MUSP4190 - Symphonic Choir 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Reflection Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Reflection Assignment 100/100

Course content

This course in practical training includes the following:

  • basic singing technique
  • repertoire in different styles, (opera, musical / rhythmic, vocal-instrumental works, a cappella)
  • practical ear training
  • collaboration with professional international conductors and soloists
  • interpretation / style knowledge
  • concert and stage presentations
  • group work
  • rehearsal and rehearsal methodology for choir
  • participation in and implementation of major professional concert and opera productions

Learning outcome

The course provides opportunities for specialization and competence development in ensemble singing and choral conducting / choral methodology. The course lays the foundation for applying for higher studies in choral conducting / conducting / ensemble singing.


The candidate must acquire and further develop:

  • a good and appropriate vocal technique.
  • methods for self-study of scores.
  • methods for practical implementation of choir exercises.
  • a basis for being able to complete work tasks in music life or further studies in choral conducting / ensemble singing.

Learning methods and activities

The students participate as choristers in the TSO choir, which is the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra's permanent choir for opera and vocal-instrumental productions.

The practice takes place as ordinary choir rehearsals of 3 hours, one evening a week. In addition, there are some intense study periods (seminar weekends, production weeks and the like). Information about this is given at the beginning of the semester.

In collaboration with the academic leader (the choir's permanent conductor), each student sets up an annual program that consists of a minimum of 3 productions.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in minimum three projects/productions

Further on evaluation

The reflection assignment must shortly sum up the productions that the student has participated in. The students must reflect on their learning outcome as a choir singer, and describe the artistic outcome of the projects and the repertoire in the productions they have been part of. Scope: 2-3 pages.

Required previous knowledge

Admission requires

  • admission to a study programme at the Department of Music
  • passed audition

Priority target groups:

  1. Students with song as their main instrument
  2. Students at the Music Performance Studies (Classical / Church / Jazz)
  3. Other students at the Department of Music

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Musicology
  • Music Performance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Reflection Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Reflection Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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