Agder Piano Trio
Agder Piano Trio

UiA's cooperation with the

European Chamber Music Academy (EKAL) will be continued this September with the Agder Piano Trio performing in Leipzig on September 19, 2021.


Maaria Pukkala, piano

Halvor Aasen, violin

Aldo Hodja, violoncello


Ludwig van Beethoven. Klaviertrio Nr. V, opus 70 Nr. 1, Geister Trio


More infos soon at:

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I am very happy to announce our new study program in

Collaborative Piano within the Master's Program Music Performance – Western Classical Music at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway

©ECAL 2019 - Joerg Singer

New deadline for application: December 15, 2021

Following the important demand to develop a more versatile approach in educating musicians for multiple career choices, Collaborative Piano brings new skills, a new approach and awareness and very specific training courses to UiA’s students.


Collaborative Piano stands for the idea of pianists “working together” with other instrumentalists, singers, actors etc. in all kinds of settings. 


It includes chamber music, but also reaches out further and involves training in skills in other areas, such as opera, Lied, training as a rehearsal-, audition- or competition - piano partner.  You will learn to evaluate your future work field, and shape strategies for your professional life in various areas of piano playing.


In order to achieve this, we offer extensive training in repetiteur and collaborative piano techniques in working with singers and instrumentalists in opera, Lied and instrumental repertoire and accompanying choral ensemble, instruction in a wide knowledge of Chamber Music and in topics of diction and translation referring to Lied and opera text as well as questions of performance practice and rehearsal techniques.  Analytical techniques and a command of contemporary styles and techniques round up the programme.


Developing the art of “working together”, is a core component of a successful and rewarding life. The Collaborative Piano in-depth field at UiA, will provide tools and widening opportunities for a successful career as a pianist.

International Bachelor in Music Performance - Western Classical Music

Application deadline: December 15, 2021










The Department of Classical Music and Music Education at the University of Agder, Norway is now offering the Bachelor Programme in Music Performance in English. This opens the programme for international students from all over the world. 

The University of Agder has a lot to offer to international students:

  • The Classical Music Scene in Southern Norway is closely connected to our department. Our collaboration with the Kilden Performing Arts Center, Kilden Vocal Ensemble and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra includes agreements on student internships, performance opportunities, seminars and workshops as well as attending dress rehearsals, free concert and opera tickets.
  • International students have guaranteed accommodation if the application is submitted before the deadline.
  • No study fees:  there are no tuition fees for higher education in Norway.
  • Non EU students have to pay a student deposit, which will be refunded after enrolment and after first semester registration. Students have to be able to finance their own housing and living expenses.
  • Modern economic and social infrastructure at UiA and in Norway.
  • Norway is a highly developed country with ambitious plans for sustainability, community, development.
  • International students will be welcomed at the University by their own «Buddy» who will guide them around the university, answer questions and introduce them to new people. This will also be followed up by a welcome dinner and other activities.


Master in Music Performance - Western Classical Music

Application deadline: December 15, 2021


The Master’s Programme in Music Performance - Western Classical Music is designed to enable students to accomplish their musical potential and to prepare them for a future career through a variety of learning modules. The Master's degree can be obtained through an Artistic Scientific Specialisation or an Artistic Performance Specialisation.

In the Artistic Performance Specialisation Programme, students can choose one of five in-depth fields:

Creative Performance (Instrumental Solo Studies)

Ensemble Singing 

Orchestral Academy

Collaborative Piano

Choir Conducting


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