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Percussion

A large number of instruments and specialisation in different genres

Classical percussion is at the centre of the department, but the teachers have specialist expertise in a number of other fields, too. After thorough and general training in melodic percussion, snare drum, orchestral percussion and timpani, the students are largely free to decide what to focus on from there, be it orchestral playing, chamber music, improvised music, jazz, contemporary etc.

Percussion covers an almost infinite number of instruments, and the academy's own instrument collection is in a league of its own in terms of both size and quality. The students have unlimited access to instruments and practice rooms.

The percussion students participate in various ensemble constellations at the NMH, and many percussion ensembles that have gone on to achieve great success originated at the academy.

In 2010 we launched a Scandinavian percussion festival which has since expanded to embrace all the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Study opportunities

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

Classical percussion is at the centre of the department, but the teachers have specialist expertise in a number of other fields, too.

Contact

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Bjørn Løken

University Lecturer

Percussion

Teachers

Sigrun Rogstad Gomnæs

Sigrun Rogstad Gomnæs

University Lecturer

Percussion (Talent Development)

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Kjell Tore Innervik

Associate Professor

Percussion

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Bjørn Løken

University Lecturer

Percussion

Tomas Kjell Nilsson

Tomas Kjell Nilsson

University Lecturer

Percussion

Torbjørn Ottersen

Torbjørn Ottersen

Associate Professor

Percussion (Talent Development)

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Håkon Mørch Stene

Post Doctor

Percussion

Jennifer Torrence

Jennifer Torrence

Researcher

Percussion

Tom Vissgren

Tom Vissgren

Associate Professor

Percussion

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Rob Waring

Associate Professor

Percussion