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Accordion, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Sibelius Academy’s classical accordion training is considered one of the most distinguished in its field. For decades already, our alumni have worked in esteemed teaching positions around the world and gained success in numerous international competitions.

As a student in the Accordion programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki, you will practise soloist repertoire and complete studies in music theory and aural skills, music history and chamber music. For a period of two years, you will improve your accordion pedagogy on a weekly basis with your own practice pupil. 


The objective of the education provided by the accordion department is to allow students to acquire a well-rounded expertise that respects their personality with the help of studies that best suit their interests.

The accordion major focuses on versatile soloist studies, spanning different genres and eras, as well as the development of extensive pedagogical skills. Additionally, the studies include chamber music, sight reading, free accompaniment and improvisation, as well as the repertoire of the accordion, ranging from the Baroque era to the modern day. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accordion structure and tuning
  • Accordion study
  • Chamber music
  • Technique workshop
  • History of Western art music

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Certificate of basic education and transcript of records
  • Certificate of language proficiency
  • Document exempt

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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