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Organ and clavichord, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Helsinki, Finland
The organ is the king of instruments. At the Sibelius Academy, you’ll have the opportunity to study to become an organist in a unique, international environment while learning about various instruments representing different eras and genres.
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As a bachelor’s student with organ music as your major, you’ll learn about playing the organ, organ improvisation and structure of the organ. Your studies will also include ensemble playing and mastering the keyboard, as well as the history of organ music and organ pedagogy. 

The programme

As part of your bachelor’s degree, you will prepare a repertoire for the Level B performance examination. In your keyboard instrument studies, you will reach at least the Level C in piano, harpsichord or clavichord. After moving over to master’s studies, you will reach a higher level of expertise in organ playing, organ pedagogy and organ improvisation and prepare a repertoire for the Level C performance examination. If your major subject is clavichord, you will focus on mastering your main instrument as a musician and gaining knowledge of improvisation, continuo playing and the structure and history of the clavichord. As part of your bachelor’s studies, you will also prepare a repertoire for the Level B performance examination.

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:

  • Musicianship 
  • Music Theory 
  • Development of Western Music
  • Music Theory 
  • Music of the Baroque, Classical and Early Romantic Eras
  • Music of the Late Romantic and Modern Eras
  • Music Colloquium

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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