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  • 2024-01-11

    New professor explains the art of teaching improvised music

    In 2023, Ingesund School of Music recruited a professor in music education. Her curiosity in improvised music has been a driving force and inspiration since childhood. Something which she is happy to share with future music teachers. Her name is Guro Gravem Johansen.

    Guro Gravem Johansen comes from a small town in a rural part of northern Norway. When the other children played football, she would sing and play the piano in her room. She also played the euphonium, a smaller version of the tuba, in the school orchestra. At home, her parents were keen singers and loved to sing old traditional Swedish songs.

  • 2023-12-11

    A Contrasting Experience in the December Darkness

    Would you like to escape the daily routine for a few minutes and shut out the outside world? Experience an installation where music and technology blend visually and auditorily on December 13th at Musikhögskolan Ingesund and on December 14th in the lobby of the auditorium at Karlstad University. This creative vision is crafted by Mats Gustavii, a teacher at Musikhögskolan Ingesund, located on Karlstad University's second campus in Arvika.

    Mats Gustavii has composed two pieces to be performed: Allegria, representing joy, and Elegos, exploring the theme of Affectus Doloris, symbolizing sorrow. In the installation, each musical piece is performed individually through 14 speakers placed in an embracing circle. As a visitor, you have the freedom to wander between different listening points and choose which elements to focus on.

  • 2023-12-08

    Christmas song of 2023 is a catchy tune

    Christmas is approaching, and jingle bells can be heard everywhere. According to tradition, students in the music production program at Ingesund School of Music have written and produced a new Christmas song with everything extra.

    This year, Carl Utbult, a songwriter, producer, and teacher at Ingesund School of Music, has been the supervisor for the first-year students in the music production program as they wrote and produced a Christmas song together as part of the regular songwriting course.

  • 2023-11-01

    Ingesund, celebrating 100 years, sets its sights on 2024

    The other weekend, the Ingesund School of Music celebrated its 100th anniversary for two days. They hosted a grand concert featuring several guest artists, as well as Ingesund's large symphony orchestra and soloists. During Saturday's concert, Westra Wermlands Savings Bank made a donation to the Ingesund School of Music, along with the announcement of a concert event that will make waves in 2024.

    "The jubilee has been a very long project with many components, and the overall presentation with historical retrospectives and the breadth we showcased turned out very well," says Göran Lindskog, the head of the Ingesund School of Music.

  • 2023-09-18

    Save the date for Ingesund’s 100th anniversary

    Ingesund School of Music, originally known as Ingesund Folk Music School, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In honour of this big occasion, there will be two jubilee concerts on 13 and 14 October.

    The founder of the Ingesund schools, the legendary Valdemar Dahlgren, established Western Värmland Folk High School (which later turned into Ingesund Folk High School) and the Folk Music School (Folkliga musikskolan) in 1923 with 35 participants from ten different counties. Over the years, this resulted in a music teacher training programme, including public music teaching and music teaching offered to pupils as extramural school activities. 

  • 2023-05-19

    Ingesund professor makes IVA’s 100 List

    The Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) has now revealed this year’s 100 List, consisting of research projects that are deemed to have great potential to create value through commercialisation, business and method development, or societal impact. Professor Carl Unander-Scharin at Ingsund School of Music, Karlstad University, made it onto the list.

    "This is equally unexpected and exciting news that opens up many interesting opportunities for us and our way of innovating based on the unique needs of performance art, says Carl Unander-Scharin, Professor of Musical Performance, specialising in classical vocal studies at Ingesund School of Music."