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The Bachelor's Composition programme is aimed at those who want to become composers with a focus on Western contemporary art music. The goal is for you to find your own personal aesthetics in your composing as well as developing a good artistic and professional ability.

During the first two years of study, you work with compositions for different chamber ensembles, while the third year involves composition work for larger ensembles such as chamber and wind orchestra. This forms part of the programme's external project collaborations. You will receive a solid craft foundation in the parameters of music as well as traditional music theory in subject areas such as harmonisation, four-part movement, morphology, analysis, notation and musicology. During your studies, you will meet professional institutions and ensembles, which places great demands on work discipline and responsibility. After completing the education, you will be prepared to work creatively and professionally in an ever-changing cultural scene.

This programme gives you the skills required to study the Master's programme too, where you will find a high degree of independence. Teaching is given in composition, electroacoustic music, instrumentation, hearing/analysis, counterpoint, piano/ playing by ear, music and society, ensemble management with conducting and music as a profession in the form of individual lessons, group lessons and seminars. Projects and degree projects are included.

Rolf Martinsson, professor of Music Theory with Arrangement and Composition
Staffan Storm, professor of Music Theory and Composition
Daniel Hjorth, university lecturer in Music Theory
Björn-Tryggve Johansson, university lecturer in Music Theory
Magnus Lindén, university lecturer in Piano/Ear training 
Samuli Örnströmer, teacher in Conducting

General requirements for university studies in Sweden as well as successful entrance tests to the Bachelor’s Programme in Music.


admissions [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se