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Our programmes are taught by a number of distinctive musical personalities who also play defining roles as lecturers an/or performing artists on the Danish and international scene. We offer artistic bachelor and masters programmes in jazz/contemporary rhytmic music, classical music, electronic music and sound art, music pedagogic and church music. Besides that we are the only academy in Denmark offering degree programmes in folk/traditional music and film scoring.  

The study year is structured to allows individual lessons, ensemble playing electives and project weeks to integrate naturally. Our basic philosophy is that the development of the best possible instrumental/vocal skills underpins the development of an artistic and personal way of expression – in performance and composing as well as in teaching.  

All of this is reinforced by a large number of clinics, master classes and talks with exceptional artists from home and abroad.  

Furthermore teaching in artistic entrepreneurship helps you to put your music into action. To be a musician is not only a matter of being able to play the music but also being able to put the music into action in a variety of settings. We will do our utmost to help you develop your musical and professional skills while you grow as an artist in your own right.

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Classical Musician - Performer, chamber- and orchestra Musician | Advanced Postgraduate Diploma 2 years

Classical Musician - Performer, chamber- and orchestra Musician

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma of , 120 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6289 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/classical-musician/singer-performer-chamber-and-orchestra-musician
The advanced postgraduate diploma programme focusses on interpretation and musical contemplation with a view to developing soloist competences and stage skills at the highest international artistic level. In addition to instrumental/vocal teaching and participation in international masterclasses and possible international competitions, the programme also seeks to develop the students’ chamber music skills.

SDMK in Odense offers study programmes with a main focus on performing arts practice. We aim to give you the instrumental/vocal competences that will make up the foundation of your future life as a musician.

We focus on your artistic personality through qualified teaching in e.g. scenic awareness, chamber music/ensemble singing, cross-disciplinary collaboration, basic repertoire knowledge etc.

The teaching is undertaken by SDMK’s permanent teaching staff and supplemented with masterclasses with competent national and international soloists and ensembles. If you play an orchestra instrument, you can also look forward to activities at the future Carl Nielsen Orchestra Academy conducted in collaboration with Odense Symphony Orchestra, competition training in front of a professional jury and concerts with the Danish National Academy of Music’s own chamber orchestra.

If you are a singer, you can look forward to getting an education that places emphasis on basic musical dramatic skills in close collaboration with teachers and instructors at the Danish National School of Performing Arts. In connection with masterclasses and concerts you will get a chance to test audition techniques, and as part of the study programme you can get choir experience at concerts with Odense Symphony Orchestra.

Together with fellow students at SDMK, pianists will get a chance to participate in exciting chamber music projects, among other things, which are presented at the SDMK annual chamber music festival in November.

Students of classical music at SDMK are expected to be aware of their role as communicators of music to their audience as well as to the children and youth who represent the future in music. Therefore, you will receive teaching in practical and theoretical pedagogy, both in traditional class teaching and in masterclasses.



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Feb 01
Start date
Aug 16

Odense

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Classical Musician - Performer, chamber- and orchestra Musician | Master 2 years

Classical Musician - Performer, chamber- and orchestra Musician

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

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8716 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/classical-musician/singer-performer-chamber-and-orchestra-musician
The master’s programme aims to give you specialised knowledge, skills and competences to work as a musician at the highest level.

In addition to its focus on main instrument teaching and chamber music, the master’s programme also focusses on instrumental pedagogy and includes separate courses on didactics, psychology and theoretical pedagogy.

The pedagogical courses also provide teaching in PR and administration, where you will gain basic business qualifications and knowledge of fundraising, press, financial management, VAT/taxes, copyright, agreements and contracts.

SDMK in Odense offers study programmes with a main focus on performing arts practice. We aim to give you the instrumental/vocal competences that will make up the foundation of your future life as a musician. 

We focus on your artistic personality through qualified teaching in e.g. scenic awareness, chamber music/ensemble singing, cross-disciplinary collaboration, basic repertoire knowledge etc. 

The teaching is undertaken by SDMK’s permanent teaching staff and supplemented with masterclasses with competent national and international soloists and ensembles.

 If you play an orchestra instrument, you can also look forward to activities at the future Carl Nielsen Orchestra Academy conducted in collaboration with Odense Symphony Orchestra, competition training in front of a professional jury and concerts with the Danish National Academy of Music’s own chamber orchestra.

If you are a singer, you can look forward to getting an education that places emphasis on basic musical dramatic skills in close collaboration with teachers and instructors at the Danish National School of Performing Arts. In connection with masterclasses and concerts you will get a chance to test audition techniques, and as part of the study programme you can get choir experience at concerts with Odense Symphony Orchestra. 

