Departments and Disciplines

The Norwegian Academy of Music brings together a community of academic and artistic staff specializing in a number of disciplines, research areas, instruments and subjects.

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Accompaniment 

Accompanists work with singers and instrumentalists in all the performance programmes at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

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Conducting

The Conducting Department has a strong, creative environment that offers work experience for students through collaboration with professional organizations....

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Nordic Folk Music

The Norwegian Academy of Music offers studies in Nordic Folk Music, with special focus on Norwegian traditional music.

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Guitar

The Norwegian Academy of Music has a long standing central position in guitar education in Norway. The Guitar Department working group is the largest in the...

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Improvisation & Jazz

The Jazz Department working groups represent exploration and curiosity about new modes of creative expression across many musical genres.

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Chamber Music

– Chamber musicality is to be alert, to listen to fellow musicians, to be interested in them, and to retain an inviting attitude.

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Piano

The Piano Department at the Norwegian Academy of Music is a welcoming community of talented students and accomplished teachers.

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Brass

The large group of brass students at the Academy have opportunities to play in many ensemble constellations, including brass ensemble, band and sinfonietta....

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Music Education

At the Norwegian Academy of Music students have the opportunity to learn from leading pedagogues in Music Education.

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Music Technology

Music Technology students at the Academy can specialize in one of five core areas, to develop their skills in both Music Production and Performance. Our Music...

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Music Theory and Aural Training

Music Theory and Aural Skills working groups give support training and classes directed at music practice and performance excellence.

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy is about actively applying music in human interactions, in order to improve health and quality of life.

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Church Music and Organ

A large number of the most prominent organists, church musicians and composers of church music working in Norway have been educated at the Academy.

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Voice

Voice and Vocal Studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music are at the highest academic level and offer tremendous variety. This is the largest academic voice...

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Percussion

The Percussion Department has a lively presence at the Norwegian Academy of Music: Exploring collaboration and ensemble work across genres and cultures.

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Strings & Harp

Faculty members of the String & Harp Department are experienced pedagogues and active soloists, orchestra and concert performers.

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Woodwinds

Woodwind students at the Norwegian Academy of Music are exposed to a diverse repertoire and instructional opportunities with a variety of instruments and specialisations....

The Norwegian Academy of Music also offers principal instrument education in accordion: