Master course tunes flow across the Atlantic

Master course tunes flow across the Atlantic

Cooperation between TAMK and Manhattan School of Music continues for the fifth year.

Communications technology has become a part of music education in a variety of ways. Tampere Music Academy carries out educational cooperation even across the Atlantic – in real time. The video conference connection suits this well.

Tampere Music Academy and Manhattan School of Music (New York, USA) have organised master courses through a high-quality video conference connection for four academic years. Tampere Music Academy students have received top-quality education from musicians of the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera.

Master courses are held for three instruments in an academic year. Last year the instruments were piano, guitar and flute and this year cello, trumpet and fagot. There are two two-hour sessions on each instrument.

- The image and sound of the video conference system are of prime quality and the interaction has been natural, says Senior Lecturer Matti Ruippo from TAMK.
- Students have been very content with the lessons. The skills and spontaneity of the world-class teachers as well as the well-functioning technology have convinced us all.

During the spring the master course teachers were Cellist Qiang Tu from the New York Philharmonic, Principal Trumpet Billy Ray Hunter from the Metropolitan Opera, and Principal Fagot William Short from the Metropolitan Opera.


Qiang Tu

Billy Ray Hunter

William Short

Further information:
Senior Lecturer Matti Ruippo, TAMK Music, tel. +358 50 302 8561,


Published 23.05.2017