Pop Vocal Group
The Mykolas Romeris University Pop Vocal Group was established in 2000. The Group is headed by voice specialist, teacher-expert, composer and well-known Lithuanian jazz ensemble head, member of many musical competition judging committees and founder of the private “Artūras Novikas Jazz School“ –Artūras Novikas.
During rehearsals students are taught to sing in various popular musical styles. They are taught and encouraged to form solo and group ensemble singing skills, introduced to the development of pop music, the specifics of this style. Lots of attention is devoted to movements and expression on stage, while performing. One of the group’s most important aims is the quality of singing and its quest for professionalism. That is why during concerts the Group stands out with its unique sonorous tones and wonderful management of unison and unforgettable subtle tunes and ability to serenade a crowd not only with voices, but with fluid movements on stage.
The repertoire of the Pop Vocal Group is diverse, authentic and at the same time innovative. Some of the compositions are performed without using any instruments. The Pop Vocal Group’s concert programme is composed of well- known Lithuanian and foreign jazz composers’ compositions, popular songs and songs written by students themselves, which are arranged and specifically adapted for the Group by its leader Artūras Novikas. All group members brim with enthusiasm before each performance and their youthful energy is reflected in the songs they perform.
The Pop Vocal Group frequently performs at various functions at Mykolas Romeris University, at special events in the city and at student events, national and international student festivals.
Group members are friendly and willingly accept all those wanting to try their vocal skills out on stage and to meaningfully pass their leisure time.
MRU Pop Vocal Group rehearsals take place:
Mondays and Wednesdays 15:00-16:30 hrs, in CR II-235.
Leader Artūras Novikas
Tel. +370 698 88913