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Apply for MFA Organ and Related Keyboard Instruments

This information concerns applications to the Master's Programme in Organ and Related Keyboard Instruments. 15 March - 15 April: Late registration opens for studying starting in autumn 2024.

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Admission tests

The following applies to students starting autumn 2024.

Compulsory test parts

  • Organ audition with 20 minutes of music chosen by you. You can show skills in interpretation or improvisation or both.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 659). You are expected to obtain sheet music yourself.

Voluntary test part

During the tests, you also have the opportunity to show your skills on keyboard instruments other than the organ. Choices are harpsichord, fortepiano, harmonium, clavichord and modern piano. For this part you have 10 minutes at your disposal.

Choose between admission tests on campus and digital tests

After the last application day, you can choose whether you want to do the admission tests on site or if you want to send in video recordings.

Test on campus

Before the admission tests, you must choose which organ you want to play on. You will receive information from us, regarding preparation times on your chosen instrument for the audition, as well as for the test.

In connection with the audition, you will be interviewed about what you plan to focus on in your independent work.

Digital admission tests

You make video recordings for the various test parts as follows:

  • Video 1: Organ audition with 20 minutes of freely chosen music.
  • Video 2: Johann Sebastian Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 659).
  • Video 3: Voluntary audition on a keyboard instrument other than the organ. You have 10 minutes at your disposal.

The finished video recordings are uploaded via SlideRoom. You create a new account in SlideRoom with your e-mail address and password of your choice.

A short interview is conducted via video call. More information will be sent to you via e-mail.

Requirements for the video recordings

  • The recordings sound must be of high quality.
  • The applicant must be in close-up. Face, arms and instruments should be clearly visible.
  • You must upload separate video files for organ (required) and related piano instruments (optional).
  • The video files can be a maximum of 500 MB each and must be in one of the following formats: .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv

Eligibility and selection

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree of arts in music or equivalent, and musical knowledge and skills that are assessed at the admission test and are the basis for selection.


Selection of eligible applicants is based upon entrance tests.