Overwiev and Information

POE is designed for teenagers, ages 13-18, who have achieved an intermediate level of keyboard proficiency. Previous organ study is not required. Special consideration with regards to age and training may be allowed by the POE Committee on an individual basis.

The POE Finland is a part of the Organ Summer Academy, which is organized by the University of Arts / Sibelius Academy Helsinki in collaboration with the AGO Finland. The other part of the Organ Summer Academy is designed for professional students (more information: www.sibeliussummeracademy.fi). The students should have the ability to speak either English or Finnish. 


  1. Experience the wide array of organs in Finland
  2. Take lessons in organ repertoire, improvisation and hymn playing
  3. Improvise on silent movies and perform in recitals
  4. Workshops on different topics
  5. Listen to high-quality concerts
  6. Visit Martti Porthan's organ building shop. He specializes in historical styles.
  7. Learn about Finnish organ culture and studying at the Sibelius Academy 


POE students will be housed at the comfortable Päivölän Virkistyskoti in beautiful natural surroundings. Registration fee includes all meals. Staff will gladly provide transportation to/from train, bus, or airport terminals upon request.


The University of the Arts/Sibelius Academy Helsinki; Organ Builder Marti Porthan, Helsinki Organ Summer Festival; Fennica Gehrman Music Publishing Company, Parishes of Helsinki 

POE Director Susanne Kujala