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Admission to Composition Master’s Level

Performance Programme in Music

Key dates for your application

  1. Sign up for the programme at
    Registration period: 1 December 2021 – 17 January 2022
  2. Last completion day to prove your eligibility is 25 January 2022.
  3. Upload your samples of work no later than 25 January 2022. Read more about content and format further down on this page.
  4. Assessment of samples of work. A jury group makes an assessment of the samples of work and then calls the applicants who have approved samples of work for admission test at the Malmö Academy of Music. The invitation is sent to the email address you provided when you made your application.
  5. Admission test will be conducted at the Malmö Academy of Music, week 10 2022. The date and time will be stated in the invitation.
  6. Admission decision 1: 13 April 2022 on My pages at
  7. Deadline for accepting your place through My pages at 26 April 2022
  8. Admission decision 2: 11 May 2022 on My pages at

Admission test

You must upload:

  • four-five (4-5) representative samples of work in written form (scores as PDF-files) with detailed notes. Include live or synth recordings (as MP3-files) with detailed recording notes. It is important that you submit both scores and soundfiles. Read more about how to submit your samples of work in separate instructions (see below).
  • a written text stating the goals you have with your studies.
  • a CV/Resumé detailing grades from previous studies, plus information on teachers, schools, level of previous studies and areas of specialization.
  • complete notes on a work/works and preferably also comments.

Please note that all samples of work must be uploaded to Malmö Academy of Music via the link below no later than 25 January 2022.

The admission test is carried out at Malmö Academy of Music.

  • The written test for Composition, Master’s level consists of a test in three parts: composition, counterpoint and instrumentation, plus an oral ear test.
  • During the interview, all tasks carried out at the admission test are discussed, as are the submitted samples of work. You can talk about your musicality and expectations of the programme and which skills you wishes to develop further.
  • During the interview you are also asked to play a short piano piece of your choice.

Admissions exercises in Composition

Instructions for electronic uploading of samples of work

  1. Check that you have signed up for the programme at
  2. Choose the 4-5 scores you want to submit. Save them in PDF format and name each file with title_your initials_date of birth (year/month/day). Separate the data with underscores.

    Example: Part1_LaJo_990230 (In the example, the applicant is named Lars Jonsson born February 30, 1999)
  3. It is important that you send in both scores and audio files for the material you want to use as a basis for assessing work samples. Choose the audio files you want to submit. Save them in MP3 format and name each file with title, initials and date of birth.

    Example: Title1_LaJo_990230
  4. 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 which you then save as a PDF. Name the PDF file according to the following example: Links_LaJo_990230
  5. Save your other text documents in PDF formats and name them with title_initials_date of birth according to the following examples: CV_LaJo_990230, Plan_LaJo_990230 etc.
  6. Create a new folder on your computer and MOST IMPORTANT – Name the folder with the abbreviation your full name_date of birth (year/month/day).

    Example: LarsJonsson_990230
  7. Put all your files in the folder and save it on your computer.
  8. Compress your folder into a ZIP file (note: Do not use RAR file, we can not open these). The folder must not exceed 5 GB in size.
  9. Open the link for uploading work samples. You will find the link further down on this page.
  10. Download or drag the entire folder from your computer into the upload window. Enter the same email address as when you made your registration at

  11. When the upload is complete, you will receive a confirmation directly in the browser. Do not close the browser until the upload is complete.
  12. If you have problems with the upload of your work samples, please contact us via email to admissions [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se

Note! It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the work samples are complete according to the  description, that they are submitted in the correct format and are playable and that any links lead to the correct location. Never send your work samples to the admissions email. They will end up wrong and your application will not be considered complete.

Upload your samples of work here no later than 25 January 2022.


Please note, that to meet the entry requirements for Master’s Level, you have to be able to demonstrate a Bachelor’s degree in Music or equivalent at the beginning of the semester.


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