The academy today comprises ca 170 Swedish members chosen from diverse areas of musical life. This includes musicians, conductors, composers, educators, researchers, administrators and others who have made outstanding contributions to Swedish music. An additional sixty-some international members have been chosen from among the most prestigious musical personalities of our time. The Swedish members meet five times a year. The academy is represented by a board, its president and two vice presidents. A Permanent Secretary leads the office staff in carrying out the daily work of the Academy.