After four successful editions, this year the 5th Birštonas Summer Arts Academy invites again students and recent graduates of music schools, conservatories, and universities, as well as music teachers to participate in a ten-day program of events. The varied program will include master classes given by internationally renowned musicians and music educators, a series of lectures and screenings, workshops, rehearsals, concerts, discussions, and informal meetings.
Birštonas Summer Arts Academy 2017
Organizers: Lithuanian Musicians’ Union, Vytautas Magnus University Music Academy, Birštonas Municipality
July 29 – August 7, 2017
International symposium and master classes
Secrets and Subtleties of Interpretation Art in the 21st Century Art of Performance and Education
The Birštonas Summer Arts Academy 2017 lecturers:
Prof. Nina SERIOGINA, piano (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Prof. Asta KRIKŠČIŪNAITĖ, voice (Lithuania)
Prof. Vladimiras PRUDNIKOVAS, voice (Lithuania)
Asst. Prof. Eglė JUOZAPAITIENĖ, voice (Lithania)
Prof. Vytautas JUOZAPAITIS, voice (Lithuania)
Jūratė ŠVEDAITĖ, voice (USA, Lithuania)
Joana DAUNYTĖ, harp (Lithuania)
Prof. Nijolė RALYTE, collaborative piano (Lithuania)
Justas ČEPONIS, collaborative piano (France, Lithuania)
Evelina JURAŠKIENĖ, collaborative piano
Prof. Giedrius KUPREVIČIUS, improvisation (Lithuania)
Ieva PRUDNIKOVAITĖ, artistic interpretation (Lithuania)
Modestas PITRĖNAS, artistic interpretation (Lithuania)
Remigijus ADOMAITIS, choral conducting (Lithuania)
Asst. Prof. Audronė ŽIGAITYTĖ, composition (Lithuania)
Petras SKIRMANTAS, stage presence (Lithuania)
Neli BELIAKAITĖ, stage presence (Lithuania)
Martynas ALEKSA, stage photography (Lithuania)
Jurgita BERŽIŪNĖ, stage makeup (Lithuania)
Petras VENSLOVAS, public speaking (Lithuania)
Gabrielė SLIŽYTĖ, public relations (France, Lithuania)
Benigna NEKROŠIŪTĖ, cultural politics (France, Lithuania)
The Birštonas Summer Arts Academy is taking place in the fast-growing resort town of central Lithuania (/). Recently reconstructed performance venues, supportive environment, and natural beauty of Birštonas provide a unique setting for creative work and improvement of professional skills. All events will take place at the Birštonas Culture Centre, Kurhaus, Birštonas Arts School and other venues.
The tuition fee is €150. It covers no less than four hours of individual tuition, admission to all master classes and concerts, rehearsal pianist, access to practice pianos and rehearsal space, performance opportunities, a certificate of participation, and free leisure activities.
Admission is open to a limited number of young musicians age 15 to 35, majoring in piano and voice.
Active participants will be selected by CV and questionnaires. Selected applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the Birštonas Summer Arts Academy by July 10th, 2017.
To apply, submit a questionnaire, a CV, and a participant\’s photo for an informational booklet by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for all application materials is July 1st, 2017.
Invited applicants must pay the tuition fee in full by July 8th, 2017. See contact information below for bank details. The participant’s registration is recorded following the transfer of the participant’s fee.
PASSIVE PARTICIPANTS (AUDITORS)
The fee is €5 per day. It is paid upon arrival in Birštonas, and covers a certificate of participation.
Admission is open to an unlimited number of young musicians, music teachers, and music lovers.
Participants (both active and passive) should book their room and board independently. Please visit / which offers many options in different price ranges. If necessary, the organizers can help with the booking of accommodation and board.
For more information visit www.muzikusajunga.lt
Address: Lithuanian Musicians’ Union
Gedimino pr. 32–2, LT-01104 Vilnius
Tel. +370 5 212 1615; +370 614 48314