Music as a profession

Pianist in Tulindberg Hall

Are you interested in the music as a profession?

At the Oulu Conservatory, you can study music in vocational education at the secondary level. The Musician qualification offers specializations in classical music, rhythm music, and church music. The qualification consists of 180 competence points.

This education is suitable for you if:

  • You are considering music as a profession
  • You want to focus on developing your musical skills in peace 

We Offer:

  • High-quality, tuition-free education
  • A good learning atmosphere
  • The possibility to pursue a dual or triple qualification in cooperation with Oulu high schools
  • Excellent facilities for practice
  • Student welfare benefits (study support, meals, school travel support)

We require applicants to have:

  • A certificate of completion of basic education
  • Strong musical background: good playing or singing skills as well as musical theory skills 

Studies last for 3 years for applicants with a basic education background and 2 years for those who have already completed a secondary level qualification. It is also possible to complete individual parts of the qualification.

It's also possible to pursue a dual or triple qualification. This requires careful planning of studies, precise scheduling, and possibly a longer study period due to scheduling overlaps. More information on this can be obtained from the study counselor.

For more information and application instructions (in Finnish), please contact:

Study counselor Tapio Tekoniemi +358 44 703 9168