As a Brass student at the Academy, you will become part of a vibrant music environment featuring chamber music, symphony and harmony orchestras, and collaboration projects with professional ensembles and orchestras. Your weekly main instrument tuition is supplemented by master classes featuring international artists, and you may also get the opportunity to participate in an opera production.

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Cross-disciplinary collaboration

Orchestra instrument students collaborate closely with the Jazz/pop and Electronic music departments at the Academy who regularly make use of classical musicians in their projects, for example in the RAMA Big Band. As a classical musician, you also have good opportunities for finding collaboration partners yourself among the jazz/pop and electronic music students.

The pedagogical programmes are executed in collaboration with music schools and Academy preparation courses throughout the region.

Freedom of choice

At the Academy, we focus on artistic citizenship and wish to bring artistic processes into play in our surroundings. Electives are offered for this purpose as part of all Bachelor and Master programmes. Other electives support the interdisciplinary collaboration, pedagogical work or allow for specialization within contemporary music and chamber music, to name a few.

Soloist assignments

Following an audition, you may be selected for soloist assignments with both symphony orchestras and chamber orchestras. The Academy’s great concert halls give you ample opportunity for playing and preparing for concerts and auditions.


All teachers are musicians with solid experience from soloist, chamber music, and orchestra work, nationally and internationally. Most are active or former soloists with professional Danish orchestras and ensembles. Our two Professors are in international demand as master class teachers etc.

Soloist tuition is based on the needs and level of each individual student.

Bachelor degree (3 years)

The bachelor degree (BMus Orchestral Music) gives you the knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to become an orchestra musician, music teacher, and enterprising music industry player. The BMus programme is concluded with a bachelor project.

The subjects are divided into four areas:

  • Main study area: Subjects where you perform, as well as subjects that support this
  • Pedagogics: Subjects where you communicate and teach, as well as subjects that support this
  • General studies: Elementary music theory subjects
  • Entrepreneurial Studies: Subjects and projects that give you experience as an entrepreneur and similar

Master’s degree (2 years)

All master’s (MMus) programmes gives you the knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to become a musician or music teacher on the highest level. They are concluded with a master’s project.

The subjects are:

  • Main instrument
  • Chamber music
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Electives

With a BMus degree, you may also apply for the Ear Training or Choir Conducting MMus programme. However, these MMus programmes do not include an instrument main subject.

Soloist degree (2 years)

With a MMus degree, you may apply for the 2-year soloist programme (advanced postgraduate diploma). The programme requires an admission test, and is concluded with a public concert. The aim is to educate musicians and composers at the very highest artistic level, and students will be qualified for independent artistic development processes and prepared for a career in the international music business.

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The BMus, MMus, and soloist programmes are described in detail in their respective curricula. You can find the relevant curriculum in the general overview of classical music curricula here.