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.

In 2019 Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen will be Conductor’s Week’s «Composer in recidence». Torstein will be an active part of the course and will teach classes about his own compositions as well as introducing our participants to his personal composition techniques. Read more about Torstein here.

Teachers 2019:

  • Christian Ehwald, Professor of Conducting, Hanns Eisler, Berlin
  • Mark Heron, tutor of conducting Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
  • Bjørn Sagstad, music director Prinsens Musikkorps, Denmark
  • Bjarte Engeset, music director Royal Norwegian Navy Band
  • Birgitte Grong, music adviser Norwegian Band Federation
  • Rune Hannisdal, orchestral pedagogue Bergen Philharmonic
  • Halldis Rønning
  • Jukka Iisakkila
  • Jerker Johansson

The Conductor’s Week is a result of a collaboration between the Norwegian Band Federation and the University of Stavanger’s Faculty of Performing Arts.
The Department of music and dance of Stavanger University offers Norway’s only bachelor’s and master’s degrees in band conducting.

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Application opens February 1 and closes May 1.

If you have questions, please contact 

Applicants for the masterclasses with Stavanger Brass Band and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra is required to send CV SSO applicants are also required to send a link to a video recording of themselves conducting. Both CV and video are to be submitted by May 1 2019 to