Performance, Classical Music – Orchestra
In the Orchestra Programme you get great opportunities to develop your musicianship with a focus on ensemble playing, as well as solo playing and individual artistic projects. Our teachers are among the foremost musicians and pedagogues within their respective fields.
Teaching at the highest international level
With teaching at the highest international level in over 10 different instruments, the two-year master's programme offers a dynamic study environment 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
In the orchestra profile you get professional practice in different orchestras and room to practice on your instrument instructed by the foremost teachers in the world:
- double bass
- French horn
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 the test description for the programme for information about the entrance examination content.
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.
The programme also gives you the opportunity for collaborative projects with students in composition and conducting at KMH.
We also arrange different forms of internship in collaboration with Swedish orchestras according to availability.
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.