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Summer course 2019

Saturday 27th of July to Saturday 17th of August 2019

  • You can find conditions for application under Application
  • Applications are online at Fluid Review from 1st of January 2019
  • Application deadline 27th of January 2019

Artistic content

Opening concert “Festspillene i Elverum” Friday 2th of August at 18:00 in Terningen Arena

Conductor: Johannes Gustavsson

Soloists: Torleif Thedéen


Johannes Rusten (1984-): Ouverture til Elverum
Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994): Cellokonsert 
Igor Stravinskij (1882-1971): Petrushka 

Concert Monday 5th of August  in Terningen Arena

Conductor: Håkon Nystedt

Soloists: Sabina Zweiacker

Host: Joachim Haraldsen- Noobwork

Program: SCORE – Gaming music


Closing concert “Festspillene i Elverum” Saturday 11th of August at 18:00 in Terningen Arena

12th of August at 19:00 Gothenburg Cathedral
13th of August at 19:30: Sommerklassisk in Tivoli, Chopenhagen
15th of August Odense Concer House
17th of August at 18:00: OsloDomkirke, Oslo kammermusikkfestival

Conductor: Eliahu Inbal


Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symfoni nr. 9



The teachers are experienced and profiled orchestra musicians from Norwegian and Nordic orchestras and professors from the Nordic Music Academies.

Course 1:
1.violin: Elise Båtnes
2.violin: Terje Skomedal
Viola: Ilari Angervo
Cello: Johan Stern
Double bass: Dan Styffe
Woodwinds: Leif Arne Pedersen
Brass: Per Ivarsson
Timpani: Tom Vissgren
Percussion: Terje Viken
Harp: Sidsel Walstad

Course 2:
1.violin: Andrej Power
2.violin: Johannes Lörstad
Viola: Ida Bryhn
Cello: Tuomas Ylinen
Double bass: Christian Henriksen
Woodwinds: Ole Kristian Dahl
Brass: Ingemar Roos
Timpani: Rene Mathiesen
Percussion: Lennart Gruvstedt


Course at Elverum

Participants are accommodated in Elverum Folk High School during the course.


The course is free of charge

The course, including accommodation and meals in Elverum Folk High School, is free of charge. Buses will be arranged from Oslo to Elverum (approx. 2 hours) at the start of the course period. Students travelling to or from the course at different times than the scheduled buses  must organize the travel themselves. Please note that breach of contract may result in the applicant being held responsible for the costs resulting from this (see section on leave).



There will be a bus transport from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo on Saturday 27th of July. Meet at the Academy at 10:00 AM, the bus leaves at 11:00. The bus will make a short stop at Gardermoen Airport 11:30. If you arrive by plane, you must land at 10:40 AM at the latest. Nearest airport is Oslo Airport (OSL).

If you arrive in Elverum by yourself, you can take bus or train. The stop is called Elverum Skysstasjon. There are two different bus routes, you will find them on and . You will find timetables for the trains on


Travel refund

There will be a deductible fee for travel at 600 NOK. We cover costs between 600 and 2000 NOK, in other words 1400 NOK. The reimbursement will be paid during the course, not earlier. You have to fill out the Travel refund form, which you can find in Fluid and attach all your tickets and receipts. We do not accept form and receipts by email, everything must be printed out and delivered to us at the course. Unfortunately, we cannot assist you in printing out tickets. The deadline for submitting Travel refund form is the day after arrival. You will not receive reimbursement if you submit the form past deadline. It is assumed that the trip is either from a study or home location and that the travel time is related to the course period.


ECTS Credits

Participants in the Norwegian National Youth Orchestra can receive ECTS credit from the Norwegian Academy of Music. It is given 2 credits for each of the programs in the summer, and 2 credits for the winter course. A total of 8 credits granted to students who have been involved in all this year’s program.



All participants are responsible for their own travel and instrument insurance. Ungdomssymfonikerne will only insure instruments borrowed from the Norwegian Academy of Music.



Leave is only granted by application in writing to the administration of Ungdomssymfonikerne. Applicants who pull out after signing the contract, can be held responsible for the costs resulting from this, depending on cause of breach of contract. In case of illness, you need to provide a sick note from a doctor.

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