The Conductor’s Week (in Norwegian “Dirigentuka”) is Norway’s largest and most popular conducting course. We host over 100 participants and a teaching staff of 15-20 acclaimed conductors. The course is available to international participants.

The Conductor’s Week (in Norwegian “Dirigentuka”) is Norway’s largest and most popular conducting course. We host over 100 participants and a teaching staff of 15-20 acclaimed conductors. The course is available to international participants.

The course is aimed at a broad spectrum of conductors – both brass band and wind band conductors. The participants range from beginners, through intermediate to experienced professionals. There are lectures, master classes, group- and individual lessons, technique classes and more… We start every morning at 09:00 and continue all day until 21:00. The Conductor’s Week is held in the idyllic “Bjergsted Cultural Park” – the heart of Stavanger’s cultural district, just a short walk from downtown.

The Conductor’s Week is a result of a collaboration between the Norwegian Band Federation and the University of Stavanger’s Department of music and dance.
The Department of music and dance of Stavanger University offers Norway’s only bachelor’s and master’s degrees in band conducting.
Morten Wensberg, who is the head of conducting studies at the University of Stavanger is the founder and host of the Conductor’s Week in Stavanger.

€ 400.00 for the Stavanger Brass Band course. 10 participants are pre-selected as active in the advanced master class and concert performance with the renowned Stavanger Brass Band (NB. only 10 slots available).

€ 250.00 for regular participation. There will be podium time available with various wind ensembles in this course, but not with Stavanger Brass Band.

There will be a total limit of 100 paticipants at “Dirigentuka” in 2015. Applicants received after the 100 participant limit has been reached will be placed on the waiting list – based upon the order of which the applications were received.

To apply, please send an e-mail with your resume (CV) and indicate which course you would like to follow to dirigentuka@musikkorps.no. Application deadline is May 1st.


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