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Postgraduate studies 2008-09
Applicants who do not possess formal qualifications can certify their appropriate knowledge and skills
by audition and through satisfactory documentation of relevant experience. The application deadline is
March 1st, 2008.

1. Music Performance Program – Classical/ Jazz (30 Study Points/ECTS)
This course is designed for the classical or jazz music graduate and provides students opportunities to
further develop their instrumental skills and personal performance style on their primary instrument.
Subjects studied include: primary instrument, interpretation, chamber music/ensemble and concert
practise. Emphasis is given to solo performance on their primary instrument.

2. Half-year module: Chamber music –Accompaniment (30 Study Points/ECTS)
This course is aimed at the classical music graduate with piano as their primary instrument. It gives
students an understanding of the accompanist’s role and develops their facility to adapt their
accompaniment to key styles for various solo instruments and voice. Students develop their ability to
quickly orient themselves to the score with emphasis on interpretation and delivery.

3. Half-year module: Chamber music – General (30 Study Points/ECTS)
This course is designed for the classical music graduate wishing to develop expertise as a chamber
musician and learn instruction techniques in an ensemble environment. The course includes repertoire
studies, concert practise and extended instrumental knowledge. Applicants who are already members
of an ensemble will be given priority.

4. Half-year module: Jazz improvisation (30 Study Points/ECTS)
This course is for students with some background in improvisation, though a previous degree is not
compulsory. The aim of the course is to enhance various styles of jazz performance through source
studies, individual tutoring and playing in a group setting. At the audition, applicants must present
three pieces of music of their own selection, in different styles, together with an improvised piece.

5. Half-year module: Supplementary Instrument (30 Study Points/ECTS)
The module is primarily designated for the music graduate wishing to spend more time on in-depth
studies within voice or instrumental training. The study course is offered for both jazz and classical
students, but from year to year capacity may limit accessibility for certain instruments.

The Supplementary Instrument programme is also useful for those involved in teaching general music,
as well as for those working in specialized music schools or with church music. It is not possible to
incorporate this module into an independent bachelor degree programme.

6 Half-year module: Composition & Arrangement (30 Study Points/ECTS)
A course designed for the music graduate, it is for students wishing to acquire knowledge, insight and
pertinent skills while developing creative powers and a personal style. Topics include original
composition and instrumentation for conventional ensembles, e.g. string quartet, wind quintet, brass
quintet, or more unusual ensemble combinations.

7. One year course: Music Production & Recording Technology (60 Study Points/ECTS)
This course is suitable for the music or engineering graduate. It provides students with a combination
of musical and technical skills required for the professional recording of music. It includes a review of
relevant music and engineering subjects, music recording/production techniques, critical listening and
interpretation, studio and musical acoustics, and practical work. This course prepares students to work
in professional music production and recording environments.

8. Teacher training in practical subjects – Music and Dance (60 Study Points/ ECTS)
This is a part-time course taught over two years as a continuation of a pre-foundation course. The
main areas of study are pedagogy, project work and teaching practice. The study is designed to prepare
elementary school level teaching of musical instruments or dance. Combined with a postgraduate
degree, this course will qualify candidates for teaching higher school or higher levels. A working
knowledge of Norwegian is required.

9. Masters in Music Performance (120 Study Points/ECTS)
The Masters in Music Performance is aimed at classical music graduates with ambitions to become
performing musicians in their respective field. In addition to the compulsory 60 credits of instrumental
study, the Masters programme allows students to specialise in various areas, e.g. chamber music,
accompaniment, solo repertoire orchestra playing. The programme is organised in four modules, of
which two are connected to the performance major, and two are reserved for a combination of diverse
electives (both performing/practical and theoretical subjects). A church music education is possible
within the framework of the Masters in Music Performance.

10. Postgraduate diploma - Music performance, classical (60 Study Points/ ECTS)
The Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance is a one-year, full-time extensive study in
instrumental or vocal performance. The PDM is especially aimed at international students or others
wanting to dedicate a year to concentrating on a limited sector of the repertoire (e.g. Norwegian
music), technical studies, or simply to study with a perticular teacher after graduating from a university
or academy in Norway or abroad. A high level of performance is required for admittance. Normally,
PDM would form a year of specialization after completion of an MA. The programme has four main
areas: solo instrument, ensemble, interpretation and concert performance/production.


