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Performance Studies – Répétiteur


Programme description

Performance Studies – Historical Performance Practice for String Instruments is a one-year independent university course at advanced level to meet the needs of pianists with a high artistic level and ability. The course aims to prepare you for a professional career as a répétiteur in opera and musical theater.

You will be offered teaching in piano, recitative and score playing, conducting and ensemble conducting, singing, harpsichord and music history. You will also be given the opportunity to meet visiting coaches, singers, répétiteurs and conductors connected to Malmö Opera's current repertoire.

How to apply

Important dates for your application

  1. Apply for the course on
    Application period: October 17, 2022 – January 16, 2023
  2. Last completion day to prove your eligibility is 25 January 2023.
  3. Invitation to admission test is sent to the email address provided when you made your application.
  4. Admission test will take place at Malmö Academy of Music week 10, 2023. Date and time will be provided in the invitation.

Admission test

First round
You perform:

  • two pieces of solo music you choose yourself. One piece should be a fast movement from a classic style sonata, and the other one a piece from the romantic period.
  • one obligatory opera aria which is performed together with a singer.

If you pass the First Round you move on to the Second Round.  

Second  Round
You perform:

  • one opera extract which you must study together with singers in front of the jury without previous rehearsal.
  • one obligatory opera ensemble performed with singer and conductor.
  • one a prima vista sample which you are to sing.
  • one a prima vista sample, piano.
  • Interview

Quick Facts

60 ECTS credits / 1 year full-time

Kind of programme
Independent course

Language of instruction
Swedish and English

Application period
17 October 2022 – 16 January 2023

Syllabus MUPS14 (PDF 267 KB, new tab)

Entry requirements

To be admitted to the course, 90 credits are required from studies at a music academy or equivalent, as well as an approved entrance examination.

Selection: based on entrance examination.


Rebecka Lassbo
Programme Coordinator
rebecka [dot] lassbo [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se (rebecka[dot]lassbo[at]mhm[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 40 32 54 03