Tallinn Music High School

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Tallinn Music High School
Tallinna Muusikakeskkool
Tallinna Muusikakeskkool 2.jpg
Address
Vabaduse puiestee 130
10920 Tallinn
Estonia
Information
Type Public
Established September 1961
Principal Timo Steiner
Grades 1–12
Age 7 to 18
Pupils ca 400
Average class size 25
Language Estonian
Color(s) Dark blue,red,white
Website

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

History[edit]

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.

Notable alumni[edit]

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

Composers:

Conductors:

Pianists:

External links[edit]

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