The Art and Science of Improvisation

Dates: 8th-12th June 2015

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.


Invited speakers

Prof. Keith Sawyer (US), Dr. Laudan Nooshin (GB), Prof. Gert Biesta (Luxembourg), Prof. Colin Lee (Canada), Prof. Anna Lena Østern (Norway), Dr. Sigbjørn Apeland (Norway) and GAIMPRO (Norway).


GRS course

The GRS course will focus on candidate work. Ph.D. candidates and artistic research fellows are invited to present work in progress from the fields of music education, music therapy, musicology and music performance/creative practice.

For more information about the course, please visit the Summer School website.


Abstract submission:

Send the abstract to

Deadline for submission of abstract: January 15th 2015


Registration opens February 1st

Link to registration form will then be found at the Summer School website

Registration closes March 1st 


Please contact us at if you have any queries.