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Nordic Performance Master in Folk Music, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Stockholm, Sweden
The Master's Programme in Nordic Folk Music gives a high level of artistic skills in ensemble playing based on folk music traditions in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway.
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KMH offers the joint Nordic Folk Music Programme together with:

  • Sibelius Academy (SibA) in Helsinki, Finland,
  • South Danish Music Conservatory & Acting School (SDMK) in Esbjerg, Denmark,
  • Ole Bull Academy in Voss, Norway.

Focus on Collaboration and Exchange

You apply to one of these university colleges and the education leads to a Master's degree from your home college.

The programme benefits from group collaboration and the competence and education culture of each partner college, which provides a good foundation for and a current insight into Nordic folk music as well as a unique opportunity for international and intercultural exchange.

The first semester and parts of the last semester are on KMH. The other semesters are spent at the partner colleges through exchange studies.

Programme Structure

In order to prepare for your future vocational career, courses with the aim of deepening the knowledge of the main instrument, ensemble play, arrangement, composition and music theory are conducted.

Also courses in marketing and stage performance are included. You also get the opportunity to take elective courses and student-driven artistic projects and a degree project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

Before starting the program you must have taken a college of music B.A. comprising at least 180 ECTS, with emphasis on Swedish folk music or music from other cultures/world music, or acquired equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14316 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28636 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6456 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12909 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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