Music and Opera
Come and study classical music and opera at the Academy of Music and Opera at Mälardalen University.
You will study in historical premises at Västerås Castle with teachers in music of highest international level. Under their expert guidance you will have the opportunity to reach your full potential as an instrumentalist or as a singer. All teachers aim is to enhance every students musical knowledge and instrumental/vocal techniques and skills as well as enhancing and developing their artistic expression towards an increasingly personal and independent approach.
The Academy of Music and Opera at Mälardalen University is only one hour from the capital city of Stockholm and one and a half hour from Arlanda International Airport.
The Chamber Music Program
A three-year Bachelor Program for orchestra instruments, voice and piano/organ. You will develop your skills both as a soloist and in chamber music with many opportunities to perform at different venues. We also offer a Master´s Programme in Western Art Music and Opera - specialisation Chamber Music.
The Master´s Programme in Western Art Music and Opera - specialisation Chamber Opera at Mälardalen University comprises two years of full-time study, advanced level. It is intended for you who have a passion to perform on stage, conveying opera through your singing. If you wish to develop yourself as a singer in this multifaceted art form, this is the perfect course for you.
Principal Study, continuation course, is a half-time course intended for you who have already qualified as a musician or a teacher at a high level. Here you are given the chance to plan you lessons, together with you main teacher, in a flexible way that suits you daily life. The course consists of individual lessons with your main teacher and individual coaching with pianists and joint lessons.
Around fifty concerts and performances every year
In common with all our courses and study programmes, many teaching hours take place in an inspiring environment, with a focus on individual development as a soloist as well as playing in chamber music groups. With around fifty concerts and opera performances every year, you will have optimal opportunities to learn to perform in front of an audience.
Teachers with international experience from the greatest stages
The teachers have extensive and international experience, both as musicians and teachers, as well as a wide network of contacts within the field. We collaborate with Västmanlandsmusiken, Västmanland Theatre and Västerås Cathedral, for example and you will have the opportunity of attending final rehearsals free of charge with the Royal Opera in Stockholm and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Specially adapted teaching rooms at Västerås Castle
Teaching takes place in a time-honoured environment at Västerås Castle, where you have free round-the-clock access to specially adapted practice and teaching rooms. The Castle is located within walking distance to the Concert Hall, Theatre, the Central Station and the City Centre.
Faculty members - Academy of Music and Opera at Mälardalen University
The faculty members have extensive and international experience both as musicians and teachers, as well as a wide network of contacts within the field of Music and Opera.
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