is a direct attack on basic principles in the European and Nordic collaboration – the rule of law, non-violence, and academic freedom.

ANMA encourages all member institutions to initiate and support initiatives that can support music education in Ukraine and to welcome artist refugees into local communities.

Examples of actions can be:

1. Short term and swift help – direct dialogue with Ukrainian Higher Music education institutions in order to identify urgent needs  

2. Open up resources for Ukrainian students and staff. It could be online teaching, online access to libraries etc.

3. Artistic outreach to refugees from ANMA member institutions

4. Support of student or staff initiated manifestations of support for Ukraine in the coming weeks

5. Attention to the needs and well-being of other affected students and staff

ANMA believes in music and art as free human expressions, and we consider war to be an action that absolutely cannot be tolerated.

ANMA information
2 March, 2022

Events

2022/05/28 - 2022/05/29

“OPEN HOUSE VILNIUS” guided tours

2022 May 28–29

LMTA Building 1 (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius)

OPEN HOUSE VILNIUS guided tours 

SCHEDULE

May 28, Saturday, 10:00–20:00 / Last tour – 19:00 
May 29, Sunday, 10:00–18:00 / Last tour – 17:00

Duration – 45 min. Free of charge. 

More information

2022/05/28

GIULIO CACCINI OPERA “EURIDICE”

2022 May 28, Saturday, 18:00

National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Katedros sq. 4, Vilnius)

GIULIO CACCINI OPERA “EURIDICE”

Artistic director Māris Kupčs
Musical director Rūta Vox
Director, choreographer Jūratė Širvytė-Rukštelė

Performers:
Karolina Parmionova – Euridice
Ansis Bētiņš – Orfeo
Justina Kaminskaitė – Venere, Proserpina
Arūnas Maliukas – Pluto
Fausta Balčaitytė – La Tragedia, Ninfa
Ieva Sumeja – Arcetro
Emma Alessi Innocenti – Aminta
Simona Jocevičiūtė – Dafne
Anete Viļuma – Ninfa
Nora Kalniņa – Ninfa
Ignas Ščesnulevičius – Un pastore

Māris Kupčs, basso continuo (harpsichord)
Eglė Rudokaitė, basso continuo (harpsichord, small organ)
Carlo Cresci – basso continuo (archlute)
Laura Šarova, baroque violin
Marianna Puriņa, baroque violin
Māra Botmane, baroque cello
Elīza Čaša, baroque cello

Teachers:
Assoc. Prof. Māris Kupčs
Lect. Dr. Rūta Vox (Vosyliūtė)
Lect. Monta Martinsone
Lect. Jūratė Širvytė-Rukštelė

Free entrance. Registration

 

2022/05/29

PERFORMANCE “PAMIŠĖLIŲ ANTOLOGIJA”

2022 May 29, Sunday, 17:00

LMTA Building 5: Room 5005 (T. Kosciuškos 12, Vilnius)

FINAL EXAMINATION IN THEATRE ART (ACTING) 

PERFORMANCE “PAMIŠĖLIŲ ANTOLOGIJA”

Director Povilas Barzdžius

Actor: Martynas Berulis  Povilas Barzdžius, Inga Juškevičiūtė, Irena Sikorskytė, Robertas Petraitis, Urtė Povilauskaitė, Rokas Pijus Misiūnas, Matas Sigliukas

Free entrance

2022/05/31

STUDENT CONCERT: DEPARTMENT OF STRING INSTRUMENTS 

2022 May 31, Tuesday, 18:00

LMTA Building 1: Great Hall (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius)

STUDENT CONCERT: DEPARTMENT OF STRING INSTRUMENTS 

Vaigailė DAINAVIČIŪTĖ (violin) 
Saulė BUIKAITĖ (violin) 
Laisvyda LECKUTĖ (violin) 
Lukas PRONSKUS (violin) 
Vaiva SODAITYTĖ (cello) 
Klementina VENCIŪTĖ (violin)
Skirmantas LATVAITIS (viola) 
Valerija KYCIA (violin)

Pianists: Ugnė Antanavičiūtė, Marija Bilinska, Jurga Budrevičiūtė, Daiva Stulgytė, Kotryna Grigienė

PROGRAMME

Edouard Lalo (1823–1892) 
Symphony espagnole in D minr op. 21 
I – Allegro non troppo 
Vaigailė DAINAVIČIŪTĖ (violin, B1, prof. Rūta Lipinaitytė’s class)  
Jurga Budrevičiūtė (piano) 

