EMTA building is closed on 23. and 24.02.2019


EMTA building is closed on 23. and 24.02.2019

EMTA building Tatari 13 is closed on 23. and 24.02.2019:

23.02.2019 - power cut due to construction works

24.02.2019 - public holiday


EMTA building tatari 13 is closed on 23. and 24.02.2019:

Open call: Competition for Student Projects


Open call: Competition for Student Projects

The deadline for project drafts: February 12, 2019

Preliminary project plan has to include:

  • the title and purpose of the project;
  • summary, target group, preliminary budget;
  • expected outcomes of the project;
  • responsible organiser of the project, team and potential partners;
  • contact datas (e-mail, phone, account no)

The committee will select the most promising ideas. These ideas/ teams will be participating in the 4-months Creative Business Development programme STARTERtallinn (starting Friday, February 15). The jury will assess the developed ideas again in the end of May and best projects will be granted a scholarship in order to implement the idea.

Prize fund is 800 €.

The Competition Committee will prefer sustainable creative projects and business ideas with specific output. Students of all levels (BA, MA, and Doctoral degree) are welcome to submit their ideas to the competition.

Competition Committee selects winners according to the terms and conditions of the competition The selected projects have to be implemented during one calendar year after the competition; the projects have to be publicly introduced as being held under the aegis of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and the winners of competition must follow the requirements of the competition rules.

The deadline for submitting projects is at 18:00 on February 12, 2019. Projects have to be submitted electronically to e-mail projektikonkurss@ema.edu.ee in Estonian or in English.

Information: Marko Lõhmus, marko@ema.edu.ee, (Cultural Management)


The students of the EAMT can once again turn to our psychologist counsellor


The students of the EAMT can once again turn to our psychologist counsellor

Counseling takes place in the building of the Estonian Academy of Arts Põhjapst 7 (2nd floor, office A201), is private and confidential, usually lasts about 1 hour and as a rule, meetings take place several times. Those who do not want to come in for the first meet can also write about their concerns by email.

Please contact to make an appointment.
Kaia-Leena Pino, Psychologist

Read more here

World Youth Choir audition


World Youth Choir audition

World Youth Choir is looking for young, talented, experienced singers between 17 and 26 years old, as on July 1st, 2019 (obligatory), interested in improving their skills of choral singing from 14 July to 4 August 2019. The ten days of rehearsals will take place in Millau or Saint Affrique (France). The concert tour will take the 2019 WYC to the International Festival of Sacred Music/World Music at Sylvanès Abbey, Lisbon (Portugal) and will end at the Choralies festival in Vaison-la-romaine. You'll find more detailed info on the summer session, conductors and repertoire on the homepage of the choir.

The audition will take place on Monday, 18 February at 11.00 in the Chamber hall of the EAMT (C-405).

During your audition you will be recorded and asked to perform (in the following order):
1) A range test - one scale sung forte a cappella on an open vowel presenting the entire voice-range
2) Sight-reading - an unknown exercise that is not prepared in advance. You can use up to 10 minutes to look the exercise through (not using a piano, except for the introduction pitch/cadenza), analyze all tonal and theory components. Then record at first attempt in front of the jury.
3) Prepared score - obligatory choral excerpt from K. Nystedt's "O Crux". It should be sung from bar 1 to bar 24 and from bar 44 with upbeat to 52 2nd beat.
4) Prepared aria of choice. Please bring your own piano accompanist!

NB! All the expenses during the summer session are covered by the WYC. Nevertheless, the selected singers are expected to pay the participation fee 100€, traveling costs to France and back, the insurance costs + some pocket money for private expenses.

You can sign up for the audition until 11 February 2019 latest by sending an e-mail either to:
Kai Kiiv, International Relations Specialist of the EAMT, kai@ema.edu.ee
Varje Vürst, Consultant of the Estonian Choral Association, Varje.Vyrst@kooriyhing.ee

Yamaha scholarship audition 2019 for trumpetists

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Yamaha scholarship audition 2019 for trumpetists

The Yamaha scholarship competition 2019 will take place on Friday, 15 February at 14.00 in the Chamber hall. The competition is is open to all full time (not for those on academic leave) trumpet students of the EAMT.

Every participant will perform a programme  of up to 20 minutes that consists of works from the following list or a piece/pieces of your own choosing with equal technical difficulty to those on the list: 

G. Enescu Legend
E. Bozza Rustiques
T. Charlier Solo de concours no 1 or no 2
V. Peskin Concerto no 2
W. Brandt Concert piece no 1 or no 2

One scholarship of 1000€ will be awarded.

Please send your name + programme by Friday, 8 February 2019 latest to kai@ema.edu.ee

The Artur Lemba Scholarship for creative musicians


The Artur Lemba Scholarship for creative musicians

Starting in 2019, the Ministry of Culture will award the Artur Lemba Scholarship to university students majoring in composition, piano performance or musicology, and to students researching the life and work of Estonian pianist and composer Artur Lemba.

Artur Lemba (1885-1963) was one of Estonia’s most celebrated composers, pianists and music pedagogues. Both his opera “Sabina” (1905) and Symphony No. 1 (1908) were the first works of their respective genres written by an Estonian.

