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World Music

Performance Programmes in Music ⎢Bachelor's Level

Description of Programme of Study

The Performance Programme, World Music, aims to train musicians that possess excellent artistic and professional qualities.

The programme is offered to both instrument players and vocalists with a background in folk music or non-Western classical music.

After the successful completion of the programme of study, students shall have sufficient knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to pursue a career within various professional areas.

The student must also have developed the skills necessary for continued or in-depth studies that are to a great degree autonomous. Furthermore, on completion of the programme, the student must have acquired basic entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.

The academic year is divided into weeks of scheduled classes, project weeks and weeks for independent studies as well as examination and assignment weeks.

Once the programme is successfully completed, students are awarded a degree of Bachelor in Music.

Students are also given the opportunity to partake in ensemble classes together with those studying folk music enrolled on the Music Teacher’s programmes.

A number of well-known musicians have visited the Academy as guest lecturers. They have come from both Scandinavian countries and countries beyond Scandinavia such as Cuba, Gambia, England and Chile among others. A list of guest lecturers is decided on by students and those responsible for the programme. Once a year students and staff partake in Nordtrad - a meeting of all the music academies in the Scandinavian and Baltic regions - to meet and exchange experiences with other students and teachers of music. Read more about this at

Concert performances of various forms are included and seen as an important part of the programme.

Admission Requirements

Specific requirements:
Successful entrance test to the Performance Programme.



For questions about admission to the Performance Programmes

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