Conductor's Week 2017
When: August 07.-11.
Where: Stavanger, Norway
For: Conductors 18 years or older
Application deadline: May 1.
The Conductor’s Week (in Norwegian «Dirigentuka») is Norway’s largest and most popular conducting course. We host over 100 participants and a teaching staff of 15-20 acclaimed conductors and educators. The course is available to international participants.
- Atso Almila, professor of conducting Sibelius Academy, Helsinki
- Ole Kristian Ruud, professor of conducting Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo
- Morten Wensberg, associate professor and head of conducting University of Stavanger
- Trond Korsgård, associate professor of conducting University of Stavanger
- Timothy Reynish, retired tutor of conducting Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
- Mark Heron, tutor of conducting Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
- Peter Ettrup Larsen, former associate professor of conducting Sibelius Academy, Helsinki
- Bjørn Sagstad, music director Prinsens Musikkorps, Denmark
- Bjarte Engeset, music director Royal Norwegian Navy Band
- Harald Eikaas, head of music Norwegian Band Federation, former conducting teacher at Grieg Academy, Bergen
- Birgitte Grong, music adviser Norwegian Band Federation
- Annmari Wangin, Ingesund College of Music
- Rune Hannisdal, orchestral pedagogue Bergen Philharmonic
The Conductor’s Week is a result of a collaboration between the Norwegian Band Federation and the University of Stavanger’s Department of music and dance.
The Department of music and dance of Stavanger University offers Norway’s only bachelor’s and master’s degrees in band conducting.
Application deadline is May 1st. Apply here.
Masterclass Stavanger Brass Band
10 participants are pre-selected as active in the advanced master class and concert performance with the renowned Stavanger Brass Band. The selection of the 10 participants will be done shortly after the application deadline of May 1st, and all applicants will be notified via e-mail. If you are not offered at slot in the SBB course you will be offered to participate in the regular «main conducting course» if you so desire.
Price: € 350.00
Main conducting course
There will be podium time available with various wind ensembles in this course, but not with the Stavanger Brass Band.
Price: € 220.00
There is a total limit of 100 participants at «Dirigentuka». Applicants received after the 100 participant limit has been reached will be placed on the waiting list – based upon the order of which the applications were received.
To apply, please fill out this form: ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
Applicants for the Stavanger Brass Band masterclass must also sumbit their resume (CV). Application deadline is May 1st.
Masterclass Stavanger Brass Band
- Alexander Borodin, arr. Howard Snell: Polotsvian Dances
- Claude Debussy, arr. Howard Snell: The Submerged Cathedral
- Olav Anton Thommessen, arr. Ørjan Matre: Arabesk
- Dean Goffin: Rhapsody in Brass
- Edward Elgar: Severn Suite
Main conducting course (wind band)
- Steven Reineke: The Witch and the Saint
- Alfred Reed: El Camino Real
- Edvard Grieg, arr. Morten Wensberg: Norsk dans nr. 2
- Malcolm Arnold, arr. Paynter: Four Scottish Dances
- Percy Grainger, ed. Frederick Fennell: Lincolnshire Posy (3. sats. versjon B)
The Conductor’s Week is held at the Department of music and dance at the University of Stavanger. This is located in Bjergsted Culture Park – the heart of Stavanger’s cultural district. This is about a 10 minute walk from downtown Stavanger. On the way you’ll walk through the picturesque old town Stavanger.
Here is a map of the area.
There are plenty of hotels in downtown Stavanger, but August is a very busy time of the year, so we do recommend that you book early.
Stavanger airport Sola (SVG) is only 20 minutes away from Stavanger. There are regular shuttles («Flybussen»/»Flybuss») to downtown.
Stavanger train station is operated by NSB and offers several trains every day to and from Kristiansand and Oslo.
Bergen and other west coast cities are best reached by bus.
The regional tourist website has useful information, including a search engine for lodging: http://www.regionstavanger.com/en/