Orchestra Conducting - Advanced Postgraduate Programme

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma of Orchestra Conducting, 180 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 3, 4 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7750 EUR


The orchestra conducting study programme is a 3-year soloist programme with an international study environment. We train conductors at the highest level and admit students from all over the world. Admission requires a high artistic level and as very few students are admitted each year, the focus is on developing each conductor's particular talent.

You can apply with a background in orchestral conducting or a master's degree in another professional music practice such as the violin or the piano. You must be able to demonstrate a broad artistic vision, and you should be willing to learn in a collective study environment, where we have joint teaching with the conducting students as well as with other students in the other study programmes.

Read about the Orchestra Conducting Programme on RDAM's website


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Tuition Fees

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

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Study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level


The Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) offers study 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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