NMH employs Norway's leading specialists in Music Performance, Composition, Improvisation, Music Education, Music Technology, Music Therapy, and Music Theory. As a university college of Art and Science, an important part of our mission is to conduct primary research and to offer research education in Music and the PhD progamme areas.
The Academy runs projects and activities through 4 research centres and focus areas:
- The Arne Nordheim Centre - Centre for New and Experimental Music
- Centre for Research in Music and Health
- The Co-Creative Musician
- Centre for Educational Research in Music
- CEMPE -Centre of Excellence in Music Performance Education
Independent research and artistic development work, initiated and maintained by individuals in our research staff, is an important part of our academic community.
Research and Development Focus Areas
- Music Education
- Composition and Musical Expansion
- Music Therapy / Music and Health
- Ear Training
- Interpretation and Performance Practices
- Music History / Musical Heritage
- Music Teacher Education
- Music Technology
- Outreach and Audience Communication
- Talent Development
Our research teams frequently produce concerts and music events in the Academy's concert halls, in addition to writing and contributing their research through traditional scholarly and scientific publications.
Artistic Development and Research-Based Teaching
Our students benefit from their instructors' research work through teaching methods and musicianship founded on artistic development work and scientific research findings. Access to this knowledge resource - the opportunity for explanation and reflection in teaching situations about the "context and development" of music - contributes to our students’ understanding of performance in a larger and more meaningful perspective.