Degree Program in Classical Music Performance (Brass Instruments [French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone Horn, or Tuba])

University of the Arts Helsinki
Program overview
5.5 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English, Finnish, Swedish

Start dates
August 2024

August 2024

August 2024
University of the Arts student practicing his instrument.

About this program

Degree Programme in Classical Music Performance (Brass instruments - French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone Horn, or Tuba)

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

Study to become a wind instrument professional under the guidance of the best possible teachers and network with both current and future top musicians.

During the three-year bachelor’s studies, you will study chamber music, music perception, music history, pedagogy and languages, and you will also be able to include optional and minor studies in your schedule. Performance and audition coaching and general training in skills needed as a professional are part of the studies in the program.

You will receive 90 minutes of individual instruction per week. In addition to the lessons with your own teacher, you can also regularly attend master classes taught by visiting teachers.

During the 2.5-year master’s studies, you will deepen your competence in your major subject, but you may also choose optional studies in e.g. orchestral performance, chamber music, contemporary music, early music instruments and performance practice.

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.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The languages of instruction for this programme are English, Finnish and Swedish.


Annual tuition fee €5,000 for students studying in English and coming from outside the EU and EEA countries.


You can choose flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn or tuba as your major subject.

Graduates from the Sibelius Academy know the essential repertoire, styles, techniques, and interpretations of their respective instrument as well as the key orchestra repertoire of Western art music. They work as soloists or a versatile chamber and orchestra musicians and have acquired at least the basic pedagogical competence.

Continuing studies

It is possible to complete a licentiate and a doctoral degree at the University as a third-cycle degree. After graduating with a master’s degree, you will have the option to apply for doctoral studies in music and specialise in research-oriented, artistic or applied doctoral studies.

Career paths

Graduates will be able to work as intermediaries between culture and other fields. Other career opportunities include, for example, research, administrative duties, media, and entrepreneurship in music.

About this institute

University of the Arts Helsinki

The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) offers the highest education in fine arts, music, dance and theatre in an inspiring multidisciplinary environment. Uniarts Helsinki’s wide selection of programs in the field of arts and productive dialogue between teaching...

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Why study at University of the Arts Helsinki

  • The University of the Arts is one of the leading performing arts universities in the world: Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy has ranked among the top 26 universities in the QS World University Ranking for five consecutive years (2016–2023).
  • We have unique facilities for creating arts with two campuses in Helsinki and a new building for fine arts which was opened in 2021. The facilities are in the use of the Academy of Fine Arts as well as students of light design, sound design, and design for the performing arts. We host over 1,000 public performances or exhibitions per year.
  • At Uniarts Helsinki you can study in an inspiring environment where different disciplines of art influence each other. The academies of Uniarts Helsinki;Academy of Fine Arts, Theatre Academy and Sibelius Academy, have roots deep within the Finnish arts education and history of art. The predecessors of all three academies were founded in the 19th century although then they operated under slightly different names.
  • The Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki is an international academy with a focus on fine arts. Students' personal aspirations and one-to-one guidance in teaching are at the heart of the academy.
  • The Sibelius Academy of Uniarts Helsinki is one of the largest music academies in Europe. It is the cornerstone of the Finnish music culture through its expertise in teaching, research and artistic activities.
  • The Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki is a reformer of the performing arts and offer the highest education in theatre, dance and writing in Finland.

Contact info

University of the Arts Helsinki

Sörnäinen campus
Sörnäisten rantatie 19
00530 Helsinki

Phone no: +358294 47 2000


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