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VOX JUVENTUTIS 2023 COMPETITION IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICANTS

2023-01-31

The Lithuanian Composers’ Union and the Jauna Muzika Choir of Vilnius Municipality have a pleasure of inviting young composers to the 17th edition of the Vox Juventutis Competition which is now open for higher grade school pupils and music students, including undergraduates, masters and PhDs.

MikroFest Vilnius 2021

2021-08-27

The MikroFest Vilnius 2021 Festival, organized in Lithuania for the first time on 9–11 September 2021, integrates into a vibrant international network of microtonal music festivals, including both European and American events.

The 21st International Music Theory Conference

2021-06-15

The 21st international music theory conference “Principles of Music Composing” (17–19 November 2021, Vilnius) focuses on the phenomenon of creativity. The topic covers a wide field of research, the new perspectives of which open up only via interdisciplinary inquiries across different areas (arts, psychology, philosophy, socio-cultural sciences, etc.).

Best Music of the Vox Juventutis Contest in a Performance Ripened by the Quarantine

2021-04-28

This Friday, April 30, a long-awaited premiere is to be streamed on lrt.lt, the website of the Lithuanian public broadcaster, in the form of the concert that will feature the winning music of the Vox Juventutis Competition performed by the Jauna Muzika Choir. The show will crown the 14th contest which ended almost one year ago, but whose concluding performance had to be rescheduled several times due to the pandemic.

Best 2020 Music by Lithuanian Composers Named

2021-03-26

On 26 March 2021, during the live online broadcast, best pieces of music written by Lithuanian composers in 2020 were announced. The competition included five categories in which four composers were named winners, in addition to two other prizes, one for the best young composer and the other for the composition voted best by general public.

International Arts Residence for young composers

2021-03-02

Lithuanian Composers’ Union in collaboration with the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, Master Program for Performance of Contemporary Music, invite young composers to apply for a spot at the International Arts Residence in Druskininkai. The 14-day event is scheduled for May 14–28, 2021. 

Vox Juventutis 2021 Call for New Scores Announced

2021-02-09

The Lithuanian Composer’s Union, the Vilnius City Municipal Choir Jauna Muzika and Vilnius Choral Singing School Liepaitės have launched the 15th annual Vox Juventutis Choral Composition Competition for young composers: school pupils as well as undergraduate and postgraduate music students.
 

New contemporary music festival Baltic Music Days launches in 2021

2021-01-15

This spring Estonian Music Days will host the first Baltic Music Days in Tallinn and Tartu (22.04. – 02.05.2021). A festival dedicated to Baltic contemporary music was initiated by the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Composers' Unions. An umbrella organization the Baltic Contemporary Music Network was established in 2019 with an aim to jointly develop the international visibility of outstanding Baltic musicians and composers. 

Call for papers

2020-11-16

The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Musicologists’ Section of the Lithuanian Composers’ Union are happy to invite to the international conference “Typologies of Music Signification: Retrospective and Perspective” that will take place at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius, on October 21–23, 2021.

The 20th International Music Theory Conference

2020-07-03

The 20th International Music Theory Conference Principles of Music Composing: Phenomenon of Teleology. November 18th – 20th, 2020. Vilnius, Lithuania. The deadline for proposal submissions is the 1st of September, 2020.

Winners of the Vox Juventutis 2020 Competition Named

2020-05-13

Vox Juventutis, a fourteenth competition of choral music for young composers, has changed its format this year due to the quarantine in that the final concert, usually held in early June, has been postponed and the winners have been selected online rather than during a traditional live performance of the submitted pieces.

BEST LITHUANIAN COMPOSITIONS OF 2019 NAMED

2020-04-21

April 20 was the deadline in the online vote to select the best pieces of music written in 2019 by Lithuanian composers. Shrî by Egidija Medekšaitė came out as the listeners’ choice with 10,813 votes. A total of 87 compositions written by Lithuanian composers and representing different genres, from miniatures to large-scale and interdisciplinary pieces, had been submitted for the competition.

VOX JUVENTUTIS'20: CALL FOR WORKS

2020-02-19

Lithuanian Composers' Union, and Vilnius Municipal Choir “Jauna muzika” invites students of any musical department to take part in the 14th Youngest Composers Competition "Vox juventutis".