One year with YOUR MUSIC IN THE CENTRE! Welcome to an exciting and rewarding year in our music department!
Band / Ensemble
Band / ensemble constitutes a large part of our timetable. We work with music that you choose along with material selected to develop you as a musician.
Styles? This is too a larger degree up to you. Our focus is that you experience playing music with others, and through this become a better musician.
Composition / song - writing
This is where you create your own musical world. Whether you are already experienced in this field or a novice we will help you along the way. The music you produce will be played at concerts and in the studio.
The school is able to offer competence in a variety of styles including classical, jazz, indie, rock / pop, avant-garde and metal.
You will acquire lots of concert experience. Whether you are a cellist, singer or guitarist, throughout the year there will be plenty of opportunity to present yourself both at concerts in the school and elsewhere. These will help you develop as a performer.
Music Theory and Music Anatomy
Everything you learn theoretically will have immediate practical use. Arrangements are made for those who wish to go on to further music study. In addition the school offers an option in traditional four part harmony.
In Music Anatomy you learn about compositional devices common across a wide range of musical styles through listening, and experimenting by composing in groups.
Whatever it is you play you will be instructed by an experienced and inspiring teacher. Again, your musical interests will be at the centre of this programme.
Study trips – London, Berlin and Japan
Join us to London in the autumn and Berlin in the spring!
Voluntarily trip to Japan in the spring.
Music Department Accommodation
The music department occupies a purposely converted barn. There are several practice rooms with pianos, group rooms, a concert hall (with grand piano) and a well equipped recording studio.
The Music Staff
The main teachers are Clive Anderson (UK), Gjermund Fredheim (N) and Tore Kloster (N). In addition we employ experienced instrumental teachers from outside the school.
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Sunnhordland folk high school
N-5455 Halsnøy Kloster
"…a special bond between people. Sunnhordland folkehøgskule is a place where we are all encouraged to try new things and not be afraid to make mistakes. No one is pushy which is important in creative environments. I wanted a place where I could find myself musically and think of music as something bigger than just scales and exercises..."
Mikhael Paskalev, former music student at Sunnhordland folkehøgskule, musician and NRK (Norwegian State radio) prizewinner.