As a researcher, I specialize in Western classical music and work in (and between) the fields music theory, music history and music education. In 2022, I completed a PhD on the history of music theory education in Norway. Another research interest of mine is Edvard Grieg and his music. I have published articles in several peer-reviewed journals, presented papers at international conferences and currently serve as an associate editor of Studia Musicologica Norvegica.
I also work as a composer and arranger and have experience writing for orchestras, wind bands, big bands and chamber groups. My own musical background is from school bands, where I grew up playing drums and percussion and later advanced to instrumental teaching, conducting, arranging and composing.
|—||Høyere musikkutdanning: Historiske perspektiver [working title] (co-edited with Ø. Varkøy, N. Nielsen & E. M. Stabell). Forthcoming. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk.|
|—||“Funksjonsteori – en musikkteoretisk tradisjon.” In Ø. Varkøy, N. Nielsen, E. M. Stabell & B. Utne-Reitan (Eds.), Høyere musikkutdanning: Historiske perspektiver [working title]. Forthcoming. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk.|
|2022||“Music Theory Pedagogy in the Nineteenth Century: Comparing Traditions of Three European Conservatories.” Journal of Music Theory 66/i, 63–91. https://doi.org/10.1215/00222909-9534139.|
|2022||“Norse Modes: On Geirr Tveitt’s Theory of Tonality.” Danish Musicology Online, Special Issue (“European Music Analysis and the Politics of Identity”), 46–69.|
|2021||“Schematic Deformation: Systematic Linearity in Grieg’s ‘Takk’ and Other Lyric Pieces.” Music Analysis 40/ii, 227–252. https://doi.org/10.1111/musa.12165.|
|2020||“To symfonier og et mysterium: Om formbehandlingen i de første symfonisatsene til Grieg og Svendsen.” Studia Musicologica Norvegica 46, 41–60. https://doi.org/10.18261/issn.1504-2960-2020-01-05.|
|2018||“Edvard Griegs øvelser i harmonilære og kontrapunkt.” Studia Musicologica Norvegica 44, 57–78. https://doi.org/10.18261/issn.1504-2960-2018-01-05.|
Articles/chapters (not peer-reviewed)
|2021||“Edvard Grieg and Music Theory.” In P. Dinslage & S. Keym (Eds.), Edvard Grieg und seine skandinavischen Kollegen in ihren Beziehungen zu Leipzig: 8. Deutscher Edvard-Grieg-Kongress vom 15. bis 17. Oktober 2020 in Leipzig, 73–84. Leipzig: Gudrun Schröder Verlag.|
|2021||Review of Towards a Harmonic Grammar of Grieg’s Late Piano Music: Nature and Nationalism, by Benedict Taylor. Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie 18/ii, 255–262. https://doi.org/10.31751/1146.|
|2022||Harmony in Conservatoire Education: A Study in the History of Music Theory in Norway. PhD dissertation, Norwegian Academy of Music.|
|2018||Edvard Griegs studier i musikkteori: Kontrapunktøvelser som grobunn for innovativ harmonikk. Master’s thesis, Norwegian Academy of Music.|
|—||NMH 50: Jubileumsmagasin (co-edited with K. Krokaa). Forthcoming (2023).|
|2021||“Grieg’s student years in Germany.” The Norwegian American 132/15 (September 3), 15.||Link|
|2018||“Norsk musikks gullalder ifølge Ringve.” Museumsnytt 2018/3, 32–35.||Link|
|2017||“Har teorifagene utspilt sin rolle i klassisk musikkutdanning?” Ballade, October 23.||Link|
|2023||“Historical Developments in the Music Theory Discourse in Norway.” Paper read March 30, 2023, in Örebro. Conference: Nordic Network for Research in Music Education..|
|2022||“Funksjonsteorien(e)s historie.” Paper read August 30, 2022, in Asker. Seminar: Forfatterseminar arrangert av NMHs historieprosjekt, CERM og CEMPE.|
|2022||“The Academisation of Music Theory in Norway (of the Lack Thereof).” Paper read July 8, 2022, in London. Conference: Music and the University.|
|2022||“Large-Scale Form in the History of Music Theory in Norway.” Paper read April 1, 2022, in Asker. Research seminar: Articulating Form.|
|2021||“Constructing ‘Satslære’: Preliminary Findings from a PhD Project in Progress.” Paper read March 2, 2021, in Trondheim (via Zoom). Conference: Nordic Network for Research in Music Education.|
|2020||“Om begrepet satslære i norsk musikkteoridiskurs.” Paper read December 4, 2020, in Oslo. Research seminar: NMHs historieprosjekt.|
|2020||“Edvard Grieg and Music Theory.” Paper read October 17, 2020, in Leipzig (via Zoom). Conference: Edvard Grieg und seine skandinavischen Kollegen in ihren Beziehungen zu Leipzig.|
|2020||“Music Theory in Higher Music Education: Introducing the Contours of a PhD Project.” Paper read March 2, 2020, in Copenhagen. Conference: Nordic Network for Research in Music Education – Pre-conference for PhD projects in progress.|
