International Summer Music Institute at Tampere


July 31st – August 9th, 2020



Tampere Conservatory, F.E.Sillanpäänkatu 9, 33230 Tampere, Finland


Target group

The course is meant for singers in different faces of studies – for advanced singers and serious amateurs. The tasks on the course are targeted according to each singers abilities



All participants will be receiving daily coaches and lessons:


– We will be assigning an opera or theater scenes, which the students must learn and memorize it prior to the program begin.

– You need to prepare to sing a few art songs, musical theater songs, and oprea arias of your choice.

– You will receive the voice lessons by three different voice teachers for rotating basis.

– You need to perform at the orientation, fun singing evening, master classes, and two final evening concerts.

– You will learn to use your body as the voice instrument and how to take care of it.



During the course the student has


– Daily voice lesson (45 min per day) – the students change teachers every three days that in the end every student has studied with every teacher

– A session with a pianist / coach almost every day

– Daily movement class to learn how to take care of singers body (gymnastic, stretching, relaxation)

– There will be sessions with the whole course and lot of opportunities to perform

– The lectures about the artistic world, auditioning and development of a career by special quest Erkki Korhonen, artistic leader of several festivals, former leader of the international Opera studio in Zürich and the Finnish National opera


Faculty members:

Mira Yang, opera singer soprano, leader of AAMSopera, professor of voice in the school of music at the George Mason University and Community Advisory Board for the Kennedy Center.

Kristjan Mõjsnik, opera singer bass baritone, professor at the Univeristy of Arts, Sibelius-Academy

Ulla Raiskio, opera singer mezzo soprano, teacher at the Tampere Concervatory

The coaches:

Jyrki Lähteenmäki, pianist, coach, doctor of Music, lector at the Music school of Pirkanmaa

Danielle Paittelli, Korrepetitor at Kunstuniversität Graz

Special guest:

Erkki Korhonen, Zürich Opera, Director of Finnish National Opera



Songs and arias. Student must bring two copies of the music he / she wants to work with the pianist and teacher.


Modes of study

Lessons and individual rehearsing. There is plenty of rehearsal rooms at the concervatoire.


Final concert

All the participants will be performing at the final concerts.

Course fee



How to apply

1. Fill the online application here: APPLICATION FORM
2. Send recent video recording with audition repertoire (MP3 / MP4 -file or Youtube -link) to and

Singers from United States must apply by February 28th,2020
Singers from Finland & Europe must apply by April 1st, 2020


More information

Content and program:

Mira Yang

Ulla Raiskio

Additional information:

Mikko Mattila

Opettaja avoin
There are available places on the course
31.7.2020 - 9.8.2020
Course fee 880,00

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