Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies
Spring course 2015

The Art and Science of Improvisation

Welcome to an interdisciplinary research course at Stord in June 2015. The course is a collaboration between Grieg Research School, NAFOL (Nasjonal forskerskole for lærerutdanning) and Stord/Haugesund University College. The theme is improvisation.

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Steinar Figved

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We would like to invite you to participate in an international research Summer School

The Art and Science of Improvisation


Dates: June 8-12, 2014

Location: Stord/Haugesund University College, Stord, Norway


This Summer School is a collaboration between the two research schools NAFOL and Grieg Research School (GRS), and the hosting institution Stord/Haugesund University College (HSH).

The Summer School will offer a range of stimulating activities, workshops and presentations in addition the specific GRS course.

The GRS course will focus on candidate work. Ph.D. candidates, artistic research fellows and ‘førstelektor’ candidates are invited to give presentations. Senior researchers and supervisors are particularly welcome to attend the course and may give presentations if space in the programme. Master students are also welcome to participate.


See the course folder for brief information about the course. For further information about programme and practical issues, see the course brochure or visit the Summer School website.


Invited Speakers

Dr. Sigbjørn Apeland

University of Bergen, Norway

Prof. Gert Biesta

University of Luxembourg

Prof. Colin Lee

Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Dr. Laudan Nooshin

City University London, GB

Prof. Keith Sawyer

University of North Carolina, US

Prof. Anna Lena Østern

NTNU, Norway


The Grieg Academy Research Goup for Jazz and Improvisation

University of Bergen, Norway


Important Dates

Abstract submission

Deadline for submission of abstract was January 15, 2015.


Registration is now closed