Performance, Classical Music – Orchestra

With highly trained and highly skilled teachers, you get great opportunities to develop into a technically skilled musician in excellent training and concert venues on the Master's Programme in Classical Music with a focus on orchestra.

Open for late application (certain instruments)

The master's program in classical music starting autumn term 2022 is open for late registration.

NOTE! Applies only to the following instruments:

How to apply

Apply online on, application code KMH-19000. External link.

To be able to apply you must have completed an undergraduate study programme, and taken a Bachelor's degree in music of at least 180 ECTS or acquired corresponding qualifications in your speciality.

Entrance tests

You shall perform a program with pieces of various characteristics, and make video recordings of these which you then upload to KMH. See test description for each instrument above.

After you have made your application on (and meet the requirements; undergraduate study programme, and taken a Bachelor's degree in music of at least 180 ECTS or acquired corresponding qualifications in your speciality.) you will receive an email from KMH with a link to upload the video recordings. The email will be sent on 8 August to the e-mail address you entered on

The deadline for uploading the video recordings is 12 August.

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 Mansion

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:

  • bassoon
  • clarinet
  • double bass
  • flute
  • French horn
  • harp
  • oboe
  • percussion
  • trombone
  • trumpet
  • tuba
  • viola
  • violin
  • violoncello


General entry requirements for second cycle programmes:

  • Bachelor’s degree of at least 180 ECTS or equivalent.

There are also specific entry requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in music and passed entrance tests.

Please note that there is a general description for the entrance test for the Master's Programme in Classical Music with a focus on orchestra but for some instruments there is also a instrument specific description for the test.

Programme 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.

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.