Have you ever had the feeling you would like to know more about music than you can digest on your own? Do you play an instrument, but want to find out more about how music works? Have you wondered about how music fits in today’s society? Can music history teach you something?
If you have asked yourself these kinds of questions, musicology is the discipline for you. When you study musicology you will dive into the oceans of music from different and ever changing perspectives such as music history, music theory, acoustics, psychology, film music and music sociology.
Within musicology you will learn about a vast number of musical styles, genres and directions. You will hear music from a post office in Ghana; watch Salome demand a head on a plate in a film of Richard Strauss’ opera; hear music by Bach, Beethoven, Bartok, Beiderbecke, Basie, Braxton, Beatles, Black Sabbath and Björk.
You can study musicology for five semesters, but you can also settle for just one semester. Musicology can be a main subject in a candidate or masters degree.
Musicology is best combined with studies that are of a more practical character. Musicologists can – with the right combination – work as music librarians, music journalists, music lawyers, sound designers or within the financial side of the music business.
If you play or sing within the classical tradition, we offer courses in conjunction with the Academic Orchestra.
Last modified 9 Apr 2013