Tallinn Music High School

Tallinn Music High School (Estonian: Tallinna Muusikakeskkool) is a special music high school in Tallinn, Estonia.

Tallinn Music High School
Tallinna Muusikakeskkool
Tallinna Muusikakeskkool 2.jpg
Address
Vabaduse puiestee 130

10920 Tallinn

Estonia
Information
TypePublic
EstablishedSeptember 1961
PrincipalTimo Steiner
Grades1–12
Age7 to 19
Number of pupilsca 400
Average class size25
LanguageEstonian
Color(s)Dark blue,red,white
Websitewww.tmkk.edu.ee

HistoryEdit

TMHS was founded in 1961 to ensure a sufficient number of quality applicants to the Tallinn State Conservatory (now Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre). It has successfully fulfilled its goal, as 80-100% of graduates continue their studies at EAMT or at other music academies abroad.

TMHS is the only school in Estonia that provides a professional music education alongside the general primary and secondary curriculum. This system prepares students for a career in music or in any other field.

There are 38 senior teachers and 23 teachers on staff with qualifications to teach at the university level. Also, no fewer than 27 professors from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre also tutor students at TMHS.

PrincipalsEdit

  • 1961–1965 Eugen Kapp
  • 1965–1968 Jüri Plink
  • 1968–1975 Endel Loitme
  • 1975–1977 Harald Aasa
  • 1977–1987 Ants Elvik
  • 1987–1991 Jüri Plink
  • 1991–2005 Tiina Ehin
  • 2005– Timo Steiner[1]

Notable alumniEdit

Most of Estonia's better-known musicians of the middle and younger generations are alumnae of TMHS, including:

Composers:

Conductors:

Pianists:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kooli ajalugu" (in Estonian). Retrieved 2020-02-24.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 59°22′20″N 24°39′41″E / 59.3722°N 24.6615°E / 59.3722; 24.6615