The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT) (established in 1919) is an educational, cultural and scientific research establishment which provides the possibilities for studying within 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. In more detail, the Academy provides education on the following subject areas: Music Interpretation, Composition and Electronic Music, Contemporary Composition and Performance, Music Pedagogy, Instrumental Pedagogy; Jazzmusic, Folk music, Cultural management and Dramatic Art. The current rector of the Academy is Prof. Peep Lassmann.
The academy is the only institution in Estonia where academic research in musicology, music theory and ethnomusicology is integrated with university-level teaching from undergraduate to doctoral levels. The Department of Musicology of the EAMT has regularly hosted international conferences and in cooperation with the Estonian Musicological Society it publishes the scholarly yearbook „Res musica“ with an international editorial board. Professors and researchers of the EAMT are involved in international research projects on various topics, such has music history and cultural relations in Baltic Sea area, cognitive studies of singing, traditional multipart singing and musical theatre. Other areas of research at the EAMT include music pedagogy, theatre studies, cultural management, as well as artistic research in music and theatre.
EAMT engages in cooperation with other universities, professional networks and other organizations in Estonia and abroad, supports student and teacher mobility and takes part actively in the European Union and Nordic educational programmes. EAMT takes active part in developing educational and cultural policy and deems it important to ascribe more value in society to the work of musicians, actors and stage directors. The role and reputation of music as an art form in future Estonia depend to a great extent on the attractiveness and quality of music education