Master of Music Orchestral Musician
A successful completion of the bachelor’s degree programme qualifies the student for admission to master’s programmes at the Academy. The aim of the master’s programme is to develop the student’s skills in the creation and practising of music.
Within the classical programme, students continue to study their principal subject, but may also supplement the studies with one theoretic or management subject, turning the studies into a double-subject program and thus choosing whether to become a practising musician or music teacher.
The MMus (Orchestral Musician) degree course at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, is a 2-year course during which students acquire specialist knowledge, skills, and qualifications to become musicians at the highest level and distinctive music business entrepreneurs.
The course structure has a constant focus on main instrument tuition, and the main study area also comprises Chamber Music which is concluded after the second semester and teaches the student to use his/her instrumental skills in cooperation and communication between musicians. The Entrepreneurial Studies subject is concluded after the 3rd semester and provides the student with relevant tools for administering his/her artistic qualities through e.g. self-management and entrepreneurial skills.
The Orchestral Musician degree course concludes with a student-defined master's project which is based on student interests and needs and also constitutes their specialisation in the field.
The course subjects are divided into the following fields:
- Main study area: Subjects where the student is a performer as well as subjects that support this aspect.
- Entrepreneurial Studies: Subjects and projects where students gain skills and qualifications as entrepreneurs and managers of dynamic processes and acquire career administration tools.
- Master's project: The project itself as well as guidance and subjects that prepare the student for project work.
The elements of the course are credited with ECTS points based on an assessment of the workload involved in the subjects.
In addition to scheduled tuition, students at the Royal Academy of Music may participate in the following activities:
- Orchestral projects.
- Professional ensemble training.
- Master classes with internationally acclaimed musicians.
- Chamber music in a rich and professionally challenging study environment.
- and much more.