Jazz @ Sibelius Summer Academy

Join our rhythm music Summer course in Seinäjoki, Finland

Sibelius Summer Academy

Jazz @ Sibelius Summer Academy is a summer course built around playing, instrument clinics, lectures, jam sessions and performances for music students, music teachers and freelance musicians. The course participants are grouped into bands and playing together in these ensembles is the most important part of the course. The course participants will work on playing together, aiming for the final concert of the course.


The course faculty consists of top names in Finnish and international jazz music.

  • Jukkis Uotila (visiting lecturer)
  • Mikko Helevä (hammond/piano, ensemble)
  • Jussi Lehtonen (drums, ensemble)
  • Sami Linna (guitar, ensemble)
  • Joonatan Rautio (saxophone, ensemble)
  • Ape Anttila (bass)

International special guests


A limited number of students will be selected to the camp based on the application. The camp will be organized considering the area’s corona restrictions.

The application period will end on 13 May 2022.

Course fee

The course fee is 380€ and it includes tuition and concerts (not accommodation or meals).


Each participant is responsible for booking their own accommodation. You can find more information about the different accommodation options on the Visit Seinäjoki website.

More information about the course

Educational content of the course

  • Ape Anttila (course responsible) ape.anttila@gmail.com
  • Jussi Lehtonen (course’s educational content) jussi.lehtonen@uniarts.fi

Practical arrangement and applying

  • Pauli Raitakari pauli.raitakari@uniarts.fi
  • siba.seinajoki@uniarts.fi

Sibelius Summer Academy is a summer study program offered by the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. It offers young talents a chance to work and perform together with world-class teachers, artists and other students in an encouraging and inspiring international environment. Sibelius Summer Academy is supported by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and the Wihuri Foundation


5.6.2022 – 10.6.2022


The teaching venues are at Keskuskatu 32, Seinäjoki. The concerts are organised at ther art and culture center Kalevan Navetta (Nyykoolinkatu 25, Seinäjoki)

Keskuskatu 32

60100 Seinäjoki


380€ (not including accommodation or meals)

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