Brass and Woodwind
Brass and Woodwind Department
Head of the Department, Associate Professor Peeter Sarapuu
(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion instruments)
Top level specialist lessons lay the foundation of an education in brass and woodwind instruments. The department values its professors that include many internationally renowned musicians and teachers, also working as soloists in leading Estonian orchestras with extensive chamber music experience.
Traditions are linked to the present. Students acquire classical brass and woodwind techniques and repertoire alongside modern approaches to musical interpretation. Students work side by side and in dialogue with musicians from different generations: trumpet players Avo Ots and Indrek Vau, clarinetists Hannes Altrov and Toomas Vavilov, saxophonists Olavi Kasemaa and Virgo Veldi and others.
The high level of the department is also demonstrated by student exchange: the number of incoming foreign students and exchange students regularly exceeds the number of students leaving for universities abroad.