Finnish Music Quarterly has its eye on the Sibelius Academy

The second special feature of Finnish Music Quarterly in 2018 focuses on Finland’s only university-level music institution, the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.

In its online article the FMQ takes a look at composition teaching, doctoral programs, the classical accordion class, the Orchestra Academy, and the principal goals and key figures at the Sibelius Academy in 2018. In addition, it dives a little deeper in composer Riikka Talvitie’s ongoing doctoral project.

What are the current focus areas at the Sibelius Academy? How can the Sibelius Academy respond to future challenges with the range of applicants becoming ever more diverse? What is the everyday cooperation like in the Orchestra academy – consortium of the Helsinki Music Centre operators? These and many other questions are presented in the special feature. You can also read about the experiences of our recently graduated doctors or current doctoral students. 

Finnish Music Quarterly is published by Music Finland. Its partners are the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, the Society of Finnish Composers and the Finnish Musicians’ Union. The magazine is also supported by a grant from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.The articles in FMQ are written by experts on music both Finnish and foreign. In the course of its history, FMQ has also produced special issues in German, French and Swedish. You can also follow FMQ by subscribing to their newsletter. More at