The fifth international conference of the Performance Studies Network will be held at the Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH), Slemdalsveien 11, 0363 Oslo, Norway.  NMH is Norway’s leading artistic and academic university college for music.  Situated a short distance outside Oslo’s vibrant waterfront centre, and with excellent transport links, it provides a high quality, professionally-oriented education for over 600 students.

Gangbro over Musikkhøgskolen

Photo: Jiri Havran

The history of NMH under this title starts with its opening in 1973, but the academy has an academic heritage that extends back to the 19th century, beginning with the Lindeman family.  Today, NMH offers music education founded on research and artistic development work.

The high quality of education offered at NMH is made possible by its faculty and staff of highly qualified professionals. The competence of its more than 180 employees spans many genres and specializations, ensuring breadth in teaching, research and presentation.  Its teachers are leading performers, music pedagogues, conductors, church musicians, music therapists and composers, and it fosters strong communities in performance, music education, academic and creative disciplines through its active working groups.

Students, staff and guest instructors at NMH participate in a wide range of concerts, masterclasses and academic conferences.  The academy hosts over 300 concerts per year, the highest concert production activity among Oslo’s many halls and music venues.  Many concerts are also given in collaboration with local organizations and partners, in Oslo and the surrounding area.

NMH Events Calendar

Photo: Kyrre Lien

NMH has excellent concert halls, recording studios, the largest specialty music library in Norway, and an extensive collection of historical instruments.  Rooms and suites are designed and equipped to give students and staff optimal access and resources for teaching, research, artistic development, creativity and musical expansion.

The PSN conference is being organised under the auspices of the Arne Nordheim Centre for Artistic Research (NordART), which promotes both performance studies and artistic research within NMH. Conference events will be held in the main performance halls of NMH, the Levin Hall and the Lindemann Hall, as well as utilising smaller spaces throughout the venue.

For further information about the location of NMH, access from the airport and getting to and from the centre and the specially organised accommodation venues, see the Travel page of this website.