Modernizing European Higher Music Education Through Improvisation

Institutions: Vilnius

Vilnius: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

The academy in Vilnius offers a two-year MA "Contemporary Music" programme, which includes two interrelated specializations to choose from: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble studies or Improvised Music. Performance studies focus on contemporary music ensemble and collective and solo improvisation. The improvised Music course aims at the development of improvisational skills in solo and ensemble performance, providing knowledge in contemporary classical music (theoretically and practically), and at development of student‘s own creativity. Study forms include regular one-to- one classes, group work and integrated project-based activities, i.e. masterclasses led by world known improvisers, and interdisciplinary workshops.

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