Sibelius Academy’s Junior Academy performs a nationally important cultural mission. Its purpose is to introduce musically gifted young people to a high-level music community and education before they enter a university.
The Junior Academy has long traditions: it was established as the Helsinki Primary Music School in 1884. Many of the Junior Academy students continue their studies at Sibelius Academy as bachelor- and master-level students. The Junior Academy has a significant impact on the results of education and artistic activities at Sibelius Academy.
The Junior Academy is for school-aged young people in Finland with exceptional musical aptitude. All Junior Academy students write an individual Junior Academy study plan, which includes goals for music education in addition to the educational goals of basic education and upper secondary education.
Youth education after the age of compulsory school education is always oriented toward later, university-level music education. The Junior Academy is led by Jussi Siirala (classical music performance), Roope Aarnio (folk music), and Ari-Pekka Anttila (jazz).
The annual service fee for Junior Academy students is EUR 340 (EUR 170 per term).
Apply to Junior Academy
The next application period is in January 2017. More information can be found on Sibelius Academy's admissions website.
Please send your queries about admissions via e-mail to siba.admissions(at)uniarts.fi.