Application 2024/25

Ten positions are open for application 2024/25: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, violin (two positions), viola, cello and double bass.  The deadline for application on and on Muvac is Monday January 15 2024.


For more information about the course and for a link to the electronic application at, please visit (opens in new window) and (opens in new window)

Entry requirements

The application repertoire can be found here. The recording should be with video and high-quality audio, and the concerto can be recorded with or without pianist. The file should be uploaded as a Youtube video with the links submitted to our Muvac application page see links below. Please record the solo concerto in one take, and all orchestral excerpts in another, without any edits or cuts. We ask that you remain in frame for the duration of the recording and recommend the usage of an external microphone, and a room that is neither overly nor underly acoustic. 

Deadline for submitting the recordings is Thursday February 1, 2024. 

The recordings make up the first of two admission tests. Applicants with approved work samples will be invited to an audition which constitutes the second admission test. Applicants who pass the audition will be ranked based on instrument. 

Basic knowledge of English is recommended.  
Please be advised that approved documentation of the formal academic requirements (Bachelor of Arts in music or equivalent) is required for admission to the academy. See link below. An invitation to the audition is not a guarantee that all your formal documents are approved. Failure to supply the required documents will disqualify a candidate. Deadline for admitting formal documentation is February 1, 2024.

Site for video submissions

Flute (opens in new window)
Oboe (opens in new window)
Clarinet (opens in new window)
Bassoon (opens in new window)
French Horn (opens in new window)
Violin (opens in new window)
Viola (opens in new window)
Cello (opens in new window)
Double Bass (opens in new window)

Different instrument traditions 

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestra uses French clarinets and the American timpani setup. That said, we are also open to applicants using an alternative system, such as German clarinets or the German timpani setup. For other instruments, feel free to contact us should you have any questions.

Other requirements

Bachelor of Arts in music or equivalent. Please see this  page (opens in a new window) for how you prove your merits from non-Swedish universities. 

The formal part of the application is done through the Swedish university admission system, We strongly urge all applicants to carefully read through the formal documentation requirements. Please see the page linked below for more detailed information, and an overview of the requirements.  
Instructions regarding formal documentation and proving your bachelor (opens in a new window)

A passed audition is not sufficient to be admitted to the RSPO Orchestra, a successful review of your formal documentation and merits by the university admission is also necessary. 

Application fees

Students with citizenship in countries not within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees for university studies in Sweden. Deadline for paying application fees or proving your citizenship is February 1, 2024. For more information, please see this page (opens in a new window) 


Auditions will take place at Konserthuset Stockholm in March (preliminary March 14, 22 or 25). 

Questions and further information

We always contact everyone who supplies an audition recording to let them know whether they have passed to the second round or not. If you have not heard anything from us by February 17, please let us know.

School of Music in Piteå at Luleå University of Technology
Annie Svensson
Education Administrator

Stefan Larsson
Education Administrator

Petter Sundkvist, examiner, Professor orchestral conducting

RSPO/Konserthuset Stockholm
Hermann Stefánsson, Artistic Coordinator
Jonatan Samuelsson, Assistant Orchestra Manager / Production Manager RSPO Orchestra Academy
+46 8 786 02 15