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Chris­ti­ania Wind Ensemble

Course description

  • Course level: Bachelor/Master.
  • Year of study: Project.
  • Final assessment: Assessment from the course coordinator.
  • Language of instruction: Norwegian/English.

Course description

Christiania Wind Ensemble (Christiania Blåseensemble – CBE) is a wind ensemble started and run by students at The Norwegian Academy of Music. The ensemble uses concert band instrumentation and aims at giving students and musicians band experience on a high level. Students who wish to join the band can email Admission is done by representatives from CBE.

The course is project-based. 3-4 projects are organized per year, each giving 2 credits.

More information and guidelines at.

Course coordinator: Matz Pettersen.

Learning objectives

On completion of the course, the student is expected to:

  • be able to perform ensemble music with confidence within a given style
  • have knowledge of standard pieces and pieces in different styles and periods for wind ensemble/band


The ensemble will work with a wide selection of repertoire including music from different genres and periods.


The course is project-based. In addition, there will be group rehearsals and individual rehearsal. CBE normally has 3-4 project per academic year. Each project has a rehearsal period of 1-2 weeks and finishes with a concert.

Course requirements

  1. Attendance is mandatory to all project rehearsals.
  2. Students must participate in 1-2 concerts for each project.

Final assessment

All course requirements must be approved prior to obtaining a final assessment.

Assessment is based on the learning objectives. The final assessment will be given as a pass/fail mark, which will be determined by the course coordinator based on each student’s level of achievement throughout the course period.

New assessment

In the case of re-assessment, the student must retake the course (project) in its entirety.

Published: May 19, 2020 — Last updated: Feb 1, 2021