University of Gothenburg
Viola section in the university's main assembly hall, April 2022
Viola section
Photo: Johan Wingborg

More about MFA Symphonic Orchestra Performance

The next time you can apply for the programme is 1 December 2022 – 16 January 2023. Studies start in the autumn of 2023.

"As a former member of the Berliner Philharmoniker and a worldwide active conductor of both opera and concert, I know a thing or two about what a good orchestra musician needs to know and what our students have to learn.

Our excellent instrumental teachers and international conductors work with you and your fellow students in a peer-to-peer learning environment. We believe in empowering each others strengths. We do so by creating a safe and inspiring atmosphere dedicated to your development and growth, not only as an individual musician, but also as part of a collective. 

The Master’s Programme in Orchestra Performance will increase your chances at auditions and during probation time in any professional orchestra around the world immensely."

Henrik Schaefer, artistically responsible

Photo: Maurice Lammerts van Bueren
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