The Royal Swedish Academy of MusicThe Royal Swedish Academy of Music was established in 1771 during the reign of Gustaf III.
During the 1960s and 70s steps were taken to transform the century-old official administration functions to that of a free and independent academy. In 1971 the responsibility for post-secondary music education was assume by the National Agency for Higher Education. In 1982 the Swedish National Collections of Music was formed, which administers the affair of the Music Library of Sweden, the Swedish Music History Archive, and the Music Museum.
The diversified pursuits of the Academy today are based on a large number of scholarships and endowment funds, various specialized committees and publishing activities. Scholarships totalling 5 million Swedish Kronor are awarded annually to talented young people for music studies.