International Orchestra Academy 60 credits

Internationell orkesterakademi
Second cycle, F7043G
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Patrik Häggqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education 05 Sep 2019

Last revised
by Patrik Häggqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education 05 Sep 2019

Grade scale
Subject (SCB)

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts in music or equivalent and two approved admission tests. Basic knowledge of English is recommended. The first admission test consists of submitted work samples of selected music in video format as electronic files. The selected music is presented on LTUs webpage Applicants with approved work samples will be called to a second admission test, which consists of an audition.

More information about English language requirements


The selection procedure is based on the second admission test. Applicants are placed in different selection groups depending on instrument.

Course Aim
This course aims to provide students with heightened knowledge and comprehension of their role as an orchestra musician. 

Upon course completion, the student will be expected to demonstrate:  

  • Deepened knowledge of classical orchestra repertoire and the skills to study this repertoire alone or in a group 
  • Enhanced skills in musical interaction and cooperative listening 
  • Enhanced skills in personal artistic expression and performance in classical music 
  • Enhanced skills in intonation, timbre, balance, tone creation, rhythm, articulation, and other musical attributes essential to symphony orchestra musicianship 
  • Enhanced appreciation and understanding of scenic expression 


  • Rehearsals and concerts  
  • Sectionals 
  • Chamber Music  
  • Individual lessons   
  • Lectures
  • Mock auditions  

The course is given together with Konserthuset Stockholm/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra where students are guided by orchestra members and take part in normal concert productions.

Students are evaluated according to the course description. The course examination is held by a jury consisting of the examiner and the individual tutors.

Petter Sundkvist

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
The sheet music required for course completion will be provided by Konserthuset Stockholm.

Course offered by
Department of Arts, Communication and Learning

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Rehearsals and Orchestra Productions 1U G#13.50MandatoryA19
0002Chamber Music 1U G#7.50MandatoryA19
0003Lecture Seminar 1U G#1.50MandatoryA19
0004Mock AuditionsU G#7.50MandatoryA19
0005Rehearsals and Orchestra Productions 2U G#8.50MandatoryA19
0006Chamber Music 2U G#5.00MandatoryA19
0007Lecture Seminar 2U G#1.50MandatoryA19
0008Final examinationU G VG15.00MandatoryA19