Consort: Recorder/Harpsichord/Viola da Gamba - Master

Master (2 years) of Early Music, 120 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Campus Study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5600 EUR


Performance practice for your instrument and in the various styles is an important part of the Master's programme in early music. You will work with performance practice-related issues, and learn to seek information from relevant sources and express yourself in writing. The study programme in early music attracts some of the best teachers and artists in the field. Accordingly, part of the tuition takes the form of project work and master classes in an international environment.

Career Opportunities

We emphasise the students' artistic and instrumental development, which will prepare you for a professional career as an interpreter of early music. You will receive tuition in your principal study, chamber music and ensemble playing in large ensembles. 


EU/EEA applicants must apply online and attend to a live entrance examination when applying for Master's level. Non-EU/EEA applicants must submit an online application and an audition recording.

Read about RDAM's entrance examinations and repertoire requirements here.

Application Deadlines

Find the application deadlines for RDAM's study programmes here.

Tuition Fees

Full-degree students who hold a citizenship outside EU/EEA must pay a tuition fee each year

Read more about RDAM's tuition fees 

Further Information

The Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition.

General introduction to the Danish Educational System: 
The Danish Higher Education System

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education:

EU/EAA/CH applicants

Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EAA/CH applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

Study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level


The Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) offers programmes in music performance, Instrument and Voice, as well as in Composition, Conducting and Sound Engineering, and electives in subjects such as Pedagogy and Church Music. The Faculty aims to foster and develop student’s individual artistic profile and technical skills drawing on a solid pedagogical foundation and years of artistic professional experience.

All Programmes are taught in English, which is also spoken by both Faculty and students.

RDAM has an extensive international network and cooperates with some of the world’s leading music academies. Students are ach year offered masterclasses with internationally renowned artists and educators both in person and through Advanced Audio Network Technology that connects RDAM to music academies across the globe. With more than 50% international students and a nationally diverse Faculty, RDAM is a great starting point for students embarking on an international career.

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