3rd festival conference of music performance and artistic research “Doctors in Performance”

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre invites artistic research performers at doctoral and post-doctoral levels to take part in ‘Doctors in Performance’, the third festival conference of music performance and artistic research, which will take place in Vilnius on September 4–6, 2018.

Keynote presenters:

Professor Dr JOHN RINK (University of Cambridge)
Professor VYKINTAS BALTAKAS (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Maastricht Academy of Music)

The purpose of the conference is to bring together doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers working in the fields of musical performance and practice-based or artistic research in music. ‘Doctors in Performance’ places the emphasis on the music itself with the majority of presentations consisting principally of a musical performance in the form of a recital or a lecture recital related to the research. Shorter paper presentations on relevant fields of artistic research are also welcome.

Presentation proposals

The presentations may consist of a musical performance (solo or chamber music), which can take the form of a recital (40 minutes max, including 10 minutes of research introduction) or a lecture recital (40 minutes max). The music performed is expected to include or relate closely to the contents of the doctoral degree or research the participant is conducting. Paper presentations on artistic research (20 minutes max) are also welcome.

Possible forms for presentations:

  • Recital 40 minutes (+ 10 minutes discussion)
  • Lecture recital 40 minutes (+ 10 minutes discussion)
  • Paper presentation 20 minutes (+ 10 minutes discussion)

The conference language is English and all presentations should be in English.

Proposals should be sent by the 1st of April in Word format and should include the following:

  • name, surname, title of the presenter/s;
  • institutional affiliation;
  • photo (as a separate tiff/jpg file);
  • a detailed programme of the recital: composers, work titles, composition years, opus numbers;
  • a title and written summary of the candidate’s research topic (500 words maximum);
  • curriculum vitae (150 words maximum) and contact information;
  • equipment needed for performances and presentations (instruments, data projectors, etc.).

For the submission please use the template provided in the Documents section at http://harps.lmta.lt/en/events/doctors-in-performance/. The completed proposals must be sent to Lina Navickaitė-Martinelli at the email address harps@lmta.lt. The proposals will be peer-reviewed anonymously.

The timetable for this process is as follows:

January 18: Circulation of the call;
April 1: Deadline for submissions;
May 15: Results communicated to the applicants and launch of registrations;
September 4–6: DIP 2018.


Conference abstracts for Doctors in Performance 2018 will be published in advance on the conference website and in print. This will serve as a concert programme as well as provide background information about the participants and their research topics. The applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to include written comments discussing how their artistic and other research work support each other and towards which common goal they are directed. Peer-reviewed publication of selected conference proceedings is intended.

Further information

Doctors in Performance 2018 is organised by HARPS, Hub for Artistic Research and Performance Studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. For further information, please contact: Dr. Lina Navickaitė-Martinelli at harps@lmta.lt