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Arts and Humanities | Ethnomusicology | Music Education | Scandinavian Studies


Thanks in part to a faculty development grant, I was able to travel to Norway to scout and establish contacts in preparation for the 2016 January Term Course entitled MUSC 398 Norwegian and Sámi Culture and Music that I will lead with Susan Barnes Whyte. Contacts were made with music faculty at Rauland’s Academy, which specializes in Norwegian folk music, textiles, and handcrafts. Linfield students will be in residence there for four days. Prior to our visit in Rauland, the students will have five days in Oslo to visit museums, galleries, and parks, as well as the Norwegian State Academy of Music. We will attend performances of the Oslo Philharmonic and the Norwegian National Opera. After traveling further west and visiting the Ole Bull Music Academy for one night, students will be in Bergen for three days and will visit the Edvard Grieg Museum and the Western Norway Immigration Center. Nearly a week will be spent in Northern Norway including Tromsø and surrounding areas, where we will have guest lectures and performances of Sámi and Kven music. Our travels take us then to Trondheim to visit Rockheim (museum of Rock and Roll) as well as Ringve Musical Instruments Museum. From Trondheim we will travel to Røros, an old copper mining town not far from the workshop of Magnar Storbekken, who makes natural instruments such as the lur, bukkehorn, and seljefløyte. The last few days for the students will be in Lillehammer and Hamar.


This research was conducted as part of a Linfield College Faculty Development Grant in 2015, funded by the Office of Academic Affairs.

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