- function: head of seinäjoki unit
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- WOMEX 2017
- WOMEX 2008
- WOMEX 2007
- WOMEX 2003
Mika Virkkala works as head of Seinäjoki Unit at the University of Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy. He has over 20 years of experience in different project activities in the field of music and creative industries as well as among cultural financing. Virkkala has also served as a chairman in several companies and associations in music business. Mika Virkkala is a fiddler from Kaustinen and he graduated with a Master of Music degree from Sibelius Academy´s Folk Music Department in 2006. Virkkala is one of the founders of MARS festival, which is an international music event organized since 2010 in Seinäjoki, Finland.