Classical Music

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 Classical Music programmes give opportunity to hone the student’s skills in an inspiring environment with strong professional networks; internally on individual subjects as well as across all classical disciplines. All the teachers are experienced professional musicians.

During the studies, the student will get many opportunities for playing concerts and chamber music, attending master classes, participating in internal competitions, or participating in various projects such as orchestra training courses or opera productions.

In addition, there are great opportunities for collaborating with students from the Academy's two other main areas: jazz/pop music and electronic music.

The classical programmes span many different genres, ages, methods, and tuition formats, and they provide opportunities for specialisation as well as more generalised education.

Tuition is offered in all common instruments and fields in Classical music.

All the Classical Music programmes at master’s level gives the student the knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to become a musician/singer, composer, or music teacher on the highest level. They are concluded with a master’s project.

The subjects are:
  • Main instrument/subject
  • Chamber music
  • Entrepreneurial studies
  • Electives
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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