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Bachelor of Music in Church Music

Programme Length

4 years (240 ECTS-credits)

Language of Instruction


Application Deadline

15 December. Online application (SøknadsWeb) opens 1 November.

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Programme Description

The programme is especially aimed at preparing the student for work in the Norwegian Lutheran Church.

Graduates from the Church Music programme are qualified to work in the Norwegian Church, both as organists and as musical leaders of the congregation. Principal instrument is organ, and subjects include choral conducting classes, hymnology and liturgy as well as harmony, history and analysis.

Read more about the church music department on the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Curriculum for the Bachelor in Music in Church Music enrolment 2018 (in Norwegian)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum academic requirements for admission to Norwegian colleges and universities and must also pass the audition in week 11. A high level on church organ (or piano) is expected, as well as good aural skills and solid knowledge of music theory. Entrance to the limited number of places open is competitive.

Admission to the 1st module (years 1 and 2) requires sufficient language proficiency to follow Norwegian instructions. Language skills must either be documented by a test or you can choose to do an interview in Norwegian during the audition week.

Admission to 2nd module

Admission to the 2nd module (years 3 and 4) requires minimum two years of higher music education equivalent to the 1st module of the Bachelor of Music in Church Music (120 ECTS-credits). Course instruction in the 2nd module is in Norwegian. Language skills must be documented by a test.

Read more about official approved Norwegian tests here.

Please also go to the Norwegian programme description for further information about admission, application and auditions.


If you have questions about applications and auditions, please contact:

Telephone: +47 23 36 70 00 (phone time 12:00–15:00 Monday to Friday).

Contact your programme leader if you have any questions about the academic content of your study programme.

Programme Leader


Terje Winge