Together with fellow students at SDMK, pianists will get a chance to participate in exciting chamber music projects, among other things, which are presented at the SDMK annual chamber music festival in November. 

Students of classical music at SDMK are expected to be aware of their role as communicators of music to their audience as well as to the children and youth who represent the future in music. Therefore, you will receive teaching in practical and theoretical pedagogy, both in traditional class teaching and in masterclasses.


Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Odense

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Classical Musician - Performer, chamber- and orchestra Musician | Bachelor 3 years

Classical Musician - Performer, chamber- and orchestra Musician

Bachelor of , 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Odense
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 11805 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/classical-musician/singer-performer-chamber-and-orchestra-musician
At the bachelor programme you will acquire the knowledge, skills and competences to work as a musician and entrepreneur in the world of music. 

The programme aims to develop your unique musical talent and to reach a high level of artistic quality.The majority of SDMK students eventually become both musicians and teachers, and all bachelor programmes therefore comprise both artistic and pedagogical courses. Add to this general courses that support the students’ artistic and pedagogical Development.

SDMK in Odense offers study programmes with a main focus on performing arts practice. We aim to give you the instrumental/vocal competences that will make up the foundation of your future life as a musician. 

We focus on your artistic personality through qualified teaching in e.g. scenic awareness, chamber music/ensemble singing, cross-disciplinary collaboration, basic repertoire knowledge etc. 

The teaching is undertaken by SDMK’s permanent teaching staff and supplemented with masterclasses with competent national and international soloists and ensembles.

 If you play an orchestra instrument, you can also look forward to activities at the future Carl Nielsen Orchestra Academy conducted in collaboration with Odense Symphony Orchestra, competition training in front of a professional jury and concerts with the Danish National Academy of Music’s own chamber orchestra. 

If you are a singer, you can look forward to getting an education that places emphasis on basic musical dramatic skills in close collaboration with teachers and instructors at the Danish National School of Performing Arts. In connection with masterclasses and concerts you will get a chance to test audition techniques, and as part of the study programme you can get choir experience at concerts with Odense Symphony Orchestra. 

Together with fellow students at SDMK, pianists will get a chance to participate in exciting chamber music projects, among other things, which are presented at the SDMK annual chamber music festival in November. 

 Students of classical music at SDMK are expected to be aware of their role as communicators of music to their audience as well as to the children and youth who represent the future in music. Therefore, you will receive teaching in practical and theoretical pedagogy, both in traditional class teaching and in masterclasses.


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Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Odense

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Classical Musician - Performer, educator and entrepreneur | Bachelor 3 years

Classical Musician - Performer, educator and entrepreneur

Bachelor of Performer, educator and entrepreneur, 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 11805 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/classical-musician/singer-performer-educator-and-entrepreneur
The programme for classical musicians in Esbjerg is targeted at students who want a versatile career as a performing musician at the highest level, a teacher and an entrepreneur.

At the bachelor programme you will acquire the knowledge, skills and competences to work as a musician and entrepreneur in the world of music. The programme aims to develop your unique musical talent and to reach a high level of artistic quality.

The majority of SDMK students eventually become both musicians and teachers, and all bachelor programmes therefore comprise both artistic and pedagogical courses. Add to this general courses that support the students’ artistic and pedagogical development.

The programme for classical musicians in Esbjerg is targeted at students who want a versatile career as a performing musician at the highest level, a teacher and an entrepreneur.

After graduating from the Academy many trained musicians build a career that consists of a range of elements. Motivated by their passion for music and strong ‘musichood’, they e.g. combine concert activities with teaching at music schools or MGK and work on their own artistic projects.

Regardless of whether you perform, teach or inspire others, your ‘musichood’ is central to your work, and your main instrument or voice is therefore the focal point of the programme. In addition to qualifying teaching in your main instrument, chamber music and ensemble playing are both part of the programme, just as students at the programme participate in projects involving professional ensembles.

Furthermore, the programme includes teaching within a range of subjects that will help you to leave different types of musical imprints on the surrounding world.

You will thus receive both theoretical and practical teaching in pedagogy, entrepreneurship and a series of supporting subjects that enable you to build a career as a performing musician, a teacher at various levels and an entrepreneur who devises, launches and completes artistic projects.

In addition to timetabled classes, the programme may include masterclasses with internationally acknowledged musicians, cross-disciplinary projects, study trips etc.

Graduates from the programme may build a career as professional classical musicians/singers, teachers, communicators or freelance musicians.



