Performance, Classical Music – Edsberg

In the Master's Programme in Classical Music at Edsberg Manor, you get the opportunity to immerse yourself in instrumental studies on piano, violin, violin or cello, both through individual tuition, chamber music and individual artistic projects. Our teachers are among the foremost musicians and pedagogues within their respective fields.

Most of the studies are located to Edsberg Manor in northern Stockholm, which offers an inspiring study environment for chamber music.

Together with many other skilled students you will have a common base in classical music but you will choose one of four approaches:

  • classical music – chamber music/soloist
  • classical music – orchestra
  • classical music – early music
  • classical music – Edsberg Manor


To be eligible for this programme, you need to

  • meet the general entry requirements for second-cycle courses and study programmes, meaning you must have completed an undergraduate study programme of at least 180 ECTS
  • meet the specific entry requirements which are a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music (180 credits) or equivalent, as well as passed entrance examination.

If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places, a selection will take place. Selection is based on results on entrance examination. You as an applicant are placed in a selection group according to the instrument you apply for.

Read more about general entry requirements

Read the test description for the programme for information about the entrance examination content.

Programme Content

The Master's Programme at Edsberg deepens knowledge and understanding in your artistic direction. The purpose is to develop the ability to create and realise own artistic ideas with a personal expression and critically reflect on your own and others artistic approach.

Focus in the main instrument courses is solo play on your main instrument, repertoire studies and performance practice, as well as public performances. In addition, oral reflections and discussions concerning artistic and technical considerations are central.

In the ensembles and chamber music courses, the interpretation coaching and interpretation of chamber music works in separate crews (duo and larger) which takes into account the specific repertoire of the individual instrument. The repertoire is planned so that it reflects versatile historical epochs and existing genres.

An endeavor is that as much as possible of the ensemble training results are reported in concert form.

The subsidiary support courses include seminars in historical performance practice, mental training and stage preparation as well as the freelance market. All in order for you to be well prepared for a professional life as a concerted musician.

The studies contain an independent degree project with the emphasis in an artistic musical presentation that is to be reported and documented. This often involves a larger own concert or other artistic production together with a written report of the work process as a finish of your education.

Type of Instruction

Joint seminar series, theme-based studies and integrated topics, such as music theory and instrumental education are work models used in the education. The programme gives you a complete understanding of the studies and a deeper insight into the music, the musicianship and the musical connection.

Through these thematic studies you also gain an in-depth understanding of the cultural context from which the music has grown. Chamber music plays a central role in the education and is as important as the individual instrumental teaching.

Workshops, master classes, seminars and concerts with national and international guest teachers and reputable ensembles take place on a regular basis.

After the Programme

The programme prepares you primarily for a professional life as chamber musician, orchestra musician and soloist at a high international level, but the work of a musician can change character several times during a professional life. Many former students switch between freelance assignments as a soloist, concerts in chamber music contexts and project positions in the world's various orchestras.

The programme also prepares for further studies at the artistic research level.

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.