This in-depth field will develop your profile and skills in working with choirs within the nonprofessional music scene. The emphasis is placed on the musical, artistic and leadership tasks that a conductor must be able to master in a work situation. Norway has strong choral traditions in all of its regions, and the need for choir leaders and conductors has been the main reason for establishing this programme.
The institute's closest partner is the Kilden Performing Arts Center with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and the Kilden Vocal Ensemble. Those institutions and other well-established choirs in the region, will provide unique internship opportunities.
In seminars, master classes and workshops, we will work on conducting techniques, score understanding, interpretation, study technique, repertoire knowledge and physiology for singers. Other topics will include educational, methodological and psychological aspects, and relevant issues related to tradition and innovation. Developing your individuality, identity and awareness in relation to the artistic leadership role with choirs will have a continuous focus. At the same time, you will have individual performance lessons and ensemble activities on your main instrument.