This in-depth field is designed to strengthen your competence and skills for future work as an orchestral player, auditioning successfully for orchestral positions and freelancing in the orchestral field.
UiA’s closest partners are the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and the Kilden Performing Arts Center. A unique agreement between the institutions ensures that you as an Orchestral Academy student are offered orchestral internships in the KSO.
You will have lessons on your main instrument and join individual performance and ensemble activities. In addition to the solo repertoire, there will be a special focus on the orchestral audition repertoire. Seminars, workshops and projects as well as rehearsal training, study skills and orchestral playing will round up the programme. Additional topics will be score reading, repertoire knowledge, physiology, interpretation and performance practice.
Valuable expertise for your future professional orchestral work, for rehearsal situations and orchestral experience and insight into the working culture of professional orchestras will be central outcomes.
The teaching staff at the Department of Classical Music and Music Education, as well as group leaders and musicians in solo positions (wind and strings) in the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, will be responsible for the instrumental teaching.