Career Development Programme
The Queen Sonja Singing Competition has initiated a career development programme aimed at singing students in Norway. The programme includes modules that prepare students to meet and master key requirements and expectations from the opera industry. The programme includes modules that are not a part of institutional music education.

The programme is developed in a collaboration between the Queen Sonja Singing Competition, the Norwegian Academy of Music, and Oslo National Academy of the Arts (The Academy of Opera). The programme’s duration is from August to June.

Modules and Content
Participants are invited to partake in modules with physical sessions for master classes and lectures in Oslo, in addition to digital sessions with personal follow-up. 

The programme is led by renowned national and international educators with extensive experience from Norwegian and international opera houses. The themes include: 

  • Building a sustainable opera career
  • Coping under pressure: auditions and competitions
  • Mental health and resilience
  • Artistic communication through digital media
  • New scenic demands and expectations from the opera industry
  • Values for communication in building your own brand
  • Masterclasses with national and international educators

Take a look at the programme on the menu on your right.