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MA Organ and Related Keyboard Instruments

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.

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.

Facts about the programme and about studying in Gothenburg

  • 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 are Karin Nelson, Joel Speerstra, among others.
  • 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.
  • The annual Göteborg International Organ Academy is integrated into the programme with seminars, master classes and concerts, etc. with internationally recognized musicians and teachers.
  • 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.


Page Manager: Tobias Egle|Last update: 10/27/2017

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