1. Facts

  • Bachelor (3 years)
  • Master (2 years)
  • Soloist (2 years)

2. About the programme

Jazz is the main offset for the programme, but we expect you to develop your own style being capable of playing all genres.

The teaching is a combination of practical courses that improve your vocal or instrumental skills and theoretical courses, which offer insight into the basis of music. At the same time, the programmes place great emphasis on ensemble playing, and through music pedagogical courses students obtain teaching qualifications.  

In addition to timetabled classes, the programme may include masterclasses with internationally acknowledged musicians, cross-disciplinary projects, study trips etc.

Main instrument/voice

Jazz/pop-students at SDMK receive teaching in both your main instrument/voice as well as specialised subjects related to your main instrument. During the individual teaching the main subject teacher will focus on musical, pedagogical and technical issues.

General subjects

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, just as students at the programme will be introduced to administrative and PR-related aspects of working as a musician.

During ensemble training you will learn to participate in various musical contexts, just as the programme as a whole will give you a chance to participate in cross-disciplinary projects.

The future

Graduates from the programme often find work as musicians in bands and orchestras, as performing musicians, as teachers at folk high schools, music schools, primary and lower secondary schools, day folk high schools, institutions of higher education, continuation schools etc., as orchestra, ensemble or choir directors, as heads of music schools, as cultural or musical communicators 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

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 didactics, psychology and theoretical pedagogy.

Duration: 2 years

Curriculum (In Danish):

How to apply:

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

The aim of the soloist programme is to upgrade the qualifications of the student to the highest artistic level. This means that the student must be able to meet professional demands of the institutional as well as the non-institutional labour market.

Developing and nursing the unique talent of the individual student is central to the programme, which is evident from the organisation of the programme.

Curriculum (In Danish):

How to apply:

The programme requires a master's degree.