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Guitar, accordion, zither and harp

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All specialities
All specialities


In the Department of Accordion, Zither, Guitar and Harp, instrumentalists and music school teachers are trained. The ability to play both solo and in ensemble is essential. These skills are developed in speciality, orchestral, specialised ensemble and chamber ensemble classes.

There is a wide range of elective courses that broaden learning opportunities. Students can take part in national and international competitions and enhance their skills in masterclasses. Graduates can continue their studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre or other higher music schools worldwide. Studies conclude with a vocational examination. The final examinations in harmony and solfeggio serve as entrance examinations for the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Graduates receive the fourth qualification level instrumentalist profession.


Students of the guitar, accordion, harp or zither speciality must complete the instrumentalist curriculum.



Admissions for the academic year 2024/2025 

  • May 8-16, 2024 (See more), application in the Estonian Study Admission Information System SAIS from March 11 to May 7, 2024  

  • ​June 25, 2024, 11.00-13.00 speciality exam, 15.00 sofeggio tests; application in SAIS from June 1 to 24, 2024 

  • Additional admission on August 26, 2024, 11.00 speciality exam, 13.00 solfeggio tests; application in SAIS from July 1 to August 23, 2024.

To apply:

Submit the necessary documents

  • Application in the Estonian Study Admission Information System SAIS

  • A digital document photo that can be uploaded to SAIS or taken on-site on the day of the examination

  • A digitally signed written consent from a parent or guardian if the student candidate is a minor (less than 18 years of age) (PDF) (Word)

  • If you graduated before 2004 or your educational data is not available in the SAIS environment, please attach to your application a copy of the document certifying your education (certificate and results report) 


To perform

Speciality examination:


Three pieces with different character (preferably one polyphonic and one technical piece)

Sight-reading test*



Polyphony: a lute piece from the Renaissance or Baroque era (eg ‘Capriccio’ by J A De Logy, ‘Sick Tune’ by J Dowland or ‘Prelude in C’ by G Fr Händel)   

A guitar piece from the Classical-Romantic era (eg Op 23 No 9 Waltz by M Carcassi or Op 40 No 23 by M Giuliani Divertimento)   

An étude or character piece (eg A Carlevaro Microstudy No 1 or F Sor Andante Op 44 No 15)   

A small form by a 20th–21st century composer (‘Bossa’ by J Mirtenbaum Zenamon or ‘Reminiscence’ by N Kraft)


One part of a large form

A piece with polyphonic character

One piece

Scales (up to 4 key signatures)


​2.solfeggio test

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Piret Hendrikson, Head of the Office of Academic Affairs,, phone 744 2405

*Kava raskusastme hindamisel võetakse arvesse erialal läbitud õppeaastate arvu

TÄIENDAV INFO: õppeosakonna juhataja Piret Hendrikson,, tel 744 2405

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