Wind instruments

You can study the following instruments as your main subject: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium or tuba. Our main focus during the studies is to have every student find his or her place as a professional musician. After graduation, you will have work opportunities as a teacher, orchestra musician, chamber musician, and soloist.

In a nutshell

  • Target degree: Bachelor's and master's degrees in music, master's degree in music
  • Scope of the degree: BA+MA, 180 + 150 credits (3 yrs. + 2,5 yrs), master´s degree, 150 credits (2.5 yrs.)
  • Field of art: Music
  • Organiser: the Sibelius Academy
  • Next time to apply: January 2019
  • Studies begin: at the start of the academic year in August
  • Person responsible for the degree programme: Department Head Kaisa Holopainen

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Study

In the department of wind instruments, percussion, and harp, you can study the following instruments as your main subject:

  • flute
  • oboe
  • clarinet
  • bassoon
  • saxophone
  • French horn
  • trumpet
  • trombone
  • euphonium
  • tuba
  • percussion
  • harp

The studies focus on instrument skills required in soloist, chamber, and orchestra musician duties. The bachelor’s degree includes Level B main instrument studies while successful Level A studies are required for a master’s degree.

 

Soloist and chamber music work and performances, together with playing in the Sibelius Academy symphony orchestra and wind orchestra, form an essential part of the studies. Close cooperation with the orchestral conducting programme gives you the chance to play in a full-sized symphony orchestra from the very outset of your studies. Active chamber music work in inventive ensembles offers you possibilities for various music productions.

 

After graduating from the programme, you will be a skilled instrumentalist with knowledge of the central repertoire, styles, techniques, and expressive possibilities of your instrument, including important western art music repertoire. To deepen your skills, you can choose one of the following options: audition training, principal or section training, or leader/concertmaster training. In pedagogy studies, you will become familiar with teaching your instrument, from the beginner to professional levels.

 

Sibelius Academy alumni work as teachers in the broad range of Finnish music schools and as orchestra and chamber musicians and soloists. Professional orchestras all over the world employ Sibelius Academy alumni. The Master of Music degree also qualifies you for doctoral study: At Sibelius Academy, you can complete the Licentiate of Music (LMus) and Doctor of Music (DMus) degrees.

Teachers

Flute

Lecturer

 

Part-time teachers

Oboe

Lecturer

  • Jorma Valjakka (on temporary leave)
  • Veera Pesu (acting)

Part-time teachers

Clarinet

Professor of Wind Instruments

Lecturer

  • Olli Leppäniemi

Part-time teachers

Bassoon

Lecturer

Part-time teachers

Saxophone

Lecturer

  • Joonatan Rautiola

Part-time teacher

  • Kalle Oittinen

French Horn

Lecturers

Part-time teachers

Trumpet

Professor of Brass Music

Lecturer

Part-time teacher

  • Touko Lundell
  • Miikka Saarinen (baroque trumpet)
  • Helena Sinisalo (pedagogy)

Trombone

Lecturer

Part-time teachers

Euphonium

Tuba

How to apply

Links to the admissions guides and more information about applying can be found on the admissions page. The next application period to the University of the Arts Helsinki is in January 2018.

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Contact information

All University of the Arts Helsinki e-mail addresses are in the form firstname.lastname (at) uniarts.fi.
siba.admissions (at) uniarts.fi

 

Head of Department Petri Alanko

Deputy Head of Department Jussi Särkkä

Professor of Wind Instruments Harri Mäki

Professor of Brass Music Pasi Pirinen