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Poster for "Stor Bold"

Poster for "Stor Bold"

This is how our students advertize their concerts

RAMA Percussion organizes festivals and gatherings

RAMA Percussion organizes festivals and gatherings

2012: Percussion PLUS 150 participants - 10 concerts - 15 masterclasses in 4 days. Highlights: Premiere of Pius Cheungs new marimba concerto and Per Nørgård (famous composer) played the marimba on stage in his lecture about his music. Nordic Percussion Festival each year 2017- Student based learning experience. Students organizes program and rehearsals and students from all over the world gathers to play chamber music together

Photo outside The Concert Hall Aarhus, where the academy share buildings - and 6 great concerthalls. Best facilities you could dream of.

International duo

International duo

Alexander from Denmark and David from Colombia

Tobias Broström: Arena

Tobias Broström: Arena

Jonas Weitling

Chilling at "Beerstube"

Chilling at "Beerstube"

After the concert.

Percussion at Royal Academy of Music Aarhus

Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium


5 modern equipped percussion rooms open 24/7 

7 concert halls in the largest concert house in the North European countries

explore new perspectives through electives crossing genres 

develop a creative, strong and yet relaxed approach to percussion

Covid19 update: All EU-students can apply online for BA and MA. Application deadline 1st of December and the process are in January. 

We offer an excellent education of the highest standards as classical percussion player with emphasis on well rooted basics and possibilities for each student to follow his/her path in the many possible ways a modern percussionist can develop.


You will take part of an education that takes an active conversation with the different traditions and at the same time develops your creative mind and help you to define yourself as an artist. The head of the percussion department - Henrik Knarborg Larsen - is working with research projects to further develop our  teaching through the didactics of for example martial arts and brain research and is a sought after teacher at international masterclasses.

2 joint lessons each week including other percussion teachers

solo lesson program

masterclasses with international teachers  

special projects with composers in RAMA percussion ensemble

projects of the orchestra school at the academy

collaborations projects with 7 different professional orchestras and ensembles 

intensive entrepreneural course in project development and artistic research

Nordic Percussion Festival - including collaborations with composers

Bachelor program:

Creating a strong connection to all our instruments and starting to define your artistic ideas. Combination of basic subjects and electives. Flexible teaching schedule gives the option for more solo lessons each week. 

Master program:

Main subjects: Percussion and Entrepreneurship. 

Through elective subjects your studies can be further specialized: contemporary music, electronic music, orchestral percussion, songwriting, conducting, pedagogy etc.


Soloist Diploma:

You will be part of an openminded community of composers and performers. Studies as focused on developing your qualities as a soloist or chamber musician on the highest level. At the audition you can choose a special focus: Marimba/Mallets , Theatrical Percussion, or the more open "General" 

We will friendly welcome you here to be part of our class/family!

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Deadline for application:

Bachelor/Master: 1st of December

Soloist Diploma: 1st of February

Non-EU students and exchange students: 1st of April

Dave Hall: Entrophy Variations

Symphonic Hall 2017  - European premiere

The world famous marimbaplayer Gordon Stout wrote this about our festival Nordic Percussion Festival: I strongly recommend that as a student, you consider attending and participating in this festival. Henrik Knarborg Larsen is excellent as a teacher and musician, and has a lot of great things happening in Aarhus!!

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