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Kristel Eeroja-Põldoja

head of the department



In the Department of String Instruments, students can study to become a violinist, violist, cellist or double bassist. In addition to speciality subjects, students practise ensemble and orchestral playing. The history of string music, the pedagogy of string instruments and other related subjects are also studied. Performances play an important role in gaining stage experience. During the period of study, students have the opportunity to engage in national and international competitions and participate in numerous masterclasses.


Students will be prepared to pursue further studies in a higher music school or work as a soloist, in an orchestra or as a teacher.


Studies conclude with a chamber ensemble and 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 string instruments 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:


1. You must submit all 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) 


2. Perform the following:


Speciality examination 

A polyphonic work

A large form

A melodic piece

Two études with different technical challenges


Solfeggio test


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

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Solfedžo test peab olema sooritatud positiivsele tulemusele. Tulemuste põhjal moodustatakse õpperühmad.


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

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The school building

Creative Lab for sound and visual projects

Eller Sinfonietta


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