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NMH 50 Years 2023–2024

The Norwegian Academy of Music will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the 2023–2024 academic year. We will be marking the occasion with live music, and a retrospective look at the institution’s history.

A year-long festival

There will be both big and small events, and we will be visible on multiple platforms. We will also be encouraging innovation and debate, both alone and in partnership with other institutions and festivals. We will be highlighting the uniqueness of the NMH with some unmissable musical events.

What do we want?

During the jubilee year, we are looking to reinforce our position as Norway’s biggest and most important institution for music education. Over the past 50 years, the NMH has established a range of unique specialist departments in performance, research, education and more.

  • Where are we coming from, and where are we going?
  • What does this do to the identity of the NMH?

As stewards of a rich conservatoire tradition, it is fascinating to look at how we approach art in the present day.

What are we planning for the anniversary?

The planning of the anniversary is underway. A diverse committee comprising staff and students will be coordinating the planning over the coming year. The Academy's management appoints the Jubilee Committee. Two student jubilee ambassadors are being sought, Maren Ohm Ballestad and Elise Sløgedal. The staff representatives are, Ann Helen Moen and Tor Espen Aspaas are nominated by the departments.

Deputy principal Eyolf Dale has the overall responsibility for the jubilee celebrations, and Principal Astrid Kvalbein is his deputy. They work closely with production manager Lars Kurverud and communication manager Ståle Tvete Vollan.

In late Autumn 2022, NMH allocates extra resources for production and communication to carry out the anniversary.