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Orchestral conducting

University of the Arts Helsinki

36 months
5000 EUR/year
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As a student of Orchestral conducting at the University of the Arts Helsinki, your most important tool is the trainee orchestra, available to students for an average of twice a week.


Key facts:

  • You will also get to lead Finnish orchestras on an annual basis. In your Orchestral conducting studies at the University of the Arts Helsinki you will become extensively acquainted with the literature of orchestral music, different styles and their special features and interpretations, as well with musical theatre such as opera, ballet and musical plays. As part of your professional skill set you will also learn the administrative tasks of a conductor.
  • Over the course of its long history, the Sibelius Academy has educated a long and illustrious line of internationally renowned conductors. Sibelius Academy alumni include e.g. Mikko Franck, Hannu Lintu, Susanna Mälkki, Eva Ollikainen, Sakari Oramo, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Storgårds and Osmo Vänskä.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Certificate of your prior education and a transcript of study records
  • Certificate demonstrating your language skills
  • Document that proves release from liability for payment of tuition fees

Your submitted documents must state your current name and the degree programme they relate to. If the documents are not in Finnish, Swedish, or English, you must submit an authorised translation into one of these languages.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 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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