Tallinn College of Music and Ballet – MUBA
Tallinn College of Music and Ballet – (official abbreviation MUBA), started on September 1, 2022, when a new school building was opened in the heart of Tallinn, Pärnu Road 59.
MUBA brings together three prestigious and long-standing music and ballet schools:
Tallinn Music High School, Tallinn Ballet School, and Tallinn Georg Ots Music School.
MUBA is both new and old because all of these schools continue their traditions and specialties within MUBA.
MUBA is a place of education and a learning environment for young musicians and dancers who aspire to excel and envision their future in the international art world. It aims to nurture students to become educated, cultured and creative professionals with broad perspectives and compassionate hearts.
At MUBA, students have the opportunity to study:
CLASSICAL MUSIC in various disciplines, including string instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass), wind instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba), percussion, piano, organ, harpsichord, accordion, zither, guitar, composition, classical singing, choral conducting, music theory, music history, piano tuning and maintenance, and instrument teaching. Various ensembles, choirs, and orchestras (string orchestra, wind orchestra, symphony orchestra) provide the joy of playing together.
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (rhythm music) through various styles like rock, jazz, pop, world music, and in disciplines such as rhythm music instrument studies (guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums, accordion, and more), rhythm music singing, world music instrument studies, and sound engineering. Ensemble playing holds a special place in the curriculum. In postgraduate studies, we offer one-year programs in music production, music entrepreneurship, and instrumental and ensemble teaching.
BALLET, which encompasses both classical and contemporary dance. Ballet education includes training in classical and contemporary ballet, acting skills, historical dance, character dance, and couple dancing.
All studies can be pursued in conjunction with the high-quality GENERAL EDUCATION provided by the Republic of Estonia (basic school, 1st-9th grade, high school, 10th-12th grade, and vocational education).
And, of course, the focus is on beauty, aesthetics, and a comprehensive understanding of the world.
In basic school, students can start learning classical instruments from the 1st grade. Ballet and rhythm music from the 5th grade. In high school, they can specialize in classical music.
Vocational programs include rhythm music, ballet, classical music, and piano maintenance.
Additional studies cover music production, music entrepreneurship, instrument teaching, rhythm music ensemble coaching, and choir conducting.
MUBA’s goal is to provide comprehensive education to young individuals, so that a graduate is not only knowledgeable and competitive in their field but also in life in general. The school’s facilities, stages, practice rooms, and its own sound studio enable students to conduct full-scale concerts and ballet performances on the school premises. In this process, young individuals become accustomed to public performances, enabling them to present both classical and original repertoire to the audience. An important emphasis is placed on student creativity and the process of creating original work. There is close cooperation between classical, rhythm music, and ballet students in both regular lessons and joint creative projects. The school maintains strong partnerships with professional theaters and ensembles in Estonia, such as the Estonian National Opera, Vanemuine, Estonian National Ballet, ERSO, and others, in whose productions and concerts students often participate.
The central symbol of the school’s logo is a pause, a magical moment of silence before a concert or performance.
PAUS – the silence before art!
Contacts in English
Tallinn College of Music and Ballet
Pärnu mnt 59, 10135 Tallinn, Estonia
Monday-Friday 8.30 – 17.00
+372 5697 7075
Architectural photos by Tõnu Tunnel