Kungliga Musikhögskolan

Classical Music

The courses and programmes in classical music at KMH aim to give you opportunities to develop your musicianship through individual tuition and ensemble playing. Our teachers are among the foremost musicians and pedagogues within their respective fields. Valhallavägen and Edsberg Manor campuses offer fantastic practice rooms and concert halls.

Regardless of instruments and profile, you will experience an inspiring, modern and cross-border study environment at KMH with great opportunities to explore your musicianship and the conditions of the music industry.

Programmes in Classical music

The content of the three-year Bachelor’s Programme in Classical Music aims at developing in-depth skills on your instrument to give you a solid foundation for working as a professional musician in the national and international music scene. We offer tuition on over 20 different instruments. The master’s programmes offer several programmes with teaching at the highest international level.

You can also study piano, violin, viola and violoncello at our campus Edsberg at both bachelor's and master's in the form of thematic studies. Chamber music is an important part of the programme and the students form Edsberg Chamber Orchestra together.

In the early music programme you can immerse yourself in music from the medieval times down to and including the early Romantic period on both bachelor's and master's level. Chamber music is an integral part of the programme. You can apply to the programme with several baroque and renaissance instruments and vocals.

The bachelor’s programme in church music is a broad education that gives you the prerequisites for employment as a church musician. The Master’s programme in Church Music has two profiles: Vocal with Choral Conducting in focus, and Instrumental with organ in focus.

You can also study classical music in the teacher education programmes.

KMH also has Sweden’s only education for piano technicians at university level.

Concerts and festivals

The students regularly appear at concerts at KMH, for example, in connection with the project- and degree project examinations, ensemble courses and workshops. The students also run a chamber music festival, Classic Alive. Students can also present their own projects, including cross-over projects between departments.

Teachers in Classical Music

The teaching staff at KMH are professional musicians working as both orchestra musicians and freelance.

Classical Department Staff (in Swedish) External link.

Ensembles in Classical Music

KMH:s students participate in both projects and recurring ensembles such as KMH Symphony Orchestra, KMH String Orchestra, Edsberg Chamber Orchestra, KMH Serenade Ensemble and KMH Big Band. We also work with various forms of internships in collaboration with nearby orchestras.

More about our ensembles in Classical Music

International collaborations

The classical music department is participating in various international networks and collaborations. In addition, KMH conducts international exchanges for teachers and students, for example Nordclassics, Crossing Keyboards and Percussion+.

The Act in Art network allows you as a student to participate in activities aimed at preparing you for your professional life together with other art students and teachers from colleges around the Nordics and Baltics.

KMH has many international students at the master’s level, and from the fall of 2023, we will also accept international students in some of our bachelor programmes.


The research at the Department of Classical Music is primarily practice-based. As a student, you can participate in lectures, seminars and practical activities. The theses projects are also part of the research environment.

Read more about research