General Music Teacher (AM)

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

Institution The Royal Academy of Music - Aarhus/Aalborg
Campus Aarhus Departement
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6600 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
The General Music Teacher (AM) programme is the broadest music teacher education offered at the Academy. Right from the start, the programme focuses on developing both teaching skills and the students main instrument performance skills. The student will be introduced to a wide range of subjects and projects and will acquire the knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to become a music teacher and musician.

The General Music Teacher programme can be chosen by both classical and jazz/pop musicians. The programme requires the student to be familiar with a wide range of styles, and the student will receive tuition on both classical and jazz/pop subjects, no matter if the student study a classical or a jazz/pop main instrument.

Tuition in the student’s main instrument is offered in all common instruments in both jazz/pop music and classical music.  

The student will gain a widespread network and will be able to facilitate and participate in cross-disciplinary projects throughout the study environment at the Academy.

The master’s programme builds on the skills and qualifications acquired on the bachelor’s programme. The students must immerse themselves in three supplementary main subjects in addition to their main instrument, either classical or jazz/pop/global. Supplementary main subjects include Choir Conducting, Ear Training, or Main Instrument Pedagogics, and all include a communication aspect and a pedagogical course.

The course subjects at master’s level are divided into the following fields: 
  • Main study area: Subjects where the student is a performer as well as subjects that support this aspect
  • Pedagogics: Subjects where the student communicates and teaches as well as subjects that support this aspect
  • Entrepreneurial Studies: Subjects and projects where the student explores the role as entrepreneur and manager of dynamic processes, and in addition develops his or her career management tools
  • Master’s project: The project itself as well as tuition in the form of guidance and subjects that prepare the student for project work
This programme is offered at the Aarhus campus.
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Career Opportunities  
Graduates from The General Music Teacher programme are seldom short of work, as their versatile and well-grounded professionalism is in high demand both in educational environments and in the general music business.

To be admitted to this programme, students must take an entrance exam that is described in admission requirements. At the Academy’s homepage the applicant can find detailed information about admission requirements for the bachelor’s, master’s, and soloist programmes as well as examples of entry exams.

The applicant must apply online via, which is the application system for all education institutes under the Ministry of Culture.

At the Academy’s homepage the student can find out more about admission e.g., application deadline, schedule for entry exams, application fee etc.

There is a tuition fee for all full­time degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.    

For Further Information
Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located here.

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition.

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System.

Aarhus Departement


The Academy’s department in Aarhus is situated in Concert Hall Aarhus in the center of Aarhus and has a wide range of very modern and inviting teaching and rehearsal rooms and recording studios. 

Concert Hall Aarhus offers a great variety of concerts with national and international artists during the year and also houses Aarhus Symphony and Danish National Opera.

The Academy has access to a variety of concert halls in Concert Hall Aarhus:
Symphonic Hall - with the great symphonic organ (Klais)
Rhytmic Hall - black box with many options
Small Hall - for chamber music, jazz and contemporary music
Chamber Music Hall - for smaller events
Club Scene - for pop, jazz, contemporary and electronic music

The Academy’s building was finished in 2007 and is open for students 24/7.
The Academy’s department in Aarhus offers programmes in both jazz/pop, classical and electronic music.

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