Conductor's Week 2020
When: August 10. – 14. August (August 3. and 4. pre-course only in Norwegian)
Where: Stavanger, Norway
For: Conductors 18 years or older
Applications for Conductor’s week 2020 opens February 1st 2020.
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.
Teachers for the course in 2020 will be pulished in February 2020.
The teachers in 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.
Application opens February 1 and closes May 1.
If you have questions, please contact email@example.com
Applicants for the masterclasses with Stavanger Brass Band and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra is required to send CV firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
Masterclass Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Up tp 8 participants are pre-selected as active in the advanced master class with the renowned Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (SSO). The selection of the 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 SSO course you will be offered to participate in the regular «main conducting course» if you so desire.
The SSO masterclass includes one day of piano sessions/preparations and two days of masterclass with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
The repertoir for the 2020 masterclass will be published in February 2020:
To be considered to the masterclass you will have to complete the application form and send a CV and a video recording of yourself conducting to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st.
Price: € 400.00
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.
The masterclass with Stavanger Brass Band includes group sessions and daliy rehearsals with Stavanger Brass Band. The masterclass will be held by renowmed conductor and Head of the Conducting Department, University of Stavanger, Bjarte Engeset. The repertoir will be published in February 2020.
To be considered to the masterclass you have to complete the application form and send a CV to email@example.com by May 1st.
Price: € 400.00
Main conducting course
The main conducting course is a highly popular course and is open for all levels, ranging from beginners to experienced conductors. The participants will both work in smaller groups conducting each other and also get practice with larger wind ensembles. There will be podium time available with various wind ensembles in this course, but not with the Stavanger Brass Band.
Repertoire for the main conducting course will be published soon.
Price: € 300.00
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.
There are a number of courses that are generally offered only for participants who understand Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. Read more about the complete range of courses here (in Norwegian).
Application for Conductor’s week 2019 is closed.
Applicants for the Stavanger Brass Band and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra masterclass must also sumbit their resume (CV) and video recording of themselves conducting (Stavanger Symphony Orchestra- applicants only), to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1. Application deadline is May 1st.
The repertoar for Conductor’s Week 2020 will be published in February 2020.
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 VY 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/