The state school of fine arts will be named as Tallinn School of Music and Ballet. The new school will be formed by joining three schools – the Music High School of Tallinn, Tallinn Georg Ots Music School and Tallinn Ballet School. The new building will open on 1st September 2022.
Name is one important step towards joint school, said Mart Laidmets, the Secretary General of the Ministry and the Chairman of the Founding Committee. “Three merging schools are unique and one of a kind – the new name will present well the curricula as well as their history, tradition and essence,” added Laidmets.
“The name is essential for any school’s identity and the new name values truly their identities. The new name will be the first step towards to merging together the essence of three schools,” said Eero Raun, the founding director of the school.
The name was found through an open call which received 140 proposals. Those were deliberated by the 18-member jury that presented the name – Tallinn School of Music and Ballet – as the winner. Prizes by National Opera of Estonia, Tallinn Music Week and Cinamon Operations Estonia were drawn between all submitters. The founding documents will be signed this fall.
The new school will be built in Tallinn at Pärnu road 59. The building is designed by Austrian architect Thomas Pucher. The new building will accommodate facilities for world-class studies, practice and performing. The construction will start in 2020 and school will be open on 1st September 2022.