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Wind instruments

Percussion instruments





Tõnu Kalm

head of the department


In the Department of Wind and Percussion Instruments, students can pursue training to become a flautist, oboist, clarinettist, saxophonist, bassoonist, French horn player, trumpeter, trombonist, tuba player or percussionist. All percussion instruments and drum kits used in symphony orchestras and ensembles are studied within this curriculum. In addition to speciality subjects, students also acquire basic knowledge of the methodology of musical instrument playing, the history of wind music and the basics of conducting. Playing skills are developed in ensemble classes as well as through participation in symphony and wind orchestras.


Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Eller wind orchestra, Eller Brass, big band and saxophone, flute and percussion ensembles. In the Department of Percussion Instruments, students are prepared to pursue further studies at a higher music school or work as a soloist, orchestrant, teacher or in other related fields. Graduates can continue their studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre or abroad. Studies conclude with a speciality 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 wind or percussion instruments speciality must complete the instrumentalist curriculum.

Puhkpillid. Tutvustus


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 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) 


1. speciality examination 


Two pieces with different character (preferably a part of a large form + small form)

Scales with 0 to 2 key signatures

An étude

A prima vista



Two pieces with different character on different instruments

Scales with 0 to 2 key signatures

A snare drum étude

A prima vista (snare drum and xylophone/marimba)

2. solfeggio test



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

Puhkpillid. Sisseastumine

Lõpphinde maksimumpunktid: 10


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


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




Virtual tour

About the college building

Creative Lab for sound and visual projects

Wind orchestra, Eller Brass

Eller Sinfonietta

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