Guitar

The Academy enjoys a vibrant guitar environment featuring chamber music, recitals, and collaboration projects with professional ensembles and orchestras. You will be playing chamber music in a rich and professionally challenging study environment featuring all instruments.

We regularly arrange master classes with guest teachers such as Marco Socias, Alex Garrobé, Roberto Aussel or Timo Korhonen.

In recent years, several current and former Academy guitar students have participated in international competitions and festivals, winning more than 25 prizes between them.

Cross-disciplinary collaboration

We collaborate closely with the Jazz/pop and Electronic music departments at the Academy who regularly make use of classical musicians in their projects. 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.

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.

Teachers

Associate Professor Frederik Munk Larsen works with research projects in addition to tuition and is a soloist and master class teacher in international demand. Frederik is a regular member of the new music ensemble Scenatet and the Curious Chamber Players, and he has premiered several works. For more information, click the photo links to the right.

You will also meet lutenist and early music and performance practice expert Viggo Mangor, and guitarist and Academy preparation course teacher Morten Skott who has significant experience with guitar pedagogics.

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

Bachelor degree (3 years)

The bachelor degree (BMus Classical Guitar) gives you the knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to become a 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 include Entrepreneurial Studies and are concluded with a master’s project.

In addition, you may choose from the following:

Musician, Classical Guitar

Gives you the specialist knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to work as a musician at the very highest level. You must pass an admission test to enter the Musician programme.

Music Teacher, Classical Guitar

Gives you the specialist knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to work as a musician and music teacher at the very highest level.

Music Teacher with Ensemble Conducting

Gives you the specialist knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to work as a musician, ensemble conductor, and music teacher at high level.

Music Teacher with Contemporary Music

Gives you the specialist knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to work as a musician and music teacher at the very highest level, and to work with contemporary music, learning new works and their aesthetic expression.

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 an MMus degree, you may apply for the 2-year soloist programme (advanced postgraduate diploma) which may include a period of study abroad. The programme requires an admission test and is concluded with a public concert performance.

Curricula

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.