Music school enrolment 2024

ENROLMENT IN MUSIC SCHOOL, INSTRUMENT SELECTION AND RESULTS

  • The registration period for the Tampere Conservatoire is 5.2.-1.4.2024.

  • Places will be allocated to some instruments on a first-come, first-served basis, but it may not be possible to guarantee a place on the instrument that was the applicant's preferred choice. The allocation of places is based, for example, on the age of the applicant and his/her suitability for the instrument in question. Furthermore, not all instruments offer the same number of places. Depending on the situation, an applicant may be offered a place on a secondary instrument or on another instrument in the same group as the primary instrument.

  • Applicants will be invited to an instrument selection session, if necessary. The instrument selection will take place from 16 to 17 April, mainly between 12:00 and 20:00, at the Tampere Conservatoire, F. E. Sillanpään katu 9. The possible instrument selection date will be sent to the applicant by e-mail by 8 April 2024.

  • The results of the student selection will be announced on 29.4.

  • Places must be received by 13.5.

  • The waiting list can still be used to admit pupils if there are cancellations.

  • For enquiries regarding the selection of pupils, please contact Reetta Aarre-Ahtio, Assistant Principal: reetta.aarre-ahtio@tampereenkonservatorio.fi

TRANSFER APPLICANTS

If you are applying for a transfer from another music school, please send a free application to the Assistant Principal at reetta.aarre-ahtio@tampereenkonservatorio.fi. In addition to the application, please send your transcript of records and any certificates of previous studies as an e-mail attachment or by post to Tampere Conservatory, F.E. Sillanpää Street 9, 33230 Tampere.

Applicants for transfer will be asked to provide a playing sample, if necessary. As a rule, the date of the sample is at the time of the instrument selection, either 16.4. or 17.4.2024. The exact date of the possible call sample will be sent to the applicant by e-mail by 8 April.

TUITION FEE AND APPLICANTS FROM OUTSIDE TAMPERE

  • The tuition fee for undergraduate and postgraduate studies for the academic year 2024-2025 is 420 €/semester.

  • If the student's municipality of residence is not Tampere on 1.8.2024, the final decision on whether a place will be offered to a student is based on whether the student's municipality of residence pays or whether the student agrees to pay an annual per-pupil municipal contribution (approximately 1200 € per academic year) in addition to the tuition fee.

PRIMARY INSTRUMENTS:

  • Strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass

  • Woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, recorder.

  • Brass: trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba

  • Other instruments: harpsichord, church organ, piano, accordion, kantele, harp, guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, percussion, drums, classical singing (as a rule, 15 years and over) and singing school (born in 2015)

You can also apply for one of the following instrument groups:

  • Strings

  • Woodwind instruments

  • Brass instruments

NOTE! PIANO AND CLASSICAL SINGING CAN ONLY BE PREFERRED CANDIDATES AND APPLICANTS WILL ALWAYS BE INVITED TO AN INTERVIEW ON INSTRUMENT SELECTION DAYS!

SECONDARY INSTRUMENTS:

  • Strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass

  • Woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, recorder

  • Brass: trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba

  • Other instruments: harpsichord, accordion, harp, kantele, church organ, guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, percussion, drums and singing school (born 2015)

You can also apply for one of the following instrument groups:

  • Strings

  • Woodwinds

  • Brass instruments

You can apply for up to two places. However, you can only be selected for one instrument.

There is no minimum or maximum age for application, except for classical singing, for which admission is generally restricted to students aged 15 or over (by the beginning of August 2024). However, the Singing Board may make exceptions and admit younger singers at its discretion.

SINGING SCHOOL (born in 2015 only)

Only students born in 2015 will be admitted to the Singing School. In the first and second year of the Singing School, group lessons are 45 min/week and private lessons 15 min/week. The singing school curriculum (in Finnish)

Applicants will perform one of the following songs in a singing sample:

  • Mörrimöykky

  • Saunavihdat

  • Härnääjät

  • Tapio

  • Mitä itket, pieni lintu

All songs can be found e.g. in school songbooks, no matter which version.

CLASSICAL SINGING (aged 15 or over)

Candidates must perform two special songs of their choice, which must be Western art music or Finnish folk songs (not pop, rock or jazz music). In addition, the song sample includes an assimilation task (singing). There is no accompanist for the conservatory, but you can bring your own accompanist if you wish.

The classical song learning exercise will be uploaded later here on the website.

  • Choose one of the three songs to perform in the selection test. Please also note that the two songs of your choice must be Western art music or Finnish folk songs (not pop, rock or jazz music).