Estonian Traditional Music Center
Connected to JMI for a long time through JMI's Ethno program, Estonian Traditional Music Center is a countrywide, independent, open, and innovative non-profit association which promotes and organises folk music hobby education, promotes live folk music, follows the folk music curriculum of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy, and operates as a partner and an information center for all the Estonian music schools, associations, folk bands, folk groups, solo artists, and folk music enthusiasts.
Since spring 2008, Estonian Traditional Music Centre is located in the renovated storehouse in the Viljandi Castle Hills. Estonian Traditional Music Centre also launched the non-formal educational centre August Pulst School and opened the Traditional Music Centre Library.
Ethno Estonia is held every year in mid-July just before the Viljandi Folk Music Festival and the Ethno week ends with the grand festival with more than 20.000 visitors.