International Student Festival "Gaudeamus"
"Gaudeamus", the largest students’ song and dance festival in the Baltic States, unites the best student choirs, thousands of dancers and musicians from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The festival is opened with a spectacular ceremony that takes place on the shores of Emajõgi River. The joyful dance festival is held at the Tamme Stadium under the guidance of choreographer Rene Nõmmik, and as a tradition, the festival also includes a procession that leads the participants to the Tartu Song Festival Grounds where the magnificent song festival takes place. The artistic director of the song festival is conductor Kuno Kerge.