Church Music

The MMus (Church Music) degree at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, is a 2-year study course (120 ECTS credits) during which students acquire specialized knowledge, skills, and qualifications to become church musicians at the highest level and entrepreneurial driving forces in music life.

The Course Structure

The course structure has a constant focus on artistic playing and church playing. The main area of study also includes chamber music, concluded after the second semester, which teaches students to use their instrumental skills in cooperation with, and communication between, with other musicians.

The entrepreneurial skills course, concluded after the third semester, provides students with the relevant tools to show their artistic qualities through self-management and entrepreneurial skills.

The MMus (Church Music) degree programme concludes with a student-defined project, based on their interests and needs, which also serves as part of their specialization in church 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
  • Entrepreneurial studies: Subjects and projects where students acquire skills and qualifications as entrepreneurs and leaders of dynamic processes, and acquire tools to further their careers
  • Masters 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:

  • Study trips
  • Master classes with internationally acclaimed musicians
  • Chamber music in a rich and challenging study environment
  • - and much more

Page last updated 20th of June 2013