Örebro University has been an important steppingstone for me.

Two pictures of Filip Korošec: to the left he's playing a percussion instrument and on the right a profile photo.

Meet Filip Korošec from Slovenia, who studied the Master’s Programme in Musicology – Music and Human Beings at Örebro University’s School of Music. “It was like paradise for me. I could practice as much as I wanted on whatever instrument at any time of day.”

What influenced your decision to study at Örebro University in Sweden?

“While doing my Master’s in Slovenia, I met my percussion professor, Daniel Berg from Örebro. Later, I was here in 2019-2020 on an Erasmus exchange program and got a good feeling. So, it was my first choice. I like the calmness. I felt a sort of cosiness while studying there, especially when the autumn semester starts.”

Why did you choose the international Master’s programme in Musicology at Örebro University?

“I’d say it was threefold. I knew that the music school in Örebro has an outstanding chamber programme. I was looking to complement my degrees in pedagogy and performance, so the one-year Master’s in musicology would provide me with the research training I was looking for. And thirdly, I had experienced what the school produces, so I knew it was very high quality. I knew there were loads of opportunities, and I could get as much as I wanted out of the programme, a positive thing not always possible at other schools. Örebro University has been an important stepping stone for me.”

How would you describe studying at Örebro University?

“We were seven people studying at that time. The school size in Örebro makes meaningful connections a lot easier. The school is open 24/7, with five rehearsal rooms, so it was like paradise for me. I could practice literally as much as I wanted on whatever instrument I wanted at any time of day.

How would you describe Örebro as a student city?

“Since the music school is quite small, it’s like a tightly-knit community. Compared to other schools I’ve been to, I also met many other international students and others studying law, economics and film. Everyone was so open that finding people to hang out with and do things together was easy. The campus is sort of self-contained, with restaurants and everything you need. And close to everything else if you’d like. I biked to school every day. I think you have the best of both worlds in that way.”

What are your future goals after completing your Master’s in musicology?

“I’ve gotten very accustomed to living in Sweden and living in Stockholm now. Here, I can freelance in chamber music and play solo and in a duo with a good friend, which is almost non-existent in Slovenia. And I can carry on doing what I love. My goals are focused on doing things that keep me on that path. My dream is to become a university teaching professor.”

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