Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies
Autumn 2015 Specialisation course

The study of musical practices: Methods in practice-led research/research-led practice

Welcome to the Grieg Research School Autumn Course 2015, held at the University of Bergen on the 24th - 27th of November!

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General info 

The autumn 2015 course will focus on the study of musical practices.   We have keynote presentations from the fields of music therapy, musicology, artistic research and music education.   The keynote papers will focus on a range of relevant and thought provoking issues including case study as a method of socio-musical research, methods for understanding diverse musical creativities, historically informed performance as a method, the concept of practitioner knowledge across disciplines and the ethics of listening.

Keynote speakers include:

Dr. Pamela Burnard, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr. Nanette Nielsen, University of Oslo, Norway

Dr. Gary Ansdell, Nordoff Robbins, UK

Jostein Gundersen, University of Bergen, Norway

Practitioner Knowledge Research Program, University of Stavanger, Norway

The two first days of the course will focus on candidate work. Candidates can participate and gain credits via written submissions and oral presentations that focus on their own project or related key texts.  All presentations receive feedback from both senior researchers and peers. 

For more information, incl. detailed information about keynote and candidate presentations, see the Book of Abstracts (right margin) and/or contact us.

Updated Course Schedule

Tuesday 24th

11.00 - 12.30


12.30 - 14.00

Your PhD in 5 min. or less

14.15 - 15.45

Candidate presentations: Elizabeth Oltedal, Øystein Kvinge

16.00 - 17.30

Candidate presentations: Oded Ben-Horin, Laura Ellestad


Jam session

Wednesday 25th

09.00 - 10.30

Keynote: Jostein Gundersen

10.45 - 12.15

Candidate presentations: Audun Sannes Jonassen, Friederike Wildschütz

12.15 - 13.00


13.00 - 14.30

Candidate presentations: Bodil Kvernenes Nørsett, Åsmund Espeland

14.45 - 16.15

Candidate presentations: Kristian Evjen, Tom Eide Osa


GRS dinner

Thursday 26th

09.00 - 10.30

Keynote: Gary Ansdell

10.30 - 11.45


11.45 - 12.30


12.30 - 14.00

Keynote: Nanette Nielsen

14.00 - 15.15


15.30 - 16.15

GRS Member Meeting


Concert at Håkonshallen

Friday 27th

09.00 - 11.30

Keynote: Practitioner  Knowlegde  Research Program

11.30 - 12.15


12.15 - 13.45

Keynote: Pamela Burnard

13.45 - 14.30


14.30 - 15.00

Closing discussion