The Norwegian Academy of Music offers music education of the highest level and holds a central position in Norwegian music.

Professor Jon Faukstad taught the accordion at the Academy 1972-2012, and in an overlapping period Erik Bergene and Frode Haltli started to teach in 2011. They do not teach full time, as they both also are active as freelance musicians. Erik Bergene is mainly responsible for the bachelor students, Frode Haltli for the master’s level students. Some of the students in the latter program have since 2011 been Grzegorz Miszczyszyn (Poland), Almir Mescovic (Bosnia) and Ida Løvli Hidle (Norway). New students from Italy and Holland start at the master’s level autumn 2013.

The master’s degree programs at the Norwegian Academy of Music are two year postgraduate/second cycle degree programs in accordance with the common European Bologna Process. The aim of the program is to provide the student with a varied and extensive relevant repertoire at a high level, and to further development of instrumental skills, capability for artistic expression and capacity to communicate these skills. Tuition is in English or Norwegian.

There are no tuition fees at the Academy. The application deadline is December 15th, and the academic year starts at the end of August and lasts until the end of June, with short breaks for Christmas and Easter.

For more information please see the Norwegian Academy of Music web page, or make contact directly with Frode Haltli