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Master Programme in Music Performance

120 Credits, Programme, master's level
The Master Programme in Music Performance (two-year) consists of the specialisations Musician, Composition and Conducting. The programme provides you with the opportunity to broaden and deepen your musical skillsets and artistic expression, as well as to reflect on artistic issues.

An artistic bachelor’s degree or equivalent is a prerequisite for admittance to the programme. The Piteå School of Music at Luleå University of Technology offers an exceptional artistic and academic environment, considerable practice spaces, up-to-date recording equipment, and the world-renowned concert hall at Studio Acusticum. We welcome students in a wide range of genres.The Master Programme in Music Performance is a research preparatory training.

Description

The programme comprises two years of full-time study and is taught in English, with individual instruction conducted in English.
 
The education is individually structured, and as a student you have great influence over content and working methods. You are encouraged to build your own networks. Both on your own and together with your teachers, you create valuable contacts for the future.
 
During the second academic year, students present an artistic thesis in both musical and written form.

Parts of the education are common for all specialisations and some parts are also shared with the One-Year Master Programme. Approximately 10 weeks of the academic year consist of concentrated ‘Master Weeks’, in which both programme instructors and guest instructors participate.

Specialisations

You can study the following specialisations within the master programme: Musician, Composition and Conducting.

Labour market

The future labour market for graduates of the Master Programme in Music Performance comprises a diverse range of areas within the Swedish and international music and performing arts fields. Upon graduation, students are qualified to apply for research positions within the field of Musical Performance.

Specialisation

Specialisation: Musician

Studies within the Master Programme in Music Performance with specialisation Musician give you opportunities to develop your artistic abilities and identity in various musical and artistic constellations. The specialisation Musician welcomes students who are instrumentalists/singers, as well as students combining this with other roles, such as composer or arranger. We welcome students in a wide range of genres.
 
We are looking for students who, in addition to developed instrumental skills, also demonstrate musical awareness, reflection and independence in their artistry. Therefore, it is a merit if you can already in the application point to ideas to explore in your degree project. Central parts of the education are common to all specialisations and are concentrated to about nine weeks of the academic year, so-called Master Weeks, in which both the programme’s own teachers and guest lecturers participate.
 
The education is individually structured, and as a student you have great influence over content and working methods. You are encouraged to build your own networks. Both on your own and together with your teachers, you create valuable contacts for the future.
 
Being active as a music professional with gigs, recordings, tours, and other projects is not considered an obstacle but rather an asset. Students who complete the programme with organ as specialisation and who already have a church music degree will qualify for employment as organists (A-level church musician) in the Church of Sweden.

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Application
Master Programme in Music Performance - Composition,
Piteå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2023

Startdatum 2023-08-28, w.35 2023
Piteå
Day-time, 100%
English
LTU-90004
2023-01-16
2

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts in music of minimum 180 ECTS or equivalent knowledge and passed admission test.

General exemption for knowledge in Swedish is allowed.
Good knowledge in English, corresponding to English 6.

In the admission test, the applicant's previous knowledge of musicality, technical ability and artistic ability is assessed.

The admission test consists of submitted work samples

More information about English language requirements

Selection

The selection procedure is based on merit evaluation of degree project/specialization and course content in terms of quality and quantity, as well as a ranking skill test to assess the applicant's previous knowledge of musicality, technical ability and artistic ability.

Note! Alternative selection

Read more about the admission test

Apply here

Application
Master Programme in Music Performance - Conducting,
Piteå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2023

Startdatum 2023-08-28, w.35 2023
Piteå
Day-time, 100%
English
LTU-90003
2023-01-16
2

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts in music of minimum 180 ECTS or equivalent knowledge and passed admission test.

General exemption for knowledge in Swedish is allowed.
Good knowledge in English, corresponding to English 6.

In the admission test, the applicant's previous knowledge of musicality, technical ability and artistic ability is assessed.

The admission test consists of two parts; orchestral conducting, choral conducting (audition)

More information about English language requirements

Selection

The selection procedure is based on merit evaluation of degree project/specialization and course content in terms of quality and quantity, as well as a ranking skill test to assess the applicant's previous knowledge of musicality, technical ability and artistic ability.

Note! Alternative selection

Read more about the admission test

Apply here

Application
Master Programme in Music Performance - Musician,
Piteå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2023

Startdatum 2023-08-28, w.35 2023
Piteå
Day-time, 100%
English
LTU-90002
2023-01-16
6

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts in music of minimum 180 ECTS or equivalent knowledge and passed admission test.

General exemption for knowledge in Swedish is allowed.
Good knowledge in English, corresponding to English 6.

In the admission test, the applicant's previous knowledge of musicality, technical ability and artistic ability is assessed.

The admission test consist of an audition

More information about English language requirements

Selection

The selection procedure is based on merit evaluation of degree project/specialization and course content in terms of quality and quantity, as well as a ranking skill test to assess the applicant's previous knowledge of musicality, technical ability and artistic ability.

Note! Alternative selection

Read more about the admission test

Apply here

Do you want to know more about the programme?

The programme syllabus includes a description of the programme structure and its courses. The study schedule shows the order in which the courses in the programme are carried out. The qualification descriptor includes local and central requirements that must be met for a particular degree.

Frequently asked questions

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Questions about the programme

For detailed questions about the contents of the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us. For questions about application, admission, eligibility, and fees, please see information above.

Petter Sundkvist

Petter Sundkvist, Professor

Organisation: Musical Performance, Music, Media and Theatre, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
Phone: +46 (0)911 72602