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Wind Orchestra Conducting, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Helsinki, Finland
In the Wind Orchestra 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 Wind Orchestra 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. 


You have the opportunity to choose between studying general wind orchestra conducting or specialising in military orchestra conducting. 

In your studies, you will become acquainted with the conducting techniques required for more demanding pieces in the wind orchestra repertoire, the extensive repertoire that exists for wind orchestras as well as its different styles, special features and interpretations. 

You will regularly get the opportunity to work with varying band compositions. Your weekly tool is the 12-17-member trainee wind band. Your class will also serve as visiting conductors for the Finnish Military Bands around Finland. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Choral Conducting
  • Music Education
  • Choral Literature
  • Musicology
  • Choral Conducting
  • Ear Training

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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