M.A. Music, Organ with Related Keyboard Instruments

University of Gothenburg | Gothenburg , Sweden
The program focuses on the organ as an instrument for solo repertoire, improvisation and ensemble music. It is organized in cooperation with the organ researchers at Gteborg Organ Art Center. It is also a preparatory course for doctoral studies. The program will give a chance to continue your organ studies at an andvanced level, integrated with studies of keyboard instruments traditionally related to organ repertoire and improvisation, such as: piano, fortepiano, harpsichord, harmonium and clavichord.



Gothenburg has an organ and keyboard landscape available to the students that is without peer in Sweden and comparable to the best organ landscape in Europe. Many of these instruments are integrated into daily teaching and practising: the world-famous four-manual North German Baroque organ, the Willis organ fr 1871, both in Örgryte New church, and the French Symphonic organ based on the work of Cavaillé-Coll at the Academy of Music and Drama, among others. The Academy of Music and Drama offers great opportunities for ensemble playing and improvisation.

Indivudual lessons in organ interpretation and improvisation and related keyboard instruments as well as group lessons and seminars. The course Organ as a Mirror of its Time follows a four-semester cycle of lectures, projects and master classes. Class supporting research strategies and academic writing.

As a student, you also have regular contact with ongoing research at GOArt.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January
Tuition fee
  • EUR 18740 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

  • Full programme cost 347 200 SEK
  • First payment 86 800 SEK
Start date
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

  • Individual lessons will be given in organ interpretation and improvisation and related keyboard instruments as well as group lessons and seminars
  • The course The Organ as a Mirror of its Time will follow a four-semester cycle of lectures, projects and masterclasses by a great variety of lecturers including international guest artists and researchers
  • There will be classes supporting research strategies and academic writing
  • As a student, you will also have regular contact with the ongoing research at GOArt

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test


Bachelor´s degree in music or comparable knowledge on 180 hec (three years studies in higher education).

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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