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Engaging with children and young people
Children with piano

For several years, Nordic Music Days has had a focus on involving children and young people in the process of creating contemporary art music.

Before and during the festival in the Faroe Islands, professional artists from the North will do workshops on sound and music with local children, young people, and their teachers in public schools, the college Glasir, and the Music School of Tórshavn.

In some projects the students will create music, installations and sound walks in the urban space, in others they will both create and perform their own music. Yet in others, sound and music as an artistic expression and the social value of music are put up for debate based on the themes of the festival.

Through these meetings between young Faroese and Nordic artists, we hope to leave tracks and fertilize the ground for future composers to be.


Nordic Composers´ Seminar

What does creative progression look like, and how do you facilitate it as a composer?

Nordic Music Days will also host a Composition Pedagogy Seminar during the festival. The seminar has a focus on the pedagogical methods and tools to use in longer lasting teacher-student(s) relationships. How do you acknowledge creative progression in a group or a single student, and how do you facilitate it? 

At the seminar, composers with very different and broad-based experience in teaching, will present their methods by example. Daniel Fladmose (DK), Sanna Ahvenjärvi and Markku Klami (FI), Lil Lacy (DK), Bente Leiknes (NO) a.o. will share their thoughts on analysis and composition, improvisation and composition, pedagogy and composition and experiences with music composition in the curriculum. We will also have a number of music school teachers from the Music School of Tórshavn joining the seminar. 

Download the seminar programme (pdf)

Time and place

Date: Friday 3 September 2021

Time: 9:00 – 15:30

Place: The Music School of Tórshavn, Landavegur 84, 100 Tórshavn

Participation: The Seminar is free of charge.

Tickets and registration

You can register for the composition pedagogy seminar via email

We have a limited number of seats, so book in advance.