International cooperation at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is coordinated and implemented by the department of international and public relations. In its activities the department supports the vision of EAMT as a recognised and attractive educational and cultural centre that actively develops international cooperation and is open to creative ideas, research activities and innovative interdisciplinary projects.
To fulfill the goals the academy shall:
- promote the international mobility of students and teaching staff;
- support students’ participation in international competitions and in international cooperation and research projects;
- invite foreign top-level musicians, actors, stage directors, prominent researchers and cultural managers to contribute to its educational activities.
EAMT is a member of international organisations and collaborative networks:
AEC – Association Européenne des Conservatoires
ANMA – Association of Nordic Music Academies (EAMT rector professor Ivari Ilja is a member of the executive committee)
ELIA – European League of the Institutes of Arts
GLOMUS – Global network for Higher Music, Dance and Performing Arts Education
METRIC – Modernizing European Higher Music Education through Improvisation
SEADOM – Southeast Asian Directors of Music (Associate Member)
EAS – European Association for Music in Schools
ECMTA – European Chamber Music Teachers’ Association (chaired currently by EAMT professor Marje Lohuaru)
ENCATC – European Arts Management Education Network
IASJ – International Association of Schools of Jazz
NordClassic (EAMT hosts the secretariat, network coordinator Hanneleen Pihlak is a member of Nordplusmusic executive committee)
NordOpera (Prof Nadia Kurem is a steering group member)
ActinArt (EAMT hosts the secretariat)
EAMT participates as coordinator or partner in international cooperation projects:
e.g. Erasmus+ strategic partnerships, Estonia’s only international joint Masters programme in the field of music CoPeCo, and various Nordplus intensive courses.
EAMT cooperates with more than 150 partner universities in Europe and several institutions outside the EU. Student and staff mobility is mainly organised in the frameworks of Erasmus+ and Nordplus as well as via Dora Plus and EMTASTRA.
EAMT partner institutions