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Baroque ensemble

  • ECTS: 2 credits per project.
  • Course type: Elective course.
  • Course level: Bachelor/master.
  • Year of study: One semester, fall or spring.
  • Preliminary schedule: Thursdays 13:30–15:00.
  • Final assessment: Assessment for course coordinator.
  • Language of instruction: Norwegian or English.

Course description

The course provides experience in ensemble playing and Baroque performance practice. The Baroque ensemble will meet once a week for one semester, and the course concludes with a concert. The course gives 2 credits.

The course is open to all singers and instrumentalists who wish to gain experience of Baroque music.

Note: Participation in the course depends on the instrument needs of the various projects.

Responsible department: Piano, Accompaniment, Guitar and Accordion Department.

Course coordinator: Knut Johannessen.

Learning objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, students are expected to
  • have knowledge of music and aesthetics of the Baroque era
  • be skilled in playing and interpreting baroque styles
  • have experience in presenting music from the era


Learning repertoire from the 16- and 17-hundreds in ensembles, and a concert performance.


The ensemble rehearses once a week for one semester. Each project results in a concert. The students are expected to practice on their own between rehearsals.

Approximate teaching resource is 90 minutes a week for twelve weeks.

Course requirements

  1. Attendance is compulsory. More than 20 % absence from class will normally cause the student to fail the subject.
  2. Participation in one concert.

Final assessment

All course requirements must be approved prior to obtaining a final assessment.

Assessment is based on learning objectives. The final assessment is given as a pass/fail mark, which is determined by the course coordinator based on each student’s level of achievement throughout the course period.

New assessment

In the case of re-assessment, students must retake the course (one project).

Published: May 18, 2020 — Last updated: Feb 1, 2021