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Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Classical Musician - Performer, educator and entrepreneur | Master 2 years

Classical Musician - Performer, educator and entrepreneur

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

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8716 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/classical-musician/singer-performer-educator-and-entrepreneur
The master’s programme aims to give you specialised knowledge, skills and competences to work as a musician at the highest level.

In addition to its focus on main instrument teaching and chamber music, the master’s programme also focusses on instrumental pedagogy and includes separate courses on didactics, psychology and theoretical pedagogy.

The pedagogical courses also provide teaching in PR and administration, where you will gain basic business qualifications and knowledge of fundraising, press, financial management, VAT/taxes, copyright, agreements and contracts.

The programme for classical musicians in Esbjerg is targeted at students who want a versatile career as a performing musician at the highest level, a teacher and an entrepreneur. 

After graduating from the Academy many trained musicians build a career that consists of a range of elements. Motivated by their passion for music and strong ‘musichood’, they e.g. combine concert activities with teaching at music schools or MGK and work on their own artistic projects.

Regardless of whether you perform, teach or inspire others, your ‘musichood’ is central to your work, and your main instrument or voice is therefore the focal point of the programme. In addition to qualifying teaching in your main instrument, chamber music and ensemble playing are both part of the programme, just as students at the programme participate in projects involving professional ensembles.

Furthermore, the programme includes teaching within a range of subjects that will help you to leave different types of musical imprints on the surrounding world.

You will thus receive both theoretical and practical teaching in pedagogy, entrepreneurship and a series of supporting subjects that enable you to build a career as a performing musician, a teacher at various levels and an entrepreneur who devises, launches and completes artistic projects.

In addition to timetabled classes, the programme may include masterclasses with internationally acknowledged musicians, cross-disciplinary projects, study trips etc.

Graduates from the programme may build a career as professional classical musicians/singers, teachers, communicators or freelance musicians.



Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Contemporary creative artist (CCA) | Advanced Postgraduate Diploma 2 years

Contemporary creative artist (CCA)

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma of , 120 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6325 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/contemporary-creative-artist-cca
The advanced postgraduate diploma programme focusses on developing soloist competences and stage skills at the highest international artistic level.

This means that the student must honor the demands of all sides of the professional music business.

The development and nurturing of the student's unique talent are the focal points of the programme, which is evident in the planning of the course.

CCA is a flexible soloist programme with an overall artistic/compositional work-creating and work-communicating aim.

The programme has an overall artistic/compositional work-creating and work-communicating aim. The creating/compositional aspect constitutes, as a main subject, a leading element alongside the development of the student’s own instrumental/vocal skills.

CCA is a flexible soloist programme, which aside from being open to all genres also represents an opportunity to work with other musicians as well as individually. The students’ artistic projects may, after admission to the programme, involve other soloist students during the two years of the programme. This includes both the same group of fellow students and other constellations across genres. 

The ambition is thus that the programme contributes to promoting collective and co-creating elements as well as the genre-open approach that characterised the SDMK Esbjerg Campus, which encompasses both classical, rhythmic, electronic, church and folk music.

The programme profile is evident both from the entrance exam and the debut concert, which assign weight to achieving a great artistic/compositional, work-creating and work-communicating result and a high instrumental/vocal level.



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Feb 01
Start date
Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Contemporary Rhythmic Musician | Bachelor 3 years

Contemporary Rhythmic Musician

Bachelor of , 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 11900 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/contemporary-rhythmic-musician
A rhythmic programme with no genre specific boundaries!

At the bachelor programme you will acquire the knowledge, skills and competences to work as a musician and entrepreneur in the world of music.
The programme aims to develop your unique musical talent and to reach a high level of artistic quality.

The majority of SDMK students eventually become both musicians and teachers, and all bachelor programmes therefore comprise both artistic and pedagogical courses. Add to this general courses that support the students’ artistic and pedagogical development.

The programme is characterized by a philosophy that all genres are equally legitimate. The teaching is a combination of practical courses that improve your vocal or instrumental skills and theoretical courses, which offer insight into the basis of music. At the same time, the programmes place great emphasis on ensemble playing, and through music pedagogical courses students obtain teaching qualifications.   In addition to timetabled classes, the programme may include masterclasses with internationally acknowledged musicians, cross-disciplinary projects, study trips etc.

Main instrument/voice

Jazz/pop-students at SDMK receive teaching in both your main instrument/voice as well as specialised subjects related to your main instrument. During the individual teaching the main subject teacher will focus on musical, pedagogical and technical issues.

