The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg is a state institution under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Culture, charged with responsibility for the higher education courses in music, and for otherwise contributing to the promotion of musical culture in Denmark.


The programmes have been given the highest status, both nationally and internationally. This means that they measure up to the best comparable courses on offer abroad. We train students for careers as professional musicians, and, depending on the course taken, students graduate either as solo performers or as music teachers.


The emphasis of the teaching is on solo work with an instrument or the voice, but there is also ensemble playing and a number of supplementary subjects. For those studying to become music teachers, particular importance is attached to music pedagogy and communicative subjects.

Our corps of teachers is active and committed, and we expect our students to exhibit the same qualities. We are flexible, but we attach importance to discipline and cooperation as important elements in the training of professional musicians and music teachers.

Concert Activities

Concert activities at The Royal Academy of Music spans widely – from small practice concerts in the academy classrooms i both Aarhus and Aalborg over larger concerts on the stages of Musikhuset Aarhus and Musikkens Hus to the grand RAMA Festival that represents the best of what students and teachers at both addresses of the academy have to offer. Furthermore, the academy is part of a long line of local and regional collaborations with e.g. SPOT Festival, Live Music in Schools, Aarhus Jazz Festival and many more.

International profile

The Academy has a very active international profile with a strong focus on international exchanges and a global mindset amongst students and staff. Read more about student exchange here.

RAMA is involved in a wide range of international collaborations with a strong base in the Nordic/Baltic Region and the EU. However, RAMA is also heavily engaged in global collaborations through the GLOMUS network with member institutions in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas.

The collaborations range from music performance and composition over educational training to distance learning based activities and capacity building of partner academies.
Read more about international cooperation projects here.