Teaching of Practicing - international conference 2-4 December

The Centre of Excellence in Music Performance Education at the Norwegian Academy of Music are hosting an international conference on Teaching of practicing in Oslo 2-4 December 2015. 

The principal rationale for the conference is to bring new knowledge and inspiration for change into higher music education institutions.

Major issues for the conference:

  • How do students perceive their practicing?
  • The teaching of practicing in higher music education institutions.
  • Artistic aspects in practicing.
  • Planning and goal setting in practicing.
  • Practicing contemporary repertoire.
  • Practicing across music genres.
  • Learning strategies in hip hop and folk music.
  • Mental practicing.
  • Sport psychology and practicing.
  • Health issues in higher music education.

All paper presentations are invited and named in the program (PDF). The presentations are partly research- and partly experience-based, and we hope they will rouse interest in performers and performance teachers and inspire comments and questions.

All sessions are in plenum, because we want this to be a "working" conference where all of us contribute to a shared, major conversation in presentations and discussions.


Final program Teaching of Practicing 2-4 December  (PDF).


There will be a poster session on 2 December. Submission is now closed.


Registration is now closed.

Conference fee

  • All three days (Wednesday 2 December – Friday 4 December): 1000 NOK.
  • One day: 400 NOK.
  • Two days: 800 NOK.
  • Conference Dinner Thursdag 3 December: 400 NOK.


Thon Hotel Gyldenløve is centrally situated by Bogstadveien, a well-known shopping street in Oslo, and within walking distance to the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Conference offer:

  • Standard room single, incl. breakfast, NOK 1048,50 per night.
  • Standard room double, incl. breakfast, NOK 1212,50 per night.

To utilise the conference offer, please send your booking in writing to Thon Hotel Gyldenløve by 20 November 2015:  .

Please state the following code when booking: 23903241.

Other hotels

Scandic Oslo City and Comfort Hotel Grand Central  are both located by the Central Train Station in downtown Oslo. You can get to the Academy of Music by subway or tram.


For practical questions, please contact Marie S. Skånland.

For other questions, contact Siw G. Nielsen.


Sist oppdatert: 29. juni 2015