The aim of ETMC is to promote folk music by integrating and responsibly merging the pan-generational music tradition into everyday life, and to make folk music an inevitable part of contemporary cultural space.

In order to awaken interest towards studying folk music, the Traditional Music Center organises festivals, concerts, lectures, and works in cooperation with both electronic and printed media. In order to make studying traditional music more efficient, ETMC collects, systematises, and publishes archive materials of vocal and instrumental traditional music for hobby education in collaboration with museums, archives, and research institutions.