Classical Music Performance

The Department of Classical Music Performance enables students to study classical and contemporary performance on a wide range of instruments. These include keyboard instruments (piano, organ, harpsichord, accordion), strings (violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, classical guitar, Estonian Kannel), winds (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba), percussion, as well as singing and choral conducting. Master’s students can choose specializations in orchestral and wind conducting, chamber music and vocal music accompaniment.

Most of our performance faculty lead active careers as musicians, regularly giving concerts both in Estonia and abroad. The EAMT also invites internationally recognized performers and soloists to give master classes and performances at the academy. The department allows for students to audit lessons by all of our faculty. Students can expect to perform in a variety of genres including chamber and orchestral music as well as opera. Our students are also required to study music theory and history as well as gain a grounding in the general humanities. The Department of Classical Music Performance gives students ample opportunities to put theory into practice by providing many opportunities for performance in our state-of-the art facilities, such as the EAMT’s Great Hall. Scholarships as well as special performance opportunities as a soloist (including with orchestra) are granted to students demonstrating excellence in their craft. In person instruction with one’s major teacher forms the backbone of our performance studies.

Piano students are given access to our state-of-the-art pianos for the purposes of lessons and individual practicing. Our in-school instrument bank provides high quality instruments to string, wind and percussion students. Students who have successfully completed our program are given the skills necessary to lead active careers as soloists, orchestral and chamber musicians, choral artists and conductors. We also provide qualifications as teachers and pedagogues.

The Department of Classical Music Performance makes the following curricula available for study:

  • Classical Music Performance (Bachelor’s and Master’s Studies, in English and in Estonian)