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Sibelius Academy
The SIBELIUS ACADEMY (Finnish : Taideyliopisto Sibelius-Akatemia, Swedish : Konstuniversitetets Sibelius-Akademi) is part of the University of the Arts Helsinki and a university-level music school which operates in Helsinki
Helsinki
and Kuopio
Kuopio
, Finland
Finland
. It also has an adult education centre in Järvenpää
Järvenpää
and a training centre in Seinäjoki
Seinäjoki
. The Academy is the only music university in Finland. It is among the biggest European music universities with roughly 1,700 enrolled students. The Sibelius Academy
Sibelius Academy
is one of the organizers of the International Jean Sibelius
Jean Sibelius
Violin Competition held every five years in Helsinki
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Public University
A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities . Whether a national university is considered public varies from one country (or region) to another, largely depending on the specific education landscape
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Minnesota Orchestra
The MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA is an American orchestra based in Minneapolis , Minnesota
Minnesota
. Founded in 1903, the Minnesota
Minnesota
Orchestra plays most of its concerts at Minneapolis's Orchestra Hall . Osmo Vänskä has been the orchestra's music director since 2003. Sarah Hicks is the principal conductor of the Live at Orchestra Hall series, and Andrew Litton is the artistic director of the annual Sommerfest concert series. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Financial concerns * 1.2 2012–2014 lockout * 1.3 Post-lockout * 2 Artistic staff * 2.1 Music directors and conductors * 3 Recordings * 4 Summer festival * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY THIS SECTION NEEDS EXPANSION
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Academic Degree
An ACADEMIC DEGREE is a qualification awarded to students upon successful completion of a course of study in higher education , normally at a college or university . These institutions commonly offer degrees at various levels, typically including bachelor\'s , master’s and doctorates , often alongside other academic certificates , and professional degrees . The most common undergraduate degree is the bachelor's degree, although in some countries lower qualifications are titled degrees (e.g. associate degrees in the US or foundation degrees in the UK) while in others a higher-level first degree is more usual
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Academy Of Fine Arts, Helsinki
The ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS (Finnish : Kuvataideakatemia; Swedish : Bildkonstakademin) in Helsinki , Finland is part of the University of the Arts Helsinki and provides the highest university-level theoretical and practical training in the country in fine arts . ACADEMYThe Academy was founded in 1848 by a private foundation called The Art Society of Finland (or Finnish Art Society, or Finnish Art Association) (fi: Suomen Taideyhdistys). Back then the academy was called a Drawing School. In 1939 it became The Finnish Art Academy School (fi: Suomen Taideakatemian koulu). In 1985 it became The Academy of Fine Arts. In the beginning of 1993 the status of the Academy was raised to university level . 3.5 years of full-time study leads to the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, and the Master\'s degree takes two years longer to complete. In 1920, Eliel Saarinen , a Finnish architect became a member of the Academy of Fine Arts
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Erkki Melartin
ERKKI MELARTIN (7 February 1875 in Käkisalmi – 14 February 1937 in Pukinmäki ) was a Finnish composer and pupil of Martin Wegelius from 1892 to 1899 in Helsinki , and Robert Fuchs from 1899 to 1901 in Vienna . He shares birth and death years with the composer Maurice Ravel . CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Selected compositions * 2.1 Stage * 2.2 Orchestral * 2.3 Chamber music * 2.4 Piano * 2.5 Vocal * 3 References * 4 External links CAREERAs well as composing, Melartin also taught and directed music at the Helsinki Music College, later the Helsinki Conservatory. As conductor of the Vyborg Orchestra in 1908–11, and despite chronic health problems, Melartin toured extensively (as far as North Africa and India ), conducting the first performance of Gustav Mahler 's music in Scandinavia , a movement of the Resurrection symphony in 1909 (see the Finnish Music Information Centre link
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Finnish National Opera
The FINNISH NATIONAL OPERA (Finnish : Suomen Kansallisooppera; Swedish : Finlands Nationalopera) is a Finnish opera company based in Helsinki
Helsinki
. Its home base is the Opera
Opera
House on Töölönlahti bay in Töölö , which opened in 1993, and is state-owned through Senate Properties . The Opera
Opera
House features two auditoriums, the main auditorium with 1,350, seats and a smaller studio auditorium with 300-500 seats. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Personnel * 3 Productions * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYRegular opera performances began in Finland in 1873 with the founding of the Finnish Opera
Opera
by Kaarlo Bergbom . Prior to that, opera had been performed in Finland sporadically by touring companies, and on occasion by Finnish amateurs, the first such production being The Barber of Seville in 1849
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Philharmonia Orchestra
The PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA is a British orchestra based in London. It was founded in 1945 by Walter Legge , a classical music record producer for EMI
EMI
. Since 1995, the orchestra has been based in the Royal Festival Hall
Royal Festival Hall
. The Philharmonia also has residencies at De Montfort Hall , Leicester
Leicester
, the Corn Exchange, Bedford , and The Anvil, Basingstoke . Esa-Pekka Salonen has been the orchestra's principal conductor and artistic advisor since 2008
