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Master Programme in organ and related keyboard instruments

This new Master's programme focuses on the organist as a solo and chamber music artist! The programme gives both breadth and depth to organ soloists and is open for those with a bachelor's degree in music.

The programme is taught in English.


Enrollment for autumn term 2018 will be open from 1 December 2017 until 15 January 2018. Apply via www.universityadmissions.se.

This two year Master's programme is aimed at those who are interested in continuing their organ studies at an advanced level in order to work as a soloist or chamber musician on the organ and its related keyboard instruments.
Your main focus can be either interpretation or improvisation, advanced-level teaching, careers within the Swedish Church and other denominations (as an advanced degree to work within church music) and/or research within the art of the organ and its related keyboard instruments. This education is offered in English.

Tuition fees
Applicants from countries within the EU as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland will be admitted free of charge.
Applicants from other countries will be charged the following tuition fees:

  • Application fee: 900 SEK
  • Full programme cost: 352 600 SEK
  • First payment: 88 150 SEK

If you have started your studies at a course or programme before 1 July 2011 you may complete that course or programme without having to pay any tuition fees.

Facts about the programme
and about studying in Göteborg

Individual lessons are given on the organ and related keyboard instruments: harpsichord, clavichord, piano, art-harmonium, as well as group lessons, seminars and masterclasses divided in the following way:
1. Main instrument 60 points
2. Master's thesis 30 points
3. Related keyboard instruments 18 points
4. "The Organ as a Mirror of its Time" (a seminar series exploring the organ and its culture over four consecutive terms from the Renaissance to the present day) 12 points

• This is an international master's programme given in English

Teachers at the Academy of Music and Drama in organ interpretation and improvisation with both artistic and academic research profiles. Johannes Landgren, Karin Nelson, Joel Speerstra, Mikael Wahlin, among others

Organ Academy. Since 1994 Göteborg has been the home of the bi-annual Göteborg International Organ Academy. As from 2011 the Organ Academy is now fully integrated within the school year providing students and Academy participants masterclasses, concerts and lectures by international guest artists and researchers.
To the Organ Academy homepage

Unique environment for students. Göteborg has an organ and keyboard landscape available to its students that is without peer in Sweden and comparable to the best organ landscapes in Europe.
Many of these instruments are integrated into daily teaching and practicing for our students: the world-famous four-manual North German Baroque research organ, the Father Henry Willis organ from 1871, both in Örgryte New Church, and the French Symphonic organ based on the work of Cavaillé-Coll at the Academy of Music and Drama, among others.

• The Academy of Music and Drama has programmes in many artistic and educational fields: music and theatre education, musicians and actors with many specializations at both basic and advanced levels.
We also have research education in four different disciplines.
The Academy prides itself in interdisciplinary cooperation between levels of education and different disciplines.
Students have many opportunities to perform in public both at Artisten, the Academy’s home, as well as in other venues inside and outside the city.

• This is a programme approved to prepare students to apply for doctoral research positions in Scandinavia and students have regular contact with research at GOArt - the Göteborg Organ Art Center - an active and internationally respected research environment within the field of organ and related keyboard instruments.

• The educational programme is given in collaboration between the Academy of Music and Drama and GOArt. Between the two the programme is able to draw on a global international contact network for guest professors and exchange programmes.

To the GOArt homepage

Contact Information

Anders Köllerström

Head of Music Unit - Classical Performance, Chruch Music,

+46 31 786 4168

Contact Information

Christina Ekström

Programme Supervisor,

Course Information

Read the programme syllabus

Page Manager: Tobias Egle|Last update: 9/11/2017

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