This programme is for those interested in working with composition in an exploratory and experimental fashion.
Your individual development as a composer is the focus, while instruction and supervision often occur in group seminars. In these seminars, you can test your ideas and receive feedback and inspiration in dialogue with teachers and peers. Together we discuss ongoing student work and strive to understand the role of music in a broader context. The programme emphasises a critical approach aimed at combining theory and musical craft with conceptual perspectives. Meeting an audience is another important aspect, and includes the Siren Festival, which is organised annually by the students in the composition programme. You are given excellent opportunities for collaborating with other students at the Academy of Music and Drama, for example in the Ensemble for New Music, and with a number of different professional ensembles. The Stockholm Wind Orchestra, the Göteborg Wind Orchestra, Mimitabu, Musica Vitae, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Peter Veale Ensemble and Gageego! are some ensembles that have performed student compositions in recent years.