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University of the Arts Helsinki Bachelor of Music in Classical Music Performance: Organ
University of the Arts Helsinki

Bachelor of Music in Classical Music Performance: Organ

Helsinki, Finland

3 Years

English, Finnish, Swedish

Full time

Aug 2024

On-Campus

* application period of 3 Jan – 17 Jan 2024.

Introduction

Study to become an organist under the guidance of renowned teachers in a unique and international environment.

Why study here?

Come and study at one of the best performing arts universities in the world. With organ as your major subject, you will focus on performance skills, improvisation, and organ pedagogy. Major subject studies in the organ are organized by the Department of Church Music, which is a close-knit and welcoming community of over 160 students.

About the studies

This programme is a combined 3-year Bachelor's and 2,5-year Master's degree. With organ as your major subject, you will focus on mastering your instrument and learning about improvisation, continuo playing, and the structure and history of the clavichord. Your studies will include ensemble playing and mastering the keyboard, as well as the history of organ music and organ pedagogy. As part of your bachelor’s degree, you will prepare a repertoire for the Level B performance examination in accordance with the degree requirements for organ as a major subject. In your keyboard instrument studies, you will reach at least Level C in piano, harpsichord, or clavichord.

Top-quality instruments

With organ music as your major, you will have the opportunity to use three organs, all representing different eras, in the Organo Hall of the Helsinki Music Centre. Various organs at the Sibelius Academy’s premises at Nervanderinkatu are also available for students’ use. Classes are also organized in churches in the Helsinki region.

Teachers

Our teachers are Finland’s leading experts with extensive international experience. In addition to the permanent teaching staff, the program welcomes organ artists and pedagogues as guests on a regular basis.

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