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Master of Music - Early Music

Comprehensive training in all aspects of performing baroque and classical repertoires, with an internationally renowned teaching staff.

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

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

Early Music has five main subjects:

  1. Solo playing
  2. Orchestral playing
  3. Chamber music
  4. Performance practice
  5. Basso continuo

The Royal Danish Academy of Music Baroque Ensemble projects, which are led by internationally renowned musicians, form an important part of the study programme, together with tuition in chamber music. The projects are led by directors such as guest professor Rachel Podger, Alfredo Bernardini, Göran Karlsson and Andrew Lawrence-King. Students take part in a varied course in performance practice at a high level, and will learn how to conduct a small research project. The students will acquire a fundamental familiarity with basso continuo.

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. Apply directly at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
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 Early 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: