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The Marcussen organ in the Lindeman Concert Hall.

Church Music and Organ

A large number of the most prominent organists, church musicians and composers of church music working in Norway have been educated at the Academy.

Our legacy

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.

Read more about the Organs at the students' disposal (in Norwegian)

Study opportunities

The Norwegian Academy of Music offers programmes in Church Music at undergraduate and graduate levels:

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.

Staff

In alphabetical order, by last name

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Marcus Andre Berg

University Lecturer

Organ (Talent Development)

Anders Eidsten Dahl

Anders Eidsten Dahl

University Lecturer
Conducting, Voice and Church Music Department
Thröstur Eiriksson

Thröstur Eiriksson

University Lecturer

Hymnology

Espen Melbø

Espen Melbø

University Lecturer

Church Music, Organ

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Karin Nelson

Professor

Organ

Otto Chr. Odland

Otto Chr. Odland

University Lecturer

Liturgical Studies (performance), Organ

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Inger-Lise Ulsrud

Professor

Organ Improvisation, Organ

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Terje Winge

Professor

Organ

Kontaktperson

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Terje Winge

Professor

Organ