Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

Estonian of Music and Theatre

The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre provides an international higher education with curricula that include subjects delivered in English and faculty members from foreign countries. EAMT strongly encourages student exchange by mediating partnership programmes and scholarships. Students can also pursue all their studies in English. We have launched the following international curricula: “Interpretation and Production of Contemporary Music” (in collaboration with music universities in Stockholm, Lyon and Hamburg), “Music” and “Cultural Management” (joint curriculum with Estonian Business School). Studies at the academy are conducted following 7 bachelor, 10 master and 2 doctoral curricula, and a total of 71 majors


McGill University

Schulich School of Music

James McGill bequeathed in trust £10,000 and his forty-six acre Burnside Place estate on the side of Mount Royal, to the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning upon his death in 1813. There were two conditions: The resources were to be used to create a college in McGill’s name, and the school must be established within ten years of his passing.The genesis of the college bearing his name was a difficult, drawn-out affair. One of his heirs, a nephew named Francis Desrivières, was eager to claim Burnside Place as his own; he stalled all progress, in the hope that the McGill fortune would default to him.  The Royal Institution, meanwhile, was a fledgling operation ill-equipped to deal with its own day-to-day operations, let alone do battle with the uncooperative Desrivières. It was thanks to the rallying efforts of McGill’s former friend, John Strachan, that the Royal Institution pulled itself together and obtained a charter from King George IV in the spring of 1821. Three years later saw the appointment of a principal, Reverend George Jehosaphat Mountain (later Anglican Bishop of Quebec), and the hiring of four professors. Now all the Royal Institution needed was the school itself.


Mozarteum University

Mozarteum University of Salzburg

In 1841, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, a group of middle-class citizens founded the Cathedral Music Association and the Mozarteum. With this they intended to give added momentum to musical life in Salzburg by organising concerts, and also they wanted to ensure that there were enough young instrumentalists for the church services in Salzburg Cathedral.  In 1870 the International Mozarteum Foundation was founded to encourage young talented musicians, and in 1881 it took over the Mozarteum Public Music School.