Artistic consultant Andreas Vierziger seminars at EAMT

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Artistic consultant Andreas Vierziger seminars at EAMT

On 7.-8. February 2018 EAMT students have the opportunity to participate in seminars held by experienced artistic and strategic consultant in classical music - Andreas Vierziger. During two days he takes under a microscope interdisciplinarity of cultural project and self management of artists.

Both workshops are free of charge, but number of participants is limited so please register here:https://culturalmasters.typeform.com/to/Njl196 

More information about the seminar program can be found here.

Additional information:

 

Workshops are organized with support of EMTASTRA programme/ EU European Regional Development Fund.

Open call for student projects competition

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Open call for student projects competition

EMTA students are welcome to participate in annual competition for student projects, that aims to support students entrepreneurial skills. Best three ideas are awarded with scholarship (award fund is 800€). The deadline for project drafts is February 13, 2018.

Preliminary project plan has to include:
  1. The title and purpose of the project;
  2. Summary, target group, preliminary budget and expected outcomes of the project;
  3. Responsible organiser of the project, team and potential partners
The committee will select the most promising ideas. These ideas/teams will be participating in the 4-months Creative Business Development programme (on Tuesdays at 5 p.m from 20.02.2018). 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.
 
The deadline for submitting projects is on February 13, 2018.
 
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)

 

Yamaha scholarship audition 2018 for clarinetists

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Yamaha scholarship audition 2018 for clarinetists

The Yamaha scholarship competition 2018 will take place on Thursday, 15 February at 16.00 in the Organ hall. The competition is mandatory to all full time clarinet students of the EAMT.

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Every participant will perform a programme that consists of two works:
1. a movement or movements from a concerto or sonata with the max  length of 15 minutes
2. a piece for clarinet solo

One scholarship of 1000€ will be awarded.

Please send your name + programme by Thursday, 8 February 2018 latest to kai@ema.edu.ee

World Youth Choir Audition

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World Youth Choir Audition

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, kai@ema.edu.ee
or
Varje Vürst, Consultant of the Estonian Choral Association, Varje.Vyrst@kooriyhing.ee

The exhibition „The Story of One Object” will be opened at the EAMT library on 11 December

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The exhibition „The Story of One Object” will be opened at the EAMT library on 11 December

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 19081928.

Exhibition home page: http://tmm.ee/lemba

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/