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Brass

The large group of brass students at the Academy have opportunities to play in many ensemble constellations, including brass ensemble, band and sinfonietta.

The degree programmes in Brass are practice oriented and directed at professional performance, preparation for auditions and ensemble training.

Study opportunities

The Norwegian Academy of Music offers programmes in Music Performance and Music Education:

Experienced teachers and guest instructors/lecturers

Our brass instrument teachers at the Academy are experienced, leading performers in the professional orchestras in Oslo and Gothenburg. In addition to our excellent staff we regularly host distinguished guest performers and resident pedagogues through the ERASMUS teacher exchange programme, or in connection with visiting orchestras performing in Oslo.

Among our recent guests are:

  • Ian Bousfield, solo trombonist of the Vienna Philharmonic and renowned soloist and pedagogue
  • Håkan Hardenberger, international trumpet solist and pedagogue

Staff

Alphabetically sorted by last name

Dette Marie Alpheis

Dette Marie Alpheis

University Lecturer

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Jeroen Berwaerts

Jeroen Berwaerts

Professor

Trumpet

Audun Breen

Audun Breen

University Lecturer

Trombone

Jonas Bylund

Jonas Bylund

Professor

Trombone

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Jonas Haltia

Førstamanuensis

Trumpet

Tine Thing Helseth

Tine Thing Helseth

Professor

Trumpet

Brynjar Wattum Kolbergsrud

Brynjar Wattum Kolbergsrud

Høysk-/øvingslærer

Trumpet

Torbjørn Kvist

Torbjørn Kvist

Associate Professor

Tuba

Jan Olav Martinsen

Jan Olav Martinsen

University Lecturer

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Lise Solberg Nilsen

Lise Solberg Nilsen

University Lecturer

Euphonium

Steinar Granmo Nilsen

Steinar Granmo Nilsen

University Lecturer

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Sverre Olsrud

Sverre Olsrud

University Lecturer

Euphonium

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Julius Pranevicius

Professor

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Ingemar Gunnar Roos

Ingemar Gunnar Roos

Professor

Trombone

Auditions and practice placements in orchestras

Once or twice per year, students participate in traditional orchestra repertoire training with international conductors visiting the Oslo Philharmonic and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK). Master and Diploma level students can also qualify for practice placements with the Oslo Philharmonic, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra through separately held auditions.

Activities

  • Regular brass ensemble projects.

  • Baroque ensemble projects with Ole-Kristian Andersen.

  • Trips and visits to other institutions in Norway and abroad, such as the tubaists' Chicago tour in January 2013.
  • The Norwegian Academy of Music emphasises the importance of orchestral training throughout its study programmes, ensuring opportunities in traditional orchestra repertoire and ensemble specialisation.