General subjects

In addition, a series of general courses will give you a theoretical foundation and help you look at music from different angles than the performing one, just as students at the programme will be introduced to administrative and PR-related aspects of working as a musician. During ensemble training you will learn to participate in various musical contexts, just as the programme as a whole will give you a chance to participate in cross-disciplinary projects.

The future

Graduates from the programme often find work as musicians in bands and orchestras, as performing musicians, as teachers at folk high schools, music schools, primary and lower secondary schools, day folk high schools, institutions of higher education, continuation schools etc., as orchestra, ensemble or choir directors, as heads of music schools, as cultural or musical communicators etc. 




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Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Contemporary Rhythmic Musician | Master 2 years

Contemporary Rhythmic Musician

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

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8775 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/contemporary-rhythmic-musician
A rhythmic programme with no genre specific boundaries!

The master’s programme aims to give you specialised knowledge, skills and competences to work as a musician at the highest level.

In addition to its focus on main instrument teaching and ensemble playing, the master’s programme also focusses on instrumental pedagogy and includes separate courses on didactics, psychology and theoretical pedagogy.

The programme is characterized by a philosophy that all genres are equally legitimate. The teaching is a combination of practical courses that improve your vocal or instrumental skills and theoretical courses, which offer insight into the basis of music. At the same time, the programmes place great emphasis on ensemble playing, and through music pedagogical courses students obtain teaching qualifications.   In addition to timetabled classes, the programme may include masterclasses with internationally acknowledged musicians, cross-disciplinary projects, study trips etc.

Main instrument/voice

Jazz/pop-tudents at SDMK receive teaching in both your main instrument/voice as well as specialised subjects related to your main instrument. During the individual teaching the main subject teacher will focus on musical, pedagogical and technical issues.

General subjects

In addition, a series of general courses will give you a theoretical foundation and help you look at music from different angles than the performing one, just as students at the programme will be introduced to administrative and PR-related aspects of working as a musician. During ensemble training you will learn to participate in various musical contexts, just as the programme as a whole will give you a chance to participate in cross-disciplinary projects.

The future

Graduates from the programme often find work as musicians in bands and orchestras, as performing musicians, as teachers at folk high schools, music schools, primary and lower secondary schools, day folk high schools, institutions of higher education, continuation schools etc., as orchestra, ensemble or choir directors, as heads of music schools, as cultural or musical communicators etc. 



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Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Electronic music and sound art | Master 2 years

Electronic music and sound art

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

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8716 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/electronic-music-and-sound-art
The aim of the programme at SDMK is to give the students basic knowledge, competences and skills within electronic music, sound art and entrepreneurship.

The programme gives each student a chance to develop his or her individual talent as a performer and entrepreneur and to continue to acquire artistic qualifications.The subject group collaborates on installations, concerts, workshops etc.

The master’s programme aims to give you specialised knowledge, skills and competences to work as an electronic musician, composer or sound artist at the highest artistic level. The programme also aims to develop your unique artistic profile..



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Dec 01
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Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Electronic music and sound art | Bachelor 3

Electronic music and sound art

Bachelor of , 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 3
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 11805 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/electronic-music-and-sound-art
The aim of the programme at SDMK is to give the students basic knowledge, competences and skills within electronic music, sound art and entrepreneurship.

The programme gives each student a chance to develop his or her individual talent as a performer and entrepreneur and to continue to acquire artistic qualifications.The subject group collaborates on installations, concerts, workshops etc.

At the bachelor programme you will acquire the knowledge, skills and competences to work as an electronic musician, composer, sound artist and entrepreneur at the music scene. The programme aims to develop your unique musical talent and your artistic profile.The majority of SDMK students eventually become both musicians, teachers and entrepreneurs, and the bachelor programme therefore includes both artistic, pedagogical and vocational courses. Add to this general technical and aesthetic courses that support the students’ professional development.



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Dec 01
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Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Film Composition | Master 2 years

Film Composition

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

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8716 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/film-composition
The master’s programme in film composition represents a unique opportunity to develop the necessary skills to compose and edit music for films, TV and video.

The master’s programme aims to develop the students’ compositional skills and insight, while giving them a deeper understanding of the effect of music considering the emotional and dramatic elements of the visual media for which the music is written.

The combination of musical skills, modern technical competences and dramatic interpretation and understanding will enable you to face the challenges of this exciting and demanding way of using the emotional musical palette og interpretation skills.

Through the programme courses composers, sound directors, film editors and directors from Denmark and abroad develop the students’ artistic and professional competences.

SDMK constantly expands its collaboration with the world’s film industry by engaging leading film professionals to teach at the school as well as by collaborating with the National Film School of Denmark with whom we collaborate closely within all aspects of film production through ongoing projects, exercises and courses.

The primary responsibility for the programme rests with Associate Professor Karsten Fundal, Niklas Schak and Senior Associate Professor Marc Bernstein. In addition, Film Composer Kåre Bjerkø is affiliated with the programme and gueat teachers include Peter Albrechtsen, Jonas Struck, Niklas Schmidt , Flemming Nordkrog, Hans Erik Phillip and Jørgen Lauritsen.

The students may use the academy’s professional sound studio and make recordings in our amazing concert hall, where you may engage your fellow students as studio musicians.

Former graduates currently work in the national and international film music industry on their own projects with e.g. DR and Nordisk Film and as assistants for e.g. Jacob Groth, Frans Bak, Lucio Godoy and Halfdan E.

The main focus of the programme is the production of film and that film composition is a branch of film production and not a self-sustaining area in the traditional musical sense. The subject of composition thus includes a large degree of specialisation. In addition, the students may choose to specialise within areas such as instrumentation and relevant ancillary subjects.

The programme will mainly include courses within the following subject areas:
  • Composition
  • Film analysis
  • Orchestration
  • Computer techniques
  • Dramaturgy
  • Editing techniques
  • Film mix
The programme includes both class and individual teaching. Graduates obtain the title cand.musicae.


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Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Folk Musician | Master 2 years

Folk Musician

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

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8716 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/folk-musician
The folk music programme at SDMK is the only one of its kind in Denmark. Rooted in Danish and Nordic music traditions, the programme includes teaching in both traditional and new folk music. It is closely connected to the Danish folk music scene of which our teachers are a vital part.

The master’s programme aims to give you specialised knowledge, skills and competences to work as a musician at the highest level.

In addition to its focus on main instrument teaching and ensemble playing, the master’s programme also focusses on instrumental pedagogy and includes separate courses on ensemble management, psychology and theoretical pedagogy.

Folk music students at SDMK receive teaching in both main subjects and specialised subjects related to folk music. During the individual teaching the main subject teacher focusses on musical, pedagogical and technical issues.

In addition, a series of general courses will give you a theoretical foundation and help you look at music from different angles than the performing one.

Standing in front of an audience is a main part of the programme, and therefore students of folk music at SDMK are often found performing at cafés, polka raves, concerts and jam sessions. In addition, the students go on an annual tour across the country to present their work at schools, folk high schools and music venues.

The students cooperate on concerts, study trips etc



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Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Folk Musician | Bachelor 3 years

Folk Musician

Bachelor of , 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 11805 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/folk-musician
The folk music programme at SDMK is the only one of its kind in Denmark. Rooted in Danish and Nordic music traditions, the programme includes teaching in both traditional and new folk music. It is closely connected to the Danish folk music scene of which our teachers are a vital part.

At the bachelor programme you will acquire the knowledge, skills and competences to work as a musician and entrepreneur in the world of music. The programme aims to develop your unique musical talent and to reach a high level of artistic quality.

The majority of SDMK students eventually become both musicians and teachers, and all bachelor programmes therefore comprise both artistic and pedagogical courses. Add to this general courses that support the students’ artistic and pedagogical development.'

Folk music students at SDMK receive teaching in both main subjects and specialised subjects related to folk music. During the individual teaching the main subject teacher focusses on musical, pedagogical and technical issues.

In addition, a series of general courses will give you a theoretical foundation and help you look at music from different angles than the performing one.

Standing in front of an audience is a main part of the programme, and therefore students of folk music at SDMK are often found performing at cafés, polka raves, concerts and jam sessions. In addition, the students go on an annual tour across the country to present their work at schools, folk high schools and music venues.

The students cooperate on concerts, study trips etc



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Dec 01
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Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Jazz/pop | Advanced Postgraduate Diploma 6289

Jazz/pop

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma of , 120 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Odense
Duration 6289
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6289 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/jazz/pop
The aim of the soloist programme is to upgrade the qualifications of the student to the highest artistic level. This means that the student must be able to meet professional demands of the institutional as well as the non-institutional labour market.

Developing and nursing the unique talent of the individual student is central to the programme, which is evident from the organisation of the programme.

Jazz is the main offset for the programme, but we expect you to develop your own style being capable of playing all genres. The teaching is a combination of practical courses that improve your vocal or instrumental skills and theoretical courses, which offer insight into the basis of music. At the same time, the programmes place great emphasis on ensemble playing, and through music pedagogical courses students obtain teaching qualifications.   In addition to timetabled classes, the programme may include masterclasses with internationally acknowledged musicians, cross-disciplinary projects, study trips etc.

