International Relations

EAMT is a member of many international organisations and an active participant in educational programmes financed by the European Union and the Nordic Council of Ministers. The number of partner universities, including several leading European music and theatre universities, exceeds 140.

Short-term master’s courses by visiting professors have become a natural part of the study programme. EAMT participates as an organiser or a partner in international intensive courses with a number of universities.

The Academy also promotes the education of its students in prestigious European music universities through a variety of international programmes and scholarships. Student exchange has been most active through the Erasmus+ programme. The programme facilitates student and staff exchange as well as curricular development projects.

In 2008, Estonia joined Nordplus, a collaboration programme for the Nordic countries and Baltic States that aims to strengthen and develop educational collaboration in the Nordic countries and contribute to a common Nordic and Baltic education system. The programme supports mobility, projects and cooperation between networks. EAMT is a member of NordClassic, a network for classical music, NordPuls, a network for jazz music, NordTrad, a network for traditional music, Norteas, a network for theatre, NordOpera, a network for opera, NNME, a network for school music and ActinArt, a network for entrepreneurial thinking in the arts.

EAMT has also joined DoRa Plus, a higher education internationalisation programme. The programme is implemented by the Archimedes Foundation sub-unit Centre for Higher Education Development, with Estonian institutions of higher education involved as partners. Master and doctoral programme students and young researchers are the main target groups of the programme.

EAMT continues to participate in specialist collaborative networks, like Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Academies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC), Association of Nordic Music Academies (ANMA), European League of the Institutes of Arts (ELIA), European Arts Management Education Network (ENCATC), Arts Management Society (AIMAC), and International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ).