His activity with both professionals and amateurs has been outstanding. The determined touch of Juha Kuivanen has been seen and heard in works of choirs such as Polytechnic Choir, Tapiola Chamber Choir and Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis. In addition to these, he has conducted the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir and worked as the Chorus Master in Finnish National Opera.
Also, choir recordings conducted by him have become highly appreciated and rewarded. Juha Kuivanen works as a choir pedagogue and instructor at Sibelius Academy.
The Finnish Choral Directors’ Association nominated him as Conductor of the Year in 2012.