Three Nordic institutions have united to focus on gender balance and equity. With support from NordPlus they have developed a three-year plan for conferences in major, nordic cities. In 2019 in Kristiansand, the focus was on the unequal gender balance in higher music education. In 2021 online via zoom, we "zoomed" in on the years before reaching higher music education. In 2022 the focus will be on the years after having completed your music degree and the experience of joining the music industry. Welcome!

The 2022 GENUS-conference will be held in Malmö as well as online! With COVID-19 vaccines now available, and travel restrictions lessened, this years conference is planned to go back to an in-person setting. To be able to hold an as "green" conference as possible, this years conference will also be held on Zoom in parallell to the in-person events. This makes it possible for those who live further away and can't make it to Malmö in an environmentally friendly way to also attend the conference.


The programme is focuses on a mix of topics centring around the music industry and higher music education. We aim to present multiple perspectives and make the information presented as engaging and thought provoking as possible with a big focus on discussion.


GENUS is a meeting-place for institutions who want to make a change. By creating an online toolbox together, and discussing our best/worst practices, failures and successes, we hope to see a positive development within gender equality for the future. The toolbox already contains concrete measures for institutions to use, based on the findings of the 2019 and 2021 conferences. In 2022 we will in no doubt be adding to it a lot. 


We challenge the participating institutions to register at least 3 persons to the conference and we are hoping for a diverse mix of headmasters, students, musicians, teachers, administrative staff etc. You all bring important perspectives and greatly add to the discussion and findings during the conference.

We are looking forward to seeing you on the 14th and 15th of March 2022. The GENUS-conference is arranged by University of Agder (Norway), The Royal Academy of Music (Denmark) and Malmö Academy of Music (Sweden) and supported by Nordplus. 


14-15 March


Below you will find a simplified, preliminary schedule which contain the main topics and modules. It may be subject to minor changes. A full, detailed, final schedule will be posted on the website by the end of January 2022


Due to increased ambition and cost of the 2022 Genus Conference, we require in-person attendees to pay an attendance fee of 150€.

To register either for the in-person conference, or the Zoom-conference, please click the link below and fill out the form.

Registration Form