What is Sibelius Summer Academy?

Sibelius Summer Academy is a summer study program offered by the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki in Finland. It offers young talents a chance to work and perform together with world-class teachers, artists and other students in an encouraging and inspiring international environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Sibelius Summer Academy is supported by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and the Wihuri Foundation.



null Application for the Piano and Brass courses in Summer 2020 now open!

The application periods for Brass at Sibelius Summer Academy (1.-6.6.2020) and Piano at Sibelius Summer Academy (8.-13.6.2020) are now open! 

Brass at Sibelius Summer Academy

Brass instrumentalists are invited to Helsinki for an intensive education and concert event in June 2020 – join us for an international atmosphere with peer students and a world-renowned faculty from the Sibelius Academy and abroad! The course is intended for professional brass students or instrumentalists possessing equivalent skills.

Application period ends on February 15th 2020 and the Sibelius Academy brass faculty will select the participants according to applications. See the teaching faculty here.

Piano at Sibelius Summer Academy

The first international Piano at Sibelius Summer Academy course celebrates the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven and offers an insight on keyboard music by Beethoven and his peers with world renowned teachers from the Sibelius Academy and abroad. The course is intended for professional students or pianists possessing equivalent skills. The faculty includes some of the world's leading experts; Liv Glaser, Tuija Hakkila, Erik T. Tawaststjerna, Eero Heinonen, Jonathan Biss, Tom Beghin, Aleksei Ljubimov and Ilmo Ranta. Application period ends on February 28th 2020. More details on the course home page.


Applications for the August 2020 courses (Arts Management at Sibelius Summer Academy 11.-14.8.2020 and Vocal Ensemble at Sibelius Summer Academy 17.-22.8. 2020) will be opened later.