Luigi Bocherini (1743–1805) 
Concerto in B-flat major G.482 
I – Allegro moderato 
Vaiva SODAITYTĖ (cello, B1, assoc. prof. Edmundas Kulikauskas’ class)  
Marija Bilinska (piano) 

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) 
Violin Sonata no. 1 in G minor BWV1001 
Adagio, Fuga 
Atl. Saulė BUIKAITĖ (violin, B1, prof. Rūta Lipinaitytė’s class)

William Walton (1902–1983) 
Viola Concerto 
I – Andante comodo 
Skirmantas LATVAITIS (viola, B2, prof. Petras Radzevičias’ class)  
Daiva Stulgytė (piano) 

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) 
Partita for violin no. 1 in B minor BWV 1002 
Sarabande, double 
Max Bruch (1838–1920)
Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor op. 26
I – Vorspiel: Allegro moderato 
Laisvyda LECKUTĖ (violin, B1, lect. Dalia Kuznecovaitė’s class)  
Kotryna Grigienė (piano) 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) 
Violin Concerto in D major no. 4 K. 218 
I – Allegro 
Lukas PRONSKUS (violin, B2, prof. Rūta Lipinaitytė’s class) 
Jurga Budrevičiūtė (piano)  

Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840) 
Fantasia on the G String (after Rossini’s Mose in Egitto)  
Valerija KYCIA (violin, B2, prof. Ingrida Armonaitė-Galinienė’s class) 
Ugnė Antanavičiūtė (piano) 

Philip Glass (1937*) 
Violin Concerto no. 1  
Part II
Klementina VENCIŪTĖ (violin, M1, prof. Rūta Lipinaitytė’s class)  
Jurga Budrevičiūtė (piano)  

Free entrance

2022/05/31

PERFORMANCE “TANGO MEILUŽIAI”

2022 May 31, Tuesday, 15:30

LMTA Teatro ceche (T. Kosciuškos 12, Vilnius)

FINAL EXAMINATION IN THEATRE ART (ACTING) 

PERFORMANCE “TANGO MEILUŽIAI”

After Harold Pinter

Director Darius Meškauskas

Actors: Brigita Rodriguez, Carlos Rodriguez 

Free entrance

2022/06/01

ŪLA PALIOKAITĖ (KANKLĖS) RECITAL

2022 June 1, 18:00 

LMTA Building 1: Juozas Karosas Hall (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius)

ŪLA PALIOKAITĖ (KANKLĖS) RECITAL

B2, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aistė Bružaitė’s class

Pianist Lina Vaitkuvienė

Programme: G. F. Händel, D. Henson-Conant, I. Veide, B. Dvarionas, J. Švedas, A. Bružas

Free entrance 

2022/06/03

TADAS GIRČYS (OBOE) RECITAL

2022 June 3, Friday, 18:00

LMTA Building 1: Juozas Karosas Hall (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius)

TADAS GIRČYS (OBOE) RECITAL

M1, Prof. Dr. Robertas Beinaris’ class

Pianist Lina Šatkutė

Programme: I. Albéniz, R. Strauss, B. Britten, H. Dutilleux

Free entrance 

2022/06/08

SEMINAR “LET’S CREATE KANKLĖS “FACE” TOGETHER!”

2022 June 8, Wednesday, 11:00–15:30

LMTA Building 2: Room 2219 (Vilniaus 6-2, Vilnius) / On Zoom platform

SEMINAR “LET’S CREATE KANKLĖS “FACE” TOGETHER!” 

Host of the seminar – Assoc. Prof. Aistė Bružaitė

Registration by June 7

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2022/06/08

CONCERT “THE CHARM OF PIANO MUSIC”

2022 June 8, Wednesday, 18:00

LMTA Klaipėda Faculty: Concert Hall (K. Donelaičio 4, Klaipėda)

CONCERT “THE CHARM OF PIANO MUSIC”

Assoc. Prof. JŪRATĖ KAROSAITĖ’S class of piano:
KOTRYNA BALTRIMAITĖ 
JUSTINA KRIKŠČIUKAITĖ 

Programme: J. Haydn, F. Chopin, F. Liszt, J. Brahms, M. Ravel, F. Poulenc, O. Messiaen

Free entrance