Sibelius Academy’s publications

We publish literature, online materials, journals, and recordings related to our field of teaching and research.

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We publish research and doctoral theses in eight series and recordings through two record labels. We also publish two peer-reviewed academic journals. An important part of the university’s societal impact, the publications are directed to musicians, students, teachers, researchers, organisations and institutions, and all members of the general public interested in music.

Our publications follow the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK) and the principles of open science and research. Trio, the Finnish Journal of Music Education, and the peer-reviewed DocMus Research Publications series have received the right to use the label for peer-reviewed scholarly publications granted by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. Electronic copies of the publications, doctoral dissertations, and theses are archived on the University of the Arts Helsinki’s institutional repository Taju.

Our publication series

DocMus Research Publications

DocMus Research Publications received the right to use the label for peer-reviewed scholarly publications granted by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies in 2017, as of issue 9. The series has been published since 2012, and its editor-in-chief is Professor Anne Kauppala.

Sibelius Academy Publications

The series consists of peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed research publications, including anniversary, conference, and other specialist-audience publications. The series is managed by the Sibelius Academy’s Publication Committee.

Folk music publications by the Sibelius Academy (Etno.net)

The Etno.net portal includes learning materials and sheet music published by the Sibelius Academy’s Folk Music Department, other written and multimedia publications about folk music, and written components of artistic doctoral theses.

Studies and Reports by the Sibelius Academy

Studies and Reports by the Sibelius Academy is a series of academic development and research reports and studies published online or in print. The series is managed by the Sibelius Academy’s Publication Committee.

Doctoral theses

Studia Musica

A series of research theses.

EST

A series of artistic theses.

Recordings

Recordings and printed publications by the Folk Music Department are on Etno.net

Etno.net is an online publication by the Folk Music Department at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, that includes recordings, a book series, theses, teaching materials, and information resources. The featured CDs are part of the Folk Music Department’s publication series and a sample of the department’s artistic activities. The book series includes pedagogical publications and books produced through doctoral research. The thesis section introduces written and multimedia works from the Folk Music Department’s doctoral programme and project studies from the master’s programme. Some of these materials are available online in full, while others are introduced through short summaries due to copyright issues. The featured teaching and information resources include selected study kits created and tested by teachers and students of the Folk Music Department as well as other useful materials relevant to the study of folk music. The Etno.net online recordings showcase the musical versatility of the Folk Music Department.

SibaRecords, the Sibelius Academy’s record label

SibaRecords is a record label established by the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, in 2009. SibaRecords produces high-quality recordings, supports Sibelius Academy musicians’ artistic endeavours, and disseminates music produced at the Sibelius Academy as physical recordings and in electronic format. SibaRecords’ releases include multichannel Super Audio CDs, traditional CDs, and vinyl records. All records are also released in digital format and distributed globally as physical records and downloadable and streamable versions.

Digital resources for teaching and learning

List of resources, databases and useful websites you can use in your teaching

Peer-reviewed research journals

The Finnish Journal of Music Education

The Finnish Journal of Music Education is an academic publication that focuses on music education-related phenomena and research in Finnish, Swedish, and English. The journal is published by the University of the Arts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy Faculty of Music Education, Jazz, and Folk Music and Suomen Taidekasvatuksen Tutkimusseura (the Finnish Arts Educational Research Association). The journal was first published in 1996.

Trio journal

Trio is a biannual peer-reviewed journal published by the DocMus Doctoral School at the University of the Arts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy Faculty of Classical Music. Trio focuses on the performance and pedagogy of Western classical music and the research of performance practices and their aesthetics and history as well as related current challenges. It also accepts articles on the history, philosophy, and analysis of Western classical music.

Sales and availability

Sibelius Academy’s publications are available at the Ostinato online and sheet music shops, or the Unigrafia online store. Sibarecords’ releases are also available through Naxos Records.

Defunct journals

Sävellys ja musiikinteoria (Composition and Music Theory)

Composition and Music Theory (Sävellys ja musiikinteoria) was published from 1991 to 1998 by the Sibelius Academy’s Department of Composition and Music Theory.

Säteitä annuals

In 2009 – 2010, the Department of Composition and Music Theory published the Säteitä annuals.