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 Early music summer course

The Helsinki Early Music Society organizes an annual early music summer course. Early music enthusiasts from Finland and other countries gather together to enjoy early music. The course is aimed at everyone interested in performing early music. We welcome  participants with different backgrounds, including young students of music institutes, people playing just for fun,  professional students, teachers of music institutes or professional musicians playing modern instruments.

The participants will receive both private lessons on their own instrument and in ensembles. Individual lessons are offered in one instrument only. If you want to play other instruments, you may do so in ensembles.The ensembles receiving tuition will be created before the course by using the information given in the registration process. In addition, there bigger groups where everyone can take part:  The Medieval group, the Renaissance orchestra, the Baroque orchestra and the choir.

The next summer course will be 22.-28.7.2024 at Orivesi campus

Tuition will be offered in the following  subjects:

  • Baroque violin / Terhi Mali, Anna Pohjola
  • Singing / Veikko Kiiver
  • Harpsichord / Elina Mustonen
  • Lute, theorbo / Niklas Mellberg
  • Recorder / Pekka Silén, Janek Öller
  • Renaissance reeds (shawm, dulcian, krummhorn) / Bernhard Stilz

More information of the teachers.

If you don’t have your own instrument, it is possible to borrow one. Please contact the organizers, we will give you the contact information of your teacher. In case  you are interested in playing an early music instrument not shown in the  list above, you may still come to the course, but we recommend to contact the organizers.

Course fee

The course fee includes tuition, meals and accommodation. The meals include breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee and dinner. The campus premises are provided with kitchens that allow storing food and preparing evening snacks. Grocery stores can be found  nearby.

The fee depends on the accommodation option. Alternatively, you can take only the tuition and the meals.

  • 764 € / person (double room, private WC and shared shower)
  • 804 € / person (single room, private WC and shared shower)
  • 834 € / person (double room, private WC and shower)
  • 864 € / person (single room in a two person unit,  shared shower and WC between two rooms)
  • 934 € / person (single room , private WC and shower)
  • 594 € / person,  only tuition and meals, no accommodation

If you want to have higher-class accommodation, there are  rooms available in hotel Sointula at the campus area.  In this case, contact directly Orivesi campus for prizes and reservations.

The course fee will be invoiced by Orivesi campus.


The registration  will begin on the 1st of April 2024 and will end on the 31st of May 2024. 

Registration for Instrumentalists

Registration for Singers - Sorry,  the singing class is full. You can sign up for the waiting list and hope for the best.

Cancellation policy

If the cancellation happens before 10.6.2024,  no expenses are charged. If cancellation happens between 11.6.-5.7.2024, 50 % of the course fee is charged. Later, the whole course fee will be charged. With a medical certificate, the whole fee minus 20,00 € for office expenses is returned.

More information

For more information, visit the teachers, course site, course program and  FAQ pages.


In case you want to have more information on the musical details or arrangements of the course, please contact the course organizers by e-mail ( or by phone (+358 50 598 7661 / Armi Temmes).

If you have questions about accommodation and meals, contact Orivesi Kampus:

Tel. +358 45 263 7673 or +358 45 258 0848








Members of CMAH are prioritized when choosing participants to the course

We have changed the choosing process to the course. The members of Helsinki Early Music Society (CMAH) have a priority in participating the summer course if there are more registrations for any instrument class than we can take. The other criterion for choosing participants is the order of registration (first-in-first-served). The membership is checked after the registration period and persons whose membership fee for 2024 has been received by the society.

If you are not yet a member but would like to join,  you can do it here.