Music Theory and Aural Training
Aural training is an essential component of music education. Within the Academy's programmes this is a complimentary subject and an integral part of most courses at the Academy. The training focuses on live and composed music, in connection with each student's principal instrument practice and development.
Students are given the opportunity to specialise in areas such as Intonation, Rythm and Methodology.
Chamber Music, Conducting and Contemporary Music Interpretation, require Aural Training courses.
The Academy frequently invites guest instructors and Aural Training Pedagogues, such as
Gary Karpinski (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
John Sloboda (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London)
Erja Joukamo-Ampuja (Sibeliusakademiet)
Frøydis Ree Wekre (NMH)
Björn Sickert (Jazz-Institute, Hochschule für Musik, Berlin)
Simon Parkin (Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester)
Per-Gunnar Alldahl (Kungliga Musikhögskolan, Stockholm)
Seminars and conferences in Norway and abroad
In 2012, GEFFF hosted a large Nordic Conference on Aural Training in Higher Music Education at the Academy.
Teacher exchange and collaboration with other institutions.