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University of the Arts Helsinki Degree Program in Classical Music Performance (Kantele)
University of the Arts Helsinki

Degree Program in Classical Music Performance (Kantele)

Helsinki, Finland

6 Years

English, Finnish, Swedish

Full time



Degree Program in Classical Music Performance (Kantele)

This 5.5 year program leads to a Bachelor's and a Master's degree.

The kantele program is multi-faceted and highly respected both by national and international standards. It has a unique mission in fostering and renewing kantele music and pedagogy. Kantele artists who have studied at the Sibelius Academy and achieved global success include Eva Alkula, Eija Kankaanranta, Kristi Mühling and Hedi Viisma.

The flexible curriculum caters to individual interests and aims at providing students with wide expertise and top-level mastery of the instrument. You will have the chance to grow into a professional with your own strong artistic vision.

The kantele major focuses on versatile soloist studies, spanning different eras and genres as well as the development of extensive pedagogical skills. In your studies, you will also learn more about chamber music, free accompaniment and improvisation, ergonomics when playing, as well as the history and modern state of kantele. The program gives you the opportunity to work with composers and composition students and learn about how to incorporate electric kantele and music technology in your music. You will also become acquainted with the structure and maintenance of kantele.

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