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Located in the bustling borough of Majorstua in Oslo, the Norwegian Academy of Music occupies two modern purpose-built houses with three concert halls, state-of-the-art recording studios, Norway’s largest academic music library, and a sizable collection of historical musical instruments. Our well-equipped teaching and practice studios, rehearsal and lecture rooms, and research laboratories provide optimal arenas for creative and musical development for students and faculty. With more than 400 concerts each year, both in-house and at other city venues, the Academy is one of Scandinavia's largest concert organisers.If you’re dreaming of a life-long music career, the Academy can provide you with the skills you’ll need in an ever-changing profession. We offer various opportunities to develop your talent and achieve your ambitions, whether in music performance, composition, conducting, research, pedagogy, music therapy, church music or piano tuning. Our Bachelor, Master's, and PhD degree programmes encompass a range of specialisations within performance and theoretical disciplines. We also offer a large number of continuing education opportunities, whether you’re seeking career advancement or the fulfilment of a desire to deepen your knowledge and evolve your skills.Over the years, thousands of successful music workers have completed their pre-professional training here. Through our programmes, we aim to nourish talent and to inspire and enrich musical culture in our communities and beyond.The Academy employs leading musicians, pedagogues and researchers to guide our students through their studies. Many of our illustrious professors combine teaching with highly successful performance careers. We believe that by connecting our students with renowned music milieus through their instructors, we are bridging the gaps between training and professionalism and nurturing artistic and generational exchange. Quality and diversity are always top priorities. We make sure that our faculty represent a broad range of disciplines, genres, pedagogical and artistic approaches that our students may draw knowledge from and enjoy. Our four research centres produce new knowledge, collaborate with international networks, and ensure that our departments and faculty keep up-to-date with innovation and developments within their fields.

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