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Chamber ensembles are welcome to apply for joint programme ECMAster!
Established chamber ensembles are very welcome to apply for the unique joint masters’ programme ECMAster!
The programme ECMAster is developed and implemented by seven European higher education institutions in the Hague, Fiesole, Manchester, Oslo, Paris, Vienna, Vilnius. Registration is now open, deadline for applications is February 22 of 2021. Entrance exam will take place on March 12 via zoom.
More information about ECMAster and entry requirements: https://lmta.lt/en/english-lmta-welcomes-foreign-students/english-joint-programme-ecmaster/
2021 02 03
Apply now! ECMAster admission to the LMTA in Vilnius
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre invites young chamber ensembles to study the joint programme European Chamber Music Master – ECMAster. As an EMCAster student, you receive advanced training in chamber music performance, study with inspiring professors at leading institutions in different European countries, and refine your musical presentation, communication and technical skills as an ensemble musician.
Application is open, entrance exams in Vilnius – on March 16th of 2020. More information you can find HERE.
Application deadline – February 15th: APPLICATION FORM.
Who is eligible?
The programme is open to established ensembles with a standard instrument combination (with a minimum of three ensemble members):
– String quartets
– Piano trios
– String trios
– Piano quartets
– Wind quintets
– Brass quintets
– Saxophone quartets
– Other ensembles (see the General programme description for more information)
– Member of an established ensemble
– All Ensemble Members must apply at the same institution
Joint admission criteria
All applicants must possess the skills and experience listed below at a level sufficient for them to meet the requirements of this programme of study both individually and as an ensemble.
– demonstrate advanced instrumental and musical abilities
– possess the relevant skills and experience in chamber music
– and prove their ability to independently make and reflect upon their own artistic decisions.
Submit application to the chosen institution containing a CV, a description of the ensemble’s activities and a master project proposal. Please observe carefully possible additional requirements by the institution!
– A prepared ensemble program of 60 minutes of at least three contrasting works or movements in different styles relevant for the ensemble type
– An interview
Chair of Admission Jury – professor Patrik Jüdt, Bern University of Arts, Switzerland.
2020 01 17
The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027 given to the LMTA
The new Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027 is given to the Lithuniana Academy of Music and Theatre. The number of the charter: 64152-EPP-1-2014-1-LT-EPPKA3-ECHE.
2021 01 13
Joint Programme ECMAster
JOINT PROGRAMME European Chamber Music Master – ECMAster
* The entrance examination could also take place remotely. Please upload the audition programme video to YouTube and send us the URL/link by email. The interview will take place via Zoom / Microsoft Teams.
For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Indrė Baikštytė
The ECMAster (European Chamber Music Master) is a two-year joint programme on the master level for pre-existing chamber music ensembles. It is operated by seven leading higher music education institutions in Europe in close collaboration with ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy), an association of European music universities, conservatoires and festivals.
By tailor-made curricula, the ECMAster enables the students to develop their specific artistic, technical, reflective and social skills and to act as strong, independent and innovative ensemble musicians who can meet the high professional demands in tomorrow’s music scene. The admitted chamber music groups will take advantage of the expertise, culture and tradition of three separate music institutions. During the two years of advanced study, two obligatory exchange semesters at two different host institutions will be supported by Erasmus+ mobility funds. In addition, the ensembles will also participate in at least six ECMA sessions and get access to a European network in the profession of chamber music.
The programme is designed for already established chamber ensembles; therefore, students have to commit to working together during the entire duration of their studies.
Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag (the Netherlands),
Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademija, Vilnius (Lithuania),
Norges Musikhøgskole, Oslo (Norway),
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester (the United Kingdom),
European Chamber Music Academy ECMA (Austria).
