Doctoral Studies Curricula and Information

The seminar (DOK060) Doctoral Thesis for artistic branch

The seminar “Doctoral Thesis” for doctoral students (artistic branch)  takes place every Tuesday from 2:30 until 4:00 PM in A207. The seminar will not be held during the project weeks. Seminars are conducted by Professors Kristel Pappel, Toomas Siitan and Kerri Kotta. Research Professor Allan Vurma and theatre researcher Madli Pesti will join the discussions whenever possible. All supervisors are also welcome to attend.

The doctoral seminar is intended to discuss doctoral projects that are being planned or are in progress. Passages of text to be discussed must be distributed to all participants on Friday of the preceding week at the latest; longer texts must be distributed on Wednesday of the preceding week. The text must have already been discussed with the respective supervisor.

Each doctoral student presents their work once a semester and participates in at least eight doctoral seminars per semester.

Doctoral conferences

Since 2014, the third-year doctoral student conference (music and dramatic art) has been held in mid-March. Each third-year doctoral student must make a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion. The presentation is based on one aspect of the doctoral student’s research.

In 2015, one doctoral student from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki also participated at the conference, while in its third year the conference welcomed three doctoral students from Helsinki with Director of the DocMus Doctoral School Päivi Järviö.

The V. conference of the 3rd year music and dramatic art doctoral students took place on Tuesday March 13th, 2018. Doctoral students Theodore Parker, Saale Fischer, Kristiina Are, Marie-Helen Aavakivi from EMTA, guests Naiara de la Puente Vadillo and Iryna Gorkun-Silén  from the Sibelius Academy presented their research topics. In the audience was also lecturer Anu Vehviläinen (Sibelius Academy, Helsinki). The VI. conference took place on Tuesday March 12th, 2019. The VII. conference was organized on the 10th of March, 2020 with guest from Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, and from the Latvian Music Academy.

For more information about doctoral conferences please see the archive.

“Doctors in Performance 2021” Call for Abstracts is open now!

The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is pleased to announce that the 4th festival conference “Doctors in Performance” will take place on September 1-3, 2021 in Tallinn, Estonia. The purpose of the festival conference is to give doctoral students (music) and young researchers with PhD/Doc.Mus. degrees the possibility to present their creative research projects through performance of musical works, improvisations, and/or presentation and discussion of research topics. The following session formats will be offered: recital, lecture-recital, paper.

The Call for Abstracts is open until May 1, 2021.

For submission details and other practical information, please follow the link More info