The Academy enjoys a vibrant vocal studies environment featuring solo recitals, ensemble concerts, and collaboration projects with professional ensembles and orchestras. There is close internal collaboration; not just with the pianists but also with other instrument groups in the Classical department.
The Academy regularly arranges master classes featuring international artists, and you may also get the opportunity to participate in an opera production.
Vocal Studies students at the Academy have a strong tradition for supporting one another, and for participating in joint learning projects and concerts.
We also collaborate closely with the Jazz/pop and Electronic music departments at the Academy who regularly make use of classical instrumentalists and singers 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. In addition, you have ample opportunities for choir work in many different contexts and styles.
The pedagogical programmes are executed in collaboration with music schools and Academy preparation courses throughout the region.
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.
Our teachers are experienced professional singers who have performed in operas, oratorios, orchestra concerts, and solo recitals. For more information, click the photo links to the right.
Soloist tuition is based on the needs and level of each individual student.
Bachelor degree (3 years)
The bachelor degree (BMus Classical Vocal Studies) 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:
Music Teacher, Classical Vocal Studies, and Music Drama
Gives you the specialist knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to work as a singer, including music drama singer, 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.
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.