Musical Performance

The research group shall spearhead artistic development and R&D work for topics related to music at NLA, in Norway and internationally.

The group shall serve as advisors for artistic development work and as a driver of cooperation with other performers and institutions in Norway and abroad.

Specification of the topic

Rhythmic church music, music performance, songwriting/composing, music production, choir management and research on development of music-related subjects. 


The research group consists of academic staff members from the music unit who have solid and practically oriented knowledge in this subject area.

Tore W. Aas, Professor
John Vegard Schow, Associate Professor
Ole Kristian Kogstad, Head of the Department of Music
Jonny Sjo, Associate Professor
Bernt Rune Stray, Associate Professor
Wetle Holte, Associate Professor
John Børge Askeland, Assistant Professor 
Marianne Engebregtsen, Assistant Professor 
Ole Fredrik Norbye, Assistant Professor 
Marie Pihlstrøm, Assistant Professor 
Inge Andreas Jakobsen, Assistant Professor
Linda Kristengård, Assistant Professor
Peter Sandwall, Teaching Professor


Head of the research group: Tore W. Aas 
Deputy head of the research group: Vegard Schow 
Vice Rector for Research and Development: Torgeir Landro

Collaboration partners

Application to the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU)/internationalisation/ Erasmus+ in collaboration with North Park University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. 

  • Concerts 
  • Collaboration on artistic development work
  • Staff exchanges
  • Student exchanges