Main instrument/voice

Jazz/pop-students at SDMK receive teaching in both your main instrument/voice as well as specialised subjects related to your main instrument. During the individual teaching the main subject teacher will focus on musical, pedagogical and technical issues.

General subjects

In addition, a series of general courses will give you a theoretical foundation and help you look at music from different angles than the performing one, just as students at the programme will be introduced to administrative and PR-related aspects of working as a musician. During ensemble training you will learn to participate in various musical contexts, just as the programme as a whole will give you a chance to participate in cross-disciplinary projects.

The future

Graduates from the programme often find work as musicians in bands and orchestras, as performing musicians, as teachers at folk high schools, music schools, primary and lower secondary schools, day folk high schools, institutions of higher education, continuation schools etc., as orchestra, ensemble or choir directors, as heads of music schools, as cultural or musical communicators etc. 


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Feb 01
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Aug 16

Odense

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Jazz/pop | Master 2 years

Jazz/pop

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

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8716 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/jazz/pop
The master’s programme aims to give you specialised knowledge, skills and competences to work as a musician at the highest level.

In addition to its focus on main instrument teaching and ensemble playing, the master’s programme also focusses on instrumental pedagogy and includes separate courses on didactics, psychology and theoretical pedagogy.

Jazz is the main offset for the programme, but we expect you to develop your own style being capable of playing all genres. The teaching is a combination of practical courses that improve your vocal or instrumental skills and theoretical courses, which offer insight into the basis of music. At the same time, the programmes place great emphasis on ensemble playing, and through music pedagogical courses students obtain teaching qualifications.   In addition to timetabled classes, the programme may include masterclasses with internationally acknowledged musicians, cross-disciplinary projects, study trips etc.

Main instrument/voice

Jazz/pop-students at SDMK receive teaching in both your main instrument/voice as well as specialised subjects related to your main instrument. During the individual teaching the main subject teacher will focus on musical, pedagogical and technical issues.

General subjects

In addition, a series of general courses will give you a theoretical foundation and help you look at music from different angles than the performing one, just as students at the programme will be introduced to administrative and PR-related aspects of working as a musician. During ensemble training you will learn to participate in various musical contexts, just as the programme as a whole will give you a chance to participate in cross-disciplinary projects.

The future

Graduates from the programme often find work as musicians in bands and orchestras, as performing musicians, as teachers at folk high schools, music schools, primary and lower secondary schools, day folk high schools, institutions of higher education, continuation schools etc., as orchestra, ensemble or choir directors, as heads of music schools, as cultural or musical communicators etc. 


Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Odense

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Jazz/pop | Bachelor 3 years

Jazz/pop

Bachelor of , 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Odense
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 11805 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/jazz/pop

Jazz is the main offset for the programme, but we expect you to develop your own style being capable of playing all genres. The teaching is a combination of practical courses that improve your vocal or instrumental skills and theoretical courses, which offer insight into the basis of music. At the same time, the programmes place great emphasis on ensemble playing, and through music pedagogical courses students obtain teaching qualifications.   In addition to timetabled classes, the programme may include masterclasses with internationally acknowledged musicians, cross-disciplinary projects, study trips etc. 


Main instrument/voice

Jazz/pop-students at SDMK receive teaching in both your main instrument/voice as well as specialised subjects related to your main instrument. During the individual teaching the main subject teacher will focus on musical, pedagogical and technical issues.

General subjects

In addition, a series of general courses will give you a theoretical foundation and help you look at music from different angles than the performing one, just as students at the programme will be introduced to administrative and PR-related aspects of working as a musician. During ensemble training you will learn to participate in various musical contexts, just as the programme as a whole will give you a chance to participate in cross-disciplinary projects.

Career Opportunities

At the bachelor programme you will acquire the knowledge, skills and competences to work as a musician and entrepreneur in the world of music. The programme aims to develop your unique musical talent and to reach a high level of artistic quality.

The majority of SDMK students eventually become both musicians and teachers, and all bachelor programmes therefore comprise both artistic and pedagogical courses. Add to this general courses that support the students’ artistic and pedagogical development.

Graduates from the programme often find work as musicians in bands and orchestras, as performing musicians, as teachers at folk high schools, music schools, primary and lower secondary schools, day folk high schools, institutions of higher education, continuation schools etc., as orchestra, ensemble or choir directors, as heads of music schools, as cultural or musical communicators etc. 

