Church music

The church music programme prepares our students for a professional life as church organ players and/or performing artists. At the same time, the students gain a wide knowledge of choir conducting. Besides major subjects such as liturgical organ playing, repertoire, choir conducting and theory, subjects such as organology, music communication, music pedagogy and ear training also form part of the church music programme.

In addition, teaching in piano and harpsichord is offered. The concert hall in Esbjerg features a giant Marcussen concert organ with 44 voices. The organ serves as a natural pivotal point for the daily tuition, examinations, tests as well as concerts and master classes. Furthermore, the academy has been appointed by the Danish Ministry of Culture to secure and strengthen the field of church music at a national level.


I had the feeling that the church music programme in Esbjerg would be the right choice for me. The concert hall is a virtual playground for organ players. The Marcussen organ is the centre of our teaching and the place where we are given challenges and where we perfect our skills.”

“However, the unique study environment came as a positive surprise to me. Café Ørsted is the heart of the academy. Here, students meet each other with open arms and minds – you meet people who will come to play a crucial role in your life. In this way, the academyis not only a place of study, it’s a home where we have every opportunity to mature – as human beings and as musicians. The possibilities are right in front of you!

Katrine I. Kristiansen
Graduate from the church music department