Name of programme                   PERFORMING ARTS

Qualification awarded                 Master of Music, Performer

Field of study                              Music

Study area                                  Art studies

Length of the programme           2 years (4 semesters)

Scope of programme (ECTS)     120 ECTS

Language of instruction                English 

Location                                       Kaunas, Lithuania

Starting date                                1st of September

Tuition fee for Non-EU students  TBC



The content of the programme adequately corresponds the most recent advances in science, art and technology. Students are acquainted with the theory and practice of creative activities, improvisation, artistic project management, art marketing, and research methodology. Students are free to choose composers from various eras (including the latest) and nationalities for their final examinations and the final project. Graduate students are encouraged to pursue the most modern forms of performance, which helps them integrate into and position themselves within the context of the contemporary art scene.

It must be also noted that master classes are led by the most regarded virtuosos in their fields and numerous visiting professors. It truly improves the students’ familiarity with the latest and the most unique artistic developments.

The lecturing pedagogues are active and acknowledged artists with national and international acclaim. They are members of various associations and bring a high level of competence. The professional competence is an important factor in fulfilling the purpose of the programme. Some of the lecturers belong to international organizations which are related to their professional or organizational activities.

Specializations: Accordion, Jazz-Singing, Piano, Piano - Accompaniment, Scenic Genres Singing, String Instruments (Violin, Guitar), Chamber – String Instrument (Violin, Guitar), Chamber – Winds Instrument (Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet), Wind Instrument (Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet).

Feedback of lecturers

“Music Academy of Vytautas Magnus University is a full-fledged member of the European Association of conservatoires, is active in other international organizations. Music Academy degree programmes are accredited by international experts. Our students are employed in Lithuania and the European Union concert organizations”.

Doc. Dr. Saulius Gerulis, dean of Music Academy

Competencies acquired

Analyse and evaluate artistic and creative processes and the developing areas of music (creation, comprehension, usage and spread) as a part of culture.
Prepare an artistic performance by making use of a provided repertoire.
Perform different styles, genres and forms of music while displaying one’s own individuality along with the composer’s.
Perform in various cultural and social environments and projects.
Compare performances of different artists and compositions, recognize, analyse and compare elements of music from different eras and genres.
Be able to present the relevant details of a composition’s historical context to the listeners and other performers.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to work in the following professional fields of work:

Play; sing in ensembles, musical collectives.
Perform roles, play in an orchestra or sing in a choir at various theatres.
Establish their own ensembles, musical collectives.
Pursue personal pedagogical practice of preparing.
Pursue personal pedagogical practice of teaching adults who want to learn an instrument or improve their vocal skills.
Pursue a solo career.
Take part in musical projects.
Continue studying at the doctoral level.
Write educational or professional papers for websites and musical journals.

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