Performance – Classical Music, Early Music

In the Bachelor's Programme in Classical Music with focus on Early Music, you can immerse yourself in music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque.

The Bachelor's Programme in Classical Music gives you a solid foundation for acting as a professional musician in the national and international music community. In classical music at KMH you can choose between studying the following:

  • Classical Music
  • Early Music
  • Classical Music at Edsberg.

Please note that a good knowledge of the Swedish language is a general entry requirement for first-cycle studies at KMH, but exemptions for this programme can be made.

Unique Selection of Instruments

At KMH you can choose from most instruments in early music in Sweden. You can study the following instruments:

  • recorder
  • flauto traverso
  • Baroque oboe
  • Baroque bassoon
  • cornett
  • sackbut (Baroque trombone)
  • Baroque violin
  • Baroque viola
  • Baroque cello
  • viola da gamba
  • violone
  • Baroque lute
  • Renaissance lute
  • theorbo
  • Baroque guitar
  • harpsichord
  • organ
  • singing, all types of voice, countertenor included

Programme Content

This programme deals with the classical repertoire from medieval times down to and including the early Romantic period, addressing relation to historical performing practice and the interpretation of music on authentic instruments and with historical playing/singing techniques.

The studies can include coaching/rehearsal together with various instruments, chamber music for the varying parts of the repertoire, seminars (performing practice, profession studies, instrumental studies) and work placement with ensembles and musical institutions outside KMH. As a chordal instrumentalist, you are taught both solo and continuo performance on your main instrument.

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. It means 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.

After the Programme 

The studies are intended to develop your artistic and technical ability, to give you a good knowledge of repertoire and to deepen your artistic insight. The programme prepares you for a professional career in the music industry.

Application dates and deadlines

1 December 2023

Application opens at External link, opens in new window.. Please see our Step-by-step guide on how to apply.

15 January 2024

Application deadline and last day to rank your programmes and courses.

16–18 January 2024

An email is sent to the email address you entered on with instructions on how to submit your test to KMH including the link for uploading Test 1. See the test description for information on what to submit.

25 January 2024

14–20 February 2024

Results for Test 1 are sent via email. Passing applicants will receive information and invites to the next test.

9–17 March 2024

Entrance examinations during week 11.

12 April 2024

First notification of selection result. You must reply to keep your place/remain on the waiting list.

25 April 2024

Last day to reply to your offer and keep your place (applies to both admitted and applicants on waiting list). You do this on My pages on External link, opens in new window..

8 May 2024

Second notification of selection result.

26 August 2024

Introduction week and registration.

2 September 2024

Semester starts.