Composition

Fundamental knowledge and skills in composition combined with musical exploration and experimentation.

The faculty encompasses a wide range of styles and approaches. The students’ own initiative and musical preferences very much help define the department’s identity and the contents of the study programme. Musical judgement and awareness of artistic decisions are developed through coaching, dialogue and performance of the students’ own works.

The academy wishes to foster innovation and individual development. The aim is to create independent composers with wide-ranging skills in the field of art music and to give the students practice and experience to enable them to thrive in the commercial sector.

The department has extensive expertise on electronic music and considerable experience of multi-disciplinary projects. Computers play an important role in developing musical ideas and structures and in realising sound.

Specialisation in film music, jazz composition and electronic composition is offered at master level.

Study opportunities

The Norwegian Academy of Music offers undergraduate and graduate levels in composition.

Staff

Contact

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Asbjørn Schaathun

Professor

Composition

Teachers

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Natasha Barrett

Professor

Electroacoustic composition

Eivind Buene

Eivind Buene

Associate Professor

Composition

Darla Crispin

Darla Crispin

Direktør for Arne Nordheim-senteret

Performance Practice

Anders Førisdal

Anders Førisdal

Researcher

Performance Practice

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Jon Henrik Hellstenius

Professor

Composition

Rune Rebne

Rune Rebne

Associate Professor

Composition

Trond Olav Reinholdtsen

Trond Olav Reinholdtsen

Associate Professor

Composition

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Asbjørn Schaathun

Professor

Composition

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Lasse Thoresen

Professor

Composition

Bente Leiknes Thorsen

Bente Leiknes Thorsen

Researcher

Composition

Henrik Ødegaard

Henrik Ødegaard

Førsteamanuensis
Fagseksjon for musikkteori, komposisjon og musikkteknologi

Research Fellows

Erik Dæhlin

Erik Dæhlin

Research Fellow

Composition

Bjørn Erik Haugen

Bjørn Erik Haugen

Research Fellow

Composition

Lars Skoglund

Lars Skoglund

Research Fellow

Composition

Joshua Frederic Spear

Joshua Frederic Spear

Research Fellow

Composition

Knut Olaf Sunde

Knut Olaf Sunde

Research Fellow

Composition

News

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Preparing composers for art
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...