Bachelor Programme Performance – Swedish Folk Music

NB: A knowledge of Swedish is an entrance requirement for first cycle studies at KMH.

Performance – Swedish Folk Music

This profile is intended for instrumental folk musicians (fiddlers) and folksong vocalists as well as for performers on other instruments.

Recent years have seen a distinct growth in the number of professionally active folk musicians in Sweden. Musicians having Swedish folk music as their principal genre are now active as concert performers, theatre musicians, dance musicians, composers and arrangers.

You will encounter a rich and stimulating folk music environment with Swedish and foreign folk music/art music traditions side by side and together. This programme will deepen your command of your own tradition and equip you for working with musicians in other idioms.

The courses in this profile have been evolved over a long succession of years for the express purpose of suiting folk musicians, and many of them are only available at KMH.

At least half of the programme consists of obligatory studies of the main subject (main instrument or equivalent) and courses relating to the main instrument, e.g. ensemble playing at your own level or genre-deepening courses.

To these are added obligatory subsidiary subjects, such as music theory, music and society and media courses. The programme includes a 15 ECTS independent assignment in the main subject (a concert or a corresponding artistic performance together with written reflections on music in an artistic perspective).

Elective courses are also included. These can take the form of in-depth studies of the main subject or a broadening of your competence within the framework of available KMH courses. Workshops and seminars led by visiting teachers, both national and international, are organised regularly.

Courses within the main subject are:

  • Main instrument
  • Ensemble
  • Arranging
  • Playing to dance
  • Stage training
  • Concert practice
  • Independent assignment for exam

Additionally there are courses in: Piano, Singing/Voice, Theory, Music and the society, Music ethnology, Music production and marketeing, Dance and ergonomy, Dance to playing, and elective courses.

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Uppdaterad 2017-06-13