Funds and foundations at Tallinn University
Tallinn University has founded both the Riho Päts Fund of School Music and the Enn Soosaar Foundation.
Riho Päts Fund of School Music
The Riho Päts Fund of School Music recognises individuals who have made significant contributions in their musical activities with children, youth and teachers. These include:
- Music teachers
- Instrument teachers
- Researchers of Musical Pedagogy
- Developers of School Music
The Fund awards scholarships to celebrate the memory of a musical pedagogue, choirmaster, scientist, composer and professor at Tallinn University and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Riho Päts.
Members of the Board of the Fund are representatives of the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn University, the Estonian Society of Music Education and Koolibri Publishers.
Enn Soosaar Foundation
The Enn Soosaar Foundation was founded on 14 November 2011. The goal of the Foundation is to develop, preserve and archive the legacy of a remarkable translator, publicist and member of society, Enn Soosaar.
The Foundation organises the annual Enn Soosaar Award, now known as the Ethical Essayists Award as a result of a proposal by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. The authors nominated are those who have helped cultivate and disseminate the same values in society with their writing to which Enn Soosaar dedicated his own fruitful and creative life.
The founder of the Foundation is Tallinn University, and its honorary doctor is Enn Soosaar (1937-2010). The Foundation’s work is curated by Tallinn University, the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the City of Tallinn, Estonian Writers’ Union, the Consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church and several individuals.
Visit the website of the Enn Soosaar Foundation at: www.essa.ee