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Come and study at one of the best performing arts universities of the world. You will get a wonderful opportunity to play in a symphony orchestra from the very first year of your studies. 

The Orchestra Academy of the Helsinki Music Centre and the close-knit cooperation between professional orchestras allow you to collect hands-on work experience. You will get to network with current and future top musicians already as a student. 


Graduates from the Woodwind instruments (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, or Saxophone) programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki know the essential repertoire, styles, techniques, and interpretations of their respective instrument as well as the key orchestra repertoire of Western art music. 

They work as soloists or a versatile chamber and orchestra musicians and have acquired at least the basic pedagogical competence.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orchestral instrument performance
  • Chamber music
  • Instrument section performance, winds
  • Woodwind performance, secondary instrument
  • Audition training
  • Orchestral repetoire

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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Woodwind instruments (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, or Saxophone)
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