Innovative Choir Leading

RAMA Vocal Center at The Royal Academy of Music is one of the Academy's strongest assets and is recognized internationally as a leading European center of innovation, education, postgraduate studies, and digital learning at the very highest level within rhythmic choir leading.

This page gives you a complete overview of the options available for education within innovative choir leading at RAMA Vocal Center by The Royal Academy of Music.

If you have any questions, please contact the head of RAMA Vocal Center, Professor Jim Daus Hjernøe on [email protected]

Main subject – Bachelor

You can choose Innovative Choir Leading as your main subject for one of the direction subjects possible under the programme:

At BMus level, Innovative Choir Leading is a mandatory main subject under the programme:

Supplementary main subject – Master

At Master (MMus) level, you can choose Innovative Choir Leading as a supplementary main subject under the programmes

Standalone Master programme

You can specialize in Innovative Choir Leading at the very highest level through a standalone Master (MMus) programme, partly via distance learning opportunities:


The Innovative Choir Conducting soloist programme is for students who have completed an MMus programme or have similar jazz/pop choir conducting qualifications, and who display an unusual aptitude for jazz/pop choir conducting.

You can see the soloist programme curriculum in the general overview of all jazz/pop curricula here.

Further Education – Professional Master

Part-time study: The programme is a part-time study programme consisting of four semesters and corresponds to one study year of 60 ECTS. The programme will take place at RAMA Vocal Center Campus Aalborg and via online learning.

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Training – Inspiration courses

The inspiration courses are for choir directors with at least 2 years of work experience. You can participate on campus Aalborg or online.

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Sit in as a visiting singer on Campus Aalborg courses in Innovative Choir Leading and learn by doing.

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Dates – when to show up in Aalborg

For part-time students and course participants, they will join three intense boot camps per semester from Thursday 12h to Saturday at 17h.

Full-time students are joining three intense boot camps per semester from Monday 12h to Saturday afternoon, plus another two exclusive boot camps from Monday 12h to Thursday afternoon on both the 2nd and 4th semester.

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Summer Camp 2022

An international Summer Camp for choral leaders is taking place every second year in Aalborg.

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Symposium on Vocal Painting 2023

An international Symposium on Vocal Painting (VOPA) for choral leaders is taking place every second year in Aalborg.

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(Innovative Choir Leading students presenting Vocal Painting at RAMA Festival in Aarhus 2019)