The Málaga Superior Conservatory of Music was created in 1880, under the auspices of the Philharmonic Society, with its first director being Mr. Eduardo Ocón y Rivas. The Conservatory has been and is a first-class musical education center in the state framework, and this importance is reflected in the fact that it was part of the group of six higher conservatories available to the Ministry of Education in the sixties. .

It was originally based in a building built at the end of the 15th century: the Convent of San Francisco. After the confiscation of Mendizábal, the property would be occupied by the Liceo de Málaga and the Malaga Society of Sciences. In 1971 the transfer took place to the current location, a construction with a rationalist design by the architect Enrique Atencia Molina, on the University Campus of El Ejido.

As a consequence of the teaching activity and a constant work to disseminate and promote music, the Superior Conservatory of Music was the parent of the creation, in 1945, of the Malaga Symphony Orchestra (today the Provincial Symphony Orchestra of Malaga, supported by the Excellency Deputation). This ensemble, one of the oldest orchestras in Spain, fostered with its activity the cultivation of a receptive, enthusiastic and demanding fan base, which in turn became the essential foundation for the important subsequent developments that today make up the rich cultural reality. from the city. Thus, it can be affirmed that it is largely the result of this influence from our center that today a very estimable number of orchestras, choirs, music bands or chamber music groups of a stable nature come together in Malaga that have contributed to the global transformation of life. of the community.

The Conservatory itself is both a reflection and a participant in this lively network through the academic work of its large groups (Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Band, Choir, Big Band) and the suggestive cycles (of contemporary music, piano, chamber or light music) that houses the center and that progressively achieve higher levels of projection and quality.

Finally, we should remember the many promotions of former students (instrumentalists, singers, musicologists) who currently work professionally in teaching, performance, creation, musicological research or music management, with work that In many cases it acquires national and international relevance. They are, without a doubt, the best endorsement of the Conservatory and the ultimate reason for its existence. For the definition, articulation and loyalty of this growing number of graduates, authentic intangible heritage of the center, the creation of the future Alumni CSM Málaga association is planned.