The Royal Danish Academy of Music

About RDAM

RDAM – Music Academy and Musical Power Centre

The Royal Danish Academy of Music is a power centre in the classical music world, representing the highest international level and compares to and cooperates with a number of the foremost music academies in the world. The academy offers study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level, taught by a corps of teachers, numbering several of the greatest names in music, including many international capacities affiliated as guest professors. The study environment is very international and is characterized by a healthy competition accentuated interaction between the students, Danish as well as international.

The academy offers a wide selection of study programmes at bachelor, master and advanced postgraduate soloist level aiming at employment as musicians, organists, composers, music teachers, tonmeisters or other employment possibilities within the music world. The advanced postgraduate programmes improve the students' level to the highest possible as soloists, opera singers, composers or conductors.

Art and Development Activities

In addition to the study programmes the academy has important assignments within artistic and pedagogical development activities and research, as well as activities furthering both music and music culture (concerts, festivals, CD recordings, book releases, etc.)

Range of Concerts and Musical Diversity

Classical music is a central part of our culture and cultural heritage and for RDAM this means that the study programmes and the wide range of public concerts spring from more than five hundred years of music - all the way to the latest trends.  It is a gigantic music treasure, characterized by a great diversity with regard to styles, genres and idioms, which it is both committing and inspiring to develop further and to actualize continually, so that it will continue to be important to modern people and thus our community.


As a metropolitan academy RDAM has a comprehensive network of collaborators that in a decisive manner enriches the study programmes as well as all other activities. Internationally the academy co-operates with leading academies in Europe, USA and China and on the national scene the collaboration includes the other artistic educational institutions under the Ministry of Culture and several leading universities. The collaboration with the Royal Theatre has a special position - not least because of the joint running of the Opera Academy, as well as the collaboration with Copenhagen Phil and the Danish Radio.

Top Class Building Facilities

The academy is housed in iconic buildings drawn by the Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen (the former National Radio House), containing fully modern teaching and practicing rooms as well as superb concert halls and recording studios in international top class.

RDAM welcomes you all warmly.