The role of the Music department is to train musicians for a broad range of music professions.

The Music Master for New Audiences and Innovative Practice (NAIP) provides future professional musicians with the knowledge and skills to become artistically flexible practitioners able to adjust to a wide range of societal contexts. The programme is targeting students with high-level performance skills interested in reaching new audiences by learning to develop and lead creative projects in diverse artistic, community and cross-sectoral settings. As a result, they will develop their leadership skills and collaborative practice in a variety of artistic and social contexts.

The Master is a collaborative programme offered by several higher music education institutions from countries in Europe.

The application should consist of:
  • Electronic application
  • photocopy of passport
  • learning agreement (suggest which subjects you need to take in addition to your main instrument/core subject)
  • digital sound file, link to a website or a cd recording
  • short letter of motivation
  • C.V. in English

Applicants upload the required documents to the on-line form.

Postal address: Iceland Academy of the Arts, co. International Office, Thverholt 11, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland.

Language of Instruction

The language of instruction in this programme is English.


Deadlines for incoming applications:

16 April for the autumn semester, spring semester, or whole year.

15 October for the spring semester. Students who wish to study in the spring semester only, can choose to use the second deadline.

The application can be accessed two months prior to the deadline.