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Registration for SummerAcademy 2018 is open!

Application for Summer academy Voksenåsen 2018 is open and will stay open until April 11th.

Welcome to send us your registration.

Whether you´ve been at the academy every summer for years or are considering making your “debut” – Summeracademy Voksenåsen will be something special!

Summer academy Voksenåsen is one of the largest and most renown classical masterclass courses in Europe and participation merits for university credits from the Norwegian Academy of Music.

The Summer Academy of 2018 contains several news. The fantastic oboist Oliver Stankiewicz will be joining us at Voksenåsen for the first time, as will star cellist Andreas Brantelid,  the new viola professor at Edsberg in Stockholm Ellen Nisbeth, violin professor of Julliard Naoko Tanaka, top violinist Cyrus Beroukhim, soloflutist Cecilie Løken and Guildhall hornist Christopher Parkes.

Melissa Phelbs, one of Englands most renown Professors, from Royal College of Music i London, will be coming back to the Summer academy, together with several of our best Nordic teachers, such as  Andreas Sundén, Peter Herresthal, Randi Stene, Susanna Eken, Stephan Baratt-Due, Audun Halvorsen, Fredrik Ekdahl – and the list goes on.

There will be a Harp academy in 2018, as in 2017. The popular Professor Isabelle Perrin, from the Norwegian Academy of music will be joining us, together with her colleague from Gothenburg Symphoni Orchestra Erik Groenestein-Hendriks.

The course will be held over 5 days, with departure in the morning the 6th day.

More information on the academies:
Summeracademy Wind – Monday July 30st – Saturday August 4th
Summeracademy Voice Wednesday August 1st – Monday August 6th
Summeracademy Strings  Sunday August 5th – Friday August 10th

Registration deadline is  April 11th.




Practical information

Don’t forget to bring your music stand and sheet music for teachers and the pianists! It is not enough that you uploaded copies on the repertoire-form, you need to bring it as well. It is not possible to make copies at the hotel, so you have to bring copies for both the pianist, teacher and yourself.

The swimming pool will be open so don’t forget your bathing suit.

There will be informal evening gatherings where there might be a possibility to perform in front of the others.  The last evening, there will be an in-house concert and a festive dinner (bring formal wear). Departure is after breakfast the day after.

The check in time is at 15.00. We have a luggage room where you can store your luggage until check in time.

There are no rooms for individual rehearsals. Your room will function as a practising room during your stay.

Travel to Voksenåsen:

To get her from Gardermoen, take the airport train or regular train to the central station, Oslo S. The trip takes about 20 minutes. with the airport train or 25 minutes with the regular train.

It is possible to take a cab straight from the airport to Voksenåsen. The adress is Ullveien 4. Make sure to ask for a fixed airport rate. The price during days is about NOK 850,- plus 200.- during nights (if you choose to go with Oslo Taxi).

Arriving at Rygge airport there are coaches to Oslo centralstation to every Ryan air arrival. The trip takes about an hour. Tickets, information and prices at 

At the central station switch to westbound subway line number 1 towards Frognerseteren, get off at Voksenkollen. The trip takes about 35 minutes. Tickets, timetables and prices at . Please note that the subway isn’t operating during night time. Make sure to check last departure the day of your arrival.

From there follow the signs towards Voksenåsen up the hill, it’s about a 800 m walk.