Turku Conservatory briefly in English
Turku Conservatory of Music offers music studies for children and young people as well as vocational upper secondary education and training for adults.
Basic education in the arts
The love for music for the youngest children is prompted in Music Playschool. The purpose of the music playschool is to provide the child with a platform for subsequent music studies. In the playschool the children are made familiar with different sides of music and different instruments in the form of songs, exercises to the accompaniment of music and games.
Basic education in the arts is provided primarily for children and young people on an extracurricular basis. Basic education in Music Institute progresses in a goal-oriented manner from one level to the next and provides pupils with the skills to express themselves as well as the ability to apply for vocational or higher education in the field of music. Both classical and pop & jazz music are available in music institute. The training includes solistic subjects and general subjects (music theory, solfeggio and music knowledge) as well as ensemble playing.
Tuition fee examples:
– music playschool (45 min lessons) 123 € per semester
– music institute 268 € (1st year, 30 min lesson), 319 € (45 min lesson) per semester.
The way to apply: Main path is to apply in the spring for the lessons starting the next August. Due to changes in the administration, the access procedures for the year 2020 are yet to be decided. The teaching languages are Finnish and Swedish, but English lessons are possible to arrange in many cases. Inquiries also during semesters are welcome.
Vocational upper secondary education and training
Vocational upper secondary education and training is designed both for young people without upper secondary qualifications and for adults already in work life. Turku Conservatory offers studies for basic degree in music in classical, pop & jazz music as well as music technology. The studies are designed individually based on the personal competence development plan. The studies last two years in most of cases and are free of charge. Students have also the right to a free meal daily.
The vocational studies are carried out in Finnish – thus sufficient Finnish language skills are a requirement for applicants.
Further inquiries in English:
Mr Marko Autio