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Finnish Folk Music Camp

Planning for the 2015 Finnish Folk Music Camp is underway. Details will be posted here as soon as possible.

Traditional Finnish music still permeates the lakes and forests of Michigan's Copper Country, where Finnish-American identity vibrantly lives on. From Saturday evening sauna to specialty comfort foods, folks carry on their Finnish traditions as part of everyday life. Arguably, none do it more significantly than those who play traditional Finnish music at festivals and weddings, in humble kitchens, on stylish patios, and even along the pristine shores of Lake Superior. Finlandia University's Finnish Council in America and the Finnish American Heritage Center are excited to arrange this annual Finnish traditional music camp opportunity.


Music Camp Registration Form

Music Camp Brochure 

Music Camp Sponsors 

Music Camp Class Descriptions

Finnish Folk Music Camp Faculty

Music Camp Class Schedule 

Map and directions to Finlandia University

For more information and to reserve your spot at the 2014 Finnish Folk Music Camp, call 906-482-1413.



  • Accordion
  • Bones and Spoons
  • Fiddle
  • Guitar
  • Harmonica
  • Harmonium
  • Kantele
  • Mandolin
  • Voice
  • Finnish tango
  • Finnish folk dancing
  • Finnish language
  • Finnish cooking
  • Finnish weaving and crafts*
  • Make your own 5-string kantele* ($130 material fee)
  • Make your own 11-string kantele* ($180 material fee)
  • Make your own piccolo* ($75 material fee)

*Additional materials charge


    • Bette Premo
    • Carl Rahkonen
    • Ralph Tuttila
    • Rich Koski
    • Don Reinholm
    • Arne Salli
    • Tanya Stanaway
    • Kay Seppala
    • Randy Seppala
    • Jonathan Rundman
    • Sara Pajunen
    • Jim Lohman
    • Norma Nominelli
    • Steve Niemi
    • Celia Jones
    • Eileen Sundquist

    View bios of Music Camp faculty

    A Slideshow of the Copper Country and the Finlandia University Campus


    Tuition for entire 3-day camp:

    $195 ($170 if paid by June 15, 2014)

    Housing in the Finlandia Residence Hall:

    $40 per night double occupancy; $60 per night single (available Tues., Wed. and Thurs. night
    (Rate subject to change)

    Meal tickets:

    $6 breakfast, $7 lunch, $8 dinner


    Finlandia University, Hancock, Mich.

    Musical Instruments:

    The camp has a number of five-string kanteles available for student use.

    Evening concerts and dances will be open to the public.

    What other activities are available?

    Sightseeing and summer sports abound in the Copper Country. In addition, the 2014 Aura Jamboree in nearby Aura, Michigan, begins on July 18, and the annual Strawberry Festival in Chassell, Michigan, take place the weekend prior to the Music Camp.

    Finlandia University, founded by Finnish immigrants over a century ago, is a learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth ,and service. The university is a private not-for-profit institution located in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula.