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Choral Conducting, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Helsinki, Finland
In the Choral Conducting programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki, you will be able to study music conducting under the guidance of the most renowned conductors of the world at one of the best performing arts universities of the world. 
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The Choral Conducting programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki comprises a variety of subjects within music theory and conducting practice. With the help of studies that are tailored to fit your personal goals, you will acquire the skills needed to work in demanding roles in the field of music. 


With choral conducting as your major, you will work with the Sibelius Academy’s 16-member vocal ensemble (“Vokis”) in your practice and degree concerts. 

You will perform with Vokis 3 to 4 times a year. As a student of choral conducting, you will study the history of choral music, choral literature from the 14th century to the present day, the conducting technique required for the most demanding choral music works, sound formation techniques in choral music during different stylistic periods, the special features of repertoires and sound formation in different types of choirs, and enunciation practices of foreign languages. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Individual Instruction in choral voice
  • International Phonetic Alphabet
  • Choral Arranging
  • Choral Conducting
  • Choral Music
  • Choral Development
  • Music History and Literature

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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