NB: A knowledge of Swedish is a general eligibility requirement in Sweden for studies at post-secondary level.
Performance – Folk Music/Art Music from Other Cultures (KMH-20000)
This profile is for practitioners of folk music from non-Swedish cultures or of non-western art music.
There is a growing interest in music rooted outside the western musical traditions, and job opportunities in this sphere have expanded accordingly. Many eminent musicians representing the music of other cultures are now living in Sweden and contributing new influences in musical life, thereby raising the level of interest. The new music venues are also creating many opportunities for co-operation between musicians from different cultures.
Studies are individually organised and can mean both deeper exploration of your own music tradition and a broadening of your interest to include western musical traditions. You will encounter a rich and stimulating folk music environment with Swedish and foreign folk music/art music traditions side by side and together.
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.
Studies can include main instrument, piano, ensemble playing/ensemble direction, folk music theory, sound engineering, ergonomics, folk dance, folksong, folk music seminars, stage training, concert activities, events production and work experience placement.
Your application must be accompanied by a written account; see Entrance examinations 2009 (in Swedish). On the strength of this it will be decided whether you are to be auditioned and, if so, which auditions you will be called to.
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