Application instructions 2021

Pupil admissions 2021

Updated 17.2.2021

Applying does not require previous skills.

Applying to playing instruction

  • The application period is 14.2.–5.4.2021.
  • The application form is here: https://pmo.eepos.fi/#/forms/71
  • The selection results will be announced to all applicants on Wed 12.5.
  • New pupils begin their studies in August.

Applicants who do not yet know what instrument they would like to play we ask that the applicants pick their instrument with the help of the selection in our websites https://pmo.fi/en/playing-instruction/instruments and https://pmo.fi/en/suzuki and videos made by our pupils in our YouTube Channel www.bit.ly/soitinesittelyt.

The Tampere branch offers instruction in every subject. View the subjects instructed in other branches in website https://pmo.fi/en/contact/branches.

Applying to singing instruction (suzuki, classical and pop/jazz)

  • The application period is 14.2.–5.4.2021.
  • The application form is here: https://pmo.eepos.fi/#/forms/71
  • The selection results will be announced to all applicants on Wed 12.5.
  • New pupils begin their studies in August.

Classical singing

You can start studying classical singing approximately at age 15 after your voice has broken.

Applicants to classical singing instruction perform two songs of different styles of their choosing. They may perform the songs without an accompaniment. We will announce the method of the auditions later.

Pop/jazz singing

You can start studying pop/jazz singing approximately from age 13.

The pupil admissions are organised via video applications and remote interviews:
Please send us a video (maximum length 5 minutes) on which you perform 1–2 songs of your choosing by Monday 5.4. at the latest. We will select applicants for interviews based on the videos. The interviews are held remotely on 20.–21.4. at 10–15. All applicants will be contacted on Tuesday 13.4. and those chosen for interviews will be informed of interview times too.

Video instructions

We will accept all kinds of videos ranging from phone recordings to professional gig recordings, but the performance on the video must resemble a live situation. In other words, videos edited from multiple recordings are not allowed. Correction of the tune (like the use of Autotune) is not allowed either. You may use an accompaniment or a karaoke track or sing without either. State your name and the name(s) of the song(s) you will sing at the beginning of the video.

Save your video to a video service or a cloud service of your choosing (such as Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube etc.) and send a link to the video by email to lauri.pulakka@pmo.fi. Please include your phone number in the email.

For more information, please contact:
Lauri Pulakka
phone: +358 50 358 5856
email: lauri.pulakka@pmo.fi

Applying to the choirs (Tactus and Sympaatti)

  • The application period starts 14.2. and continues to 15.8.
  • The application form is here: https://pmo.eepos.fi/#/forms/71
  • The selection results will be announced to all applicants on Fri 20.8.
  • New pupils begin their studies in August.

Children and youth can study choir singing first in Children’s choir Tactus and then in  Youth choir Sympaatti. We currently (Spring 2021) admit girls and boys who can sing and are in grades 2–5 to Tactus. We currently admit girls who can sing and read sheet music and are in grades 6 and upwards to Sympaatti.

Auditions

To audition to Tactus, the applicant sings a song of their choosing without accompaniment. Their vocal range and musicality will also be tested.

To audition to Sympaatti, the applicant sings the melody part of the song “On suuri sun rantas autius” as a part of a four-part quartet. Their sheet music reading skills, vocal range, and musicality will also be tested.

For more information on the auditions, please contact:
Emmi Kleemola, director of the choirs
phone: +358 44 379 1273
email: emmi.kleemola@pmo.fi.