Docmus Doctoral School of Classical Music

We are responsible for doctoral education within the Faculty of Classical Music of the Sibelius Academy.


Our research unit focuses on music performance, church music, as well as composition and music theory. Our wide-ranging artistic activities cover the field of music from antiquity to contemporary music. We have approximately 80 students in three study programmes (artistic, research and applied studies). We encourage our students to develop an individual artist and researcher profile and to discover their own research method and culture. 

Our research is multidisciplinary and explores various art forms. It is carried out by individual researchers as well as through externally funded projects. We develop our research activities in cooperation with other researchers at Uniarts Helsinki. We offer our students and researchers an international and active community.


Contact information

  • Markus Mantere

    Professor, music history, DocMus Doctoral School, Sibelius Academy
  • Sirpa Järvelä

    Specialist, DocMus doctoral school, Research and doctoral education services Sibelius Academy, Sibelius Academy

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