Master in Rhythmic Music, Music Teacher

The Master programme in Rhythmic Music Teacher (Aarhus), is a 2-year course during which students build upon the knowledge, skills, and qualifications as rhythmic musicians and teachers acquired during the bachelor programme.  Taking their musicianship as a starting point, students immerse themselves in two or three main subjects in addition to the main instrument.  Main Instrument Pedagogics may constitute one of these main subjects. The main subjects must correspond to at least 6 semesters and are selected from the main subject catalogue (q.v.), and incorporate a communicative aspect as well as a pedagogical course. Electives may also be added.

The degree course forms the basis for student choices in relation to their future careers as musicians and teachers. The master's degree also prepares students for postgraduate studies at soloist or PhD level.

The course structure

The degree course focuses on the student's main instrument and the main subjects chosen. Support subjects and electives are also featured, primarily on the first year. The focus is also on the communication of music—in practice and in theory.

The Entrepreneurial Studies subject is concluded after the 3rd semester and provides the student with relevant tools for administering his/her artistic and pedagogical ambitions through e.g. self-management and entrepreneurial skills.

The 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 of rhythmic music.

The course subjects are divided into the following fields:

  • Main area: subjects where the student is practising and subjects supporting this aspect.

  • Pedagogy: subject in which the student communicates and teaches and affiliated subjects supporting this.

  • Entrepreneurial Studies: Subjects and projects where students immerse themselves in the role as entrepreneurs and managers of dynamic processes and develop their career administration tools.

  • Master's project: The project itself as well as guidance and subjects that prepare the student for project work.

ECTS outline (in Danish) of the Master programme in Rhythmic Music, music teacher

See a list of possible subject combinations in this schedule (in Danish)

You may find a list of possible main subject classes for master students curriculums and Study Programmes.

Page last updated 11th of October 2016