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BA Church Music

The church music programme offers a unique environment with both master’s and doctoral studies, dedicated teachers and prominent researchers closely associated with your instruction. Each year you will have the opportunity to participate in the Gothenburg International Organ Academy, where leading musicians and researchers from around the world gather. A world-class collection of organs is at your disposal. In addition to the organs and other keyboard instruments at Artisten, you have access to the baroque organ in Örgryte New Church and other interesting instruments in the Gothenburg area.

The work of a church musician is more varied today than ever. It can include everything from children and youth group activities to concerts, and there are good opportunities to shape your own work. The programme provides a range of relevant subjects and specialisations, which prepares you for a job with very good employment opportunities – and a professional role in a dynamic career. Completion of the programme provides you with the entry requirements to apply for the Master’s Programme in Organ and Related Keyboard Instruments or the MA Programme Choral Conducting.

Video: What is it like to study at the programme, and what kind of work can you do as a graduate? Meet Professor Karin Nelsonand student Anders Ewaldz. Click on the "CC" button in the lower right hand corner of the screen for subtitles (appears when you start the video).


Major subject (90 higher education credits)
The focus of the programme is the major subject (with organ as a solo instrument or singing/choirmaster). 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.

Basic course in music (67.5 higher education credits)
For students whose major subject is singing/choirmaster the emphasis in the basic course in music is on organ subjects, while for students whose major subject is the organ the focus is on vocal music.
The basic course in music also includes courses such as music theory/counterpoint, ear training, music and society, ecclesiastical history, stage concerts, future professional roles, ethics and multimedia.

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.


Bachelor of Music with specialization in Church Music 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

Christina Ekström

Programme Supervisor,

Course Information

Read the programme syllabus

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