EAMT Senate

THE SENATE is the academic decision-making body of the Academy, which shall be responsible for the research, development, creative and educational activities of the Academy and ensure the high quality thereof.

The Senate shall:

  • submit the statutes, budget and development plan for adoption to the Council;
  • have the right to impose a single veto on the Council’s decision to adopt the statutes, budget or development plan within 14 days of the adoption if at least two thirds of the membership of the Senate are in favour of the veto;
  • establish the principles of quality management for the educational, research and creative activities of the Academy;
  • establish the principles of academic ethics and the bases for the work of the academic ethics committee;
  • determine the academic structure of the Academy and approve the statutes of the structural units;
  • approve the statutes of the student body;
  • approve, amend and close curricula;
  • decide on the opening of curricula, approve the signing of cooperation agreements for joint curricula and approve the joint curricula;
  • approve the Regulations for Study at EAMT;
  • establish the conditions and procedure for the admission of students to the Academy and for their exclusion from the Academy;
  • establish the conditions and procedure for recognition of prior learning and professional experience of students;
  • establish the conditions and procedure for doctoral progress reviews and the defence of doctoral degrees;
  • establish the conditions and procedure for granting scholarships and study allowances;
  • establish the rates of study-related fees for students;
  • establish the principles for providing continuing education;
  • establish the professional requirements for academic staff, the conditions and procedure for the fulfilment of academic positions and the conditions and procedure for the attestation of academic staff;
  • nominate emerita and elect honorary doctors and honorary members;
  • perform the duties of the research council specified in the Organisation of Research and Development Act;
  • set up permanent and temporary committees to prepare matters within the competence of the Senate;
  • perform other functions assigned to it by law or the Statutes of the Academy

Ordinary meetings of the Senate shall be held at least six times a year on the basis of a schedule approved by the Senate.

Members: (Confirmed 15.01.2020 and 18.09.2020)

Ivari Ilja

Rector, Head of the Senate

Margus Pärtlas

Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Research

Henry-David Varema

Vice Rector for Artistic Affairs and International Relations

Sille Roots

Administrative and Financial Director

Jane Kreek

Head of Registry and Student Affairs Department

Kristel Pappel

Chair of the Doctoral Council

Marje Lohuaru

Vice-Chair of the Doctoral Council

Mihkel Poll

Chief Coordinator of the Department of Classical Music Performance

Paolo Girol

Chief Coordinator of the Department of Composition and Improvisational
Performing Arts

Eerik Jõks

Chief Coordinator of the Department of Musicology, Music Pedagogy and
Cultural Management

Jaak Prints

Chief Coordinator of the Department of Drama

Nadia Kurem

Delegate of the Department of Classical Music Performance

Mati Mikalai

Delegate of the Department of Classical Music Performance

Arvo Leibur

Delegate of the Department of Classical Music Performance

Peeter Sarapuu

Delegate of the Department of Classical Music Performance

Einike Leppik

Delegate of the Department of Composition and Improvisational
Performing Arts

Jaak Sooäär

Delegate of the Department of Composition and Improvisational
Performing Arts

Toomas Siitan

Delegate of the Department of Musicology, Music Pedagogy and Cultural Management

Kristi Kiilu

Delegate of the Department of Musicology, Music Pedagogy and Cultural Management

Anu Lamp

Delegate of the Department of Drama

Maila Laidna

Students’ delegate

Mirjam Murd

Students’ delegate

Anneli Riisalu

Students’ delegate

Anni Ritson

Students’ delegate

Ann-Meeta Teppo

Students’ delegate