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Søren Nørbo

Associate Professor, Piano, Composition, Songwriting, Ear Training

Tlf:          +45 72 267 452

Mobil:    +45 28 262 129

Pianist and composer. 10 releases with own compositions with amongst others Joakim Milder, Django Bates, Kresten Osgood, Nils Davidsen, Niels Præstholm, Lars Skinnebach, Ulrik Spang-Hanssen.

Subjects 2021-22

Piano, main instrument
Other main instruments than piano
Ear Training, BA1 and BA2
Ear Training, on main instrument, BA elective
Concerts each week with students from all departments
Composition, KA elective
Practice and Inspiration, BA elective, rhythmic and classical students in separate groups
Forum for Artistic Development, BA1
Improvisation, Classical Students, KA

In Piano classes, main instrument, the lessons are organized based on each individual student. In addition to working towards basic pianistic skills, the starting point for the lessons is that the students must find their own path, their own voice and explore possibilities. The work with improvisation, composition and repertoire and focus on band and concert activities and projects are obvious keywords for the lessons. The joy and curiosity of the music and the piano as an instrument are ever-present in the lessons.

Other instrumentalists are welcome on request. This year a guitarist and a marimba player have main instrument classes with me.

Ear training on BA1 and BA2, are naturally focused on the basic ear training curriculum as well as on the whole musicianship and the creative element, e.g., by implementing composition as a tool.

Practical Ear Training on main instrument is a new elective that integrates ear training and main instrument.

Concerts: Each Tuesday night a student rehearses with me. Wednesday night, we play a public concert in The Chamber Music Hall. I compose music to each event and to the specific student participating, if possible.

Composition is an elective with weekly assignments of larger or smaller extent. The tasks are essentially different from week to week.

Practice and Inspiration is an elective, with assignments from week to week and with tasks solved during the lessons in separate rooms. The tasks are intended to stimulate a varied, relevant, inspiring, and joyful practice.

Forum for Artistic Development is to a very high degree the students’ own subject. The students develop and complete a personal musical project during the semester, and they get inspiration and share experiences with each other. In this forum the teachers are most of all present to coordinate and make things happen.

Improvisation for Classical Students is an elective that is based on the students’ own musical background and musicality. A wide range of approaches is presented that can be used by everyone.