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
Gedimino pr. 42, LT-01110 Vilnius, Lithuania
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Indrė Baikštytė – member of ECMAster Board
Rima Rimšaitė – head of International Relations Office
Phone: +370 5 2124967
LMTA AS HOME INSTITUTION
ECMAster students entering the programme at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) will benefit from a wide range of performance opportunities as well as 68 hours of chamber music lessons and 34 hours of solo instrument lessons by the best chamber musicians and featuring soloists. ECMAster students follow the programme at LMTA as a home institution during the first and the last semester while studying at two different host institutions during the two other semesters:
Semester 2 – courses offered at selected host I institution in: Fiesole, Manchester, Oslo or Vienna
Semester 3 – courses offered at selected host II institution: Paris or the Hague
ECMAster courses taken at the host institutions during Semester 3 and 4 are fully recognized by LMTA as a part of the joint curriculum, information about the courses, credits and results appear on Diploma Supplement and ECMAster Certificate.
LMTA AS HOST INSTITUTION
ECMAster students entering the programme at one of ECMAster partner institutions, may select LMTA as a host institution during Semester 3. Students may apply for Semester 3 in frames of Erasmus+ student mobility programme. Erasmus+ student application deadline is 15th of May. Partner institutions are recommended to nominate ECMAster ensemble by the end of March.
List of elective courses
Music Performance Studies (5 ECTS)
Technology and New Media (5 ECTS)
Music Performance Management (5 ECTS), to be confirmed in 2019
Lithuanian Ethnic Music Practice (5 ECTS), to be confirmed in 2019
Eligibility and admission
The programme is open to established ensembles with a standard instrument combination: string quartets, piano trios, string trios, piano quartets, wind quintets, brass quintets, saxophone quartets, and other ensembles.
Applicant must have completed a bachelor‘s degree in music performance or equivalent qualification. Applicant must be a member of an established ensemble, and all ensemble members must apply to the same institution.
Applicant must have advanced instrumental and musical skills; have the relevant skills and experience in chamber music; have the ability to reflect upon and make independent artistic choices.
Applications must be submitted to the institutions which is chosen as home institution. Application file must include:
• Curriculum Vitae containing the applicant‘s relevant artistic activities
• Description of the Ensemble‘s activities
• Documentation of a bachelor‘s degree or equivalent (to be completed before the commencement of the master study)
• Master project proposal
• A prepared ensemble program of 60 minutes of at least three contrasting works or movements in different styles relevant for the ensemble type.
• An interview
Ensembles apply at one of the partner institutions and after successful entrance examinations are enrolled into the programme at this institution which is considered as the home institution. ECMAster students spend semesters 1 and 4 at their home institution and semesters 2 and 3 at two different host institutions. Two exchange semesters at partner institutions and participation in joint intensive modules (ECMA sessions) are obligatory.
• Semester 1: Home institution
• Semester 2: Potential host institutions: Fiesole, Manchester, Oslo or Vienna
• Semester 3: Potential host institutions: Paris, The Hague or Vilnius
• Semester 4: Home institution
Each ensemble is appointed a principal artistic supervisor from the home institution and artistic supervisors from each host institution.
Ensembles are committed to attend a minimum of six ECMA sessions within the two years, normally one session in semesters 1 and 4, and two sessions in semesters 2 and 3. In semesters 2 and 3, one of the sessions will be at the host institution. In semesters 1 and 4, the ensemble will participate in the session at the home institution.
