The Academy's History

The Royal Academy of Music as it is shaped today was brought about in 2010 by the merger between The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, founded in 1927, and The Academy of Music, Aalborg, founded in 1930.

Read more about the merger (in Danish) here.

But if you dive into the annals of history, you will find that it is not so much a merger as a returning to the institution's original form. The Academy in Aalborg was founded as a northern department of the Academy in Aarhus three years later, and both were founded by Johan Nilsson and his wife Magda.

This means that after 80 years of separation the two institutions were reunited in 2010 to become two departments of the same Academy.

More about what happened in the years in between in the left menus.


Page last updated 25th of March 2015

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Read about the history of the two previously separate institutions by clicking Aarhus or Aalborg in the left menu.