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Master of Music - Church Music

There are two different lines: Church music which aims at positions as danish church-musicians and Organ which aims at concert playing. The teaching staff of the organ department is composed of internationally renowned teachers, and the department’s many international students provide the foundation for a very diverse and inspirational study environment, with modern rehearsal and concert facilities.

Interested in pursuing studies in music at one of the finest academies in Europe? Visit the Royal Danish Academy of Music to learn more

The Academy’s organ centre is centrally located in the building, and houses a great stylistic variety of instruments for practice and teaching. The organ department co-operates closely with the other departments of the Academy, particularly the early music department. The organ department also collaborates with many of Copenhagen’s principal churches, which provide practice and concert facilities for our students.

Name: Master of Music – Church Music
Type: Master
Length: 2 years
European transfer credits: 120 ECTS
Language: English
DQF: 7

Church Music has four main subjects:

1.Organ repertoire playing
2.Liturgical playing
3.Choir conducting

Organ with one main subject:
1.Organ repertoire playing

Teaching varies between solo lessons, lectures and classroom instruction. In addition, there are master classes, chambermusic and other specific subjects for different lines.

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to a Master programme you must have a Bachelor degree from a Music Academy, Conservatory or similar and attend an audition.

Contact the Royal Danish Academy of Music for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels. To find out how you can get your foreign certificate assessed for recognition here in Denmark, see the Danish Agency for International Education.


The application deadline is 1 of december (1 of april for non-EU applicants) Contact the Royal Danish Academy of Music for further information regarding its application deadline and forms.
Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students, unless you are a student from a Nordic or EU country, or from Liechtenstein. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
Contact the Royal Danish Academy of Music for more specific information.

Semester Start

An academic year is made up of two semesters, which begin around late august.

Educational Institutions

You can study Church Music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music

For Further Information

You may find a list of courses taught in English at the Danish Ministry of Education website

You can find information on practical issues related to your study visit in Denmark with Danish Agency for International Education: