The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is announcing additional admissions for the academic year 2020‒2021 in the following fields of specialization:
keyboard instruments (bachelor and masters)
strings (bachelor and masters)
woodwind, brass and percussion instruments (bachelor and masters)
choral conducting (bachelor and masters)
wind orchestra conducting (masters)
early music (masters)
The application deadline is August 24. Applications should be submitted through the DreamApply system. Entrance examinations will take place on August 25 and 26. Please take note that the number of available study places is quite limited. Additional information can also be found on the admissions section of the EAMT homepage and via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 graduation ceremony of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater will take place on Saturday, July 18 at 16:00 at the Great Hall of EAMT. The ceremony will also mark the end of the jubilee year of the academy.
The health crisis has, fortunately, not affected graduation numbers. 86 bachelor's, 85 master's and four doctoral diplomas will be awarded at the ceremony, which corresponds to the average level of recent years. The 2020 graduation ceremony will take place without the EAMT symphony orchestra. However, this will not diminish the festive significance of the concert, which will feature many of our gifted graduates.
• At the event, we must follow the government's instructions, which stipulate that public events taking place from 15.07.2020 still need to adhere to the 50% occupancy requirement indoors.
• Admission to the graduation ceremony event will be by invitation only. Registered graduates, faculty and staff, will receive a ticket with a designated seat by email.
At the end of the graduation ceremony, participants are asked to move outdoors through the lobby and main entrance of the building. There will be no congratulating of graduates by friends and relatives indoors. Weather permitting, group photos with fellow students and teachers may be taken outdoors afterwards.
After the gradual easing of the safety measures established to prevent the spread of the virus, teaching and other activities at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater will continue to a limited extent and under special conditions.
From June 1, the main building of the academy will be open daily from 9:00 to 21:00. The building can be accessed only through the main entrance with a personalised magnetic card. For the time being, the door remains closed to guests and access to the building is only possible by prior arrangement.
The EAMT library is open from June 1 (Mon – Fri 9–19, Sat 10–15) and it is possible to return items as well as borrow new ones. The computer class is still closed, but it is possible to book computer access for an hour. To enter the library, the guest needs to call the library number at the door. More detailed information about the library's activities and security arrangements can soon be found on the library's webpage.
In subjects where the content and learning styles allow, teaching continues from a distance. However, in specialties and subjects where distance learning is difficult or impossible, a limited number of individual and group lessons are scheduled. All safety rules and hygiene requirements are followed. Maximum of 10 people are allowed to be in the same room at once. The rooms are ventilated and cleaned systematically.
There will be no public events at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in June.
Due to the current state of emergency in reaction to the COVID-19 virus that does not permit international traveling, all international study applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an original video recording of a performance as a substitute for a live audition.
The video can be submitted from April to May (no specific date) to EAMT's admission secretary (Margit Võsa, email@example.com), who will also assist in case of subject-specific consultation need and answers any questions about the admission procedures.
If the global situation with COVID-19 will have improved permitting international traveling again, live entrance auditions will take place from 27 June to 1 July at EAMT.
If traveling restrictions are still valid in the beginning of June, there will be no live auditions and the EAMT will continue accepting your video recordings throughout June. Please view the admission info on the EAMT homepage to stay up to date with the latest developments.
The admission period for international students is currently open. The application deadline is 3 June 2020 (documents certifying completion of the previous educational level may be submitted later). Find out more HERE.
Today, March 30th the senate of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre gathered via video to discuss the possible scenarios on how to continue academic activities under special circumstances and decided to change the academic calendar of the 2019/2020 school year.
The senate decided to postpone the end of the semester by four weeks (July 19th) by declaring an extraordinary study break for four weeks from April 6th until May 3rd. The graduation ceremony this year is planned to take place on 4PM July 18th in the great hall of the EAMT concert and performance centre.
Upon making the decisions the senate took into account the progress of the global situation, current experiences in distance learning and the specifics of the subjects taught at the academy. “Distance learning is officially established in all universities and thanks to the openness of students as well as the adaptability and creativity of many teaching staff members, has been successfully set up at the academy, too. However, with many subjects, especially subjects that carry a highly practical approach, unexpected distance learning practices are not very effective, if not impossible to carry out successfully,” explains Margus Pärtlas, the Vice Rector of Academic Affairs and Research.
“At the moment we can’t be sure how long these circumstances under the national emergency situation will continue, but if we want to obtain the quality of the studies, we need to make decisions regarding the rest of the school year right now,” Pärtlas adds.
The senate of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is an academic governance organ that is responsible for research, development, creative and academic activities at the academy. The chairman of the senate is the rector of the academy and the senate consists of members of the rectorate, heads of different academic fields and managerial units, as well as student representatives.
I Tampere Flute Fest will take place in April 25–26. The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre flutists Anete Vinkel and Iida-Annikki Helanterä from Mihkel Peäske's class made it to the festival competition's finals.
The competition finals will be held through video broadcasts.
Tampere Flute Fest aims to liven-up the culture of flute-playing by offering students the opportunity to partake in masterclasses, concerts of world-renowned flutists and display their skills at the competition.
The Drama School of EAMT is the largest theatre school in Estonia, where actors, directors and dramaturgy students are trained. As Estonians are considered to be ‘theatre people’, Drama School has always had an important place in Estonian culture, and events taking place at the school are at the centre of the public’s attention. More info: www.lavakas.ee