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Joint Programme ECMAster

JOINT PROGRAMME  European Chamber Music Master – ECMAster

Programme duration: two-year full-time study, 120 ECTS
Language of instruction: English
Application deadline: February 22, 2021
Audition in Vilnius* : March 12, 2021

* The entrance examination will 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.

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 studies.


Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (France),

Fondazione Scuola di Musica di Fiesole Onlus (Italy),

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),

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (Austria),

European Chamber Music Academy ECMA (Austria).

General Programme Description

ECMAster flyer