Wind instruments, classical instruments, master

In these master studies you will study in a world-class environment where top professionals will help you reach your full potential in your instrument.

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Why study here?

Are you ambitious about reaching your fullest potential in your instrument? Do you dream about a career in an orchestra, as a solo artist, chamber musician or in music pedagogy?

Study at one of the best performing arts universities in the world. You will get a wonderful opportunity to play in a symphony orchestra from the very first year of your studies. The Orchestra Academy of the Helsinki Music Centre and the close-knit cooperation between professional orchestras allow you to gain work experience. You will get to network with top current and future musicians already as a student.

Content and objective of the programme

Mastering your instrument is the core objective of your studies. You will receive 90 minutes of individual instruction per week. In addition to the lessons with your own teacher, you can also regularly attend masterclasses taught by visiting teachers. You can also include optional and elective studies in your schedule. During the 2.5-year master’s studies, you will deepen your competence in your major subject. You may also choose optional studies in, e.g., orchestral performance, chamber music, contemporary music, early music instruments and performance practice. You may also deepen your knowledge in pedagogics. You can also choose courses organised by the two other Uniarts Helsinki academies and complete joint studies that are available for all students.

You can choose any of the following as your major subject: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, baritone horn or tuba.

The master studies will give you the competence to work as a versatile chamber and orchestra musician. Graduates from the Sibelius Academy know the essential repertoire, styles, techniques, and interpretations of their respective instrument as well as the key orchestra repertoire of Western art music. We will help you to acquire the skills to be able to independently study and practice your instrument.


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. You can search for teachers by instrument from the link below.

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 who come from outside the EU and EEA countries.
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Supervising teacher

  • Petri Alanko

    Lecturer, flute, Wind instruments, percussion and harp, Sibelius Academy


Sibelius Academy

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