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Exchange studies | Performance Programmes in Music and Church Music

Musicians play violin together. Photo.

Our performance programmes in Music and Church Music offer a wide range of specialisations and prepare musicians and composers for a professional career within different fields of music. Students in these programmes will find a study environment that promotes the highest possible development of their artistic potential.

The tuition consists of a mix between individual and group teaching sessions, seminars, lectures and workshops/master classes. Students should also expect individual assignments like exercises and preparations as well as playing in ensembles of different sizes and in different settings. What is more, students who play an orchestral instrument will also participate in the Malmö Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, which does six productions each academic year.

The teachers at the performance programmes are all distinguished musicians with prominent music careers, both nationally and internationally, as soloists, ensemble/orchestra musicians or composers.

How to proceed

You apply through the online application system EASY Dream Apply. Be prepared submit a study plan, a motivation letter, personal details, and samples of work. Read more under each genre below what kind of samples of work you need to submit in your application.

Apply through EASY Dream Apply

Different genres

  • Main instrument, 28 ECTS points
  • Interpretation (with pianist), 8 ECTS points
  • Chamber Music, 8 ECTS points
  • Projects/Orchestra, 8 ECTS points
  • Elective courses (The Music Profession), 8 ECTS points

The following should be sent/uploaded to Malmö Academy of Music together with your application:
You submit samples of work in the format of video recordings, where you perform two compositions of your choice contrasting in character, maximum 20 minutes of music in total.

  • Main instrument, 36 ECTS points
  • Interpretation (with pianist), 8 ECTS points (vocal studies only)
  • Chamber Music, 8 ECTS points
  • Projects/Ensemble, 8 ECTS points
  • Elective courses (The Music Profession), 8 ECTS points

The following should be sent/uploaded to Malmö Academy of Music together with your application:
You submit samples of work in the format of video recordings, where you perform two compositions of your choice contrasting in character, maximum 20 minutes of music in total.

  • Main instrument, 28 ECTS points
  • Ensemble, 14 ECTS points
  • Project, 6 ECTS points
  • Practical Theory of Improvisation, 4 ECTS points
  • Elective courses (The Music Profession), 8 ECTS points

The following should be sent/uploaded to Malmö Academy of Music together with your application:
You submit samples of work in the format of video recordings, where you perform two songs by your choice, maximum 20 minutes of music in total.

  • Composition, 32 ECTS points
  • Instrumentation, 6 ECTS points
  • Electroacoustic Music, 6 ECTS points
  • Project, 8 ECTS points
  • Elective Course, 8 ECTS points


The following should be sent/uploaded to Malmö Academy of Music together with your application:

  1. Four to six (4-6) scores and audio (mp3), with clear recording instructions, representing different ensemble types like orchestra, chamber orchestra, minor chamber groups, choir and the electroacoustic medium.
  2. Short work notes for each piece.
  3. A complete work list.
  4. Your CV.
  5. A few words about why you want to study composition at Malmö Academy of Music.

Please note that unfortunately we have no possibility to send the material back.

 

 

Special Area Study courses

Nominated exchange students can apply for so-called 'Special Area Study' (SAS) courses in a wide range of subjects across eight different faculties at Lund University. These courses are a wonderful opportunity for you to learn more about subjects outside your major.

Read more about Special Area Study courses (LU)

Contact

For questions specific to the Performance studies:
admissions [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se


For questions specific to the Exchange administration:
Sara Engblom
Student Exchange Coordinator
sara [dot] engblom [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se

Application periods

Courses for exchange students:
January 1 - March 15


Special Area Studies:
March 14 - April 15 (autumn term)
September 15 - October 15 (spring term)


Please note that you must be nominated for an exchange by your home university before beginning an application.