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Lund University Academic Orchestra

Akademiska kapellet

The Lund University Academic Orchestra, with about 60 members, is the symphony orchestra of the Lund University students. The Conductor and Artistic Director is the University’s Director of Music, Patrik Andersson. The Lund University Academic Orchestra was established in 1745 to provide music for the University’s ceremonies and is thus Sweden’s third-oldest orchestra.

Concert with Lund University Academic Orchestra. Photo.

In addition to playing at academic ceremonies, the Lund University Academic Orchestra performs concerts, featuring symphonic works in Odeum’s event series. The orchestra regularly goes out on tour and visits other universities in Sweden and abroad. As a member of Lund University Academic Orchestra, you also have an opportunity to apply for Odeum’s scholarships and to perform as a soloist with the orchestra.

Become a member

The Lund University Academic Orchestra admits members following auditions at the start of each semester.

Participating in the orchestra

The Lund University Academic Orchestra rehearses Wednesdays 7 PM to 9:30 PM.

Here you can apply to join the orchestra


akadkap [at] odeum [dot] lu [dot] se

AK's logo. Illustration.



A hand holding a violin. Photo.

A voice of a member of the orchestra

One of the best things about the rehearsals is the dedicated weekly time to focus on something else than your schoolwork for a couple of hours and direct all your attention to the music. In addition to the playing itself, a large part of the rehearsals is meeting new people that you might never have encountered otherwise. When it comes to concerts, the crowded audience and the beautiful venues we perform in almost make it feel like you are part of a professional orchestra, even though most of us are amateurs. (Monna Salim, violin)