Ensembles


Ensembles play an integral part of musical development, and at Juvenalia, our students partake in ensembles throughout their studies. Many highlight playing with others as their favorite musical activity. Ensemble studies are uniquely designed for each student by their main instrument teacher.

Wind ensembles


Juvenalian puhallinorkesterit – Jupot

Juvenalia’s wind ensembles are a merry band of wind instrument players and percussionists.

Jupo 4 is aimed at preschoolers, 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders with approximately a year’s worth of experience on their instruments. A new Jupo 4 group is formed every couple of years.

Jupo 3 is for 2nd to 5th graders with 3–5 years worth of instrument learning experience.

Jupo 2 is for 4th to 7th graders who have completed core study unit 2.

Inquiries

Tanja Vienonen, tanja.vienonen@juvenalia.fi

Jupo 1 is for middle school and high school ages who have completed, or are working on their core study unit 3.

Inquiries

Olli Silván, olli.silvan@juvenalia.fi

Juvenalia Big Band

Juvenalia Big Band, or JBB, is aimed for young students with a couple of years worth of experience already under their belts, as well as for our older, more advanced players. Saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass and drums are all part of the Big Band instrument group. Active since 2010, JBB has collaborated with several top soloists.

Inquiries

Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo, olli-pekka.tuomisalo@juvenalia.fi

Wind ensembles


Flute ensemble

All Music Institute Juvenalia flute students are involved in our flute ensemble. Active groups include:

  • Beginner-level flute ensemble Piiparit,
    Rehearsals at Sello, Debussy, Tuesdays 18:00–18:45
  • Flute ensemble Juvenalia, aimed at flute students who have completed core study unit 2
    Rehearsals at Sello, Kódaly, bi-weekly Saturdays 13:00–15:00
Inquiries

Hellevi Lassfolk, hellevi.lassfolk@juvenalia.fi

Juvenalia Clarinet ensemble

Rehearsals at Sello, Pikkusali Thursdays 19:00–20:30

Inquiries

Olli Silván, olli.silvan@juvenalia.fi

Juvenalia Reeds

Rehearsals at Sello, check for schedule

Inquiries

Olli Silván ja Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo
olli.silvan@juvenalia.fi, olli-pekka.tuomisalo@juvenalia.fi

Juvenalia’s string ensembles


Ministrings

Inquiries

Tuuli Toivanen
tuuli.toivanen-gripentrog@juvenalia.fi

String Ensemble Kolmevarttiset

Inquiries

Riittaliisa Hakulinen & Marleena Antikainen
kolmevarttiset@juvenalia.fi
riittaliisa.hakulinen@juvenalia.fi, marleena.antikainen@juvenalia.fi

Beginners Orchestra ValO

Inquiries

Tarja Jokiaho, tarja.jokiaho@juvenalia.fi

Juvenalia String Ensemble

Inquiries

Lauri Suonio, lauri.suonio@juvenalia.fi

Chamber Orchestra

The Juvenalia chamber orchestra is aimed for our more advanced string players. When joined forces with wind players, this ensemble has the capacity to be expanded into a small symphony orchestra or opera orchestra. Musically our chamber orchestra covers plenty of ground; its repertoire ranging from baroque pieces to modern classical, all the way to modern popular music. The orchestra meets for rehearsals weekly, more frequently during performance season. The group also takes part in other Juvenalia productions, recording sessions, as well as organizing concerts trips nationally and internationally. Juvenalia chamber orchestra has worked with several esteemed soloists as well as collaborated on projects with Käpylä music institute’s orchestra and Dortmund’s Youth symphony orchestra.

Inquiries

Janne Hanhijärvi, janne.hanhijarvi@juvenalia.fi

Choirs


Juvenalia’s choirs are coordinated according to the age of the students. Our children’s choir and youth ensembles are open to join for those selected through auditions, but anyone interested in singing is welcome to apply.

Choir coaching, 7-9 year olds

Time and place: Thursdays at 16.00–17.00 at Sello

Children’s choir, 10-12 year olds

Time and place: ??

Youth vocal ensemble 1, 13-15 year olds
Youth vocal ensemble 2, 16+ year olds

The youth vocal ensembles delve into basic vocal techniques and polyphonic singing. The repertoire is rich in its variety, consisting of pop/rock, classical, folk music and more. The depths of vocal expression are explored through improvisation and writing original material.

Time and place: ??

Inquiries

Tuulikki Blom, tuulikki.blom@juvenalia.fi

Juvenalia choir

Matti Järvinen is the artistic director and founder of Juvenalia choir, established in 1989. The deputy director is Júlia Heéger, whose duties also include the choir’s voice coaching. The choir’s varied programming covers all musical eras from the Middle Ages to modern times.

Folk songs, jazz harmonies and beatboxing are all part of the choir’s repertoire, in conjunction with operas and grand church music works. The focus for the choir, however, remains the great a cappella pieces. Celebrated internationally, Juvenalia choir’s previous accolade is from the In Canto sul Garda competition, held in Italy in October 2019.

Inquiries

Director Matti Järvinen, 050 621 66

Opera and Lied course


Juvenalia’s opera studies are geared towards singers who are 15 or older and already in their in-depth voice studies. Auditions for Juvenalia’s opera studies are held in the spring.

Rehearsals at Sello, Pikkusali, Mondays 19:30–21:30

Inquiries

Anitta Ranta, anitta.ranta@juvenalia.fi

Lied courses aim to engage voice and piano students in chamber music collaborations through Vocal music. Meeting and rehearsing once a week, Lied seminar groups perform their repertoire at self-organized events and during Juvenalia’s student concerts.

Rehearsals at Vantaa, Tuesdays 18.00–19.30

Inquiries

Mette Heikkinen, mette.heikkinen@juvenalia.fi

Chamber music


Chamber music groups are generally formed by 2–5 students around the same age and level. Chamber music tuition can take place periodically or on a regular basis.

Inquiries

Antti Vahtola, antti.vahtola@juvenalia.fi