Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

As a public university, the task of EAMT is to provide services for society in its areas of activity based on educational, research and creative activity and to prepare university students for being responsible citizens who are capable of taking the initiative in life.

Master's Programmes



The idea of founding an Estonian establishment of musical education emerged on the eve of World War I. It began in the form of a mixed choir of the Estonian Society Musical Department (EMD). The assembly of the Estonia Society then decided on November 17, 1918, to create the Tallinn Higher Music School, the opening ceremony of which took place on September 28, 1919, in the Estonia Concert Hall.


The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is an educational, cultural and scientific research establishment which provides the option of studying in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programme in the study field of arts, as well as the field of teacher training and educational sciences.


The EAMT actively develops international cooperation and is open to new and interdisciplinary curricula, creative ideas and research projects.


Each student has the right to academic and career counselling at EAMT. The main aspects of the academic life and career development are covered within the first weeks of studies in the subject “Introduction to University Studies and Professional Life”. Among other topics, the students are introduced to how to get practical advice relating to various academic and professional matters throughout their studies.

The Career advisor can help the students with decisions related to career planning as well as providing assistance in finding professional engagements, preparing for job interviews etc.

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GSSA 2021

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Library services

The EAMT library has 202 948 items:

    38 479 books
    130 735 scores
    2813 theses and works of research
    26 173 audio recordings (including 15 318 CDs)
    3397 video recordings (including 2629 DVDs)
    118 periodical titles

Student Life

Campus life

In the new building of EAM there are 7 500 square meters of usable space designed and built especially for the higher musical educational establishment. Special mention should be made of EAM’s chamber hall, which seats 130–200, a choir class combined with a big auditorium for 77 students, an audition room for 40 persons with a new baroque organ, opera studio, electronic music lab, recording studio, library with all music listening and computer facilities, and dining room. The building meets the highest acoustical requirements for its soundproof rooms. To sum up, it is among the most modern educational music buildings in the world.


The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is the first institutionally accredited university in Estonia.

Student Reviews

Time to bloom
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have studied Western Music Theory, history and Vocals mainly in my degree programme. I have gained higher marks in Western Vocals throughout my Degree. And also have studied Piano, Drums, Harmony and Analysis, Teaching Methodology and Choir as secondary subjects. I have been a member of the University Choir and was able to perform many occasions in and outside of the...

Contemporary performance - intensity & creation
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was a part of the first generation of CPPM (Contemporary Physical Performance Making) at Estonian Academy of Music and Theater. The course was super intensive - we worked with many guest artists and it was great to work with them in a way that we did, as we were the part of their company. It allowed us to completely embrace their artistic practice. It required openness...

because of the love of music i have choosen this university because i know i am not going to regret
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I think this is the best university in South Africa in the faculty of music it has produced many students who are abroad and doing so well.

Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia


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