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Malmö Academy of Music is an institution for education and research within the field of music. The academy is a part of Lund University’s Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts.

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Malmö Academy of Music has a high level of ambition and aims to be a leading education and research institution in the field of music, as well as a relevant and open institution in Malmö. We form part of Lund University, Scandinavia’s largest institute for higher education and research.

We offer Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes as well as freestanding courses in a creative and stimulating educational environment which prepare students for a career as professional musicians, composers, church musicians or music teachers. Our research programme focuses on Music Education and Artistic Research in Music.

The academy has a clear international profile, reflected in our extensive network of partner institutions, guest lecturers, teacher and student exchanges, as well as recruitments.

Our vision

  • Malmö Academy of Music is an open and dynamic workplace characterised by an inclusive environment that welcomes musical and cultural diversity. We are based on democracy, participation and respect for differences and equal value.
  • Students and staff take great personal responsibility in a learning environment that is characterised by high ambitions. Subject knowledge, artistic practice, craftsmanship and pedagogical openness are the main foundations for high quality education.
  • Malmö Academy of Music aims to develop the role of music in society through collaborations. We aim to be an influential voice in music and cultural life, the public debate, and the scientific community.

Our history - 100 years of music education

Malmö Music Conservatory – the forerunner of Malmö Academy of Music – began its activities in 1907 at the initiative of the Italian flutist Giovanni Tronchi, who also became the school's first director. In 1971 the school became public, and the name was changed to Malmö Academy of Music. Six years later, in 1977, it became part of Lund University. In 2007, the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts was established, which today includes Malmö Academy of Music, as well as Malmö Theatre Academy and Malmö Art Academy.

Malmö Academy of Music has always evolved in active collaboration with the surrounding music and cultural life both nationally and internationally. Here prominent musicians, composers, educators, and researchers have developed knowledge traditions and paved the way for change and renewal. Today's programmes and courses have a firm base in conscious artistic and pedagogical progression and are characterised by commitment, curiosity, reflection, and a creative approach.

At a glance

800 students - 450 enrolled in programmes and 350 studying independent courses.

235 employees - 190 educators, ten doctoral students and 35 technical/administrative staff.

105 million SEK in revenue.

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Malmö Academy of Music gratefully accepts support in the form of donations. If you want to contribute to education, research and musical productions of the highest quality, please contact our Head of department Hans Hellsten.