String Instruments

The Academy offers a rich string environment featuring chamber music, string orchestra, and collaboration projects with professional symphony orchestras and ensembles. You may also get the opportunity to participate in an opera production. We are regularly visited by international artists, for example in connection with the New Music for Strings festival.

Cross-disciplinary collaboration

We also collaborate closely with the Jazz/pop and Electronic music departments at the Academy. They regularly make use of strings in their projects, and as a classical string player, you have good opportunities for finding collaboration partners among the jazz/pop and electronic music students.

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

Contemporary music and early music

The Academy focuses on fulfilling the growing demand for versatile and well-informed musicians. We therefore offer specialist tuition in contemporary music and workshops with composers, and we offer tuition on performance practice within Baroque and early classical music.

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

Soloist assignment

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

All teachers are musicians with solid experience from soloist, chamber music, and orchestra work, nationally and internationally. For more information, click the photo links to the right.

Bachelor (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 include Entrepreneurial Studies and are concluded with a master’s project.

In addition, you may choose from the following:

Orchestra Musician

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 Orchestra Musician programme.

Music Teacher, Orchestra Instrument

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 and music teacher at the very highest level, and to work with contemporary music, learning new works and their aesthetic expression.

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.