New Music

About the Nordic Master programme

Folk as Art

The Nordic Master in Folk Music is a unique collaborative study programme, where four different institutions join forces to create something very special. Students from the different institutions move around together as one group, spending one semester in each of Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm (SE), SMKS, Odense (DK), and Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (FI). The last semester includes a six week intensive study period at the Ole Bull Academy in Voss (NO) and for the rest of that semester the students are studying at their respective home institution.

This situation offers both advantages and difficulties. On the surface level, the obvious thing you get as a student is the possibility to study and compare the different folk music cultures and traditions in the different countries. But furthermore you also get to experience the different approaches to, and cultures of, teaching folk music in an academic environment.
Since the students from…

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