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Early music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Helsinki, Finland
The Sibelius Academy’s Department of Early Music is unique even by global standards and allows you to study the most essential period instruments in an internationally renowned environment. After graduating, you will be able to work as a musician and a teacher specialised in early music instruments and performance customs.
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Upon graduating, you will possess excellent artistic tools for working both as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles. You will gain an understanding of different musical styles and learn to work in different ensembles as well as in different types of roles as a musician. You will learn the basics of pedagogy, but you may also choose to study instrument pedagogy more extensively and complete pedagogy studies entitling you to work as a teacher. As a professional in the field of music, you will have the skills needed to work in different environments and know how to collaborate with experts working in other fields. The selection of subjects includes nearly all woodwind instruments as well as baroque singing, brass instruments, stringed instruments and keyboard instruments, and most plucked instruments. As a student of early music, you’ll have access to a large collection of instruments, including the full range of baroque orchestra instruments and a collection of renaissance and classical instruments.

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 
  • Early Music
  • 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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