CEMPE researches and develops teaching and content relating to principal instruments. Topics include approaches to group and peer learning on principal instruments and teaching and learning cultures in principal instrument tuition.
CEMPE seeks to improve the quality of the students’ practice routines by exploring different practice methods. The projects and workshops cover principal instrument practice, various genres, health, performance preparation in an interactive setting, staging and contemporary music. We also hold development workshops for the students.
CEMPE seeks to enhance and expand professional practice opportunities for music students and to give them realistic work experience in relevant areas. Examples of ongoing projects include the Kulturtrøkk music festival in Hammerfest, contemporary music practice with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble and collaborations with orchestras, festivals and other concert promoters.
CEMPE develops knowledge of how students can prepare to enter a diverse and globalised music industry undergoing rapid change. The projects raise the following questions: How can artistic ideas be realised and sustained? How to to build a sustainable music career?