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
The BBC
BBC
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ( BBC
BBC
SO) is a British orchestra based in London. Founded in 1930, it was the first permanent salaried orchestra in London, and is the only one of the city's five major symphony orchestras not to be self-governing. The BBC
BBC
SO is the principal orchestra of the British Broadcasting Corporation
British Broadcasting Corporation
(BBC). The BBC
BBC
SO is a resident orchestra at the Barbican Centre
Barbican Centre
, and gives studio concerts from its base at BBC
BBC
Maida Vale studios . The BBC
BBC
SO is also the principal orchestra at The Proms , performing the most concerts of any single orchestra in a given Proms season
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Cleveland Orchestra
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA, based in Cleveland
Cleveland
, is one of the five American orchestras informally referred to as the "Big Five ". Founded in 1918 by the pianist and impresario Adella Prentiss Hughes , the orchestra plays most of its concerts at Severance Hall
Severance Hall
. As of 2017, the incumbent music director is Franz Welser-Möst . In 2012 Gramophone Magazine ranked the Cleveland
Cleveland
Orchestra
Orchestra
number 7 on its list of 20 of the world's greatest orchestras. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Locations * 3 Music directors * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Further reading * 7 External links HISTORYThe orchestra was founded in 1918 by Adella Prentiss Hughes , with Nikolai Sokoloff as its principal conductor
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Toronto Symphony Orchestra
The TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (TSO) is a Canadian orchestra based in Toronto
Toronto
, Ontario. Founded in 1922, the TSO gave regular concerts at Massey Hall
Massey Hall
until 1982, and since then has performed at Roy Thomson Hall. The TSO also manages the Toronto
Toronto
Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO). Peter Oundjian
Peter Oundjian
became the TSO's music director in 2003. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Music directors * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYThe TSO was founded in 1922 as the New Symphony Orchestra, and gave its first concert at Massey Hall
Massey Hall
in April 1923 with 58 musicians. The first conductor was Luigi von Kunits, and that season there were twenty concerts, as well as a performance at a spring festival. In the summer of 1924, the symphony performed at the Canadian National Exhibition
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Seinäjoki
SEINäJOKI is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia , Finland
Finland
. Seinäjoki
Seinäjoki
originated around the Östermyra bruk iron and gunpowder factories founded in 1798. Seinäjoki
Seinäjoki
became a municipality in 1868, market town in 1931 and town in 1960. In 2005, the municipality of Peräseinäjoki was merged into Seinäjoki, and in the beginning of 2009, the neighbouring municipalities of Nurmo and Ylistaro were consolidated with Seinäjoki. The Town
Town
library, Lakeuden Risti Church and central administrative buildings are designed by Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto
. The asteroid 1521 Seinäjoki bears the town's name. Seinäjoki
Seinäjoki
was historically called Östermyra in Swedish
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Master Of Music
The MASTER OF MUSIC (M.M. or M.MUS.) is, as an academic title, the first graduate degree in Music
Music
awarded by universities and conservatories . The M.M. combines advanced studies in an applied area of specialization (usually performance, composition, or conducting) with graduate-level academic study in subjects such as music history , music theory , or music pedagogy . The degree, which takes one or two years of full-time study to complete, prepares students to be professional performers, conductors, and composers. The M.M. is often required as the minimum teaching credential for university, college, and conservatory instrumental or vocal teaching positions. CONTENTS * 1 Types * 2 Components of degree * 2.1 Applied studies and courses * 2.2 Recitals and comprehensive exams * 3 Admission requirements * 4 Careers * 5 See also * 6 References TYPESThe M.M
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Athletic Nickname
The ATHLETIC NICKNAME, or equivalently ATHLETIC MONIKER, of a university or college within the United States
United States
is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams . Typically as a matter of engendering school spirit , the institution either officially or unofficially uses this moniker of the institution's athletic teams also as a nickname to refer to people associated with the institution, especially its current students , but also often its alumni , its faculty , and its administration as well. This practice at the university and college tertiary higher-education level has proven so popular that it extended to the high school secondary-education level in the USA and in recent years even to the primary-education level as well
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Järvenpää
JäRVENPää (Finnish pronunciation: ; Swedish : Träskända) is a town and municipality of Finland
Finland
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Traffic * 4 Culture * 4.1 Events * 5 Neighbourhoods * 6 Politics * 7 Management * 8 International relations * 8.1 Twin towns — Sister cities * 9 References * 10 External links HISTORY Järvenpää
Järvenpää
was separated from its parent community Tuusula in 1951. Järvenpää
Järvenpää
was granted the status of a market town (kauppala) after the separation. Neighbouring districts Kellokoski and Nummenkylä were not added to the municipality of Järvenpää
Järvenpää
and the controversy over the issue still raises blood pressure fifty years later. In the event, Kellokoski remained part of the municipality of Tuusula. Järvenpää was granted full legal town (kaupunki) status in 1967
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