The Norwegian Academy of Music is a Centre of Excellence in Music Performance Education for the period 2014 - 2023, by the name CEMPE.

CEMPE is a catalyst for knowledge development on learning and teaching in higher music education. Through projects, networks and innovative experiments, the centre explores teaching models, work methods and educational content for students who are to meet the music community of tomorrow.

Centre of Excellence in Music Performance Education

Status as a Centre for Excellence may be awarded to higher education institutions that can demonstrate innovation and outstanding quality in their existing study programmes. The aim of the scheme is to gain new knowledge and experience that can also benefit other institutions.

The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) has until 2018 operated the scheme, which was established by the Ministry of Education and Research in 2010. From January 2019 Diku has the responsibility for operating the scheme. 

Centre management

Student partners 2018-2019

  • Guro Utne Salvesen
  • Guoste Tamulynaite


Phd and Post doc

Ph.D: Veronica Ski-Berg: Institutionalizing Innovation

Ph.D: Torbjørn Eftestøl: Music...metamorphosis....becoming 

Post doc: Tanja Orning: På vei mot en ny utøverrolle i det 21. århundre 

Other persons in CEMPE

Follow us 

Follow us on Facebook for news about projects, collaborations and activities: CEMPE på Facebook

Key Documents

Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2014

Action Plan 2019-2023
Final report and recommendations of the Expert Panel (Interim Evaluation)

Application to NOKUT 
Supplementary Documentation to NOKUT 
Feedback on the Application from NOKUT


Last updated: 21. January 2019