• 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."

  • 2023-05-10

    Honorary doctorate to legendary music producer

    With more than 200 released productions that have sold millions of copies, the co-founder of Silence Records and Silence studio, Anders Lind, is one of Sweden’s greatest music producers. He now receives an honorary doctorate from Karlstad University for his accomplishments.

    Anders Lind is one of the founders of the record company Silence Records and the Silence studio in Koppom, Värmland. He has his roots in the Swedish music movement and is a pillar of Swedish progg. Through productions over a period of more than 50 years, Silence has placed Koppom on the international map. This accomplishment has meant that Anders Lind and Silence have had, and continue to have, a great influence on the Swedish music movement and music industry.

  • 2023-04-19

    Meet spring with Swedish composers

    In anticipation of beautiful May, singing students at Ingesund School of Music and the school's symphony orchestra invite you to two concerts that promise popular music work with the history of Swedish composers as theme. This is a collaboration with Västanå musik & teater and one of the concerts is given in Berättarladan in Rottneros.

    The concerts will include both solo performances by vocal students from the Bachelor Programme in Music as well as choral singing with the school's chamber choir and the choir from the one-year education Music 60 and the College Music Programme. Solo parts in works by Wilhelm Stenhammar, Hugo Alfvén and Elfrida Andrée have been rehearseld by Carl Unander-Scharin, professor of singing at the Ingesund School of Music. The chamber choir performs classic Swedish songs led by Mats Backlund.

  • 2023-04-05

    Traditional folk music conference promise the public a real treat

    Nordtrad is a folk music conference for students and teachers in higher music education from the Nordic and Baltic countries. The conference is arranged every year in rotation by different host schools, and in 2023 Ingesund School of Music is the proud organizer.

    During the week, students from seven different countries are invited to participate in lectures, workshops, concerts, field trips, jam sessions and fellowship. The conference also culminates in two concerts that are open to the public.

  • 2023-03-23

    Well-known musician guest lectures on ergonomics

    The musician Judith Kleinman will come to the Ingesund Academy of Music at the end of March to teach ergonomics for musicians. Her teaching is based on the Alexander Technique and the visit takes place within the framework of a teacher exchange within Erasmus.

    Judith Kleinman is a musician who studied at the Guildhall School of Music. She has had jobs with English National Opera and a freelance career in London and Europe including working with The London Symphony Orchestra och City of London Sinfonia. Judith is one of the Alexander teaching team at The Royal College of Music and the Junior Royal Academy where she has taught for the last 30 years.