Church Music and Organ
The Norwegian Academy of Music fosters a long tradition of organist and cantor education. The Christiania Organist Academy was established in 1883 by Ludvig Mathias and Peter Lindeman. The Academy later became the Music Conservatoire of Oslo, which existed until the Norwegian Academy of Music was founded in 1973.
Students are supervised by highly experienced, expert pedagogues and soloist performers of national and international rank. Graduates of the Church Music programme at the Academy fulfil the formal qualification requirements for cantor positions in the Church of Norway.
The Academy's organs
The Academy has eight organs at the students' disposal. Two of these, the Marcussen organ (III/44) in the Lindeman Hall and the Ryde organ (II/22) in the Sandvold Hall are large instruments. The church organs at Fagerborg and Uranienborg are sometimes used for instruction and student concerts.
The Norwegian Academy of Music offers programmes in Church Music at undergraduate and graduate levels:
- Bachelor's studies in Church Music
- Master's studies in Church Music (in Norwegian)
- One-year continuing education programme in Church Music (in Norwegian)
- Ph.D. and doctoral studies opportunities
Masterclasses and study trips
During the study programmes students are given the opportunity to participate in masterclasses with international guest instructors, and the Church Music Department regularly organize study trips to foreign destinations.
Masterclass with Guy Bovet in the Lindeman Hall, autumn 2012.
In alphabetical order, by last name