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The Malmö Academy of Music awards almost one million SEK in scholarships
ove [dot] torstensson [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se (Ove Torstensson)
- published 4 June 2021
The Academy of Music has the great pleasure of being able to distribute more than SEK 900,000 at the end of the school year in the form of various scholarships to the school's students. An important and tax-free addition to many students' wallets for the summer, which creates new opportunities, for example for further studies, instrument purchases or recordings.
The Academy of Music has met one of this year's scholarship recipients, Kristoffer Sjöström, who received the Lions Club Malmö Cultural Scholarship of SEK 10,000. Kristoffer is in year 2 of the Bachelor of performance program in music with a specialization in Arrangement / Composition Jazz and has Claus Sørensen as a teacher in his major.
Warm CONGRATULATIONS Kristoffer! Have you decided what you will use the money for?
– Thank you! Yes, the money will go to record a record with my trio! It's going to be called "Highrise" and these are songs that I wrote the last two years while I was in school.
What do your summer plans look like?
– We will rehearse throughout June and record in mid-July, then we will play at Ystad Jazz Festival. I have started to take basic lessons from my teacher in high school and then I will scratch with some other projects!
Are you continuing your studies in year 3 this autumn to take your Bachelor's Degree?
Short history about Lions Club Malmö Ellenbogen's scholarship:
Torgny Lundquist from Lions Club Malmö talks about the creation of the association's Cultural Scholarship, which has now been awarded for over 15 years:
– In connection with a district conference in 2004, funds were set aside for a cultural scholarship. After a conversation with Sixten Nordström, we found and suggested Amelia Jakobsson, cello, for the scholarship, which she also received. The club then decided to establish its own cultural scholarship which in 2005 went to Per Ivarsson, the trumpet also in consultation with Sixten Nordström. From 2006, however, the scholarship recipients have been taken from and proposed by the management of the Malmö Academy of Music.
What criteria have you set for the scholarship?
– We have deliberately chosen the Academy of Music due to the level of education. The purpose of the scholarship is to support and encourage a candidate chosen by the school, Torgny concludes.