Admission

To be admitted to this programme, you must follow the admission procedure and meet the  requirements described here: https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/apply

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all fulltimedegree students with a citizenship from outside ofEU/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 at http://ufm.dk/en  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

Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Odense

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Musician and pedagogical developer | Master 2

Musician and pedagogical developer

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

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8716 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/musician-and-pedagogical-developer-mpu
The programme is only available for Danish/Nordic speaking applicants. 

Uddannelsen Musiker og Musikpædagogisk Udvikler (MPU) henvender sig til både klassiske-, rytmiske-, kirkemusik- og folkemusikansøgere, der ønsker et virke som professionel musiker, musikpædagog og iværksætter. 2 hovedfag.   1. Valgfrit hovedfag
Dit ene hovedfag er valgfrit og kan være hovedinstrument/sang. Uddannelsen giver også mulighed for at vælge sammenspilsledelse, korledelse, børnekorledelse, ensembleledelse, hørelærepædagogik, komposition m.m. som dit valgfrie hovedfag.
 
2 Obligatorisk hovedfag
Dit andet hovedfag - Grundlæggende Musikpædagogik (GM) - er obligatorisk og fokuserer på undervisning af hold. Faget giver dig redskaber til at kunne varetage højt kvalificeret musikundervisning af både børn, unge og voksne med henblik på ansættelse på musikskoler, folkeskoler, efterskoler, højskoler, aftenskoler, m.m.
 

Specialefag: Brobygning
I specialefaget Brobygning arbejder du med selvvalgte, musikalske projekter inden for forskellige musikpædagogiske områder. Faget giver dig mulighed for at udvikle din helt egen profil og interesse inden for musikpædagogikken og dermed mulighed for at være med til at udvikle fremtidens musikundervisning og formidling.  Du kan f.eks. arbejde med nye eksperimenterende koncertformer, komposition og overgangen fra førskolehold til begynderinstrumentalundervisning samt udvikling af nye pædagogiske metoder og materialer ind for bl.a. musikundervisning og hørelære for børn og unge m.m. Alt sammen med henblik på at ”bygge broer” og skabe større sammenhæng i den musikalske fødekæde.

Uddannelsen Musiker og Musikpædagogisk Udvikler (MPU) henvender sig til både klassiske-, rytmiske-, kirkemusik- og folkemusikansøgere, der ønsker et virke som professionel musiker, musikpædagog og iværksætter. 2 hovedfag.   1. Valgfrit hovedfag
Dit ene hovedfag er valgfrit og kan være hovedinstrument/sang. Uddannelsen giver også mulighed for at vælge sammenspilsledelse, korledelse, børnekorledelse, ensembleledelse, hørelærepædagogik, komposition m.m. som dit valgfrie hovedfag.
 
2 valgfag 
MPU-uddannelsen har 2 valgfag, der giver dig mulighed for at ”skræddersy” studiet ud fra dine egne interesser. Undervisningen i almene bifag foregår sammen med de øvrige studerende på hhv. klassisk, rytmisk eller folkemusiklinje.


Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Musician and pedagogical developer | Bachelor

Musician and pedagogical developer

Bachelor of , 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 11805 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/musician-and-pedagogical-developer-mpu
The programme is only available for Danish/Nordic speaking applicants. 

Uddannelsen Musiker og Musikpædagogisk Udvikler (MPU) henvender sig til både klassiske-, rytmiske-, kirkemusik- og folkemusikansøgere, der ønsker et virke som professionel musiker, musikpædagog og iværksætter. 2 hovedfag.   1. Valgfrit hovedfag
Dit ene hovedfag er valgfrit og kan være hovedinstrument/sang. Uddannelsen giver også mulighed for at vælge sammenspilsledelse, korledelse, børnekorledelse, ensembleledelse, hørelærepædagogik, komposition m.m. som dit valgfrie hovedfag.
 
2 Obligatorisk hovedfag
Dit andet hovedfag - Grundlæggende Musikpædagogik (GM) - er obligatorisk og fokuserer på undervisning af hold. Faget giver dig redskaber til at kunne varetage højt kvalificeret musikundervisning af både børn, unge og voksne med henblik på ansættelse på musikskoler, folkeskoler, efterskoler, højskoler, aftenskoler, m.m.
 

