Rhythmic Music Performance

The MMus (Rhythmic Music Performance) degree at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, 2-year study course (120 ECTS credits) (with a limited number of places) in which students build on their knowledge, skills, and qualifications as rhythmic musicians acquired in the bachelor course. With its starting-point in their own musicianship students concentrate on their main instrument and related subjects and projects that can form the basis for their own artistic career. The degree course may provide the background for further studies as a soloist or for a Ph.D. degree.

The Course Structure

The course structure focuses on the individual student’s development as musician and artist, so great emphasis is placed on the main instrument and the subjects that support and develop a creative and reflective approach to this. The course offers a high degree of independence, e.g. in the choice of the annual project and the themes for group playing.

The MMus (Rhythmic Music Performance) degree course concludes with a student-defined Masters project, based on their own artistic profile, which also serves as part of their specialization in rhythmic music.

The Course Subjects

The course subjects are divided into the following fields:

  • Main study area: Subjects where students are practising musicians plus subjects that support this aspect
  • Main instrument, support subjects for main instrument, group playing, communication, projects, year project, courses  and extra available lessons
  • Entrepreneurial skills: Subjects and projects where students gain experience as initiators and leaders of dynamic processes and acquire tools to manage a career in music
  • Masters project: In addition to guidance on their project, students are prepared through project-related studies


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