Apply for study-results scholarship

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Apply for study-results scholarship

Students can apply for study-results scholarship for the Spring semester of academic year 2016/2017
electronically from 6.02 till 19.02 in study information system. Link here

Masters students of the Drama School at the EAMT will present mono sketches

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Masters students of the Drama School at the EAMT will present mono sketches "Greek tragedies"

On January 28th, 2017 at 7 pm students of the master's programme for physical theatre at the Drama School of the EAMT will perform their first public action „GREEK TRAGEDIES“.

In 2016 the Drama School of the EAMT initiated a master's progrmm for physical theatre under the guidance of Jüri Nael. Professor Nael has studied professional theatre in many countries all over the world and at the moment is teaching at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, in addition to leading the master's programme at the Drama School of the EAMT.

In the public action „GREEK TRAGEDIES“ the following masters students of the Drama School will be acting:

Agur Seim, Jaanika Tammaru (Theatre Must Kast), Kersti Heinloo (The Estonian Drama Theatre), Mait Joorits, Martin Mill (The Ugala Theatre), Raho Aadla, Sergei Furmanjuk (Russian Theatre, Tallinn), Sylvia Köster ja Tanel Saar (VAT Theatre).

The masters students have reached their first milestones in search of interpreting the versatile phenomenon of „physical theatre“  – they are now putting themselves to the test as characters of greek tragedies. Each masters student creates a mono sketch of 30 minutes, based on a certain character of greek tragedy with the purpose of telling its story through their body, movement and text. The audience can meet Oedipus, Phaedra, Agamemnon, Klytaimestra, Prometheus, Creon, Hippolytus and Agave in the black-box of the Theatre NO99.

Greek tragedy is significant, precise and great – Fate. Damnation. Revenge of Gods.

The masters students have been guided by tutors Jüri Nael, Merle Karusoo, Anne Türnpu, Maret Mursa Tormis, Lorna Marshall (Great Britain), Eddie Martinez (Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Germany), Chris Evans (Gecko Theatre, Great Britain), Ivana Jozic and Kasper Vandenberghe (Jan Fabre Company, Belgium).

All the mono sketches will be performed on 28th January with two breaks starting from 7 p.m at the Theatre NO99

Tickets 14.- / 10.- (reduced price for students and pensioners) are available at  http://no99.ee/lavastused/no38-9-lavakunstikooli-aktsioon-kreeka-tragoodiad and at the ticket office of the Theatre NO99 (Sakala 3).

In memoriam Veljo Tormis (7.08.1930-21.01.2017)

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In memoriam Veljo Tormis (7.08.1930-21.01.2017)

Estonian composer Veljo Tormis died at the age of 86 on Saturday, 21 January 2017. 

Born in Aru village, Kuusalu Parish, Harju County, Tormis had a profound experience with choral music starting at an early age.

When he was seven, his family moved to Kivi-Vigala village, where his father worked as a sacristan – his father was teaching music and worked as an organist at a local church. The family home also had an organ that provided Tormis with his first playing experience. 

Tormis began his formal musical education in 1943 at the Tallinn Music School. In 1949, he entered the Tallinn Conservatory and continued his studies at the Moscow Conservatory (1951–1956). Soon after, he acquired a teaching position at the Tallinn Music School (1955–60), where Arvo Pärt was among his students. He held another teaching position at the Tallinn Music High School (1962–66), but by 1969 was supporting himself exclusively as a freelance composer.

 

Competition for student projects

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Competition for student projects

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre competition for student projects
The deadline for project drafts: February 13, 2017

Preliminary project plan has to include:

  • The title and purpose of the project;
  • Summary, target group, preliminary budget and expected outcomes of the project;
  • Responsible organiser of the project, team and potential partners

The committee will select the most promising ideas by February 17th. These ideas/ teams will be participating in the 4-months Creative Business Development programme (on Tuesdays at 5 p.m from 21. 02.2017). 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.

Rules for the competition of student projects

The deadline for submitting projects is on February 13, 2017. Projects have to be submitted electronically to e-mail projektikonkurss@ema.edu.ee in Estonian or in English.

Information: Kaari Kiitsak-Prikk, kaari@ema.edu.ee, room B228 (Centre of Cultural Management and Humanities)

MAKE YOUR IDEA HAPPEN!

Yamaha scholarship competition for pianists

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Yamaha scholarship competition for pianists

The Yamaha scholarship competition 2017, open to all full time piano students of the EAMT, will take place on Monday, 27 February at 11.00 in the Chamber hall. In order to participate, please send your name + programme of free choice from 15 to 25 minutes by 17 February 2017 latest to kai@ema.edu.ee

One scholarship of 1000€ will be awarded.

World Youth Choir Audition

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World Youth Choir Audition

WORLD YOUTH CHOIR AUDITION

World Youth Choir is looking for young, talented, experienced singers between 17 and 26 years old, on July 1st, 2017 (obligatory), interested in improving their skills of choral singing while touring Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia in the second half of July 2017. You'll find the more detailed info on the summer session, conductors and repertoire here.

The audition will take place on Monday, 6 February at 10.00 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 - applicants should record a melody as a piece of sight reading. 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 scores - obligatory choral excerpts from G. Orban's “Cor Mundum“ and spiritual „Rockin' Jerusalem“.

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 Hungary and back + some pocket money for private expenses.

You can sign up for the audition until 30 January 2017 latest by sending an e-mail to:
Kai Kiiv, EAMT International Relations Specialist, kai@ema.edu.ee
Varje Vürst, Consultant of the Estonian Choral Association, Varje.Vyrst@kooriyhing.ee

Music encyclopedia MGG Online is available now

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Music encyclopedia MGG Online is available now

The comprehensive and authoritative German-language music encyclopedia, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG), is now available as a dynamic online database under the title MGG Online.

Its Editor-in-Chief, the renowned musicologist Laurenz Lütteken (Zurich), is collaborating with an editorial board of internationally respected musicologists, the MGG editorial department, and authors around the world to update and add new content on a continual basis. MGG Online has been created, financed, and implemented by the publishers Bärenreiter (Kassel), J.B. Metzler (Stuttgart), and Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM, New York).

The publishers Bärenreiter and J.B. Metzler have partnered with RILM to create MGG Online, a new digital encyclopedia that features the complete second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart along with updated entries and new articles.

The Autumn Gathering of the European Chamber Music Teacher's Association: conference, concerts and master classes

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The Autumn Gathering of the European Chamber Music Teacher's Association: conference, concerts and master classes

EVENTS SCHEDULE of the AUTUMN GATHERING

Friday, 9 December
10.00-11.30 Master classes
12.00 Members Forum  (C405)
13.30 Chamber music database introduction, discussion (C405)
15.00 Keynote speech: Erkki-Sven Tüür (C405)
16.30 Workshop: Erkki-Sven Tüür and the student ensembles (C405)
19.00 Concert: String quartets of the EAMT, "Mozaic" (Lithuania), "Xenia Chamber Music Course" (Italy) (C405)

Saturday, 10 December
12.30 Lecture: Prof. Eugenijus Laurinaitis  (Vilnius University),"Individual and a group - interplay of values, styles, and attitudes" (C405)
15.00 Workshop: Prof. Eugenijus Laurinaitis, "Group interaction - visible and invisible" (C405)
17.00-18.30 Master classes
19.00 Concert: Yxus Ensemble. Works by Kagel, Tüür (Rootsi-Mihkli Church)

Sunday, 11 December
10.30-12.00 Master classes
12.00 General Meeting (A404)
14.00 Concert: Best student ensembles, who participated in the masterclasses

Free admission to all events