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Classical performance

The BA Programme in Music with a classical performance specialization is offered for symphony orchestra instruments and the piano. The programme can also provide a basis for further study at master’s level.

Interview with Galina Djordjevic, violin

New for 2016

The BA programme in classical performance becomes an international programme. That means that all teaching will be held in English.

The programme in singing (classical specialization) is offered within the framework of the programme in opera.

Professional areas

We train musicians for general musical activities: orchestras of different kinds, county music ensembles, free lance performers, etc. The programme can also provide a basis for further study in higher education or other programmes in music.


Major subject (90 higher education credits)
The major subject (solo instrument) is the focus of the programme. The degree project (15 higher education credits) is integrated with the major subject. Tuition in the solo instrument is offered both individually and in the form of seminars, workshops and master classes. In addition players of orchestral instruments also work with score study and rehearsal teachers (pianists).

The programme also includes a chamber orchestra, brass ensemble, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble and modern music ensemble, which all offer regular concerts. The modern music ensemble works with a 20th and 21st century repertoire in close cooperation with the Academy’s programme in composition and performs music written by students of composition at the annual SIREN festival and elsewhere.

Basic course in music (67.5 higher education credits)
Chamber music plays a prominent role at the Academy of Music and Drama. Each semester the students form chamber ensembles that are taught by experienced chamber music instructors and which present their work in performance or at concerts.

Read more about our comprehensive chamber music courses

Read more about the annual exchange with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Symphonic works are performed in collaboration with the master class of the University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. The symphony orchestra works with guest conductors during special project weeks that conclude with concerts. The basic course in music includes, for instance, courses in musical theory, ear training, leading ensembles, music and society, ergonomics, future professional roles, ethics and aesthetics, multimedia and learning through music.

Personal profile (22.5 higher education credits)
The personal profile element in the programme provides scope for in-depth or wider study of specific subject areas.


Degree of Bachelor of Music with specialization in Classical Performance, 180 higher education credits.

Eligibility, application, enrolment

The basic eligibility requirements for higher education apply for this course. In addition there is an enrolment test on which selection is based. Contact us for further information.

Contact Information

Anders Köllerström

Head of Music Unit - Classical Performance, Chruch Music,

+46 31 786 4168

Contact Information

Maria Wigander

Programme Supervisor,

+46 31-786 40 69

Course Information

Read the programme syllabus

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