Specialefag: Brobygning
I specialefaget Brobygning arbejder du med selvvalgte, musikalske projekter inden for forskellige musikpædagogiske områder. Faget giver dig mulighed for at udvikle din helt egen profil og interesse inden for musikpædagogikken og dermed mulighed for at være med til at udvikle fremtidens musikundervisning og formidling.  Du kan f.eks. arbejde med nye eksperimenterende koncertformer, komposition og overgangen fra førskolehold til begynderinstrumentalundervisning samt udvikling af nye pædagogiske metoder og materialer ind for bl.a. musikundervisning og hørelære for børn og unge m.m. Alt sammen med henblik på at ”bygge broer” og skabe større sammenhæng i den musikalske fødekæde.

Uddannelsen Musiker og Musikpædagogisk Udvikler (MPU) henvender sig til både klassiske-, rytmiske-, kirkemusik- og folkemusikansøgere, der ønsker et virke som professionel musiker, musikpædagog og iværksætter. 2 hovedfag.   1. Valgfrit hovedfag
Dit ene hovedfag er valgfrit og kan være hovedinstrument/sang. Uddannelsen giver også mulighed for at vælge sammenspilsledelse, korledelse, børnekorledelse, ensembleledelse, hørelærepædagogik, komposition m.m. som dit valgfrie hovedfag.
 
2 valgfag 
MPU-uddannelsen har 2 valgfag, der giver dig mulighed for at ”skræddersy” studiet ud fra dine egne interesser. Undervisningen i almene bifag foregår sammen med de øvrige studerende på hhv. klassisk, rytmisk eller folkemusiklinje.


Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Nordic Master in Folk Music | Master 2 years

Nordic Master in Folk Music

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

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8716 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/folk-musician
The master’s programme in Nordic folk music is a joint inter-Nordic collaboration between SDMK in Esbjerg, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the Ole Bull Academy in Voss and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

Only two students from each country are admitted to the programme[M4] , so we are not exaggerating when we say that this is truly an elite programme.

In addition to ensemble playing, the programme also focusses on main instrument teaching and artistic profiling.


Application date
Feb 15
Start date
Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Organ/Church Music | Bachelor 3

Organ/Church Music

Bachelor of , 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 3
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 11805 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/church-musician
Students of church music at SDMK receive teaching in both organ, choir conducting and theory as well as specialised subjects related to the genre.

During the individual teaching the main subject teacher will focus on musical and technical issues.In addition, a series of general courses will give you a theoretical foundation and help you look at music from different angles than the performing one, just as students at the programme will be introduced to administrative and PR-related aspects of working as a musician.The organ students cooperate on concerts, study trips, etc.

As a bachelor student you will acquire knowledge, skills and competences to work as a musician and entrepreneur in the world of music. The programme aims to develop your unique musical talent and to reach a high level of artistic quality.


Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Organ/Church Music | Advanced Postgraduate Diploma 2 years

Organ/Church Music

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma of , 120 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6289 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/church-musician
The advanced postgraduate diploma programme focusses on interpretation and musical contemplation with a view to developing soloist competences and stage skills at the highest international artistic level.
In addition to instrumental/vocal teaching and participation in international masterclasses and possible international competitions, the programme also seeks to develop the students’ chamber music skills.

Students of church music at SDMK receive teaching in both organ, choir conducting and theory (main subjects) and specialised subjects related to their individual main instruments.
During the individual teaching the main subject teacher will focus on musical and technical issues.

In addition, a series of general courses will give you a theoretical foundation and help you look at music from different angles than the performing one, just as students at the programme will be introduced to administrative and PR-related aspects of working as a musician.

The organ group cooperates on concerts, study trips etc.



Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Aug 16

Esbjerg

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Organ/Church Music | Master 2

Organ/Church Music

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

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8716 EUR
Website https://www.sdmk.dk/en/studies/study-programmes/church-musician
The master’s programme aims to give you specialised knowledge, skills and competences to work as a musician at the highest level.

The master’s programme is leading to qualifications towards working as organist in major churches.

In addition to its focus on main instrument teaching and chamber music, the master’s programme also focusses on instrumental pedagogy and includes separate courses on didactics, psychology and theoretical pedagogy.

The pedagogical courses also provide teaching in PR and administration, where you will gain basic business qualifications and knowledge of fundraising, press, financial management, VAT/taxes, copyright, agreements and contracts.

Students of church music at SDMK receive teaching in both organ, choir conducting and theory (main subjects) and specialised subjects related to their individual main instruments.

During the individual teaching the main subject teacher will focus on musical and technical issues. In addition, a series of general courses will give you a theoretical foundation and help you look at music from different angles than the performing one, just as students at the programme will be introduced to administrative and PR-related aspects of working as a musician.

The organ group cooperates on concerts, study trips etc. 



Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16

Esbjerg

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