Savonlinna Summer University

Nurmes Music Association and Savonlinna Summer University co-organize the annual Nurmes Summer Academy & Concerts. Summer Academy is a part of the Free Eduction program of Summer University, which is supported by public funding (ministry of education and culture). The co-operation of two educational organisations gives considerable the stability and predictability to the future of Summer Academy.

Savonlinna Summer University was founded 1964 as an association by the City of Savonlinna, Enonkoski Municipality, University of Eastern Finland, Municipal Education Group of East Savo and the Regional Council of  South Savo. Summer University focuses on Open University activity, music and culture education and higher additional training requested by municipalities and public administration.

Summer University contributes to the Savonlinna (and more widely, Eastern Finland) culture and tourism brand by providing a large and diverse selection for education and an event portfolio. The major partners in Savonlinna region are Savonlinna Music Academy, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Eastern Finland University campus in Savonlinna and a group of cultural associations. Summer Academy is also involved in the the co-development of Eastern Finland Music and Arts Education Network by third sector providers. In this work Summer University works closely with its North Karelian partner Nurmes Summer Academy.

Savonlinna Summer University is a partner institution of Sibelius Academy  of the Universtity of the Arts and in open universty activities. The master classes of Savonlinna Music Academy are approved to be included in the curriculum of Sibelius Academy. A student may register in Open University and thus obtain credit at Sibelius Academy. Some of the courses of Nurmes Summer Academy are included in the Sibelius Academy curriculum as well.

Savonlinna Summer University

Puistokatu 5, 57100 Savonlinna


Tel. +358 44 7730 998

Principal, Hanna-Riikka Karjalainen, tel. +358 44 7730996,

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