The EAMT first in Estonia to use the LoLa (low latency) technology

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The EAMT first in Estonia to use the LoLa (low latency) technology

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

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Audition for the European Union Youth Orchestra

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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).

HOW TO SIGN UP?
Please fill in the application form and send it to Kai Kiiv kai@ema.edu.ee latest by 10 November.

Questions/information:
Kai Kiiv
EUYO local organizer
Tel. 6675 721
kai@ema.edu.ee
http://www.euyo.eu/

 

The EAMT new Rector Ivari Ilja to be inaugurated on 12 September

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The EAMT new Rector Ivari Ilja to be inaugurated on 12 September

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.

Contemporary Music Online database BabelScores is available at EAMT computer network now

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Contemporary Music Online database BabelScores is available at EAMT computer network now

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.

The trial period ends on 30 September, for additional information ask rmtk@ema.edu.ee

Scholarship audition for foreign students for the academic year 2017-2018

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Scholarship audition for foreign students for the academic year 2017-2018

SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION for FOREIGN STUDENTS for the ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018

16 October 2017 in the Chamber hall C-405 (the exact time tbc)

1. EAMT scholarships for non-EU students at BA and MA levels covering 50% of the tuition fee

2. DoRa Plus programme scholarships for all foreign students at MA level awarded for one academic year (350€ per month paid from September to June)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for the EAMT scholarships:

  • BA and MA students, who are non-EU citizens

- students who were admitted for the academic year 2017-2018: entrance examination result at least 9 at BA level or at least 4 at MA level
- students who were admitted earlier: last examination result in main study at least "very good"

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for the DoRa Plus scholarships:

  • MA 1st year students, who:
  • are not Estonian citizens
  • who do not reside in the Republic of Estonia on the basis of long-term residence permit
  • during the last three years, have not resided in Estonia for a total period exceeding one year
  • are full-time students
  • had the entrance examination result at least 4
  • MA 2nd year students, who:
  • are not Estonian citizens
  • who do not reside in the Republic of Estonia on the basis of long-term residence permit
  • during the last three years, have not resided in Estonia for a total period exceeding one year
  • are full-time students
  • have completed the 1st year coursework in programme subjects worth at least 54 ECTS credits and with examination result in main study at least "very good" , in case of cultural management with the average grade at least 3,2

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Performers: live performance of at least 2 pieces with total duration of 15 min (the judging panel has the right to interrupt the performance at its own discretion)
  • Other majors: artistic portfolio, including list of artistic activities within last 2 years, scores, recordings etc.
  • Cultural management: written summary and development plan of the master’s thesis, max 2 pages  (font: Times New Roman 12; space: 1.5)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications of performers + portfolios of the students of other majors and cultural management should be sent to the coordinator of the DoRa programme Kai Kiiv (kai@ema.edu.ee) by 6 October 2017.

Application form can be downloaded here

Orientation weeks for first year  Bachelors' and Master's degree foreign students

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Orientation weeks for first year Bachelors' and Master's degree foreign students

 

Admission 2017

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre,

Tatari street 13

Wednesday, 23 August

10:30 – 13:00, room A – 202

Meeting with KOREAN students

Thursday, 24 August

10:30 – 13:00, room A- 202

Meeting with CHINESE students

Monday, 28 August

12:00 – 13:30 Immatriculation Ceremony for all I year students (Bachelor's and Master's),

EAMT Chamber Hall, IV floor

Tuesday, 29 August

10:45 – 12:15 room A- 202

Bachelor's degree program students

speciality: Piano, Orchestral Instruments, Voice

16:00 – 17:30 room A-202

Bachelor's degree program students

speciality: Choral Conducting, Audiovisual Composition,

Classical Composition, Jazz Studies

Wednesday, 30 August

10:45 – 12:15 room A-202

Master's degree program students

speciality: Piano, Accompaniment, Orchestral Instruments, Voice

16:00 – 17:30 room A-202

Master's degree program students

speciality: Conducting, Classical Composition, Contemporary Improvisation, Jazz Studies

Thursday, 31 August

10:45 – 12:15 room A- 402

First Lecture: “Introduction to University Studies and Professional World”

Academic instructor, Vice-Rector, prof.Margus Pärtlas

Compulsory for all admitted foreign ( I year Bachelor's and I year Master's) students

Friday, 1st September

10:45 – 12:15 room A-202

Consulting hours for degree students

Professor Ivari Ilja elected to be the next rector of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

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Professor Ivari Ilja elected to be the next rector of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

Professor Ivari Ilja elected to be the next rector of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

Professor Ilja received 30 votes in the 55-strong electoral council in the first round of elections for rector of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre on Wednesday May 3rd.

Candidates for the position were professor Ivari Ilja of the Piano Department, professor Kerri Kotta of the Musicology Department, professor Marje Lohuaru of Instrumental Chamber Music Centre and professor Toomas Vavilov of the Brass and Woodwind Department.

The rector is elected for a term of five years by the electoral council, which comprises the members of the EAMT council, the Board of Governors, professors and lead research fellows whose work load is at least 0.5 and student representatives named by the the student council.

Professor Ivari Ilja 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.

Professor Ilja's term as rector will begin on 1th September 2017.

 

Ivari Ilja studied the piano at the Tallinn State Conservatoire with Professor Laine Mets and at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with Professor Vera Gornostayeva and Professor Sergey Dorensky.

Ivari Ilja is an internationally recognized pianist, accompanist and ensemble musician. His collaboration with renowned singers Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Irina Arkhipova, Maria Guleghina and Elena Zaremba has been particularly successful and acclaimed. Together they have performed many of the great concert stages of the world, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall of New York, The Kennedy Center of Washington, Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, La Scala in Milan, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, the great halls of St. Peterburg Philharmonic and Moscow Conservatory, Staatsoper Hamburg, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Suntory Hall of Tokyo, Musikverein of Vienna and Mozarteum of Salzburg.

Ivari Ilja has also held solo recitals in France, United Kingdom, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Sweden, Finland and performed as a soloist with several symphony orchestras such as Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra etc.

His repertoire mostly consists of romantic music, primarily of the works by Frédéric Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, but also Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Prokofiev, Benjamin Britten and others.

Since 2003, he has repeatedly toured with great Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky in USA, Europe, Hong-Kong, Japan and elsewhere.