Performance – Church Music

The programme gives you the skills to perform and conduct music at a high technical and artistic level. You also get good skills in teaching and the ability to lead and organize music activities within the Swedish Church and other communities.

  • Teaching form:

    Bachelor programme

  • Department:

    Classical music

  • Pace of study:

    Full time

  • Credits:


  • Admissions:

    1 December 2023 – 15 January 2024

  • Application Code:


KMH has educated church musicians for almost 200 years and Stockholm as a concert city is unique and offers many opportunities to be inspired through concerts and through your own participation at concerts in churches with which we cooperate.

At KMH, you get a broad and intensive education of experienced teachers in the main subjects organ, vocals, piano and conducting, as well as in supportive subjects such as ear training, musical syntax and music history.

During three years you are being trained for professional work as organist, pianist, singer, conductor for choir and orchestra, as well as teacher in organ, singing and choir.

Please note that a good knowledge of the Swedish language is required for this programme.

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Programme Content

At the center is education in organ and vocal subjects supplemented with organ care, organ methodology, liturgy and liturgical singing and conducting.

In addition, courses in harmony and counterpoint, ear training, practical piano accompaniment, choir methodology, child and youth choir and vocal methodology are included. The history of church music, prerequisites and repertoire of church music are discussed in church music seminars.

In addition to KMH's exercise instruments, you will have access to many of the prominent organs in Stockholm's churches.

After the Programme

Earlier students work as church musicians in the Swedish Church. It is one of the largest employers of freelance musicians in the classical area and one of the largest concert organizers in the country.

A varied work life awaits with plenty of room for your own musical initiatives.