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How to apply to Classical musician

Published: 23 January 2020

Application in three steps:

1. Apply on www.universityadmissions.se
2. Register for the admissions test
3. Take the admissions test

The University seeks applicants who demonstrate awareness, introspection and self-sufficiency in their artistry in addition to high-level musical competence. It is thus of particular distinction if the applicant can indicate in the application a potential topic for the degree project, which is a central aspect of the programme. Since there is no set model for the degree project, it is advantageous if the applicant is particularly passionate about a specific topic and has an awareness of both the subject to be explored, as well as the goals to be achieved.

Applications are accepted primarily for the following instruments:

  • Flute – Tobias Carron
  • Clarinet – Robert Ek
  • Piano – Helge Kjekshus
  • Organ – Gary Verkade
  • Singing – Katherine Osborne


Your admission in three steps


1. Apply on universityadmissions.se

Last day of application is found on the Master Programme website and on universityadmissions.se.

Entry requirements

2. Register for the admission test 

Register in writing no later than February 15​th via email to antagningsprovMUKOM@mailbox.ltu.se Mark the  email with “Admissions test - Master programme”

The admission test is the basis for admission to the programmes. Admissions tests will be held  in Piteå, and applicants will be assigned an appointment. 

International applicants must also provide evidence of English skills. LTU requires an IELTS test (Academic format) with a lowest acceptable score of 6.0 (no score on an individual part lower than 5.0); a paper-based TOEFL test with a lowest acceptable score of 550 (minimum TWE 4); or an online TOEFL test with a lowest acceptable score of 79 (minimum 17 written score); or equivalent.

3. Take the admission test

The admissions test is comprised of two sections:

  • audition
  • interview.

During the 20-30 minutes audition, the applicant will present a diverse performance of personally-selected pieces, plus a mandatory piece sent to the applicant approximately one week in advance (except applicants for classical piano).

The sheet music to the accompaniment should be sent no later than a week before the test, preferably by email to antagningsprovMUKOM@mailbox.ltu.se or by post Luleå tekniska universitet i Piteå, Box 744, 941 63 Piteå. Mark the envelope with “Master Instrument”.

Additional information

In certain cases, and with the approval of the Head of Specialisation, the audition can be performed through submission of a high-quality digital video recordings reachable as internet links (YouTube, Dropbox, Vimeo etc.). The recordings must include all the required repertoire for the admissions test, as described above. Every link has to have a description of when/how/where the recording is made.

A written verification of the applicant’s identity, provided by an instructor, must also be included. The interview and performance of the rehearsal piece can take place via SKYPE.

Petter Sundkvist

Sundkvist, Petter - Professor

Organisation: Musical Performance, KKL Music, Media and Theatre, Department of Arts, Communication and Education
Phone: +46 (0)911 72602
Room: E124 - Piteå»