About ECMTA

Activities of ECMTA

The mission of the Association is the non-profit promotion of chamber music activity and education in Europe. For this purpose the Association shall organize chamber music activities, for example, courses, educational events and conferences, as well as editing pedagogical materials and cooperating with music institutes. The Association shall make proposals and initiatives to enhance the position of chamber music activity.

In the Academic year 2016-2017, ECMTA has organized two meetings, In Tallinn, Estonia, on 9-11 December 2016 and in Kuopio, Finland, on 21-23 April 2017. For detailed info about recent events and activities, please see ECMTA Events

 

Background

In 2001-2004 teachers of six European music institutes worked under a Socrates Program Project: Chamber Music Curriculum Profile. The original Partner Institutes were Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, Debrecen University, Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences/ Music Department, Estonian Music Academy, Hochschule für Musik, “Franz Liszt”, Weimar and Universität für Music und Darstellende Kunst, Wien.

During the project it proved impossible to create a common curriculum of chamber music, because the institutes are so different. The focus was put more into the importance of well organized chamber music studies within the curriculum of each institute. More can be accomplished in educating a musician, if instrument studies include ensemble practice. Instrumental, pedagogical and social skills improve through coporation with other instrumentalists. Playing in an ensemble is practice for work life with all its possibilities.

How to join ECMTA

Join us as an individual member, institutional member, ensemble member or contributing member! ECMTA is completely member-driven association and it's aim is networking and exchange of knowledge and experience. It connects chamber music teachers across Europe who share love and passion for chamber music and ensemble playing in general. If you look at the "ensemble" of board members you'll see that there are several countries represented -these are the most active in ECMTA: Finland, Ireland/Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Estonia, etc., of course there are more... Traditionally, there are two meetings in a year (in different countries) that contain masterclasses, concerts, members forum, General Assemblies, we invite guests as Keynote speakers, ensembles-in-residence who give concerts and workshops and traditionally we enjoy the cultural clustre of the host country of our meetings.Last meeting in Poland (My 2016) contained detailed insights into Polish yet undiscovered but valuable music, several presentations from Polish youth music training organizers, a presentation of Chopin Institute project "Chopin on historical pianos" and, of course guided tour to Chopin Museum in Warsaw.
And, of course, everyone is invited to join our concerts as listeners where students across Europe, usually students of our members-professors, are performing.
You are welcome to join our Facebook group "ECMTA members and friends"!

For new members

  • Return the membership form completed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Pay the membership fee after receiving an invoice for payment. Bank: Nordea Bank AB Estonia EE621700017004017862

The invoices will be sent by the accounting service Leinonen Group/ Leinonen Estonia. NB! Please send all requests and questions regarding the invoices to the secretary of ECMTA:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annual fees:

  • Individual Member: 70 euros
  • Chamber Ensemble (2-5 members): 110 euros
  • Institutional Member: 140 euros
  • Contributing member (non-teacher, non-musician, individual or institution): 70 euros minimum

An Individual Member receives one vote in the General Assembly, a Chamber Ensemble 2 votes, and an Institutional Member 3 votes. A Contributing Member may participate in all activities, but may not vote in the General Assembly. A Chamber Ensemble must have a legal administrative identity and confirmed pedagogical activity.

ECMTA - European Chamber Music Teachers┬┤ Association

The mission of the Association is the non-profit promotion of chamber music activity and education in Europe. For this purpose the Association shall organize chamber music activities , for example, courses, educational events and conferences, as well as editing pedagogical materials and cooperating with music institutes. The Association shall make proposals and initiatives to enhance the position of chamber music activity.

ECMTA recruites both institutional and private members. The Association organizes the administration and the registration and gives information of the activities organized in the future.

The Association expresses its will to cooporate with other pedagogic associations and institutions like EPTA, ESTA; EVTA; AEC; European music academies and conservatoires.

Contact:

European Chamber Music Teachers Association

Marje Lohuaru, Chairperson,  Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

Katariina Liimatainen, Vice Chairperson, Kuopio Conservatoire, Finland

Piret Väinmaa, secretary

Address:

Tatari 13, Tallinn 10116, Estonia 

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Bank:

Nordea Bank AB Estonia EE621700017004017862
Euroopan Kamarimusiikkipedagoginen Yhdistys ry / Europeiska Kammarmusikpedagogiska Föreningen rf (Reg No 198.453)

Board of the ECMTA 2016-2019

Elected May 1st, 2016, General Assembly of the ECMTA, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Warsaw

Chairman:

  • Marje Lohuaru, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn, Estonia

Vice Chairman:

  • Katariina Liimatainen, Kuopio Conservatory, Finland

Members:

  • Eilis Cranitch, Assoziazione Ensemble Xenia, Turin, Italy
  • Filippo Faes, Conservatory in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
  • Petras Kunca, Lithuanian Musicians´ Union
  • Yiannis Miralis, European University, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Miriam Roycroft, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, Ireland
  • Jakub Tchorzewski, Conservatorio di Venezia, Italy

Deputy members:

  • Anna Prabucka-Firlej, Gdansk Academy of Music, Poland
  • Michael Tsalka, pianist

Rules of the ECMTA

RULES

1. The name of the Association shall be Euroopan kamarimusiikkipedagoginen yhdistys ry in Finnish, Europeiska Kammarmusikpedagogiska Föreningen rf in Swedish, and its registered office shall be in Helsinki, Finland.

In international contexts, the Association shall use the unofficial English name European Chamber Music Teachers Association (ECMTA). The working language of the Association shall be English. The by-laws of the Association shall be available in Finnish and English, but only the Finnish version shall be legally binding.

2. The purpose of the Association shall be to promote chamber music activities and training in Europe. For this purpose, the Association shall, on a non-profit basis: organise various events related to chamber music, such as concerts, courses, training events and conferences; publish pedagogical materials; and, as circumstances allow, collaborate with music education institutions and decision-makers in the field. The Association shall submit proposals and initiatives to improve the status of chamber music activities.

3. The Association may accept as Members both private individuals (Individual Members) and music education institutions or similar national organisations that are corporate bodies, domiciled or operating in Europe and providing training in the field, the latter hereinafter referred to in these By-Laws as Corporate Members. The Association may further accept as Members chamber ensembles with 2 to 5 members which are corporate bodies and which demonstrably engage in teaching activities; these are hereinafter referred to in these By-Laws as Chamber Ensemble Members.

At meetings of the Association, the voting rights of a Corporate Member or Chamber Ensemble Member shall be exercised by a representative appointed by that organisation.

A private individual or corporate body wishing to support the purpose and operations of the Association may be accepted as a Contributing Member.