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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Accompanists work with singers and instrumentalists in all the performance programmes at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
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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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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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The Piano Department at the Norwegian Academy of Music is a welcoming community of talented students and accomplished teachers.


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...

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 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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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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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 education in: