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

Degree Program in Classical Music Performance (Violin)

Helsinki, Finland

6 Years

English, Finnish, Swedish

Full time



Degree Program in Classical Music Performance (Violin)

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

Study under the guidance of internationally esteemed string instrument teachers and play together with top professionals in a symphony orchestra.

You will receive 90 minutes of individual instruction in your main instrument per week. You will also study chamber music, music perception, music history, pedagogy and languages, as well as minor studies of your own choosing. You can complement your degree by completing courses in conducting, jazz, folk music, early music, composition and arrangement, for example.

As a master's student, you will increase your competence in your major subject and either develop a broad understanding of several areas or concentrate e.g. on orchestral performance and chamber music, contemporary music, or early music instruments and performance practices. In your optional studies, you can deepen your skills as a string musician by participating in audition training or training for acting as the principal/leader of strings and playing parts. Our graduates work as competent pedagogues and orchestra musicians, chamber musicians and soloists.

You can also choose courses organised by the other two academies of the University and complete so-called joint studies that are available for all students.

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