Students of the Music, Symphonic Orchestra Performance programme of the University of Gothenburg form the foundation for the Symphony Orchestra, which performs nine concerts per year at the Academy of Music and Drama and other concert halls. Orchestral concert productions cover periods from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods through the late 20th century and opera repertoire. We have students and instructors from around the world, and you will work with guest conductors and soloists at high artistic and educational levels.
Preparing you for a successful career
The majority of our teachers come from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Göteborg Opera, creating opportunities to collaborate and establish contacts in the region’s cultural life. Prominent guest conductors and musicians increase your exposure to professionals and allow you to build an international network. We have mutually beneficial collaborations with professional institutions including the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra, the Swedish Ballet School, Jönköping Symphony, and Malmö University. We also personally coach you in anticipation of orchestral job auditions. Audition master classes, workshops in performance psychology, and mock auditions enable you to hone your skills and techniques to successfully negotiate the competitive audition process.
Deep and well-rounded practice
To deepen your understanding of your instrument, we teach period styles, music and orchestra history, theory, analysis, and ergonomics. By taking a long-term approach in various forms of ensemble, you will develop not only as an instrumentalist but also as a team player. An independent degree project allows you to delve deeper into a creative and artistic topic. You will have several individual lessons with a teacher of your choice, and repertoire-classes either in section or tutti, throughout the programme. Teachers from the Gothenburg Symphony and the Gothenburg Opera hold preparation rehearsals, and you will participate in at least one chamber music ensemble of your choice each semester. There are also several opportunities for international student exchanges.
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The master’s programme in Music specializing in symphonic orchestra performance offers you the unique combination of highly focused orchestral training, music coaching, and a wealth of opportunities to perform in concert. There are four main focus areas:
- orchestral concert productions
- repertoire training
- individual coaching
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesMusic Liberal Arts View 27 other Masters in Music in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
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Applicants for orchestra instruments:
- Audition: The repertoire consists of orchestral excerpts and one concerto.
- Solo performance with pieces from two distinct eras, at least ten minutes long in total.
- Required opera excerpts.
- Required orchestral excerpts.
- The sheet music of the excerpts will be sent to you via e-mail.
International23581 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 47163 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Full education cost: 478,000 SEK
- No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.
Living costs for Göteborg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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