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Jazz/Pop Musician/Music Teacher (Aarhus)

Master (2 years) of Music (MMus),
Music and performing arts

Institution The Royal Academy of Music - Aarhus/Aalborg
Campus Aarhus Departement
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6600 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
The Academy's jazz/pop programmes are very diverse. Knowledge of historical roots and performance traditions will be a natural part of many contexts and subjects, but always as a precondition for giving the student the ability to communicate future musical ideas.

Students will participate in various projects playing live. Examples include tours of boarding schools or folk high schools, performing at the Aarhus or Aalborg Festival, playing at concert cafés, and much more.  

All the teachers are experienced professional musicians. And the Academy is regularly visited by major international artists who conduct clinics for and with students.

Tuition is offered in all common instruments in jazz/pop music.  

The Jazz/Pop Musician/Music Teacher (Aarhus) master’s programme builds on the skills and qualifications acquired on the bachelor’s programme. At the master’s level the student can choose to focus on musicianship, pedagogics, or songwriting/composition, depending on the selected curriculum:
Jazz/Pop Musician
Jazz/Pop Music Teacher
Jazz/Pop Composition and Songwriting  

The subjects on all three programmes are divided into the following areas: 
  • Main study area: Subjects where the student is a performer as well as subjects that support this aspect
  • Pedagogics: Subjects where the student communicates and teaches as well as subjects that support this aspect
  • Entrepreneurial Studies: Subjects and projects where the student explores the role as entrepreneur and manager of dynamic processes, and in addition develops his or her career management tools
  • Master’s project: The project itself as well as tuition in the form of guidance and subjects that prepare the student for project work
This programme is offered at the Aarhus campus.
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Career Opportunities  
This master's program makes the student prepared for a career as a musician, songwriter/composer, music teacher, and an enterprising music industry player.

To be admitted to this programme, students must take an entrance exam that is described in admission requirements. At the Academy’s homepage the applicant can find detailed information about admission requirements for the bachelor’s, master’s, and soloist programmes as well as examples of entry exams.

The applicant must apply online via, which is the application system for all education institutes under the Ministry of Culture.

At the Academy’s homepage the student can find out more about admission e.g., application deadline, schedule for entry exams, application fee etc.

There is a tuition fee for all full­time degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.    

For Further Information
Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located here.

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition.

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System.

Aarhus Departement


The Academy’s department in Aarhus is situated in Concert Hall Aarhus in the center of Aarhus and has a wide range of very modern and inviting teaching and rehearsal rooms and recording studios. 

Concert Hall Aarhus offers a great variety of concerts with national and international artists during the year and also houses Aarhus Symphony and Danish National Opera.

The Academy has access to a variety of concert halls in Concert Hall Aarhus:
Symphonic Hall - with the great symphonic organ (Klais)
Rhytmic Hall - black box with many options
Small Hall - for chamber music, jazz and contemporary music
Chamber Music Hall - for smaller events
Club Scene - for pop, jazz, contemporary and electronic music

The Academy’s building was finished in 2007 and is open for students 24/7.
The Academy’s department in Aarhus offers programmes in both jazz/pop, classical and electronic music.

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