The Academy's Woodwind instructors are primarily recruited from the Oslo Philharminoc Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK) and the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra. Our instructors represent a group with a wide range of experiences as pedagogues and professional performers.
Their aim is to educate music professionals prepared to meet a musical culture and business in constant change. Today's musicians must have a broad and diverse repertoire, and the ability to shift between various styles and epochs of music, ranging from Baroque to Contemporary. Students are trained in soloist performance, small and large chamber music groups, sinfonietta and symphony orchestra projects.
The Norwegian Academy of Music offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in Music Performance and Music Education:
- Bachelor's studies in Woodwinds
- Master's and diploma studies in Woodwinds
- Ph.D. and doctoral studies opportunities
In alphabetical order, by last name
The Norwegian Academy of Music sponsors guest appearances, clinics, and masterclasses by some of the world's finest performers from orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Recent guests include:
- Pierre Yves Artaud (Paris), fløyte
- Robert Winn (Køln), fløyte
- Christoph Hartmann (Berlin), obo
- Gregor Witt (Berlin), obo
- Jehuda Gilad (Los Angeles), klarinett
- Alfredo Bernardini, barokkobo
Audition preparation classes
Orchestra repertoire studies
Chamber music concerts where students and members of the faculty play together
Preparing for orchestral auditions requires a broad knowledge of various instruments belonging to the principal instument group. Students are prepared through a variety of activities and lessons. Instructional opportunities include studies of piccolo, English horn, bass clarinet, and contrabassoon.
Collection of special instrumens at the Norwegian Academy of Music
The Norwegian Academy of Music has a collection of copies of historical instruments available for the students: baroque/classical flutes and oboes, classical clarinets and baroque bassoons.
The Academy also has a reed making workshop accessible to students.