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Morten Schjelderup Wensberg { "honorific-suffix": "Dean", "fn": "Morten Schjelderup Wensberg", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51834076", "email": "" }

Faculty Faculty of Performing Arts
Department Faculty of Performing Arts
Priv. phone/mob +47 92611212


Morten Schjelderup Wensberg became dean of the Faculty of performing arts in January 2018. Before this, he was head of the conducting department at the University of Stavanger 2010-2017, and under his visionary and innovative leadership this department grew exponentially in both number of students and in recognition.
Wensberg is the creator of "Dirigentuka" ("Conductor's Week") in English - Norway's largest conducting course, with over 120 participating conductors, and which takes place at UiS each summer. 
Wensberg is the inventor of the platform and concept of the UiS "Digital conducting studies" - a pioneering effort in combining new, digital and internet based teaching with the best of traditional teaching formats, resulting in a very flexible and effective form of continued education. The digital conducting program has been very well received among its students.
Morten Wensberg is also the creator of "Opptakt" - a national career development and career launching program for young, aspiring Norwegian conductors, which involves the majority of the professional symphony orchestras in Norway.

Morten Wensberg studied music performance at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo (cand. mag., 1997) and Duquesne University (Master of Music, 1999) in Pittsburgh, USA. In 2006 he finished a degree in orchestral conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he studied with professor Ole Kristian Ruud, and took master classes with Pierre Boulez, George Hurst, Jorma Panula and Leif Segerstam.
Since then he has been a frequent guest conductor with a number of orchestras and ensembles in Norway, Sweden and Finland, among them the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
In November 2006 Morten S Wensberg was a prizewinner in the 3rd International Jorma Panula Conducing Competition where he was awarded the special prize for his contemporary music interpretation.
His recordings with the Norwegian Brass Expo are critically acclaimed.

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Selected publications

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Work experience

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Wensberg, Morten (2017). Beethoven og Halvorsen i Stavanger.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). Bjergsted blåseensemble.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). Frigjøringskonsert Kongelige Norske Marines Musikkorps.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). Frigjøringskonsert Kongelige Norske Marines Musikkorps.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). IMDs jubileumskonsert.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). Julekonsert Gjallarhorn.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). Konsert med den Finske Marinens Musikkorps.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). Konsert med den Finske Marinens Musikkorps.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). Konsert, SMK1919.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). NM janitsjar 2015.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). NM-konsert 2.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). Nyttårskonsert Luftforsvarets musikkorps.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). Sibeliuskonsert, Sandnes Symfoniorkester.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Jan-Am 2014.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Julekonsert.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Konsert.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Konsert Dirigentuka 2014.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Konsert Røde Sjøhus.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Konsert i Fartein Valen.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Konserter.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Seniorkonsert Bryne.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Seniorkonsert Klepp.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Seniorkonsert Rennesøy.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Seniorkonsert Sola.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Seniorkonsert Stavanger.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Universitetets Julekonsert.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Zeppelin-symfonien. Grong.
  • Bjøranger, Jan; Smith, Bettina; Wensberg, Morten; Wildschütz, Friederike (2013). Universitetets julekonsert 2013.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2013). Halloweenkonserter.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2013). Håkon Austbø, Bjergsted blåseensemble spiller Sibelius, Stravinsky og Bruckner.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2013). NM-janitsjar.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2013). Norwegin Brass Expo: Anagram. Grong.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2013). Roberta Vacca: Who kidnapped Constanza the mouse? (opera).
  • Wensberg, Morten (2013). Ønskekonserter.
  • Wensberg, Morten Schjelderup (2018). Digitale dirigentstudier og ConductIT som modell for moderne videreutdanning. Nordic Edge Expo; 2018-09-25 - 2018-09-27.
  • Wensberg, Morten Schjelderup (2018). Smartbyens kunst – «smart art»?.
  • Wensberg, Morten Schjelderup (2018). smART city - Smartbyens kunst, hva er det?. Nordic Edge Expo; 2018-09-25 - 2018-09-27.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2017). Intervju om Dirigentuka, Dagsrevyen. NRK 1. [TV]; 2017-08-08.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2017). Intervju om Dirigentuka, NRK TV Rogaland Distriktsnyheter. NRK TV, Distriktsnyheter Rogaland. [TV]; 2017-08-08.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2017). Intervju om Dirigentuka, NRK lokalradio. NRK Rogaland. [Radio]; 2017-08-07.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2017). Portrettintervju [Internet]; 2017-08-11.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). Dirigentuka 2015. UIs/nmf; 2015-08-08 - 2015-08-14.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). Foredrag og mesterklasse Svensk Blåsledarsymposium. RUM; 2015-10-26 - 2015-10-27.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). NM Brass TV2 SUMO - eksprtkommentator. [TV]; 2015-02-06.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2014). Norwegian Band Movement. Latvian State Academy of Music; 2014-05-06 - 2014-05-08.
  • Wensberg, Morten (2015). MOOC- Digitale dirigentstudier. UiS.