|2019||“Grieg’s Gratitude: An analysis exemplifying linear foundations for Grieg’s harmony.” Paper read October 26, 2019, in Bergen. Conference: Grieg Now! International Conference and Workshop 2019.|
|2019||“Partimento i lærebokform” (together with H. Støring, A.M. Christensen & J.B. Hvattum). Book review presented September 26, 2019, in Oslo. Conference: Nordisk konferanse for musikkteori- og hørelærepedagoger.|
|2016||“Counterpoint exercises as basis for innovative harmony? An introduction to a new project on Grieg’s studies in music theory.” Paper read November 22, 2016, in Bergen. Research seminar: Sketches and Exercises: History and Theory of Compositional Writing.|
Guest lectures and public talks
|2023||“NMH 50 år: Perspektiver fra Historieprosjektet.” Talk given March 1, 2023, at Seniorklubben (Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo)..|
|2022||“Edvard Grieg - Tiden i Leipzig.” Guest appearance in a podcast episode released March 27, 2022. Podcast: Musikknerdpodden.|
|2020||“Om Griegs ‘forbudte’ symfoni.” Talk given December 3, 2020, at the digital launch of Studia Musicologica Norvegica 46.|
|2020||“Grieg og Leipzig-konservatoriet.” Guest lecture given November 4, 2020, at the University of Bergen (via Zoom). Course: Griegstudier (MVK104).|
|2019||“Om de underliggende kreftene i Griegs harmonikk.” Guest lecture given March 29, 2019, at the University of Oslo. Course: Musikkhistoriske temaer 1 (MUS2665/MUS4665).|
|2017||“Edvard Griegs studietid i Leipzig: Med særlig henblikk på studiene i musikkteori.” Talk given May 9, 2017, at Musikkteoriforum (Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo).|
|2021||Postludium – Piano solo [02:00].||Link|
|2018||Havet vester ute – Wind band [13:30].
Commissioned by Haugesund janitsjarorkester. Premiered October 26, 2019.
|2018||Klagesang – Orchestra [02:45]
Originally composed in 2015. Revised in 2018 for a workshop with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.
The Deceitful Love – Film music [16:13]
Short film directed by Ali Al-Tobi.
|2017||Det våres i Oslo – Euphonium, marimba and piano [01:40]||Link|
Eventyrlig ouverture – Orchestra [03:00]
Performed by Nord-Rogaland symfoniorkester. Premiered January 14, 2017.
Rytmisk fantasi – Wind band [10:00]
Commissioned by Hauge skolekorps. Premiered March 18, 2017.
|2016||Fire miniatyrer – Clarinet and cello [05:00]||Link|
Haugesundssangen (I. Rojahn) – Wind band
Commissioned by Haugesund janitsjarorkester.
Ballade (A. B. Grøndahl) – Wind band
Performed by Sinsen konsertorkester.
Fuga over navnet GADE (E. Grieg) – Wind band
Performed by Sinsen musikkorps.
Ås to i Osjlo; Høi; Saikåu Djåu (Ravi) – Wind band and vocal soloist
Commissioned by Sinsen musikkorps.
Batum (Fläsket brinner) – Big band
Performed by Skeisvang vgs’ big band.
|2022||PhD – Norwegian Academy of Music
Dissertation: Harmony in Conservatoire Education
|2019||PPU (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education) – University of Oslo
Subjects: Music & Norwegian
MM in Music Theory – Norwegian Academy of Music
Thesis: Edvard Griegs studier i musikkteori
BA in Musicology – University of Oslo
Minor: Nordic language and literature
|2022||—||Researcher – The Norwegian Academy of Music|
|2014||—||Arranger and composer – Freelance|
|2019||2022||Research fellow – The Norwegian Academy of Music|
|2018||2018||Research assistant – Centre for Grieg Research, University of Bergen|
|2018||2018||Guide – Edvard Grieg Museum, Troldhaugen (KODE)|
|2012||2013||Conductor – Grinde skulemusikkorps|
|2008||2010||Percussion teacher – Hauge skolekorps|
|2022||—||Associate editor – Studia Musicologica Norvegica|
|2020||—||Member of the library committee – The Norwegian Academy of Music|
|2020||2021||Member of the research ethics committee – The Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo National Academy of the Arts & MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society|
|2020||2021||Member of the research and development committee – The Norwegian Academy of Music|
|2017||2018||Student representative of the music theory and music technology studies committee – The Norwegian Academy of Music|
|2021||—||Society for Music Theory|
|2021||—||Society for Music Analysis|
|2019||—||Norwegian Musicological Society|
On several occasions I have worked as a substitute teacher in music history at high school level (Skeisvang vgs. and Foss vgs.). During the spring of 2019, I was hired as a consultant on Grieg for the EU-supported project European Music Trails. I have also worked part-time in different electronic shops for almost 10 years, mainly in the computer section and as a PC technician: Lefdal Haugesund (2010–2012), Eplehuset Haugesund (2012–2013) and Expert/Power City (2013–2019).