About The Norwegian Academy of Music

The Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH) is a leading artistic and academic university college with over 600 students.

NMH offers music education founded on research and artistic development work. Our teachers are leading performers, music pedagogues, conductors, church musicians, music therapists and composers.

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Facade of the Norwegian Academy of Music, photo taken on a cold winter morning, at dusk
Photo: Jiri Havran

Music Disciplines and Working Groups

The high quality of education offered at the Norwegian Academy of Music is made possible by our faculty and staff of highly qualified professionals. The competence of over 180 employees spans many genres and specializations, ensuring breadth in teaching, research and presentation. The Norwegian Academy of Music fosters strong communities in performance, music education, academic and creative disciplines through its active working groups.

The history of the Norwegian Academy of Music starts with its opening in 1973, but the school has an academic heritage that extends back to the 19th century, beginning with the Lindeman family.

Concert Activity

Experience our students, staff and guest instructors in concerts, masterclasses and academic conferences. The Norwegian Academy of Music houses over 300 concerts per year, the highest concert production activity among Oslo's many halls and music venues. Many concerts are also organized in collaboration with local organizations and partners in Oslo and the surrounding area.

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Among the Best Environments for Music Education

The Norwegian Academy of Music has excellent concert halls, recording studios, the largest specialty music library in Norway, and an extensive collection of historical instruments. Rooms and suites are designed and equipped to give students and staff optimal access and resources for teaching, research, artistic development, creativity and musical expansion. Our buildings and facilities provide among the best and most modern music education environments in Europe.

The bridge between building 1 and 2

The sound of innovation 22. February 2018

“You can be a soloist on stage, but don’t go solo when building your musical career.” That was the key message when teachers and students from the European Creative Futures network met at the Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH) for a seminar on entrepreneurship.

Preparing composers for art 31. July 2018

When, as a student, Henrik Hellstenius encountered the workaday routine of a composer, he repeatedly put his foot in it and fell flat on his face. Professor Henrik Hellstenius is determined not to let this happen to his students.

The Norwegian Music Academy Buildings and Facilities

  • Auditoriet
  • Bibliotekets resepsjon
  • Bibliotek
  • Pauseområde Auditoriet
  • Undervisningsrom
  • Undervisningsrom
  • Undervisningsrom
  • Lydstudio 2. hus
  • Lindemansalen
  • Kantine
  • Resepsjon i administrasjonen
  • Orgel Sandvoldsalen
Last updated: 26. August 2014