From 3rd to 8th October: 20 students and 14 teachers of traditional music from four European countries gathered for the 2nd edition of the TUNE intensive week in Viljandi (Estonia). 

This edition of the TUNE’s intensive week was hosted by the University of Tartu Viljandi Kulture Academy and welcomed students, teachers and administrative staff belonging to the following partner institutions: University of Southeastern Norway (Rauland campus),  Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo (Galicia, Spain), Pôle Aliénor (Poitiers, France) and the AEC (Association of European Conservatoires).  

Each intensive week presents the opportunity for bachelor-level traditional music students to participate in workshops, lectures, ensemble work, performances, and social activities. Students worked on traditional rhythms, songs and dances from Estonia, France, Norway, Spain whilst engaging in understanding musical languages, and the pluralism of personal musical expression.  Students and teachers eventually performed during the Traditional Music Harvest Party (7-8 October) hosted by the Estonian Traditional Music Center in Viljandi.  

Beyond the ongoing work with an online platform, intensive weeks are rich opportunities for interpersonal collaboration and exchange. The combination of online activities and short-term mobility forms the core of a joint undergraduate module that will be launched following the completion of the TUNE project in 2024.    

The next TUNE intensive week will be hosted by the Rauland campus (university of South-Eastern Norway) from 13 to 17 February 2023. 

Stay updated about the latest news and learn more about the traditional music and culture of each partner country: France, Norway, Estonia, Spain (Galicia) and Greece. Find information about the project, its pedagogical objectives and the partner institutions. 

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Picture Credits: ©Ako Lehemets