Concert and Performance Centre
Public concerts and theatrical performances form an integral part of the Academy's activity. Public performances are a natural and essential element of education for music and theatre students, while they enable the Academy as an institution to fulfil its broader social mission as a contributor to Estonia’s cultural life. A special support unit, the Concert and Performance Centre, produces most of the EAMT concerts. Productions of the Drama School are mostly made in cooperation with the professional theatres.
The Concert and Performance Centre offers a varied programme, including classical music, free improvisation, folk and jazz music concerts. Concerts take place not only on the premises of EAMT, but also in different places in Tallinn and throughout Estonia. The concerts of the EAMT Symphony Orchestra mostly take place in the Estonia Concert Hall, the main symphony hall of Tallinn. Many concerts are arranged as concert series. For instance, “Jubilate” celebrates anniversaries of important composers and EAMT professors, “Obeisance” is dedicated to outstanding living Estonian composers, who assist the students during the rehearsal period. The Concert and Performance Centre is also responsible for the organisation of two EAMT's festivals – the contemporary music festival “SügisFest” ("Autumn Festival") and the early music festival “Ceciliana”, which offer opportunities for young musicians to meet with top level professionals and to perform for a broader audience.
The Artistic Committee of the Concert Centre is presently comprised as follows:
Ivari Ilja, Henry-David Varema, Helin Kapten, Nadia Kurem, Peeter Sarapuu, Kristel Pappel, Natalia Sakkos, Mihkel Poll, Paolo Girol, Kaari Kiitsak-Prikk and Jaak Prints
Applications with concert proposals are accepted twice a year, for the autumn and spring semesters.