2nd cycle, 1.5 to 2 study years, 90-120 ECTS
Study programme PROFILES:
Study programme CURRICULUM / STUDY SUBJECTS DESCRIPTION ⃰
⃰ If you don’t find the study subject description you are interested in, please contact Study Programme Office
- LT – Art Theory / Study subjects description
- LT/EN – Composition: Academic Composition, Digital Technology
- LT – Film Art: Cinematography, Film Directing, Sound Directing, Production
- LT/EN – Music Performance:
Accordion / Study subjects description
Baroque Opera / Study subjects description
Chamber Ensemble / Study subjects description
Choir Conducting / Study subjects description
Contemporary Music (from 2021 – Contemporary and Improvisational Music) / Study subjects description
Lithuanian Folk Instruments / Study subjects description
Organ / Study subjects description
Piano / Study subjects description
Piano Accompaniment / Study subjects description
Vocal Performance / Study subjects description
Symphony Orchestra Conducting / Study subjects description
String Instruments / Study subjects description
Wind Instruments and Percussion
Wind Orchestra Conducting / Study subjects description
- LT – Theatre Art: Acting, Directing, Applied Theatre
The Course Catalogue is an official list of study programmes and courses offered by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. The official language of instruction is Lithuanian (LT), but there are a certain number of courses available in English (EN). Information about the course language(s) is indicated in the list.
Exchange students may select courses taught in English from the list of obligatory courses, and from the list of elective courses offered by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius University, and the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts.
There are several study programmes partly taught in English and Lithuanian: Music Performance (Bachelor’s, Master’s) and Composition (Bachelor’s, Master’s).
The official language of the joint programme ECMAster (European Chamber Music Master) is English.
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre is an active partner of international projects – ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnerships projects (ERASMUS+ SP), ERASMUS+ Capacity Building, Creative Europe, Nordplus higher education programme intensive courses and development and other international projects.
Creative Europe project ECMA-Pro (2020-2023): ECMA – European Chamber Music Academy is a leading further education program for young professional chamber music ensembles in Europe: educational institutions and festivals from all over Europe and beyond cooperate in promoting young formations on their way to artistic independence. ECMA Sessions are the central activity. Sessions include international coaching for young ensembles from all over Europe, which take place alternately at the various partner institutions. ECMA Pro cooperation project aims to take the existing ECMA work to another level by adding and proving new formats and activities. Twelve partner institutions from nine different European countries will realize this project cooperatively in the course of the coming four years.
ERASMUS+ SP projects:
• EOALAB (2019-2021): European Opera Laboratory: Competence Centre for Shared Education. LMTA participated in the working group, which is responsible for policy recommendations for opera schools, and organizes as well as participates in the intensive EOALAB courses aimed at testing and development of Experimental Opera Laboratory study module. About the project and partners at www.eoalab.org; larger network of European Opera Schools is the European Opera Academy EOA
• Alexandria Nova (2019-2021): Alexandria Nova is a network of North European directing programs. It aims to create an international and diverse learning environment for the relatively small directing programs of each national institution and make a leap forward in the awareness about pedagogical methods used. We will share and exchange practical and pedagogical knowledge and working methods to gather a broader understanding about the art of directing. This is done through a series of workshops, symposium, seminars including students as well as teachers from all partner-institutions. The goal is to create a vivid interactive digital platform, a new library called Alexandria Nova, where students and teachers share ideas, methods and exercises in a playful way. The network will also publish a book with articles and essays by teachers involved in the project, as well as other artists, scientists and students.
• INTERMUSIC (2018-2020): platform for distance learning of various music disciplines and three pilot study modules of blended and distance courses: Music Theory and Composition, Chamber Music, and Vocal Phonetics in Foreign Languages (Italian, Russian and Danish). Project coordinated by Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi, Milano. Partners: Royal Danish Academy of Music, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and association AEC. More information on project’s website http://intermusicproject.eu/
• ECMA – NEXT STEP (2016-2018): the European Chamber Music Academy – network cooperation and development project. Results – guidlines for higher music education institutions about chamber music teaching/learning, and joint master‘s programme ECMAster. More about the project, partners and the ECMA here www.ecma-music.com/en/
• METRIC (2016-2018): Modernisation of European Higher Music Education through Improvisation. Project results – joint modules, overview of improvisation teaching/learning at partner Institutions, and exercises. More about partners and project results at http://metricimpro.eu
• ECTHEC (2017-2019): Entrepreneurial Challenges to Theatre Higher Education Curricula, coordinated by European network of Theatre Schools École des Écoles. Project description, activities, partners and results here.
