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Composition/Arrangement – Jazz Specialisation


If you want to develop your knowledge in jazz composition and arrangement, this Bachelor's programme is for you. 

The Bachelor's programme in Arrangement/Composition, jazz specialisation, aims to provide you with the craft knowledge required to realise your artistic visions. After completing the programme, you should have the skills, creativity and drive required to make your music a part of the jazz scene.

The Bachelor's programme gives you a solid foundation in craftsmanship in areas such as composition, form, harmonisation, chord making and polyphony. You will study electroacoustic music, a basic course in recording technology, and you will have access to the Malmö Academy of Music's studios. In addition to the programme's main focus on jazz, you will also gain good knowledge of classical techniques such as orchestration and counterpoint.

Teaching is given in arrangement/composition, electroacoustic music, instrumentation, hearing/analysis, counterpoint, piano/playing by ear, music and society, ensemble management with conducting and music as a profession in the form of individual lessons, group lessons and seminars. Projects and degree projects are included.

Claus Sörensen, teacher in Big Band, Saxophone and Arrangement/Composition
Staffan Storm, professor of Music Theory and Composition
Daniel Hjorth, university lecturer in Music Theory
Björn-Tryggve Johansson, university lecturer in Music Theory
Magnus Lindén, university lecturer in Piano/Ear training 
Samuli Örnströmer, teacher in Conducting

General requirements for university studies in Sweden as well as successful entrance tests to the Bachelor’s Programme in Music.


admissions [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se