The School of Music was founded in 1978 and is a further development of musikverksamheten at Framnäs college. Organizationally, the since inception a part of Luleå University of Technology.
In the same building as the music education lies also the university's auditorium Studio Acusticum which is one of northern Europe's most modern concert halls.
The School of Music is located on the campus in Piteå. There lies also a business park.
Under the same roof as a music teacher education and music programmes are also educations in journalism, media design and audio technology. The university also educates dance teachers. That provides excellent opportunities for collaboration both within the program boundaries and on more personal level.