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

Faculty Faculty of Performing Arts
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Morten Schjelderup Wensberg is dean and professor of conducting at the Faculty of performing arts, University of Stavanger (UiS). He is also the leader of the National council for performing and creative music education, part of Universities Norway. And, he is leader of the national Conductor's Programme (Dirigentløftet).

Morten Wensberg is the creator of several e-learning innovations, among them the UiS online conducting programs Digitale dirigentstudier and Digitale skolekorpsstudier. Wensberg is project leader of ConductIT; an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership 2018-2021 where the University of Stavanger, Royal Northern College of Music, University of Aveiro and Open University are joining forces to create advanced web-based conducting studies.
Wensberg led the so-called Telestrator project, where the University of Stavanger utilized advanced video analysis, originally developed for top-level athletes, in their conducting tutoring. This project was supported by the Centre of Excellence in Music Performance Education (CEMPE) at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Wensberg is the architect behind the national Conductor?s Programme (Dirigentløftet), which is run by Talent Norway (Talent Norge) and supported by the DNB Savings Bank Foundation (Sparebankstiftelsen DNB).
He is also the founder of Norway?s largest conducting course, Conductor?s Week in Stavanger (Dirigentuka), where over 100 conductors participate annually.

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 master?s 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 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 Schjelderup (2019). Nyttårskonserter med Luftforsvarets Musikkorps(LFMK) 2019.
  • 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 (2019). Bjergsted-konferansen 2019. UiS Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag; 2019-10-31.
  • Wensberg, Morten Schjelderup (2019). La barna synge på skolen!.
  • 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.