Classical Piano

The BMus (Classical Piano) degree at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, is a 3-year study course (180 ECTS credits) in which students acquire knowledge, skills, and qualifications to become musicians and entrepreneurs in music life.

The Course Structure

The course structure has a focus at first on the main instrument and subjects that relate directly to it. The main area of study also includes chamber music and accompaniment, in continuation of students’ skill in their main instrument, but this does not begin until further into the course. The main area also includes ear training to help students develop awareness of their own musical experience and conceptual ability. The general subjects teach students to observe music from other angles than that of the performer and provide perspectives that lead to a broader foundation of practice. Later in the course students engage with the communication and initiation of music – practically and theoretically. Students acquire skills and qualifications in teaching at an intermediate level and in ensemble direction.

The BMus (Classical Piano) degree course concludes with a student-defined project, based on their interests and needs, which also serves as part of their specialization in classical piano.

The Course Subjecte

The course subjects are divided into the following fields:

  • Main study area: Subjects where students are practising musicians plus subjects that support this aspect
  • Teaching skills: Subjects where students communicate and teach music plus subjects that support this aspect
  • General studies: Elementary subjects, obligatory for all students
  • Entrepreneurial studies: Subjects and projects where students acquire initiative skills, manage dynamic processes, and acquire tools to further their careers
  • Bachelor project: In addition to guidance on their project, students are prepared through project-related studies


The elements in the course are credited with ECTS points based on an assessment of the workload in the subjects.

In addition to the scheduled teaching students can experience:

  • Piano festival and study trips
  • Master classes with internationally acclaimed musicians
  • Chamber music in a rich and challenging study environment
  • And much, much more




Page last updated 3rd of December 2012