Music Teacher Training (EE)

The curriculum of the Music Education major offers the most versatile music education: from classical to pop, from instrumental to vocal, from interpretation to teaching. The Institute’s work is organised and carried out by the Music Education Institute of EAMT, with a slogan both cordial and ambitious: Closer to great music! The Institute values its students and helps their development from the musical, personal and pedagogical standpoint. The curriculum includes learning a musical instrument (piano, recorder, small Estonian harp, rhythm music instruments), conducting, vocal arrangement and vocal improvisation, as well as arrangement, solfeggio and pop-jazz solfeggio, and provides various opportunities to perform with other students. Discussions cover different schools of general and music pedagogy (including Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze). Another strength of the department is the active and unified student community that organises many kinds of events.

The Institute welcomes high school graduates, who have learnt and can play a musical instrument, and who wish to become inspiring music teachers. The music education curriculum in EAMT creates a wonderful opportunity for those, who wish or need to influence the future society through teaching music to children and others. Many of our graduates work as music teachers in schools of general education, as choral conductors, and traditional and pop-rock-jazz music teachers in music schools.

Majors and curricula

Degree studies are conducted based on curricula established by the EAMT Council. Curriculum means the source document for studies which sets out, among other things, the objectives of the studies to be undertaken, the standard period and volume of study as well as the list of subjects with their respective volumes in credit points. Curricula are established on the assumption that the standard volume is 30 ECTS per semester and 60 ECTS per academic year.

Each curriculum consists of various modules and subjects. A course description is developed for each subject, which includes important information about the subject: objectives, learning outcomes, volume, evaluation criteria and so on. Students are strongly recommended to become familiar with the course description at the beginning of each course.

The curriculum may comprise multiple narrower fields of study. Applying for admission to a master’s curriculum in another field may require completing prerequisite subjects during bachelor studies.

More information in February 2017