Music, Symphonic Orchestra Performance

University of Gothenburg

Master On Campus
24 months
22389 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Music, Symphonic Orchestra Performance programme from University of Gothenburg prepares you for an international career as an orchestra musician. With students and instructors from around the world, the programme is thoroughly focused on an international perspective.


You can work with guest conductors and soloists at high artistic and educational levels: Gustavo Dudamel, Ariane Matiakh, Truls Mörk, Eva Ollikainen, Antje Weithaas and Christian Zacharias are some examples from recent years. As a student, you form the foundation for the University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. 

In the symphony orchestra and in different chamber music contexts, you and the other students work together for two years. By taking a long-term approach in various forms of ensemble, you have the opportunity to develop not only as an instrumentalist but also as a team player. An independent project is also included, where you choose a creative and artistic topic to delve deeper into. You will study in Artisten, a building full of artistic programmes and research in the middle of Gothenburg. 

The majority of the teachers in the Music, Symphonic Orchestra Performance programme at University of Gothenburg are from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Gothenburg Opera. The programme offers good opportunities for collaborations and to establish contacts in the region's rich music scene and gives you the opportunity to build an international network.

Contents of the programme

The Master's Programme in Orchestra Performance offers musicians the unique combination of highly focused orchestral training, music coaching and a wealth of opportunities to perform in concert. The main focus areas are:

  • Orchestral concert productions covering all periods from the Baroque, the Classical and Romantic periods through music of the late 20th century, and opera repertoire
  • Repertoire training
  • Interpretation
  • Individual coaching

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Orchestral Playing
  • Independent Project 
  • Instrumental Studies and Chamber Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree of arts in music or equivalent, and musical knowledge and skills that are assessed at the admission test and are the basis for selection.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22389 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44778 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Full programme cost: 470 000 SEK
  • Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Music, Symphonic Orchestra Performance
University of Gothenburg


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