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Admission to Master Programme, Jazz/Improvisation


Key dates for your application

  1. Sign up for the programme at
    Registration period: 1 December 2023 – 15 January 2024
  2. Last completion day to prove your eligibility is 25 January 2024.
  3. Upload your samples of work (Round I) no later than 22 January 2024. Read more about content, recording quality and format further down on this page.
  4. Assessment of samples of work. A jury assesses your samples of work (Round I). Applicants with approved samples of work are invited for Round II. The invitation is sent to the email address you provided when you made your application.
  5. Round II Zoom interview that includes a presentation of the purpose and goals of the studies. Day and time are specified in the invitation.
  6. Admission decision 1: 11 April 2024 on My pages at
  7. Deadline for accepting your place through My pages at 25 April 2024
  8. Admission decision 2: 7 May 2024 on My pages at

Admission test

The admission test takes place in two rounds. Round I is conducted remotely by you as the applicant uploading samples of work. If you pass Round I, you will be invited for Round II. Round II is also conducted remotely and takes place during week 10.

Samples of work (Round I)

  • Video files: Two (2) examples of good sound quality (you can also provide links to a website, YouTube, etc) where you yourself participate as a musician as well as one (1) solo piece (4-6 minutes) of your choice containing improvisation. Regarding the solo piece, live electronics may be used but pre-recorded backing tracks are not allowed
  • A description of the video files that you have submitted. Who wrote the music being performed? What is your role in the music on the recordings, is it your own group? Are you a sideman? (format: PDF)
  • A detailed description of your personal goals with and expectations of this Master's programme containing a well-formulated artistic project. You should also state which artistic processes you will focus on during your studies and how you intend to use the studies to achieve your plan. (format: PDF)
  • CV with information on previous/present studies. (format: PDF)

The samples of work must be uploaded to Malmö Academy of Music via the link below no later than January 22, 2024.

Admission test (Round II)
The admission test is conducted at Malmö Academy of Music.

  • Interview on Zoom including oral presentation of the purpose and goals of the studies. The date and time for the interview is stated in the invitation after the assessment of round I.

Instructions and criteria for videos

In order for the video recordings to be approved as a basis for assessment, you must follow the instructions below:

  • Start your video recordings by identifying yourself – film your ID or passport, and your face. State which piece you will perform.
  • Your face, hands and instrument must be visible at all times.
  • Perform and record one (1) piece/audition task per film. No clips or other technical edits are allowed.
  • The sound should be of good quality, recorded with the microphone in your mobile phone or with a room microphone, without too much room acoustics and without distortion and noise.
  • The video recordings must have good image quality with good contrast and light.
  • You must upload the recordings in MP4 format. Other file formats are not allowed. Your folder with work samples must not exceed 5 GB.

If these instructions are not followed or if we suspect that the video files have been modified, your submitted samples of work may be assessed as invalid.

Instructions for uploading samples of work

  1. Make sure you have signed up for the programme you are applying for at
  2. Save the audio and video files you want to submit in MP3 format (audio files) and MP4 format (video files). Name each file with title and number_your initials_date of birth (year/month/day). Separate the data with underscores.

    Documents: AP1_LaJo_990230 (In the example, the applicant is named Lars Jonsson and was born on 30 February, 1999)
    Audition samples: SP1_LaJo_990230, SP2_ etc.
  3. If you want to use links to YouTube, Soundcloud, your own website or similar as work samples, write full link names in a separate text document and save it as a PDF. Name the PDF file according to the following example: Links_LaJo_990230
  4. Save your other text documents as PDF too and name them with title_initials_date of birth.

    Examples: CV_LaJo_990230, Plan_LaJo_990230 etc.
  5. Create a new folder on your computer and most importantly – name the folder MuJazzMas_your full name_date of birth (year/month/day). 

    Example: MuJazzMas_LarsJonsson_990230
  6. Put all your files in the folder and compress it into a ZIP file (do not use RAR files, we cannot open these). The folder must not exceed 5 GB.
  7. Click on the link further down this page for uploading work samples. 
  8. Upload or drag the entire folder from your computer into the upload window. Enter the same email address you used when you made your registration at

  9. You will receive a confirmation message directly in the browser when the upload is complete, do not close the browser until you have received it.
  10. If you have problems uploading your work samples, please contact us via email: admissions [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se (admissions[at]mhm[dot]lu[dot]se)

    Please note: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the work samples are complete and that they are submitted in the correct format and that any links lead to the correct location. Never send your work samples to the admission email. They will end up in the wrong place and your application will not be considered complete.

Upload your samples of work here no later than 22 January 2024.


In order to meet the entry requirements for a Master’s Performance Programme you have to be able to demonstrate a Bachelor’s degree in Music or equivalent at the beginning of the term.


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