Innovative Choir Leading

Innovative Choir Leading (ICL) is one of the Academy's strongest assets. In both Aarhus and Aalborg, we offer a rich choir conducting environment, and the Academy offers a wide range of programmes within this field, from inspirational courses and main subjects to a standalone MMus programme and postgraduate programmes.

This page gives you a complete overview of the options available.

The RAMA Vocal Center at the Aalborg campus is internationally recognised as a leading European centre of innovation, education, postgraduate studies, and courses at the very highest level within jazz/pop choir conducting. The centre offers a strong professional environment that provides a framework for the Academy's MMus, soloist, diploma, and master's programmes as well as workshops and inspirational courses within Innovative Choir Leading.

Standalone Master 

You can specialize in Innovative Choir Leading at the very highest level through a standalone Master (MMus) programme:


Main subject Bachelor

At Bachelor (BMus) level, you can choose Innovative Choir Leading as your main subject for one of the direction subjects possible under the programme:

At BMus level, Innovative Choir Leading is a mandatory main subject under the programme:

Main subject Master

At Master (MMus) level, you can choose Innovative Choir Leading as a supplementary main subject under the programmes


The Innovative Choir Conducting soloist programme is for students who have completed an MMus programme or have similar jazz/pop choir conducting qualifications, and who display an unusual aptitude for jazz/pop choir conducting.

You can see the soloist programme curriculum in the general overview of all jazz/pop curricula here.

Innovative Choir Conducting postgraduate programmes 

The Innovative Choir Conducting diploma and professional master's programmes are 2-year part time studies credited with 60 ECTS. The programmes are executed during 3 campus weekends in Aalborg on each semester. Between weekends, students will receive online guidance.

Read more about the diploma and master's degrees in the Further Education section Diploma/Master.

Inspirational course on Innovative Choir Conducting

The inspirational course is for music teachers and others with at least 2 years of work experience within music education and choir conducting. On each semester, classes are divided by level and include 3 campus weekends as well as online tuition as agreed.

Read more about the inspirational courses in the Further Education section Further Education.

Visiting singer

Sit in as an extra singer on Campus Aalborg courses in Innovative Choir Leading
Read more about this opportunity


A unique summer camp where participants from all over Europe come to Aalborg to meet a renowned team of world class teachers, ensuring the highest pedagogical and artistic level of all.

RAMA Vocal Center SUMMERCAMP 2019


Campus tuition is very intensive and lasts from Thursday afternoon to Saturday evening, with the participation of all Choir Conducting students from the Aalborg campus, no matter which programme they are on.

See an overview of upcoming campus dates.

Page last updated 19th of September 2018


Jim Daus Hjernøe, Professor
Malene Rigtrup, Lecturer
Jesper Holm, Lecturer
Peder Karlsson, Honorary Professor