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Contemporary Performance and Composition

Royal College of Music

24 months
12083 EUR/year
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Contemporary Performance and Composition is a Master's Programme from Royal College of Music 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 Contemporary Performance and Composition program from the Royal College of Music 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

  • CoPeCo is a Master's programme jointly offered by four higher music institutions in Europe aiming at educating performers and composers used to creative interaction during the preparation and presentation of new music and having a high proficiency in working across disciplines and with new technologies.
  • CoPeCo focuses on live electronics, improvisation, cross-disciplinary interaction and cooperation. Entrepreneurship workshops provide substantial skills needed for succeeding in the rapidly changing arts scene and market. Cross-disciplinarity as one of the key qualities of the programme will be further developed as you have an opportunity to create the artistic projects in cooperation with other art forms.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You can apply to only one of the four partner institutions. 
  • If your application is successful you will be enrolled in the same institution where you submitted your application. 
  • This institution will remain your home institution for the whole duration of your studies.

Tuition Fee

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    12083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24166 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

255.000 SEK

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

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