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Contemporary Performance and Composition, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Stockholm, Sweden
CoPeCo is a Master's Programme in contemporary music that is given in collaboration between four European higher music institutions. The programme offers you an open platform for experimental artistic practice within a European setting.
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The purpose of CoPeCo is to educate experienced musicians and composers in contemporary music in new technology, improvisation and cross-border collaboration.

Gathering the best practice of the partners, the programme provides a broad-based and up-to-date study of new music in addition to a unique opportunity for international and intercultural exchange. As all students spend one semester in turn at each partner institution, you will benefit from group synergy and from the competencies and cultural-educational backgrounds of all partner academies and countries. Studies will be centred around the Master Degree Project which you will complete over the two-year study period.

You will spend each semester in a different institution and country, as follows:

  • Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon, France
  • Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia, Estonia
  • Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, Germany
  • Kungl. Musikhögskolan i Stockholm, Sweden

Programme Structure

The core courses are called CoPeCo Labs and contain lecture series, composition workshops, participation in live electronic or acoustic ensembles and individual tutoring. During the semester in Stockholm you will also get an insight into Swedish Folk Music History and Contemporary Music.

You will receive individual tutoring in vocals, instruments and composition to improve your music skills. You also get the knowledge of basic theory and practice in music programming within SuperCollider or Max/MSP focusing on usability in a collaborative musical process.

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 studies on masters level, you must have completed an undergraduate study programme of at least 180 ECTS, taken a B.A. in music or acquired corresponding qualifications in your speciality.

Your application must be accompanied by a diploma substantiating your eligibility. For certain profiles you are also required to submit a repertoire list, a specimen of your work, a video recording or a written account.

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

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