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Wind Ensemble

  • Year of study: Fall/spring.
  • Final assessment: Assessment from the course coordinator.
  • Language of instruction: Norwegian or English.

Course description

The ensemble is based on two wind quintets (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon), and will be expanded with more instruments if the music demands it. The ensemble will rehearse essential works for winds and aims at preparing students for work in professional ensembles and orchestras.

Responsible department: Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Department.

Course coordinator: Leif Arne Pedersen /guests.

Learning objectives

On completion of the course, the student is expected to

  • master essential wind ensemble repertoire, technically and stylistically
  • document professional knowledge of the situation of ensemble and orchestra musicians


In this course, students will rehearse essential wind ensemble pieces and perform them in concert with a high level of proficiency.


The ensemble normally has one project in the fall semester, and one in the spring semester. Projects end with a concert at the Academy. Regularly, concerts will also be performed on external venues and may be brought on an international tour. Each project entails five rehearsals lasting four hours. Additionally, there will be organized individual and group rehearsals before concerts.

Course requirements

Attendance is mandatory for all rehearsals and concerts. Students are expected to be prepared for rehearsals and classes.

Final assessment

All course requirements must be fulfilled and approved before the student is given a final assessment.

Student assessment is based on the learning objectives. The final assessment will be given as a pass/fail mark, which will be 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, the same procedures apply.

Study component

Published: Apr 3, 2020 — Last updated: Mar 23, 2021