NAIP: European Master in Music


The Music Master for New Audiences and Innovative Practice 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. Students apply to one of the participating institutions as their host institution, which will also award the degree. They can choose to take a part of their studies at one of the other institutions, or by other means of exchange as agreed by the programme, depending on their need and field of practice.
The Master has received funding from the Erasmus+ Programme for its development.
Programme: NAIP: European Music Master
Degree: M.MUS
Units: 120 ECTS
Study length: 4 terms -  2 years
"I applied for the NAIP's master's degree because I wanted to tro to focus entirely on music as a carreer. Immediately at the beginning of my studies, I sensed how empowering it was for me and how all the teachers motivated and directed me in a way so I could work independently towards finding my own way of creating music. In my studies, I also had the opportunity to work with musicians abroad, who were doing similar studies. It was great. The program was really instructive and prepared me very well for working in diverse situations in music. The biggest part of my job today is beacuse of projects that I founded under the guidance of great teachers at the Iceland University of the Arts. This is an education that continues to be rewarding. Thanks!

Lilja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir

Frá fagstjóra

The core of the methodology of the NAIP Master's program is collaboration and independence. Each students moulds his field of interest, in close connection to the community. The program prepares musicians for rapid changes in their working environment, where leadership and communication skills and creative thinking are necessary. Emphasis is placed on establishing a positive learning environment based on trust and empathy, where knowledge and experience is shared on a peer-to-peer basis. The program is international and is in collaboration with other arts academies in Europe. It is therefore intended to connect different trends and policies, to promote cooperation between different sectors of music and different professions. The program is an option for musicians from all fields of music to retrain.

Our opportunities to flourish as artists and human beings are based on cooperation and communication. NAIP is a learning center that where students are not afraid to share their ideas and thoughts with others, experiment and get support, feedback and new ideas. Whether students are working within the field of experimental music, performances, operas or baroque music, students can challenge themselves with the support of the group, take risks and make all the mistakes that are necessary to succeed. The program provides students with good self-esteem and independence, skills in music creation and the skills of working and performing with others.