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Assessment and Exams Spring 2021

Spring exams of 2021 will, like the two previous semesters, be affected by Covid. The academic affairs committee (SU) has decided upon the following adaptations to help create as predictable an execution of examinatons as possible.

Principal instrument exams

This applies to students on the undergraduate and graduate programmes in music performance classical (KAUTkl, MAUT solo/kammer), bachelor of music in conducting (KADI), bachelor of music in Church music (KAKM), bachelor of music in music education classical (KAMP – klassisk), Bachelor of music with individual concentration (FRIKA) who will be having their exam recital at NMH, and pertinent continuing studies:

  • Exam recitals will be physical concerts, primarily at NMH.
  • The examiners will be physically present at the recital.
  • Chamber music repertoire must not exceed that of a quintet.
  • Exam times are published in TimeEdit.
  • Master recitals are held as public concerts through streaming/AV recording.
  • The infection rates and restrictions regarding events issued by the Municipality of Oslo will regulate the possibility of audiences.

If your exam project involves more than 5 persons on stage simultaneously you must apply for an exemption to korona@nmh.no.

This does not apply to conducting who have an exemption from the rule of 5.

This applies to students following the Bachelor and Master programmes in music performance improvised music/jazz, traditional folk music, and the Bachelor of Music in Music Education – improvised music/jazz (KAMP – improvisert musikk/jazz) and the Bachelor of Music with Individual Concentration (FRIKA) who will be having their exam recitals at Victoria or Riksscenen.

  • The exam recitals will be physical concerts, primarily at Victoria and Riksscenen.
  • Exminers will be physically present during the concert.
  • The maximum number of people on stage: Five.
  • Streaming/AV recording.
  • The infection rates and restrictions regarding events issued by the Municipality of Oslo will regulate the possibility of audiences.

Academic requirements Master of music performance

Repertoire and interpretation (UTREPINT77) and master thesis (UTMASTER77).

Both of these courses require a public recital of repertoire. The academic affairs committee has decided upon (4 February 2021) the following adaptations for spring 2021:

  • The definition of «public recital» as academic requirement in the subjects UTREPINT77 and UTMASTER77 is to include digital concerts published on public web pages, recordings and internal recitals at NMH. An internal recital can include recitals conducted in a teacher office with the minimum of principal instrument instructor present. The repertoire must be performed in its entirety and be audio-visually documented. Principal instrument instructor can confirm completion of the academic requirement.

Practicals

This applies to students following the bachelor programme of music in music education(KAMP) and Master of Music therapy (MAMT):

  • Academic staff at NMH, in collaboration with course supervisors, will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the scope of practical experience that has been possible for each individual student throughout the academic year, and facilitate compensating alternatives where necessary.

Assessment and exams in remaining courses

A review of all subjects due to assessment in spring 2021 has been conducted. Some of these subjects require alternative academic requirements and methods of assessment. In the overview below you can track any potential changes. The overview is sorted alphabetically by subject code.

The actual implementation of the varied forms of assessments will be like this:

  • Written exams – will be digital home exams.
  • Oral exams – can be held on zoom and/or physically if circumstances allow.
  • Practical-/ oral exams – Planned as physical exams. Will be moved to Zoom if necessary.
  • Submissions of Master thesis’ – Digital submission in Inspera (no physical copies!). An extension until 15 June may be applied for, however, evaluation and assessment will not be made on these until September at the earliest.

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