Summer Academy winds, voice, strings, piano and accordion:

The course is for music students on instruments within the classical music tradition, and primarily for youth ages 18 to 28. The academy consists of open masterclasses and individual coaching.

The aim is to give the participants highly qualitiative teaching, and musical inspiration.

The Summer Academy is continuously evolving, with the Norwegian Academy of Music as its main collaboration partner. There is also a close and inspired cooperation with the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Royal College of Music in London, Dextra Musica and the Swedish – Norwegian Cooperation Fund.

The Academy focuses on complex teaching, to help the students become better musicians. The teachers are amongst the best of their instrument, as teachers and/or performers.

The Artistic leaders of the Summer Academy is violinist Peter Herresthal, clarinetist Andreas Sundén and Mezzo-soprano Randi Stene.

The course fee is NOK 5250,- and it grants 3 ECTS from the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Chamber music*:

Tim Frederiksen, chamber music and viola professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, leads the chamber music course for strings together with Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin professor at the Oberlin College and Conservatory, in 2020. In Tim’s capacity as Head of Chamber Music he coaches award winning Danish ensembles, like the Danish String Quartet, Trio Ondine and Paizo Quartet. He is also highly in demand as a teacher at international and national master classes and is often invited as jury member in international music competitions, a.o the Max Rostal Competition in Berlin and Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition.

The course is for music students on instruments within the classical music tradition, and primarily for youth ages 18 to 28.

Each chamber music group receives group lessons, but each student also receives single lessons with a teacher from the Summer Academy. Each student receives 200 minutes of lesson on the main course (Summer Academy), but on the chamber music course the minutes will be divided;
100 minutes of single lessons
100 minutes of chamber music lessons
That means for a quartet each student has 100 minutes for chamber lessons, i.e. the quartet receives a totalt of 4 x 100 = 400 minutes of chamber lessons.

The course fee for the chamber music course is the same a the main course; NOK 5250,- and it grants 3 ECTS from the Norwegian Academy of Music.

*All members of the chamber group need to apply individual.

Junior Talents:

Voksenåsen, in collaboration with Dextra Musica, are pleased to offer the opportunity for especially talented juniors, who are have not commenced higher education, a three day Junior Talent Program for the third year.

You will be taught by some of the best teachers, accompanied by a pianist, and professional musicians in Europe. Participants will be guided on how to develop their talent accompanied and have the opportunity to listen in on classes with other students.

Junior Talents Winds 2020 – flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn

You will be inspired by the older students, get lessons that will help you to the next level, get the opportunity to play for some of the best teachers and musicians in Europe and play with piano.

Leader for the Junior Talents Winds is Andreas Sundén and responsible for the Junior Talents is Linda Taube (flute, piccolo), both from the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Each participant will get 140 minutes of lessons on his/her instrument divided into 3,5 days, but it is not guaranteed which teacher(s) it will be. All participants will be divided into chamber music groups before the course and sheet music will be sent out. All other maser classes with the older students are open and Junior Talents will be joining the class hours with the other students. Other topics that Linda/Andreas will go through are technique, audition and breathing.

The Junior Talents Winds ends with a final concert August 6 in the noon followed by a lunch. Departure is after the lunch on the 6th.

The course fee for Junior Talents is NOK 3250,-

Dates: 3rd – 6th of August 2020

There is no special Junior Talents Strings course, but some of the best pre-university students will be granted a place at the Summer Academy Strings. Apply for the main course here.


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