Sibelius Academy

We are one of the largest music academies in Europe and provide highest level education in music in Finland.


We offer higher music education in state-of-the-art facilities in the centre of Helsinki, Finland’s vibrant capital. At one of the largest music academies in Europe, you have a world of opportunities to explore ranging from instrument studies and conducting to global music, music technology and arts management.

Since the academy was founded in 1882, we have strived for the highest standards in music education. Ranked consistently among the world’s best performing art schools, our international community includes 1,400 students and researchers from 60 countries, and our faculty of 600 staff come from all over the globe.

Our mission is to foster empowered, critical and artistically powerful professionals in the field of music. At the Sibelius Academy, you have immense creative freedom to tailor your personal learning path so that it meets your individual goals and needs.

Diverse artistic activities of the highest quality are a key aspect of our educational model. Constant practical training and collaboration with world-class artists, educators and professional organisations equip you to work in a wide range of musical and cross-disciplinary contexts.

We strive to educate versatile, future-driven professionals to be active in shaping the fields of music and art and, through them, society as a whole. We are committed to supporting you in finding your own unique voice and individual professional identity in a community that embraces diversity and connectedness.

Contact information


Student services

Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
P.O.Box 30
00097 Uniarts


At the Sibelius Academy you can complete a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degree, a Licentiate degree and a Doctoral degree. We also provide youth and adult education.


Research and music practices are closely intertwined at the Sibelius Academy.

Artistic activities and events

Artistic activities culminate in public concerts, most of which are held at the Helsinki Music Centre.

An international learning environment

Cooperate with us

  • Friends of Sibelius Academy

    The Friends of Sibelius Academy is a US-based foundation dedicated to promoting Sibelius Academy projects and artistic work.

  • Sibelius Academy Friends Association (Sibelius-Akatemian ystävät ry)

    Sibelius Academy Friends Association is a Finnish association for those interested in the academy’s concert offerings, teaching and research.


    • Emilie Gardberg

    • Dean
      Sibelius Academy
    • Contact via the executive assistant: +358 50 339 0990
    • Markus Utrio

    • Vice Dean, Klassisen musiikin osasto, Sibelius Academy
    • +358504013455
    • Juha Ojala

    • Vice Dean, Research and Doctoral education, Sibelius Academy
    • +358504775510