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A music student plays a desk top player. Photo: Jyrki Vesa

The general role of higher education and research in Music is to develop Finnish music culture and foster cultural heritage.

Music graduates usually work as:

  • musicians
  • orchestral or choral conductors
  • composers
  • teachers
  • expert administrators
  • researchers.

University education in Music is provided by the Sibelius Academy, which offers degree programmes in music performance, jazz, vocal music or orchestral and choral conducting. The Kuopio unit offers studies in church music. Subject teacher training in music is available at the Universities of Jyväskylä and Oulu.

Sibelius Academy (University of the Arts Helsinki): Bachelor and Master of Music degrees