The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, is a state institution under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Culture, charged with responsibility for the higher education courses in music, and for otherwise contributing to the promotion of musical culture in Denmark. The programmes have been given the highest status, both nationally and internationally. This means that they measure up to the best comparable courses on offer abroad. We train students for careers as professional musicians, and, depending on the course taken, students graduate either as solo performers or as music teachers.
The emphasis of the teaching is on solo work with an instrument or the voice, but there is also ensemble playing and a number of supplementary subjects. For those studying to become music teachers, particular importance is attached to music pedagogy and communicative subjects. Our corps of teachers is active and committed, and we expect our students to exhibit the same qualities. We are flexible, but we attach importance to discipline and cooperation as important elements in the training of professional musicians and music teachers. Concert activities at The Royal Academy of Music spans widely – from small practice concerts in the academy classrooms i both Aarhus and Aalborg over larger concerts on the stages of Musikhuset Aarhus and Musikkens Hus to the grand RAMA Festival that represents the best of what students and teachers at both addresses of the academy have to offer. Furthermore, the academy is part of a long line of local and regional collaborations with e.g. SPOT Festival, Live Music in Schools, Aarhus Jazz Festival and many more.