The Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH) is a leading artistic and academic university with Norway's largest educational environment in music. NMH offers higher education in music and trains music therapists, instrumentalists, singers, church musicians, music educators, conductors, composers, music technologists, and piano tuners.
The education should provide a solid foundation for a professional music career and enable the students to make relevant choices later in life. In this way, we will contribute to Norway also having a strong and viable music life in the future, where everyone is welcome and can participate. We have a Norwegian and European musical heritage that we are proud of and which helps to identify us. We must preserve the traditions, but at the same time, we must create new musical communities in a rapidly changing society. We are managers and not museum keepers. If the heritage is to be viable and relevant in the future, we must be open to new expressions and forms of music.
We create and practice art because art is essential in itself. We facilitate and stimulate a musical society by contributing to various arenas by building NMH on research and development work at a high international level. This is how we make it possible for our students to gain a broad competence with executive, creative, pedagogical, and therapeutic skills.