Morning coffee. Kaie Tanner

22.09.2023 at 09:00

The Cultural Management master’s programme is starting again with a monthly open morning coffee seminars on Fridays, to which an experienced cultural management practitioner is invited.

On 22 September from 9.00 to 10.30 in room A-207, the guest will be Kaie Tanner, CEO of the Estonian Choral Society, who will tell us more about both the Society and her own activities on the domestic and international stage. As a recent graduate in Cultural Management (graduated in June 2023), Kaie’s studies are probably fresh in her mind. So we hope to hear some funny reminiscences, which hopefully let the current Cultural Management students still sleep peacefully at night!

All those interested in the world of choirs and organising, students and lecturers from all disciplines are welcome to attend! The seminar will be held in English.


Kaie Tanner is the president of Choral Festival Network, and Board Member of International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) and Estonian Choral Association. Since 2001 she has organised several Estonian and international choral festivals, competitions and singing weeks, among them IFCM conference Voices of Origin in Tallinn (2007), Europa Cantat Singing Weeks in Tartu (2004, 2007), festival EUROPA CANTAT junior in Pärnu (2011), festival EUROPA CANTAT in Tallinn (2018), Tallinn International Choral Festivals etc. She has been consultant of several international festivals (Nordic-Baltic Song Festival in Reykjavik 2010, EUROPA CANTAT XVIII in Torino 2012, EUROPA CANTAT XIX in Pecs 2015, EUROPA CANTAT junior festivals in Bergen 2014, Lyon 2017 and Vilnius 2022 etc).

Kaie has been representing Estonia in co-ordination group of Nordic-Baltic Choir Festival (2000-2015), has worked in the board of European Choral Association (2009-2018) and in European Music Council (2009-2015). In the Estonian Choral Association she has been the leader of educational projects for conductors, organizing conductors’ courses, competitions and international study tours to World Symposiums of Choral Music, EUROPA CANTAT festivals and other educational events.

As everyday job, Kaie conducts the preparatory choir, Children’s Choir and Girls’ Choir of Estonian Radio and holds the position of Secretary General in Estonian Choral Association. She has successfully participated and won prizes in several international competitions with her choirs: Llangollen, Tampere, Karpenissi, Cantonigros, World Choir Games in Riga, Milazzo etc.

Kaie Tanner has conducted children’s choirs, female choirs and mixed choirs in several Estonian Song Celebrations, Church Song Festivals and Estonian Mixed Choirs Festivals, conducted workshops and made presentations at numerous Estonian and international festivals and conferences, published articles in Estonian and international magazines and newspapers, worked in juries of international choir festivals (Bejing, Neerpelt, Hong Kong) etc.