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Steinar Sætre

Associate Professor, (Music Education and Jazz Studies)
  • E-mailSteinar.Satre@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 69 77+47 404 62 354
  • Visitor Address
    Lars Hilles gt. 3
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen

My research area is mainly on jazz education, where I work on a project on different perspectives on institutionalizaiton of learning practices in jazz. This work is based on jazz studies in higher education in the US, where seven interviews with jazz educators in the US is my original data. I am doing this research as a PhD-project in Educational Research at Dep. of Education/Faculty of Psychology at University of Bergen and the national research school for educational research (NATED).


I teach at two studies at The Grieg Academy, Department of Music. My main teaching duty is at our Music Education Program, where I teach educational psychology, social psychology, change competence and music didactics. I also teach at our Jazz Studies, and my subjects are jazz theory and jazz history. I have been the coordinator for all study trips we have had for the jazzstudents. Our last study trip was to New Orleans in October 2014.

  • 2019. Developing a National Curriculum in Music - Comparing Developments in Uganda and Norway.
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2017. Amerikanske jazzbyer på 1920/30-tallet - et konsertforedrag med Louisiana Washboard Five, David Skinner m.fl..
  • 2015. “Symposium on Informal Music Learning”, Co-hosted by Silje Valde Onsrud and David Hebert, Center for Arts, Culture, and Communication, Bergen University College, Norway (February 12, 2015).
  • 2012. Jazz, læring og kommunikasjon (konsertforedrag).
  • 2012. Jazz, læring og kommunikasjon (konsertforedrag).
  • 2009. Dikting i ord og tonar - Om komponisten Per Indrehus si tonesetjing av norske dikt.
  • 2008. Jakob Sande-musikken – framhevar eller løyner han dikta?
  • 2005. Skapende arbeid i musikk.
  • 1999. "Chicago-jazz i bilder, ord og toner" (konsertforedrag med Louisiana Washboard Five, Sigbjørn Apeland og Tone Lise Moberg).
  • 1998. Ulike psykologiske strategier for prestasjonsforberedeles i musikkutøving.
Academic lecture
  • 2015. Teaching Improvisation for Real – philosophical and didactical issues related to the process of teaching students how to be high-skilled jazz improvisers.
  • 2015. Steinar Saetre and David Hebert, “Rethinking the Institutionalization of Jazz Learning,” Ninth International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education, Loyola University, New Orleans, USA (June 14-17, 2015).
  • 2015. Reconsidering improvisation (Summarizing session).
  • 2012. What is the function of books as artifact in jazz education?
  • 2012. Changes in learning practice in jazz: how do current descriptions on institutionalization of jazz culture and jazz education relate to the practical theory of jazz educators?”.
  • 2010. Changes in Learning Practice in Jazz: Seeing Changes in a Historical Perspective.
  • 2000. Researching Development of Skills and Knowledge in Jazz Improvisation - Some Methodological Problems.
Music – recorded product
  • 2016. Professor Hot Stuff.
  • 2008. Jol.
Popular scientific article
  • 2020. Louis Armstrong. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
Feature article
  • 2005. Kan vi stole på PISA-testen? Haugesunds avis.
  • 1999. Prestasjonsangst og fokusert energi. Musikkorpsavisa.
  • 1998. Konsertanmeldelse: Paris All-Star. Haugesunds avis.
  • 1998. Konsertanmeldelse: John Pizzarelli. Haugesunds avis.
  • 1998. Konsertanmeldelse: Arne Domnerus. Haugesunds avis.
  • 1998. Festivalrapport fra Sildajazz. Jazznytt.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2008. Om dikting i ord og tonar. 11 pages.
Musical performance
  • 2017. Special 500-year Anniversary jazz mass concert for Luther Reformation, Fyllingsdalen Congregation, Bergen, Norway (October 15, 2017). David Hebert, soloist on trumpet and voice with Bønes Brass, led by Steinar Satre.
  • 2016. Bønes Brass senior community band’s 30th anniversary concert, with Bergen Brass Band. Steinar Sætre, the main conductor, conducted most pieces, some of which were his own arrangements, and played solo improvisations on saxophone and clarinet. David Hebert sang a solo (bass baritone) “Ol’ Man River”, and was conductor for two pieces (Troldhaugen concert hall, home of Edvard Grieg, Bergen, Norway, November 19, 2016).
  • 2015. You Taught My Heart to Sing: Konsert for Stein Bakke.
  • 2015. Shannon Powell and his Norwegian Quintet feat. Tricia Boutté.
  • 2012. Back to New Orleans.
  • 2007. Back to New Orleans : Jubileumskonsert for Arna Kyrkjes Kammerkor.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

  • Professor Hot Stuff, Louisiana Washboard Five/Aurelié Tropez/John Pål Inderberg (Herman Records, 2016)
  • Futuristic Rhythm, Louisiana Washboard Five/Keith Nichols/Matthias Seuffert (Stomp Off Records, 2004)
  • Ace of Rhythm, Louisiana Washboard Five/Keith Nichols (Herman Records, 2000)
  • Doctor Jazz, Louisiana Washboard Five (Herman Records, 1998)
  • CHANGES IN LEARNING PRACTICE IN JAZZ - TOWARDS A MORE HOLISTIC APPROACH FOR TEACHING JAZZ IMPROVISATION SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE. (Own PhD-project in educational research at University of Bergen, Department of Education and NATED. Supervisor: Professor Arild Raaheim, University of Bergen. Co-supervisor: Assoc. Professor Tone Sævi, NLA and Professor David Hebert, HiB.
  • New cd with Louisiana Washboard Five, Aurelie Tropez and Johan Lammers. Studio recording in Bergen, November 2015. Release: 2016.