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Apply for Junior Academy
Sibelius Academy's Junior Academy performs a nationally important cultural mission. Its purpose is to introduce musically gifted young people to a high-level music community and education before they enter a university. The Junior Academy has a significant impact on the results of education and artistic activities at Sibelius Academy, and many of the Junior Academy students continue their studies at Sibelius Academy as bachelor- and master-level students.
The Junior Academy is for school-aged young people in Finland with exceptional musical aptitude. All Junior Academy students write an individual Junior Academy study plan, which includes goals for music education in addition to the educational goals of basic education and upper secondary education. Youth education after the age of compulsory school education is always oriented toward later, university level music education. Jussi Siirala (classical music), Roope Aarnio (folk music) and Jussi Kannaste (jazz) are the teachers in charge of the Junior Academy.
Junior Academy students pay an annual service fee (340€; 170€/semester).
Next application period is 7.-27.1.2015. The electronic application form will be published in January 2015.
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