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Malmö - the perfect city to study music!

Two students walking outside Malmö Academy of Music. Photo.

There is undeniably something special about Malmö. The city is small enough for you to be able to get around everywhere by bike but big enough to have a rich cultural life. The inhabitants come from all over the world, and this is reflected in Malmö's continental atmosphere and fantastic music scene.

As a student city, Malmö has developed a lot in recent years and studying here is easy. You can find centrally located, good student housing at reasonable prices, the same applies to food and entertainment. No wonder Malmö was nominated the best student city of the year 2021/2022.

Musik i Syd

A regional music institution with the Kristianstad Concert Hall as their base. The institution is also active in Växjö further up in Sweden with the chamber orchestra Musica Vitae as well as Palladium – a stage for dance and music in Malmö.

Malmö Academic Choir and Orchestra

Malmö Academic Choir and Orchestra is recognised as one of the region’s most prominent ensembles. Both the choir and orchestra are known for their high level of musicianship, engaging concerts, and progressive repertoire.

Malmö Symphony Orchestra

MSO offers students at Malmö Academy of Music free tickets and/or student discounts to many of their concerts. MSO plays at Malmö Live.

Malmö Opera

Malmö Opera also offers student discounts.

Jazz in Malmö

Arranges most of the jazz concerts given in Malmö.


MixMusik is a music association with a strong focus on world music. They arrange a wide range of concerts with local, national, and international artists every year.

Malmö Folk

Malmö's own folk music association. Arranges various concerts dedicated to folk music.

Malmö Konsthall

One of Malmö’s most famous art galleries which hosts several large exhibitions each year.

Malmö Museer

Malmö Museer is a museum located in the Malmöhus Castle. The venue hosts various exhibitions, both permanent and temporary ones.


An independent venue in Malmö that features performing arts, music, talks and other art forms.

Skånes Dansteater

Skåne Dansteater is Sweden's only independent dance company. They perform in Malmö but also tour nationally and internationally.


Dansstationen (the Dance Station) is a venue for contemporary dance for all ages. As a student at Malmö Academy of Music, you get a 50 percent discount.


A bistro cinema where you can enjoy both food and films.

Student union

The student union at the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts is an association of students from Malmö Academy of Music, Malmö Art Academy and Malmö Theatre Academy. Each institution has its separate section which ensure that students are represented on the Faculty Board, the institutions’ Board of Directors, as well as the Study Council. Students are also represented on the Academic Appointments Board, who sees to new hires and the promotion of teachers.

The student union’s main task is to guard, maintain and improve the quality of the education but they also arrange social activities. The union is a non-religious and non-partisan organisation.

Music Section Board 2022/23

  • Chairperson: Malin Olsson
  • Secretary: Sixten Bergman
  • Treasurer: Isac Johansson
  • Event manager: Joakim Lindén
  • Member responsible: Agnes Rehn
  • Student safety representative: Lydia Egerhag
  • PR manager: Julia Axelsson
  • Commissioners: Jacob Planemo Lindström


Malin Olsson
musik [dot] skfm [at] gmail [dot] com

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Studentkåren vid Konstnärliga fakulteten, sektion Musikhögskolan
Box 8203
200 41 Malmö