The Conservatoire Association of Finland is an organisation for Finnish music conservatoires. The Association was founded in 1986 with the purpose of providing a forum for co-operation for its members and to look after their interest. Today we have fifteen member schools: all 10 conservatoires of music and five polytechnics offering a degree in music. The Conservatoire Association of Finland focuses on the upper secondary level vocational education in music.
The Finnish conservatoires are houses full of music; they offer goal-oriented studies in music from the playschool level to the adult departments. They also offer upper secondary level education in music leading to Vocational Qualification in Music (level 3 of the EC classification, upper secondary level, ISCED 3). It is a 3-year study programme with 180 credit units.
The Vocational Qualification in Music is divided into three study programmes: Study Programme in Music Performance (Musician), Music Technology (Music Technologist) and Piano Tuning (Piano Tuner). Some general and basic information about the Finnish educational system and about Finland can be found from:
About vocational education
National Board of Education
Ministry of Education
The conservatoires are highly interested in international co-operation. If you are interested in applying as a student, please note that teaching is given in Finnish or in Swedish. However, for exchange students, exchange teachers and for different kind of projects etc. the language can be chosen from a variety of languages.
Contact The Conservatoire Association of Finland
Ranja Purma (Ms)
Tel. +358 50 329 6009