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The Master's programme in Jazz/Improvisation, is meant for students who possess excellent artistic and professional qualities, and who want to work as a future jazz musician.

On completion of the programme, the student shall have adequate knowledge and skills to be able to comfortably work within the various functions and engagements of a professional musician: either as a soloist, a member of an established ensemble or in independent projects.

The student shall also have developed the ability to study in a largely self-directed or independent manner. Furthermore, on completion of the programme, the student shall have acquired basic entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.

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

Teaching takes place either individually or in groups. Instrumental instruction consists of classes in the primary instrument of study, lectures common to all students, seminars and individual interpretation classes.

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

Programme syllabus (PDF 401 KB, new tab)


In order to meet the entry requirements for a Master’s programme you have to be able to demonstrate a Bachelor’s degree in Music or equivalent at the beginning of the term.


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