Study Plan instructions: Wind Instruments, Percussion and Harp

This is how you make a Study Plan for your exchange application.

How do I get started?

Start planning your Study Plan by looking into your main subject/instrument curriculum here: Under Sibelius Academy, you can also find the section “Courses for exchange students”, from which you can find suitable elective courses from other main subjects’ curricula and studies open for all students regardless of department (e.g. language studies, performance studies, physical education).

Make sure you include the courses and credits required as compulsory by your home institution.

In case you are accepted as an exchange student, you will need to start a Learning Agreement according to your home institution’s guidelines.

Wind Instrument, Percussion and Harp studies for exchange students

Main subject/main instrument studies: 

Woodwinds/brass/percussion/harp one-to-one instrument classes: 28 x 45 min lessons/semester (Bachelor 12 ECTS/Master 12 ECTS per semester)  

Secondary instrument: 

May be available upon application/decision by department concerned. Must be mentioned in Study Plan. Depending on instrument: 0-11 lessons/semester (2,5-3,5 ECTS/semester). 


Reed making in Oboe and Bassoon (Bachelor 2 ECTS/ Master 1 ECTS per Academic Year) 

Orchestral performance: May be available upon decision by department concerned and depending on instrument (0-4 ECTS/Academic year) 

Chamber music: available given that a group can be formed (3 ECTS/Academic year) 

Audition training: May be available, depending on instrument (0,5-1 ECTS/semester) 

Percussion workshop for percussionists (2 ECTS/semester) 

Instrument Ensemble in Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone (1-2 ECTS/semester) 

Orchestral repertoire and section work for brass: May be available (1 ECTS/semester) 

Secondary instrument repertoire and audition training, woodwinds: May be available (1-2 ECTS/ Academic Year) 

Brief introduction to audience outreach work: May be available (2 ECTS/Academic year) 


These courses have been popular electives among our exchange students in the past. Click the name of the course to see its page in the Study Guide (opens in a new tab).

Language courses

Well-being and performance and learning coaching

Creative skills and improvisation

Early music

Folk music

Global music

Music education

Music history

Music technology

Arts Management, Society and Creative Entrepreneurship
Master level students only

Vocal music