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Conducting, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Helsinki, Finland
Do you dream of conducting an orchestra or a choir? The Sibelius Academy offers you a unique opportunity to study orchestra, wind orchestra or choir conducting at the highest international level. 
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The degree programme in conducting comprises a variety of subjects within music theory and conducting practice. During the weekly group sessions you will be able to lead the trainee orchestra or Vocis trainee choir in orchestra conducting or brass band conducting. All teaching in conducting is recorded on video, and during our joint feedback sessions you will be able to exchange thoughts and ideas on your work with your student colleagues and the leading teachers. Collaborations with domestic and foreign professional orchestras serve as a bridge between studies and working life.

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:

  • Introduction to Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Elements of Music I
  • Elements of Music II
  • Elements of Music III
  • Ear Training I
  • Ear Training II
  • Ear Training III
  • Voice Class I
  • Introduction to Thoroughbass
  • Instrumentation and Orchestration
  • Introduction to Conducting
  • Elementary Orchestral Conducting

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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