Harp, classical instrument, master

In your master's studies, you will expand your solo repertoire, get professional audition coaching and learn to play high-level chamber music.

Student playing harp

Why study here?

With us, you can study harp under the guidance of the best teachers in an international environment. In your master’s studies, you get professional audition coaching and the opportunity to expand your solo repertoire according to your own interests. You get to play in an orchestra and play chamber music at a high level. We regularly offer masterclasses by the best guest teachers in the field. 

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Content and objective of the programme

Mastering your own instrument is at the core of the studies and you will receive a lot of one-to-one instruction. Your studies include: instrument and ensemble playing, optional studies, thesis and maturity test, optional and elective studies. You may also deepen your knowledge in pedagogics.

After completing your degree, you will be able to artisticly express yourself, master your instrument and have the musical understanding needed for working in demanding positions. Your future career could be as a soloist, orchestral or chamber musician or an instrument pedagog.

You can also choose courses organised by the other two Uniarts Helsinki academies and complete joint studies that are available to all students.

High-quality facilities for harp studies

As a harp student, you will have access to the harpists’ own classroom at the Helsinki Music Centre, as well as another classroom where harp students have the primary booking right. 

Our instrument collection is regularly maintained and includes the following high-quality instruments:

  • Salvi Iris natural (2023)
  • Salvi Iris natural (2020) 
  • Lyon & Healy 23 (2013) 
  • Lyon & Healy 23 (1964) 
  • Salvi Aurora 
  • Horngacher Orchestra gold 
  • Engl. lever-harp Camac Korrigan 
  • Camac Blue – electro-acoustic pedal harp


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

Sibelius Junior Academy

This instrument is part of our Junior Academy, a national programme, which prepares young music students for studies in a higher education institution. In addition to studies in either a major subject or a main instrument, you will study ensemble playing, structural awareness of music and other subjects offered by the Sibelius Academy.

Doctoral studies

You can complete a licentiate and a doctoral degree at Uniarts Helsinki as a third-cycle degree. After graduating with a master’s degree, you can 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 (MMus)
2,5 years

Application period

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

Application languages

English, Finnish, Swedish Read more about the language skill requirements

Tuition fee

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

Supervising teacher

  • Päivi Severeide

    University Teacher, harp, Wind instruments, percussion and harp, Sibelius Academy


Sibelius Academy

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