The teachers were really dedicated to getting the students involved in the music industry, also on a practical level right from the beginning.
Head of festival and project manager
My name is Anna Willrodt, and I am the head of festival and CEO for the showcase-festival Sørveiv as well as the project manager for Sørf – Sørnorsk kompetansesenter for musikk - and occasional teacher in the master’s degree Music Management.
I graduated in May 2016.
I had a bachelor’s degree in Culture and Business (B.A.) from the University of Mannheim, plus a lot of experience from voluntary work in the music and arts sector.
I had a great first impression of the university! The facilities are great, and the atmosphere is friendly. And it does not hurt that they have Kristiansand’s best coffee in the student canteen…
It was great how personal the master’s programme was. The classes are small, and the teachers were really dedicated to getting the students involved in the music industry, also on a practical level right from the beginning. I also found it great to be part of a quite young and small academic field and being part of developing that field further.
I quickly started volunteering for a number of festivals and other organisations. The very first festival I volunteered at was Sørveiv – the festival I now am running
I started working at Sørf in the beginning of my second year of the master’s programme and continued to work there also afterwards.