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Musical performance and interpretation

Doctoral education in Musical Performance and Interpretation aims at educating researchers in the skills required to deepen and expand the base of knowledge in the field of interpretation, composition, improvisation and theory.

Doctoral education aims at developing reflection and critical thinking and also the ability to carry out independent research work. The doctoral programme shall result in a dissertation project of high quality, the point of departure of which is one's own artistic production.

Criteria for applicants to doctoral education in Musical Performance and Interpretation:
In his or her application, the applicant shall document:

  • a clearly-worded research question and what he or she wishes to examine
  • a mode of procedure with a clear connection to artistic production within the field of music
  • a clear research aim
  • a realistic scenario for the carrying out of the research task
  • the project’s relevance to and importance for the artistic field
  • his or her possibilities to benefit from the doctoral programme

Evidence of manifestations of artistic excellence within the concert world and the art world are required of the applicant. Applicants to Composition should, preferably, by way of their works and other examples of artistic production, be able to show up a documented interest in different questions concerning music and text.
The applicant should have completed an undergraduate (first cycle) and master's (second cycle) education, or the equivalent, in the relevant field for the doctoral programme applied to.