Grieg Research School Summer School 2016

The Grieg Research School has the pleasure to invite PhD candidates, Artistic Research candidates and other researchers to submit abstracts for presentation during the GRS Summer School 2016:

“Beyond communication? Musical challenges in a transforming society”

to be held June 7th – 10th 2016 in Bergen, Norway at the Bergen University of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Bergen).

The course will include lectures, panel discussions, workshops, performances and social events.

The theme of the course aims to raise questions as to the changing role of music in contemporary society through dialogue between various music disciplines. Confirmed speakers include Professor Nicholas Cook (Cambridge University, UK), Professor Tia DeNora (University of Exeter, UK) and Professor Lauri Väkevä (Sibelius Academy, Finland). For more information, see the GRS website.

Papers and presentations are invited on a range of topics including but not restricted to:

  • Musical encounters: Towards social and intercultural perspectives on music
  • Music’s uses and powers in social and cultural life
  • Music in virtual and digital spaces
  • Music in institutions: challenges and change

Abstracts directly relating to the candidate’s PhD or Artistic Research project are also welcome. Please refer to the GRS website for guidelines.

Credits awarded: Full attendance and approved presentation will gain 3 ECTS credits.

Abstract submission deadline: March 1st 2016, which is also the opening date for course registration.

Course fee: NOK 3000 (free for GRS members).

Abstract submission address:

Best regards,

The GRS team


Olav Tveitane

Adm. coordinator

Grieg Research School in

Interdisciplinary Music Studies

Tel: +47 5558 6961


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