Nordic Master in Jazz NOMAZZ

The Royal Academy of Music - Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium

Program Description

Nordic Master in Jazz NOMAZZ

The Royal Academy of Music - Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium

Nordic Master in Jazz NOMAZZ

The Nordic Master in Jazz (NOMAZZ) is a joint initiative between the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

The programme leads to the Master of Music Degree (MMus) according to each institution’s specific regulations. When a student is accepted to the programme, he/she will become a student of one of these four institutions, which will be his/her "home institution", and where he/she will also graduate from eventually.
The basic structure of the studies will, however, be the same for all the students in the programme and is designed and managed in co-operation with all institutions involved.

The programme’s common language is English.

You will receive tuition from some of the best known musicians of the Nordic jazz scene. However, the course has no pre-conceived stylistic conventions, and the students on the course have wide-ranging tastes in music, meaning you can focus on your own personal expression.

Most importantly, Nomazz is intended for musicians who have reached a high level of performance ability. The applicants should have obtained at least a Bachelors in Music.

Programme structure

The school where the student is accepted to becomes the "home institution" and from there the student will receive the degree upon the completion of the course. It also functions as the administrative centre for the student throughout the studies.

The Master's Degree comprises 120 ECTS credits, equivalent to two years of full-time study. At the Sibelius Academy, the programme length is 2.5 years, totalling 150 ECTS credits due to the Finnish legislation.

The course lasts 4 semesters (5 semesters for the students of the Sibelius Academy). The students study together respectively in each institution during the semesters. Students enrolled at the Sibelius Academy will return to Finland for their fifth semester.

The students receive a Nordplus scholarship for their exchange studies.

During the exchange periods, while studying at their "host institutions", NOMAZZ students have the same rights and responsibilities as the degree students of that institution.

Tuition fees

There are no tuition fees for EU students at any of the institutions. In addition, if applying to the Sibelius Academy, there are no tuition fees for students from the United States of America.


The basic pre-requisite for admission is the successful completion of a Bachelor's degree in music.

Additionally, a good command of the English language is required and will be assessed at the interview during the entrance examinations.

Please see the specific admission guidelines of the institution to which you intend to submit your application. Specific eligibility requirements may vary according to the national legislation of the countries.

Formal eligibility is assessed according to the documents submitted with your application.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 15, 2016
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4 - 5 semesters
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Denmark Aarhus
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Finland Helsinki
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Duration 4 - 5 semesters
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