Sibelius Academy

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Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki
Taideyliopiston Sibelius-Akatemia
Konstuniversitetets Sibelius-Akademi
Sibelius Academy building 12 July 2005.JPG
Sibelius Academy in central Helsinki
Type Public
Established1882 [1]
Parent institution
University of the Arts Helsinki
Dean Emilie Gardberg
Academic staff
126 full-time academic staff; 48 part-time academic staff; 434 hourly paid teachers
Students1,400 [2]
Undergraduates 500
Postgraduates 640
140
Other students
100 students at the Sibelius Junior Academy
Location,
Finland

60°10′18″N024°55′57″E / 60.17167°N 24.93250°E / 60.17167; 24.93250 Coordinates: 60°10′18″N024°55′57″E / 60.17167°N 24.93250°E / 60.17167; 24.93250
CampusIn the heart of Helsinki
Nickname SibA
Website https://www.uniarts.fi/en/units/sibelius-academy/

The Sibelius Academy (Finnish : Taideyliopiston Sibelius-Akatemia, Swedish : Sibelius-Akademin vid Konstuniversitetet) is part of the University of the Arts Helsinki and a university-level music school which operates in Helsinki and Kuopio, Finland. It also has an adult education centre in Järvenpää and a training centre in Seinäjoki. The Academy is the only music university in Finland. [3] It is among the biggest European music universities[ citation needed ] with roughly 1,400 enrolled students.

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The Sibelius Academy is the organizer of the International Maj Lind Piano Competition and one of the organizers of the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition held every five years in Helsinki. [4]

History

The academy was founded in 1882 by Martin Wegelius as Helsingfors musikinstitut ("Helsinki Music Institute") and renamed Sibelius-Akatemia in 1939 [1] to honour its own former student and Finland's most celebrated composer Jean Sibelius. In 2013, the academy merged with two formerly independent universities, Helsinki Theatre Academy and Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, to form the University of the Arts Helsinki. [5]

Degrees

The primary degree at the Sibelius Academy is the Master of Music (MMus) degree. The school also offers postgraduate degrees with artistic and research options. The postgraduate degrees are the Licentiate of Arts in Music Lic.A. (Mus.) and the doctoral degree of Doctor of Arts in Music D.A. (Mus.)

Degree programmes

The Academy offers the following degree programmes: [6]

Notable students and faculty (past and present)

Composers

Conductors

Instrumentalists

Vocalists

Junior Academy

Junior Academy [18] is for highly skilled young musicians to study with top level professionals before entering a university.

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