Esbjerg

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.

 

1. Fakta

Niveau
  • Bachelor (3 år)
  • Kandidat (2 år)
Sted
Esbjerg
Start
August

2. About the course

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.

3. Programmes

Read more about the different programmes, curricula and how to apply!

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.'

Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: 1 december

Curriculum (in Danish):

How to apply:

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.

Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: 1 december

Curriculum (in Danish):

How to apply:

The master's programme requires a bachelor's degree.

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.

Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: 15 January

More info:

How to apply:

The master's programme requires a bachelor's degree.