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.

Profilbilde saksofon klaver


Listening to yourself and your fellow performer simultaneously.
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Musicality and leadership
Hovedbilde folkemusikk 2

Nordic Folk Music

Instrumental and vocal skills in traditional Norwegian music.
Profilbilde gitarhals


Solo repertoire and ensemble performance on classical guitar.
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Improvised Music & Jazz

A broad repertoire and curiosity about new artistic expressions
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Chamber music

Social, enlightening, inspiring.
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One-to-one tuition and formative feedback provide comprehensive performance experience.
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Fundamental knowledge and skills in composition combined with musical exploration and experimentation.


Orchestral and ensemble performance
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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 at the centre and technology as a tool and instrument

Music theory

Aural skills, harmony/counterpoint, music history: Listening, knowledge, understanding.  
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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.

Organ and church music

From liturgical organ music to choral conducting and arranging.
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Lieder, opera, baroque, church music, musical theatre, cabaret and improvisation.


A large number of instruments and specialisation in different genres
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Strings and harp

Adapted tuition and informed decisions.
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Rooted in the classical orchestral tradition.

The Norwegian Academy of Music also offers education in: