From 28 to 30 April H. Eller Tartu Music College will be hosting the International Student Chamber Music Festival that features the young, talented and vibrant chamber music ensembles from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, J. Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Warsaw F. Chopin Music University and N. Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory. In frames of the Festival chamber music master classes, given by the guest professors from the above mentioned universities, will also take place. Yet the most important part of the Festival are the concerts, all together three:
In the opening concert on 28 April at 7 p.m. the ensembles of the EAMT and Warsaw F. Chopin Music University will appear followed by the String Quartet of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre on 29 April at 4 p.m. The final concert of the Festival on 30 April at 4 p.m. will include different groups from J. Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and N. Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory. All three concerts will take place in the Tubin Hall of H. Eller Tartu Music College, the entrance is free.
The International Student Chamber Music Festival looks back on a very long, solid tradition dating back to 1966 as inter-republican piano trio competition designed to take place in Estonia on the initiative of the Students' Science Association. The competition with the invited guest students from Latvian, Belorussian and Moldavian music academies took place in Tõravere Observatory, located about 21 km from Tartu. In order to avoid the performance related anxieties, the competition has since developed into the chamber music festival of Baltic Academies of Music, thanks largely to the hard work and initiative of Prof. Villem Reimann. The festival was held in Tallinn for the first time in 1975 and besides Baltic academies of music, students from the Gnessins' Moscow Musical Pedagogical Institute also participated. Over the two decades the festival took place nearly every year by turns in Tallinn, Riga or Vilnius. Soon after the political events in the early 90's the festival expanded beyond the geographical borders of the three Baltic countries and took place in some of the following years in Helsinki (1993), Berlin (1995), Stockholm (1998) and Stuttgart (2009). Starting with 1995 master classes enriched the programme. Although the number of invited guests has grown up – through the years the students and teachers from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Russia have participated – the students from Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian music academies have always taken part in all the festivals.
Consultations for applicants for doctoral studies in music and dramatic art with regard to the preparation of research projects will be held on:
April 5 from 14.30 C-209
April 10 from 18.00 C-209
May 9 from 16.30 C-207
Jaanus Siniväli and Kristin Kuldkepp, EAMT students on the CoPeCo joint masters programme, will perform two concerts at Tallinn Music Week: 31 March at 2 PM at Telliskivi Reval Cafe City Stage and 1 April at 9 PM at Klassikaraadio Contemporary Music Stage in Mustpeade Maja.
Jaanus Siniväli is a double bass player and performer with interest in DIY electronics and electronic music, which has led to the simultaneous use of double bass and modular synthesizer. He is active in playing contemporary music and free improvisation. In the CoPeCo programme her main interest lies in functionality-, game nature- and context of music in their various manifestations.
Kristin Kuldkepp is a double bass player who has dedicated herself to the contemporary music and free improvisation. In the CoPeCo programme she is working on connecting body-movements while playing the double bass with the sound through live-electronic setup using different movement sensors.
The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is recruiting for the following positions
(from September 1, 2017):
Professor of harpsichord (workload 0.5)
2 Associate Professors of piano (workload 1.0)
Lecturer of piano (workload 0.5)
Lecturer of violin (workload 0.5)
Brass and Woodwind Department
Associate Professor of saxophone (workload 0.25)
Associate Professor of trumpet (workload 0.25)
Lecturer of voice (workload 1.0)
Lecturer of voice training (workload 1.0)
Lecturer of voice training (workload 0.75)
Professor of choir conducting (workload 1.0)
Lecturer of choir conducting (workload 1.0)
Jazz Music Department
Associate Professor of jazz (workload 0.75)
Assistant of jazz music (pianist-accompanist) (workload 0.25)
Professor of composition (workload 0.75)
Lecturer of electro-acoustic composition (workload 0.75)
Lecturer of electro-acoustic composition (workload 0.5)
Lecturer of audio-visual composition (workload 0.75)
Professor of musicology (workload 1.0)
Institute of Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy
Professor of early keyboard music (workload 1.0)
Associate Professor of singing for actors (workload 0.25)
Centre for Instrumental Chamber Music
Professor of chamber music (workload 1.0)
Associate Professor of chamber music (workload 0.75)
Centre for Vocal Chamber Music and Accompaniment
Associate Professor of accompaniment (workload 0.5)
All documents (including application, CV, documents proving the education and qualification) should be postmarked by April 28, 2017 and addressed to: The Rector of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tatari 13, 10116 Tallinn, Estonia. The documents could also be sent by e-mail to email@example.com. The applications must be signed by the applicant (by hand, electronically or scanned). For additional information please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Regulations for recruitment for academic positions at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
The director of Orpheus Institute (Ghent) Peter Dejans is visiting Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre on 13 and 14 March 2017. On Monday, 13 March Peter Dejans will give a seminar on artistic research aimed at Academy's staff involved in research supervision.
On 14 March the 4th doctoral student conference will take place. In addition to EAMT's doctoral students of artistic branch (Jonathan Henderson, Maria Korepanova, Vlady Bystrov), PhD students from Finland and Georgia will participate. Coordinator of doctoral studies at the Sibelius Academy Margus Kuikka and violin professor Mieko Kanno are visiting as well. The conference will start at 14.00 in the organ hall (A-404).
This event has been supported by the project EMTASTRA (European Regional Development Fund).
Our warmest congratulations go to pianist Mantas Šernius from Prof. Ivari Ilja's class, who was awarded the Yamaha scholarship of 1000€.
The scholarship competition took place on 27 February in the Chamber hall of the EAMT in participation of 17 full time piano students. The jury assessing the competition consisted of Associated Professor Mati Mikalai, lecturer Mihkel Poll and Professor Helin Kapten.
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
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.