Master Scholarships for the Norwegian Academy of Music’s History Project

NMH and the Lindeman Foundation will award scholarships of NOK 30 000 to master projects that can be included in the Norwegian Academy of Music’s History Project.

In 2023, the Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH) will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The history project contributes to the marking of this occasion with research on the institution’s origin, development and activities from its founding as a conservatoire in the late 19th century up until today.

Who can apply?

Anyone who is attending a relevant line of study at a Norwegian college or university is welcome to apply.

Examples of relevant topics for a master’s project can be:

  • teaching methods, ideals and philosophies in instrumental and vocal teaching
  • approaches in the teaching of music theory, analysis and history
  • study programmes, subjects and trends in music teaching/pedagogy
  • composition as a private, diploma- and bachelor level study
  • church music as a vocational study (past and present)
  • pertinent events and discussions relating to the institution in the cultural and educational politics

The Master’s project can be completed within all study programmes that include a written thesis, and may be supplemented with other forms of documentation such as recordings, pictures etc.

The scholarship will be paid out in two halves, the first at the beginning of the project and the second when the thesis is evaluated and approved.

How to apply

Applications containing a project description, CV and transcripts of grades should be emailed to project manager Astrid Kvalbein as soon as possible after the candidate is enrolled into the master programme, and no later than the 15th of September.

Applicants are invited to contact the project manager to ask questions or for support in developing ideas for suitable projects.

More on the NMH history project



Astrid Kvalbein


Music History

Last updated: 27. November 2018