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Brass

“Studying for a diploma at the NMH while also launching my performance career was fantastic. The flexible and individualised programme in terms of the timetable, subjects and teachers was crucial in my situation.”

Tine Thing Helseth, professor of trumpet    

Orchestral and ensemble performance

The main instruments are trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba, although students may also choose to specialise in certain period instruments. The academy has a brass ensemble, symphony orchestra, band, sinfonietta and various student ensembles. NMH Chamber Brass is made up of the academy’s best brass students, while the award-winning wind band Christiania Blåseensemble tours and competes nationally and internationally.
 
Alternative teaching models and methods are trialled alongside traditional tuition. Workshops and projects challenge both students and teachers to succeed in an ever changing music industry.

The brass teachers have experience from professional orchestras. As well as ensemble activities, including performing together with the students, they also participate in research and development projects at the academy.
 
Other leading soloists and orchestral musicians visit regularly to give masterclasses and share their insights into the international orchestra world. The Norwegian Academy of Music has exchange agreements with European conservatoires for students wishing to complete part of their studies abroad.

 

Study opportunities

The Norwegian Academy of Music offers performance programmes and music education programmes for brass students:

The Academy's staff members are dedicated performers and teachers.

Contact

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Julius Pranevicius

Professor

Horn

Teachers

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Jonas Haltia

Førstamanuensis

Trumpet

Torbjørn Kvist

Torbjørn Kvist

Associate Professor

Tuba

Steinar Granmo Nilsen

Steinar Granmo Nilsen

Associate Professor

Horn

Jan Olav Martinsen

Jan Olav Martinsen

University Lecturer

Horn

Sverre Olsrud

Sverre Olsrud

University Lecturer

Euphonium

Ingemar Gunnar Roos

Ingemar Gunnar Roos

Professor

Trombone

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Julius Pranevicius

Professor

Horn

Tine Thing Helseth

Tine Thing Helseth

Professor

Trumpet

Jonas Bylund

Jonas Bylund

Professor

Trombone

Lise Solberg Nilsen

Lise Solberg Nilsen

University Lecturer

Euphonium

Brynjar Wattum Kolbergsrud

Brynjar Wattum Kolbergsrud

Høysk-/øvingslærer

Trumpet

Dette Marie Alpheis

Dette Marie Alpheis

University Lecturer

Horn

Audun Breen

Audun Breen

University Lecturer

Trombone

Wolfgang Karl Guggenberger

Wolfgang Karl Guggenberger

University Lecturer

Trumpet

Sverre Riise

Sverre Riise

Associate Professor

Trombone