WORLD YOUTH CHOIR IS LOOKING FOR YOUNG, TALENTED, EXPERIENCED SINGERS BETWEEN 17 and 26 YEARS OLD (as on July 1st, 2018) INTERESTED IN IMPROVING THEIR SKILLS OF CHORAL SINGING WHILE TOURING IN INNER MONGOLIA AND CHINA IN THE 2ND HALF OF JULY 2018.
You'll find the more detailed info on the summer session, conductors and repertoire here.
The audition will take place on Friday, 9 February at 11.00 in the Chamber hall of the EAMT (C-405) and 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 F. Poulenc's "Exultate Deo"
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 Mongolia and back from China, visa and insurance costs + some pocket money for private expenses.
You can sign up for the audition until 2 February 2018 latest by sending an e-mail either to:
Kai Kiiv, International Relations Specialist of the EAMT, firstname.lastname@example.org
Varje Vürst, Consultant of the Estonian Choral Association, Varje.Vyrst@kooriyhing.ee
The exhibition „The Story of One Object” is created by the alumni board of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre together with Estonian Theatre and Music Museum to introduce the work and importance of graduates and professors of the Academy through one object.
The exhibition is located at the EAMT library, it is designed by Laura Kõiv.
The first exhibit is a crystal vase that belonged to pianist and composer Artur Lemba (1885–1963), gifted to him by colleagues of Tallinn Conservatoire. Engraved on the silver brim of the vase: For Dear Colleague Arthur Lemba. Professor at Tallinn Conservatoire 1908–1928.
The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is the first in Estonia to use the unique LoLa (low latency) technology tool that enables real time musical performances where musicians are physically located in remote sites (up to 4000 km) connected by advanced network services with no significant distortion or delay.
LoLa was introduced in a concert “Music without Borders” on 5 October that served as an introduction to the 2nd Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy featuring top musicians from Tallinn and Minsk, Belarus, who performed together in real time. Among them were Rector of the EAMT, pianist Ivari Ilja, Vice-Rector of the EAMT, cellist Henry-David Varema, jazz pianist Kirke Karja and singer Laura Põldvere. The Estonian musicians were joined in Minsk by a number of Belarusian and Georgian musicians such as renowned jazz saxophonist Reso Kiknadze, Rector of Tbilisi State Conservatory.
Even though introduced first time in Estonia, the LoLa technology has been in use in many music schools in Europe, the US and elsewhere for teaching, master classes, rehearsals and performances since its first public demonstration in 2010. It is now available in Eastern Partnership countries thanks to the EaPConnect project that sets out to create a regional research and education network in Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus with the objective to decrease the digital divide, improve intra-regional connectivity and facilitate participation of local scientists, students and academics in global research and education collaborations. EaPConnect is managed by the networking organisation GÉANT in collaboration with the national research and education networks in the six beneficiary partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine), and includes associate partners from other world regions.
The LoLa project research and development team is a collaboration between Conservtorio di Musica G. Tartini, Trieste, and the Italian research and academic network GARR. The idea of LoLa was conceived in 2005 and was commended by the international research and education networking community with GÉANT Community Award in 2017.
AUDITION FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION YOUTH ORCHESTRA 2018
WHEN? The EUYO audition will consist of 2 rounds:
pre-audition for wind-brass-percussion on 13 November at 14.30 in the Chamber hall pre-audition for strings on 14 November at 14.30 in the Chamber hall
final round on 24 November at 10.00 in the Organ hall.
WHO CAN APPLY?
All applicants for the 2018 Orchestra must be aged between 16 and 26 inclusive on 31 December 2017 and hold passports from one of the 28 European Union member countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK). Precise rules and regulations are available here.
REPERTOIRE Candidates will be asked to play a prepared piece of their own choosing (eg a movement from a concerto, sonata etc) and a selection of orchestral extracts . Please note that percussionists will be asked to play a selection of prepared orchestral extracts only (no piece).
Today, 12 September is the important day, when the inaugural ceremony of the new Rector of the EAMT, Prof. Ivari Ilja will take place at 16.00 in the Chamber hall of the EAMT. The medal symbolizing the office of the Rector will be presented to Prof. Ilja by the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, and the ceremony will be broadcasted live by the Estonian Public Broadcasting Culture portal.
In addition to the President, the members of the EAMT and other invited guests will be addressed by the Minister of Research and Education, Mailis Reps; Minister of Culture, Inderk saar; Representative of the Council of Rectors of Estonian Universities, Prof. Mart Kalm; Vice-Head of the EAMT Student Council, Karl Joosep Sinisalu, and many others.
Musical greetings will be presented by the Choir of the EAMT under the baton of Tõnu Kaljuste, by the internationally acclaimed pianists Mihkel Poll and Stenn Lassmann, and Estonian zither player Anna-Liisa Eller.
Prof. Ivari Ilja studied piano at Tallinn State Conservatoire under Prof. Laine Mets and at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire under Professors Vera Gornostayeva and Sergey Dorensky. He has been a member of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre faculty since 1986 and held the position of Head of the Piano Department from 2000 to 2015. He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Association of Professional Musicians and Member of the Board of the Estonian Music Council.
BabelScores is an online platform offering a new model for the distribution and publishing of contemporary music written in the last decades. You can listen to music and read full scores online.
BabelScores catalogue includes currently more than 2500 pieces by about 300 composers, incl. Ondrej Adamek, Ashley Fure, Dieter Ammann, Louis Andriessen, Paul Méfano, Bernard Cavanna, Karlheinz Essl, Gerardo Gandini, Panayiotis Kokoras, Patricia Alessandrini, Ramon Lazcano, Yan Maresz, Luis Naon, Daniel Teruggi, Hans Tutschku, Pedro García, Lucas Fagin, etc.
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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.