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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.

Admission tests

Important: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we must adapt our entrance exams in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden. These recommendations are subject to change at short notice, which means that the tests may need to be adapted further. In that case, changes will be published on this page. In addition, we will notify you via the email address you provide when registering.

The following applies to students starting autumn 2021.
Due to the pandemic, all parts of the admission tests are implemented digitally and remotely.

Video recording

Due to infection control measures, the admission tests are carried out digitally via video recordings.

Video 1: A mandatory organ audition with 20 minutes of music chosen by you. You can show skills in interpretation or improvisation or both.

Video 2: A compulsory piece: Johann Sebastian Bach's Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (BWV 659). You are expected to acquire the sheet music for the compulsory piece yourself.

Video 3: A voluntary audition where you have the opportunity to show your skills in one of the following instruments: harpsichord, forte piano, harmonium, clavichord or piano. You have 10 minutes at your disposal.

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 be in any of the following formats: .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv

The finished video recordings are uploaded via SlideRoom.


Interviews are conducted via video call. You should be prepared to have a conversation about your independent work and what your focus will lie on.

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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.

Tuition fees

Students with citizenship in countries not within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees for university studies in Sweden. 

More information about tuition fees

Alternative premises

In the coming years, major changes await the Academy of Music and Drama. Parts of our building Artisten will undergo renovation, and according to a proposal, other parts will be demolished to make room for a completely new building that will house both the Academy of Music and Drama and and HDK-Valand, placing the entire Faculty for Fine Applied and Performing Arts adjacent to Götaplatsen. The decision is expected from Rektor and the faculty's Dean by the beginning of 2021.  

This construction process means that the Academy of Music and Drama will move its operations to several different premises, hence avoiding disturbance from by the construction work. With a few exceptions, these premises will all be located in central Gothenburg and be specially adapted to the business. The relocation is expected to take place in the summer of 2022. This means that those planning to study at the Academy of Music and Drama in the autumn semester of 2022 will begin their studies in premises other than the Artist.

The move in to the new premises will be done in steps, during the summers of 2024, 2025 and 2026.