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Classical instruments - Orchestral instruments, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Helsinki, Finland
Do you dream of becoming the best instrumentalist ever and refining your skills under the tuition of the best teachers? Is your dream to become an orchestra musician, soloist, chamber musician, or an instrument teacher? At the Sibelius Academy, you can refine your skills in a top-ranking environment.
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Classical instrument graduates are proficient soloists and versatile chamber and orchestra musicians. At the Helsinki Music Centre Orchestra Academy, launched in 2015, you can gain work experience and create networks with professional orchestra musicians even before graduation.

The programme

During your studies, you will become familiar with the key repertoires, styles, techniques, and interpretations of your instrument and the central Western Classical music repertoire for orchestras. You will learn how to practise your instrument in the most effective and beneficial way and how to study independently. You will also gain teaching skills during your studies. In advanced pedagogy studies, you will become familiar with teaching your instrument, from the beginner to professional level, at music schools in the Helsinki metropolitan region. You can also complete the teacher’s pedagogical studies (60 ECTS credits), which qualify you to teach music at comprehensive and upper secondary schools, and in general education.

Graduates will be able to work as intermediaries between culture and other fields. Other career opportunities include, for example, research, administrative duties, media, and entrepreneurship in music.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Study of musical instruments
  • History of the instrument
  • History of music
  • History of Bulgarian music
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Methods of teaching music
  • Praxis in music teaching
  • Musical analysis

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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