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Summer course 2020

Sunday 26th of July to Friday 14th of August 2020

You can find conditions for application under Application

Applications are online at Fluid Review from 15th of November 2019

Application deadline 24th of January 2020

Artistic Content 

Program 1:

Opening concert “Festspillene i Elverum”, friday 1st of August, 18:00 at  Terningen Arena

Conductor: Johannes Gustavsson



Johannes Rusten (1984-): Ouverture til Elverum

Solowork: TBA

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Daphnis et Chloé


Program 2:

Light-music concert, Tuesday 4th of August

Conductor: Ingar Bergby

Soloist: TBA





Program 3:

Closing Concert “Festspillene i Elverum, Saturday 8th of August, 18:00 at Terningen Arena

Tour 9th – 14th of August!

Århus, TBA


Conductor: Anu Tali

Soloist: Amalie Stalheim, cello



Erkki-Sven Tüür (1959-): Le poids des vies nons vécues (The Burden of Unlived Life)

Sergej Prokofiev (1891-1953): Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Symphony no. 5


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

Course 1:

Woodwinds: Leif Arne Pedersen
Brass: Audun Breen
Timpani: Tom Vissgren
Percussion: Terje Viken
Violin 1: Elise Båtnes
Violin 2: TBA
Viola: Henninge Landaas
Cello: Louisa Tuck
Double bass: Dan Styffe
Harp: Sidsel Walstad

Course 2:

Woodwinds: TBA
Brass: Ingemar Roos
Timpani: Rene Mathiesen
Percussion: Lennart Gruvstedt
Violin 1: Anna Gebert
Violin 2: Terje Skomedal
Viola: Ida Bryhn
Cello: TBA
Double bass: TBA

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 sunday 26th 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