Dance                                                 Jazz
Dag Jostein Nordaker (Director of Studies),           Wayne Brasel (guitar/theory), Sidsel Endresen
Keilen Austbø (klassisk ballett/dansedidaktikk/       (voice), Svein Folkvord (double bass/theory), Odin
praksisveiledn.), Piers G. (Oscar) Beaumont           Hagen (trumpet), Svein Olav Herstad (piano), Ove
(klassisk ballett), Andreas Bjørneboe (moderne        Hetland (piano), Per Oddvar Johansen
dans/repertoar), Katja Bjørneboe (klassisk            (percussion), Anita Kaasbøll (voice), Erlend Lygren
ballett/pilates/repertoar), Siri Dybwik (moderne      (theory), Camilla Myrås (voice), Tor Yttredal
dans/jazz dans/koreografi), Anne Fiskvik              (saxophone/theory)
dansehistorie/danseanalyse/musikk i forhold til
dans), Connie Kjærnes (jazz dans), Stine              Music Production and Recording Techniques
Knudsen (koreografi), Marte P. Strandjord             Mark Drews
(klassisk ballett/dansedidaktikk/praksisveiledn.) ,
Leith Symington (koreografi/dansedidaktikk            Music theory - classical
/tverrfagligarbeid/praksisveildn.), Berit Aarestad    Per Dahl, Olaf Eggestad (Director of Studies),
(treningslære)                                        Svein Hundsnes, Timothy Miller(+ choire), Rasmus
                                                      Reed, Lise Kari Øzgen
Classical Music
Håkon Austbø (piano professor),Vidar Austvik          Pedagogy and didactics
(flute), Torgun Birkeland (voice), Jan Bjøranger      Conrad Hagen, Dag Jostein Nordaker (Director of
(professor violin), Kjersti Dahle (oboe), Erling R.   studies/ perm.) Jorunn Thortveit (Director of
Eriksen (piano), Paul Farr (horn), Øyvind Grong       Studies), Marianne Øvregaard
(tuba), Odin Hagen (trumpet), Ragnhild S.
Hennig (piano secondary), Gisela Herb (concert        Practice and methodology
leader/piano accompaniement), Marianne                Knut Aabø (practice piano), Irene Anda (practice
Skjerping Kroken (voice secondary), Leif              primary school), Elisabeth Barstad (practice/flute
Værum Larsen (trombone), Liv Opdal                    methodology),
(violoncello/orchestral), Elisabeth Norberg-          Anja Hætta Bergkvam (practice trombone)
Schulz (voice), Viggo Pettersen (voice), Leif Ree-    Marieke Gerritsen Bruin (pactice/ flute
Pedersen (piano accompaniement), Elisabeth            methodology), Torbjørn Dahl (practice/ percussion
Sijpkins (viola), Per kristian skalstad (Prof. II     methodology), Anders Frost (practice/ violin
Chamber Music), Mark Sijpkens (percussion),           methodology) Jan Magnus Dahle (practice/
Hans Petter Tangen (piano accompaniement),            conducting ensemble), Dagfinn Grønneberg
Håkon Vestly (clarinett), Vidar Vikøren (organ),      (practice tuba), Roald Hindal (practice/methodology
Marcus Weinholdt (double bass), Lise Kari             primary school), Marit Illguth (practice piano
Øzgen (early music)                                   methodology), Kristin Bergsaker Kleppa (practice
                                                      trumpet), Marianne Skjerping Kroken ( practice
                                                      vice), Halvor Lunde (practice/clarinet
                                                      methodology), Kjersti Nilsen (practice ensemble),
                                                      Kari Olene Oma Rønnes (practice/voice
                                                      methodology), Agnethe Teige (practice clarinet),
                                                      Allan Vigre (practice guitar), Tone Stang Våland
                                                      (practice horn), Åge Østrem (practice/trumpet


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