Are you a music enthusiast, musician / singer or just interested in music?

Would you like to engage in music and at the same time learn Swedish?

Do you want to make new friends?

Then the Martin Wegelius Institute (MWI) music courses are just the right place for you!

Welcome to the Martin Wegelius Institute!

At our music courses in Esbo, Karis and Nykarleby you get to play and sing in a creative environment, together with Finnish and Scandinavian musicians.

The Wegelius-institute offers courses in the range of classical to folk music. 

We want to inspire and encourage our students to develop their skills in musical expression as part of the orchestra and / or choir but also through solo lessons. Our goal is to create a high artistic level course, where it is easy to  also the social aspect and the creation of new contacts is easy.

As part of the summer courses, MWI organizes several concerts which contain both teachers and pupils as performers. Many of our teachers are from Finland, and some from abroad, but all are top musicians and / or pedagogues.

MWI's summer course has a long tradition. The operator running the courses, the Foundation for Martin Wegelius Institute Foundation, was founded in 1956. The summer after that the first course was arranged. The Wegelius-course is hence one of the oldest music courses in Finland. 

The Martin Wegelius Institute Foundation (MWI) - FAQ

* organizes music courses during the summers, mostly in Swedish
* administrates the Wegelius Chamber Strings and the Folk music network Lirarna
* Founded in 1956 by Finlands svenska sång- och musikförbund (FSSMF),
Finlands svenska manssångarförbund (FSM), Finlands svenska kyrkosångsförbund (FSKF) and Kyrkomusikerföreningen r.f.
* the first music course was organized in 1957