Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH), Norway

General details about the Norwegian Academy of Music - performing, educational, theoretical, research and creative music subjects and available job opportunities - Norway

NMH Norwegian Academy of Music Norway
NMH Norwegian Academy of Music, Norway (Foto: Jiri Havran)

The Norwegian Academy of Music is a specialized university institution of world renown, and home to Norway’s leading music community.

The Academy’s mission is to provide musical education of the highest standard so that our students may achieve their fullest potential. As a student at the Academy, your own artistic ambitions, development and autonomy are the driving forces behind everything you do in your studies.

History of the academy

As you walk through the main entrance of the Academy, you’ll see directly ahead of the Lindeman Hall – our flagship 365-seat concert venue – named after the Lindeman family. In 1883, this family founded a school for organists, which would later become the Oslo Conservatory of Music. In 1973, the Conservatory merged with the newly established Norwegian Academy of Music.

The legacy of the Lindeman family is preserved within our modern academy. However, we have greatly expanded in the last several decades to provide classical music education and a broad range of music education opportunities for talented musicians, composers, conductors, music therapists, and pedagogues. Today, the Norwegian Academy of Music is a specialised university institution of international renown, with more than 750 students specialising in various musical disciplines.

Studying at the Academy

If you’re dreaming of a life-long music career, the Academy can provide you with the skills you’ll need in an ever-changing profession. We offer various opportunities to develop your talent and achieve your ambitions, whether in music performance, composition, conducting, research, pedagogy, music therapy, church music or piano tuning. Our Bachelor, Master’s, and PhD degree programmes encompass a range of specialisations within performance and theoretical disciplines. We also offer a large number of continuing education opportunities, whether you’re seeking career advancement or the fulfilment of a desire to deepen your knowledge and evolve your skills.

Over the years, thousands of successful music workers have completed their pre-professional training here. Through our programmes, we aim to nourish talent and to inspire and enrich musical culture in our communities and beyond.