Other projects: LMTA has coordinated a number of projects: Nordplus Intensive Course IMMEDIA, NORD+MIX, Nordplus Music Laboratory the PROCESS, Nordplus Intensive Course NOMAZZ meets the Baltics, and hosted intensive courses of ERASMUS+ SP projects INTERMUSIC, EOALAB, and other projects.
LMTA participation in Erasmus+ Capacity Building projects:
DEMUSIS – Enhancing the Digital Competencies and Entrepreneurship Skills of Academic Musicians in Serbia for Culturally More Engaged Society (2019-2022)
The project is aimed at increasing the awareness of digital and entrepreneurial skills in music education in Serbia. Expected results: 1) modernization of curricula – the new master programme “Music in Digital Environment“; 2) continuous professional development of employees in music sector in Serbia – certified LLL courses; 3) development of digital competencies through entrepreneurship for artistic self-expression and promotion of more engaged and culturally responsible musicians committed to the civil society.
Coordinator: University of Arts in Belgrade (Serbia). Partners: AEC (Belgium), New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria), Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Lithuania), Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag (The Netherlands), University of Kragujevac (Serbia), University of Novy Sad (Serbia), RDU Radio Televizija (Serbia), EIPIX Entertainment Doo Novy Sad (Serbia).
LMTA participation in Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership projects:
EOALAB – European Opera Academy – Competence Centre for Shared Opera Education (2018-2021)
Goals: to trigger innovation in the field of opera based on the innovative concept of shared education. This project acts as a think tank of the European Opera Academy to jointly elaborate, test and further develop innovative approaches in opera education and training to be disseminated to and exploited by other EOA members as well as other High Education Institutions and associated institutions.
Expected results: manual on shared education; policy recommendations for HEIs in opera training / innovative approaches to opera making; model of blended teaching activities on opera language teaching.
Coordinator: ZUYD University of Applied Sciences – Maastricht Conservatoire (The Netherlands). Partners: AEC (Belgium), Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Belgium), Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito di Parma (Italy), Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music (Latvia), (Italy), Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Lithuania), Instituto Polytechnico do Porto – ESMAE (Portugal), Stockholm University of the Arts – UNIARTS (Sweden).
INTERMUSIC – INTERactive environment for MUSIC learning and practising (2018-2020)
Goals: to create an online shared Platform for the distance learning for music teaching/learning and sharing the best training practices for musicians, joint courses and online projects.
Expected results: development of the open INTERMUSIC platform; staff training; development of online courses; the internationalisation of music curriculum supported via the INTERMUSIC platform.
Coordinator: Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi di Milano (Italy). Partners: AEC (Belgium), The Royal Danish Academy of Music (Denmark), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Lithuania).
POLART CIRCLE (2016-2019)
Goals: new tools to question to discuss political issues through art. Polart Circle is a new platform and pedagogical framework that involves actors, directors, teacher, students, theatre professionals and amateurs representing higher performing art schools and non-governmental organizations from nine European countries. It work for the development and motivation of artists, teachers, educators, emerging artists, experts and engaged citizen.
Expected results: research, workshops and practical teaching/learning sessions in European countries; development and presentation of several methodologies formalizing artistic creation processes, associating art and politics; the development of open online courses Moocs (6).
Coordinator: La Transplanisphere (France). Partners: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Lithuania), Teatermaskinen (Sweden), ExQuorum (Portugal), Ortzal Teatro (Spain), Volzano Theatre (The United Kingdom), Public Open University Zagreb (Croatia), Cittadinanzattiva (Italy), ODC Ensemble (Greece).
METRIC – Modernizing European Higher Music Education through Improvisation (2016-2018)
Goals: new and innovative approaches to improvisation teaching and learning, future perspectives of improvisation, networking and continuous collaboration.
