A year of classical music and friendship in Denmark

OrkesterEfterskolen in Holstebro in western Denmark offers foreign students between the age of 14 and 17 a year of classical music combined with ordinary school subjects.

Live the life of a musician

At OrkesterEfterskolen you combine your passion for music with ordinary school subjects in a nice and friendly environment. A year with us will develop your skills in music, school subjects and give you the opportunity of personal growth. You will also learn a new language; Danish.

Danish efterskole for international students

An efterskole is a boarding school where the students live for one or two years. All efterskoler are founded on three core ideas.
Livsoplysning – The idea, that all people have more in common that we think. Ongoing curiosity and willingness to explore the things in life that all human beings have in common.

Folkeoplysning – The idea, that all people have the right to know their history and cultural context.

Demokratisk dannelse – The idea, that all people should be educated in how to build, uphold, and participate in a strong democratic society.

Our efterskole is furthermore founded on the joy of classical music. If you want to combine your studies with music, friends, and a strong community – OrkesterEfterskolen is the school for you.

If you have any questions, you are most welcome to contact us.


No, but it might be a good idea to begin practicing Danish on Duolingo or watching some Danish films.

You live at the school. We have a little village of small houses where our students live together. There are around 8 students per house, and most students live in double rooms. Each house has their own contact teacher.

The full price is 125.000 DKK, but we give an extensive discount to international students. The price for you is around 90.000 DKK (2023). The exact amount is subject to changes due to inflation. The price covers food, housing, classes, sheet music, materials used in class, school trips and a school jacket and t-shirt.

Yes. All international students will get a nice host family here in Denmark for approx. five weekends through the year.

Write to: sekretaer@orkesterefterskolen.dk or call us: +45 9712 1128