Classical Singing, Jazz Singing, Accordion, Piano, Strings

  • Start

    2018-08-01

  • price

    300 eur

  • Credit

    2 ECTS

  • time

    1.5 week

  • Language

    English

Field of study Music
Application deadline June 1 st. After 4th June we will announce if a group of min. 5 people is composed and so if it is decided to start the Masterclass.
Dates 1 August 2018 – 11 August 2018
Contact Person Dr. Gintarė Vaitonytė, e-mail gintare.vaitonyte@vdu.lt
Course Leaders Classical Singing Masterclass

Prof. Tomas Ladiga – professional bass singer, artist at the Kaunas State Musical Theatre, lecturer and the head of Singing Department at VMU Music Academy. Awarded with acknowledgements by the President of the Republic of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, Kaunas City Municipality. The jury member of national vocal contests.

Prof. Sabina Martinaitytė – professional soprano singer, artist at Kaunas State Musical Theatre, lecturer at the Singing Department of VMU Music Academy.

Awarded with acknowledgements by the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Kaunas City Municipality, Lithuanian Musicians Union, etc.

The jury member of national and international vocal contests, board member of the International Music Association of Pedagogues (UA) and the International Association of Opera Singers (PL). Accomplished masterclasses in Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, etc.

Assoc. prof. Audronė Eitmanavičiūtė – professional pianist, concertmaster, lecturer at VMU Music Academy Singing Department. The participant and winner of numerous national and international festivals – “21st  Art” (PT), “Golden Mask” (RU), “Juventus Canti” (SL), Ada Sari International Vocal  Artistry Competition (PL), etc. International vocal contests’ jury member (Madeira, Portugese, 2011; Lempaala, Finland, 2010; Prague, Czech Republic, 2009), etc.

Assoc. prof. Rita Novikaitė – professional mezzo soprano singer, lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and Singing Department of VMU Music Academy. The participant of numerous national and international festivals – Musika in Burg – Beeskow (DE), Cantiamo (LT), Ring Award (AT), 14th Pažaislis Music Festival (LT), etc.

 

Jazz Singing Masterclass

Justė Sakalytė – professional jazz singer, saxophonist, arranger, lecturer at the Jazz Department at VMU Music Academy. The participant of numerous jazz festivals – “Kaunas Jazz” (LT), “Birštonas Jazz” (LT), “Junior Jazz” (LT), “Leigo Lake” (EE), “Bendras faktorius” (LT), “Druskomanija” (LT), “Vilnius Band” (LT), etc.

 

Accordion Masterclass

Prof. Kazy Stonkus – professional accordionist, solo player and ensemble member, lecturer and the head of Accordion Department at VMU Music Academy.  Recorded music for 65 performances. The jury member of national and international contests (“Ascoltate” (IT), “Snorum” (LT), “Trophee Mondial Spokane” (USA), “Coupe Mondiale” (IT), etc. Awarded with acknowledgements by Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes, Member International Music Council, IMC’UNESCO, the President of the Republic of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus, the Mayor of Vilnius City Artūras Zuokas, etc.

 

Piano Masterclass

Assoc. prof. Donaldas Račys – professional pianist, solo player in Lithuania and abroad, lecturer at the and the head of Piano Department at VMU Music Academy, lecturer at the National M. Čiurlionis School of Art in Vilnius (LT). The laureate of numerous national and international piano contests, jury member in national and international competitions.

Justas Dvarionas – professional pianist, solo player in Lithuania and abroad, lecturer at VMU Music Academy and the National M. Čiurlionis School of Art in Vilnius (LT). Active organizer and participant of jury in national and international competitions. Last engagements include concerts, teaching and jury activities in Europe, Asia, North and South America. Accomplished masterclasses in Germany, Poland, Norway, France, Russia, Japan, Peru, Lithuania, etc.

 

Strings Masterclass

Prof. Raimondas  Butvila – professional violinist, lecturer and the head of Strings Department at VMU Music Academy, former lecturer at Caracas Art University (Venezuela) and the director of “Colegio Emil Friedman“ (Caracas, Venezuela). Awarded with Honoured Lithuanian Artist name in 1990.

Target Group Musicians: advanced level students and young musicians (+16 years old); Beginners: everyone, who plan to start playing or singing (+16 years old)
Entry requirements Application is open for students of higher education institutions who study music performance or for young musicians who plan to choose music performance studies as their future career, also for everyone, who plan to start playing or singing as a hobby.

Participants of masterclass will be equipped with all the instruments according to the necessity.

Short description A wide variety of practical lessons for young and advanced musicians, beginners will involve various disciplines including classical singing, jazz, accordion, piano, and strings.

Lessons will be tailored to each individual or group of individuals to cover auditions, development of instrumental or vocal techniques to reach certain musical expression.

The collaborative and constructive learning environment will be created to learn from music educators who will provide extensive and inspirational coaching with the feedback.

All the aspects of the participants’ performance will be improved in a friendly, creative and supportive environment.

The participants will learn to assess music performance as masterclass will provide an opportunity to understand and develop relevant criteria which the student in the audience can apply when assessing their own performances as well as when working with fellow musicians.

The masterclass will give the students an understanding of what the standards of the music profession are.  The masterclass leaders will demonstrate these standards through the demands and expectations they communicate when assessing, coaching and providing feedback for the students. 2 Concerts in public space will be arranged.

The final concert of all participants is the last activity of the masterclass.

Aim To provide enhanced skills in interactive instrumental or vocal performance.
Learning outcomes By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Understand to advanced degree the technical characteristics of instrumental or vocal resources
  • Apply knowledge of instruments’ or vocals’ technical characteristics in creative way
  • Describe features of musical sound that characterize different styles and types of musical expression
  • Demonstrate enhanced skills in interactive music performance
  • Develop skills in giving constructive feedback to fellow musicians
  • Live perform in multicultural setups
Programme Structure
  • Individual masterclass
  • Group masterclass
  • Concerts in public spaces
  • Final concert with lectures
Fee 300 EUR