Music is the way to grow – Music education in Finland today focuses on the student

by Anu Ahola, Tove Djupsjöbacka, Hanna Isolammi, Amanda Kauranne, Nuppu Koivisto, Jyrki Lähteenmäki, Patrik Stenström, Auli Särkiö-Pitkänen

FMQ Special Feature 3/2020 is all about recent developments in Finnish music education. Finland’s music institutes have largely discontinued their level performance examinations, a long-standing system; what are they doing instead? How did music institutes cope with the sudden, forced transition to remote teaching? In this package, you will also learn of a new material databank geared towards lowering the threshold for composition and of the first-ever conservatory-level qualifications in Sámi music completed at the Sámi Music Academy.

Translations: Jaakko Mäntyjärvi & Hanna-Mari Latham
Featured photo: Markku Klami