The scholarship will be funded by royalties collected from performances of Artur Lemba’s music. According to the current copyright laws, royalties entrusted to the state are managed by the Ministry of Culture, as is the case with those of Artur Lemba. The scholarship is intended for students whose major field of study reflects the life work of Artur Lemba.

The size of the scholarship is 2000 euros.

The selection committee will comprise of representatives of the following institutions: the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Estonian Composers Union, the Estonian Association of Professional Musicians, the Museum of Estonian History and the Ministry of Culture.

Application Guidelines

The Artur Lemba Scholarship is available to full-time university students whose major field of study is in composition, piano performance or musicology, and who, upon graduation, will receive an official state diploma.

The selection committee will make their decision based on the applicant’s past achievements, the projected use of the scholarship funds, the applicant’s letter of motivation and his/her academic results.

Application Requirements

  • A letter of intent which includes the applicant’s contact information, signed either digitally or physically
  • A summary of the academic and creative work of the applicant
  • A letter of motivation, which introduces the academic and creative goals of the applicant as well as the planned use of the funds
  • A letter of recommendation (recommended, but not compulsory)

The application may be sent either electronically to min@kul.ee or by regular post to Suur-Karja 23, Tallinn by January 31, 2019. Should any additional information be required, please contact Madli-Liis Parts (madli-liis.parts@kul.ee or 5620 1108).

See also https://www.kul.ee/et/stipendiumid-ja-preemiad

Music and technology combined at LoLa training and concert in EAMT


Music and technology combined at LoLa training and concert in EAMT

On 18-21 July 2018 took place at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT) a 4-day workshop with the aim to test how can research and education networks connect musicians in different countries so they can rehearse and perform together. This event was globally first of its kind. 

Hands-on training gave national research and education networks (NRENs) from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries practical experience in setting up network connectivity combined with LoLa (low latency audiovisual streaming system).

The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT) provided training leadership and technical support, based on the rich LoLa experience that was gained through the 2017 ‘Music Without Borders’ concert organised by EaPConnect and subsequent other events.

Around 20 network and sound specialists and musicians from four EaP and three partner EU countries met at EAMT to exchange practical experience and theoretical knowledge, to interact and share best practices in a very dynamic environment. Split into two teams, they simulated being in different countries by setting up network and LoLa connections from two rooms. During this creative technical process they also discussed potential future collaborations to support music master classes and lectures.

Each day of training was followed by a rehearsal, with the week culminating in a real LoLa use case – ‘Remote Transitions’, a concert with a live connection between Tallinn and two locations in Italy.

Well-known musicians from Georgia and Germany – Reso Kiknadze and Vladi Bystrov – played saxophones in Tallinn together with musicians in Trieste and a dancer in San Giorgio-Venice, showcasing to an audience in San Giorgio-Venice how seamless a connection the networks and LoLa provide.

The Tallinn activities were hosted and facilitated by EAMT. The Italian activities were coordinated with Conservatorio di Musica “G. Tartini” di Trieste as part of an Italian music festival. The Tallinn events were organised by the EaPConnect project in cooperation with the Italian NREN GARR.

Photos and video from the training workshop and the ‘Remote Transitions’ concert are available online. (YouTube streaming of the performance in San Giorgio-Venice starts at approximately 50 minutes.)


First 5G concert in the world at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre


First 5G concert in the world at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

On 1st of October 2018 took place the first ever 5G concert, that was organized with the help of 5G network and LoLa streaming technology simultaneously in two locations: at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn and at Seto Culture Museum in Setomaa (with the distance of 300 km). The concert was held as part of the International Music Day programme.

The concert was organized in collaboration with the telecommunication company Elisa. Due to the 5G network of Elisa and the Academies Low Latency Audio Visual Streaming System LoLa, it was possible to arrange the concert simultaneously in two locations in Estonia. The concert on 1st of October was also a demonstration of the 5G network of Elisa.

In 2017, the Head of IT at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Innar Järva achieved the first prize at the 5G ideas competition, that was held by Elisa, business ideas competition Ajujaht and technology news portal Geenius. Due to the competition, the Academy became the first university in Estonia, which hosts its own 5G-support station of Elisa on its premises. The station was also used for organizing the collaborative concert on 1st of October.

LoLa technology enables musicians, who are located up to 5000 km apart from each other, to play together in real time. The collaboration of LoLa technology and 5G network creates the first mobile solution, that has fast enough speed and minimal latency to enable playing music in real time via audio visual streaming without the need for broadband connection.

The performers of the concert on 1st of October in Tallinn were pianist Mihkel Poll, guitarist Jaak Sooäär and percussionist Tanel Ruben, who played together with musicians, who were located 300km away in Setomaa: cellist Henry-David Varema and singer Laura Põldvere.

LoLa technology is the project of Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory in Italy and the Italian Consortium of the Science and Education Network GARR. The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre received the LoLa hardware with the support of the Estonian Education and Research Network of Information Technology Foundation for Education from the European Union projectGÉANT-EaPConnect.