Project results: online ‘Teaching and Learning Manual on Improvisation” and 3 Joint EU Modules on improvisation, all of which have been developed within the scope of the project.
LMTA shared ownership: the joint European module „International Collaboration in Contemporary Improvisation“. The module is optional (elective), available to 3rd and 4th year bachelor students of all music performance specializations, 3 ECTS for one Semester.
Coordinator: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Estonia). Partners: AEC (Belgium), the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp (Belgium), Sibelius Academy – UNIARTS (Finland), Hoschschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (Germany), Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de dense de Paris (France), Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Lithuania), Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag (The Netherlands), Norwegian Academy of Music (Norway), National University of Music (Romania), ESMUC Barcelona (Spain), Göteborg University, Academy of Music and Drama (Sweden), University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Luzern (Switzerland), The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (The United Kingdom).
ECMA – NEXT STEP (2016-2018)
Goals: new content for European Chamber Music Academy training programme – curriculum, mobility, European chamber music expertise.
Project results: ECmaster – Joint European Master’s Programme for Chamber Music (launched in 2019), and chamber music teaching/learning manual.
Coordinator: Norwegian Academy of Music (Norway). Partners: Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (Austria), Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de dense de Paris (France), Fondazione Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Italy), Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Lithuania), Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag (The Netherlands), Royal Northern College of Music (The United Kingdom).
ECTHEC – Entrepreneurial Challenges to Theatre Higher Education (2017-2019)
Project aims at exploring the following topics: teaching cultural entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship and the performing arts; new learning spaces as a part of artistic entrepreneurship; artistic response – methods of theatrical co-creation.
Coordinator: Polytechnico do Lisboa – Ecsola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (Portugal). Partners: Den Danske Scenekunstskole (Denmark), ENSATT (France), École des Ecoles (France), Fondazione Teatro da Piza (Italy), Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg (Germany), Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Lithuania), Guildhall School of Music and Drama (The United Kingdom).
ACTA – Actor Training in a Globalised World (2017-2019)
Goals: exploration of global challenges and development of curriculum, new methods of actor training. Project was interrupted in 2018.
The Academy offers tuition by the leading practitioners in a performance-based, creative and research environment. Our 240-credit, four-year bachelor, 120-credit, two-year year master and four-year doctoral studies in arts provide opportunities for talented students to master their abilities to the highest level in study areas of music, theatre, dance or film. The Academy promotes art discipline didactics and entrepreneurship by training teachers and art managers. Studies in the humanities – musicology, folk music studies, theatre and film studies – provide the latest theoretical knowledge and facilitate research in art theory, history and artistic research.
During bachelor’s studies, students learn how to apply knowledge, skills and attitudes artistically and creatively in selected art studies and art-related professions. Master’s studies help students develop distinguished and individual artistic expression, provide knowledge about practice-based research, and lead to independent study. Doctoral studies are designed for emerging artists and researchers who will be able to influence and shape the future of culture. Information about artistic doctorate projects is available in HARPS website: http://harps.lmta.lt/en/projects/.
The Academy is open to international applicants and admits talented students to bachelor, master and artistic doctorate studies (from 2019) to study programmes: BA/MA Music Performance (all specialisations), BA Music Studies (Electronic Music, Composition), MA Composition, BA Dance, Dance Subcultures (see our course catalogue).
In 2016, the new specialisation Contemporary and Improvisational Music of Music Performance study programme, which includes Contemporary Ensemble and Contemporary Improvisation, was launched. International applicants are very welcome.
From 2019, the joint study programme ECMAster will be launched in cooperation with European Chamber Music Academy ECMA and partner institutions Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (France), Fondazione Scuola di Musica di Fiesole Onlus (Italy), Koninklijk Conservatorium, The Hague (The Netherlands), Norges musikkhøgskole (Norway), Royal Northern College of Music, Fondazione (United Kingdom), Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (Austria).