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Sámi Music Academy’s vision

Sámi Music Academy is an agile, flexible and versatile educator in the field of Sámi music. The academy customises various education programmes, refresher training and short courses as needed. Centred in Utsjoki, the academy’s operations are strongly networked within the entire Sámi region.

Music as a profession

Sámi Music Academy trains music specialists in all fields involving music. Both traditional and modern Sámi music are increasingly attractive around the world, and therefore the music business needs a variety of music professionals.


Sámi music education programme

The foundation of Sámi Music Academy’s activities is a high-quality, international Sámi music education programme that introduces the students to the traditional Sámi vocal music genres and their regional special characteristics, and extensively to the ways of the entire music field.

Financers and co-operation partners

The Sámi Music Academy (Sámi musihkkaakademiija) project builds a network that preserves, strengthens and develops traditional and modern Sámi music.

Sámi music

Today, Sámi music is a mixture of traditions and modern music. The roots of Sámi music are deep in the traditional Sámi vocal music genres, which are the Skolt Sámi leu´dd, Inari Sámi livđe, Northern Sámi luohti, Kildin Sámi luv´dd, Southern Sámi vuelie, and the Lule Sámi vuolle. In addition to the traditional vocal music genres, Sámi music can be found in all genres from rap to jazz/foxtrot-style humppa.

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