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Steinar Sætre

Associate Professor, Principal Investigator for CABUTE (NORHED II-project)
  • E-mailsteinar.satre@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 69 77
  • 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 also active in artistic research, where I mainly focus on historical performing practice of jazz from late 1920s/early 1930s.


From 2021 my research focus will also be on African education, especially related to the CABUTE-project where I am the PI.


I teach at two studies at The Grieg Academy, Department of Music. My main teaching duty is at our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), where I teach educational psychology 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. Here is a presentation of our trip to New Orleans in October 2014.

  • Show author(s) (2023). Presentasjon av KROMATIKK – et forprosjekt om mangfold i kunstfag.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Introduksjon til prosjektet Kromatikk.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Introduksjon til KROMATIKK.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Louis Armstrong. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Show author(s) (2019). Developing a National Curriculum in Music - Comparing Developments in Uganda and Norway.
  • Show author(s) (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.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Amerikanske jazzbyer på 1920/30-tallet - et konsertforedrag med Louisiana Washboard Five, David Skinner m.fl..
  • Show author(s) (2016). Professor Hot Stuff.
  • Show author(s) (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).
  • Show author(s) (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).
  • Show author(s) (2015). You Taught My Heart to Sing: Konsert for Stein Bakke.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Teaching Improvisation for Real – philosophical and didactical issues related to the process of teaching students how to be high-skilled jazz improvisers.
  • Show author(s) (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).
  • Show author(s) (2015). Shannon Powell and his Norwegian Quintet feat. Tricia Boutté.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Reconsidering improvisation (Summarizing session).
  • Show author(s) (2012). What is the function of books as artifact in jazz education?
  • Show author(s) (2012). Jazz, læring og kommunikasjon (konsertforedrag).
  • Show author(s) (2012). Jazz, læring og kommunikasjon (konsertforedrag).
  • Show author(s) (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?”.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Back to New Orleans.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Changes in Learning Practice in Jazz: Seeing Changes in a Historical Perspective.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Dikting i ord og tonar - Om komponisten Per Indrehus si tonesetjing av norske dikt.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Om dikting i ord og tonar. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Jol.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Jakob Sande-musikken – framhevar eller løyner han dikta?
  • Show author(s) (2007). Back to New Orleans : Jubileumskonsert for Arna Kyrkjes Kammerkor.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Skapende arbeid i musikk.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Kan vi stole på PISA-testen? Haugesunds avis.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Researching Development of Skills and Knowledge in Jazz Improvisation - Some Methodological Problems.
  • Show author(s) (1999). Prestasjonsangst og fokusert energi. Musikkorpsavisa.
  • Show author(s) (1999). "Chicago-jazz i bilder, ord og toner" (konsertforedrag med Louisiana Washboard Five, Sigbjørn Apeland og Tone Lise Moberg).
  • Show author(s) (1998). Ulike psykologiske strategier for prestasjonsforberedeles i musikkutøving.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Konsertanmeldelse: Paris All-Star. Haugesunds avis.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Konsertanmeldelse: John Pizzarelli. Haugesunds avis.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Konsertanmeldelse: Arne Domnerus. Haugesunds avis.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Festivalrapport fra Sildajazz. Jazznytt.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

  • CABUTE - Capacity Building for Research-Based Teacher Education - NORHED II project for capacity building of teacher education in Uganda in the subjects English, mathematics, music and pedagogy. Project period 2021-2026. (NORAD-funded project).
  • JAZZ AND ARTISTIC RESEARCH - Establishment of collaboration at master's / PhD level between the University of Bergen, the Grieg Academy and Loyola University, School of Music, New Orleans, USA. (Funded with support from SIU - Center for Internationalization of Education.)
  • ARTISTIC RESEARCH AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION WITHIN HIGHER EDUCATION - Establishment of a jazz consortium with the University of Bergen and universities in Georgia, South Africa and the USA. (Funded with support from SPIRE - Strategic Program for International Research and Education, UiB.)
  • CHANGES IN LEARNING PRACTICE IN JAZZ - TOWARDS A MORE HOLISTIC APPROACH FOR TEACHING JAZZ IMPROVISATION SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE. (PhD project in pedagogy at UiB, Faculty of Psychology.) Supervisor: Professor Arild Raaheim, UiB Co-supervisors: Associate Professor Tone Sævi, NLA and David Hebert, HiB.
  • 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)