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Accordion, classical instrument, master

After the master's degree, you can work as a soloist, chamber or orchestra musician, and music pedagogue in a community and international atmosphere.

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Why study here?

The Sibelius Academy has one of the best classical accordion study programmes in the world. For decades, our alumni have worked in esteemed teaching positions around the world and have been successful in numerous international competitions.

Content and objective of the programme

The objective of the education is to allow you to acquire well-rounded expertise that suits your personality. In order to achieve this, the teachers will help you identify the studies that best suit your interests.

As a master’s student, you will continue your soloist studies, studies in chamber music, and general music studies. You will also improve your communications, career and study skills. You can also select optional courses in your fields of interest, comprising 30 credits. For example, you may choose to complete pedagogical studies, giving you the qualifications to work as a teacher.

You can also choose courses organised by the other two academies of Uniarts Helsinki (Academy of Fine Arts and Theatre Academy) and courses in so-called joint studies that are available for all students at the university.

Upon graduation, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to work, for example, in demanding positions as a soloist, pedagogue and chamber musician. The extensive general music studies also give you a well-rounded foundation to take on other kinds of career paths.

Besides instrument studies, ensemble playing is also integral to the programme. The study environment offers a close-knit yet international community with a homely atmosphere. The community is enriched by the presence of exchange students and degree students from all over the world.


Our teachers are some of the best experts in their respective fields. In addition to the permanent teaching staff, the programme welcomes international top professionals as guests on a regular basis.

Doctoral studies

It is possible to complete a licentiate and a doctoral degree at Uniarts Helsinki as a third-cycle degree. After graduating as a master, you will have the option to apply for doctoral studies in music and specialise in research-oriented, artistic or applied doctoral studies.

Admissions guide

Target degree and length of study

Master of Music (MuM)
2,5 vuotta

Application period

Next possible time to apply is in January 2024. Studies begin in August 2024.

Application languages

English, Finnish, Swedish Read more about language skill requirements

Tuition fee

Annual tuition fee €5,000 for students studying in English and coming from outside the EU and EEA countries.
Read more about tuition fees

Supervising teacher

  • Veli Kujala

    Lecturer, accordion, Piano, accordion, guitar and kantele, Sibelius Academy


Sibelius Academy

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