Norwegian (2017 Listing)

These are classes from 2017. Stay tuned for the 2018 listings.

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Supported by Sons of Norway Arctic Viking Lodge and Individuals of the Fairbanks Community
KUAC FM
CoordinatorsMari Eikeland (norw.music.fsaf@hushmail.me)
Ann-Marita Garsed (vknggrl@gmail.com)
Skogen Sällström (skogen_sallstrom@hotmail.com)

Edvard Grieg — the small Norwegian giant!

Price: $100

Days: MTWThF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 3:00–4:00pm

Instructor: Knut Erik Jensen

Location: UCPC Fellowship Hall

Learn about the music of Grieg from a real Norwegian! In this piano class we will explore the various aspects of his life and work through lectures and Q&A - from the folk rhythms to the lyrical and complex harmonic elements. We will play for each other, discuss the different pieces and it's technical and musical requirements. All levels are welcome. You must be able to read music and have at least one piece by Grieg ready to work on. Singers and string players can also be admitted if space permits.

Norwegian Folk Dance

Price: $80

Days: MTWThF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 11:00–11:50am

Instructor: Mari Eikeland

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 2

Clumsy feet or seasoned dancer? Low or high impact? All abilities welcome! Here’s your opportunity to learn traditional dance styles of Vals and Reinlender expressed in various types of dances: song, figure, and old-time couple. (Caution: Circle dancing may get you caught in belly-laughs of the “entangled pretzel!” You’ll get untangled before week’s end.) Join us to experience this uplifting week! Optional costume rental fee: $5 - $15.

Norwegian Folk Ensemble

Norwegian Folk Ensemble

Price: $80

Days: MTWThF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 11:00am–12:00pm

Instructors: Skogen Sällström, Knut Erik Jensen

Location: UCPC High School Room

This ensemble will be immersed into the rich tonalities and rhythms of Norwegian folk music. Various instruments encouraged: melodic, harmonic etc. As this workshop will be taught aurally, a recording devise is recommended. State your instrument at registration. Contact us for questions or to request transcripts of music. Open to all playing levels, with or without folk music experience. Contact Skogen at skogen_sallstrom@hotmail.com with any questions.

Norwegian Folk Music: A Historic and Cultural Introduction

Norwegian Folk Music: A Historic and Cultural Introduction

Price: $30

Days: M (week 2), July 24

Times: 9:00–9:50am

Instructors: Skogen Sällström, Mari Eikeland, Ann-Marita Garsed, Knut Erik Jensen

Location: UCPC Music Room

For anyone interested in grasping a clearer understanding of Norwegian Folk Music in a cultural and historical context. Included is Norwegian folklore as an influential part of the development of Norwegian Folk Music and Dance. This one-hour presentation is designed to introduce the various musical forms of songs, instrumental and dance as it developed. Highly recommended for those who continue the week with other Norwegian Folk classes. Also can be taken as a stand-alone course.

Norwegian Folk Style Music

Norwegian Folk Style Music

Price: $80

Days: MTWThF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 10:00–10:50am

Instructor: Skogen Sällström

Location: UCPC High School Room

Fiddlers and other melodic instrumentalists will enjoy immersing themselves into the rich tonalities and rhythms of Norwegian folk music. Traditional dance styles such as “Vals”, Polka, Reinlender and “Halling” (a style unique to Norway) as well as ornamentation will be taught aurally along with contemporary folk tunes. Transcripts are available upon request. A recording devise is recommended. All playing levels welcome, with or without fiddling style experience. Contact skogen_sallstrom@hotmail.com with any questions.

Singing Norwegian Folk Music

Singing Norwegian Folk Music

Price: $65

Days: TWThF (week 2), July 25–28

Times: 10:00–10:50am

Instructor: Ann-Marita Garsed

Location: UCPC Music Room

We continue (see Monday's Introduction class) with some brief, entertaining history on traditional Norwegian folk music and Norwegian folklore, including some examples of singing styles and songs. Then we'll tackle singing some simple Norwegian songs in a group setting, practicing the lyrics phonetically, and exploring how vowel sounds and consonants differ from the English language. As you become more familiar with Norwegian pronunciation, you will be amazed how you are able to sing in Norwegian. Come join the fun of singing! All levels.

The Performing Songwriter

The Performing Songwriter

Price: $60

Days: TWTh (week 2), July 25–27

Times: 9:00–9:50am

Instructor: Ann-Marita Garsed

Location: UCPC Music Room

Are you a songwriter, aspiring to perform your songs for other people? Then this class is for you. We will perform our songs in a round, and also in a performance setting, with all participants having the opportunity to give constructive feedback and ideas. We will also discuss the various ways a singer/songwriter can build their audience and their following, book their own shows, improve their live performances, and record their own music, among other things. You are welcome to accompany yourself or bring an accompanist.

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