Where: USF Verftet, 3rd floor
Course duration: 10 hours

Level 1: 5:00 pm  – 7:00 pm
Level 2: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Start date: Monday, November 4th 2019
Sign up for the Monday course starting in November here!

Start date: Wednesday, November 6th 2019
Sign up for the Wednesday course starting in November here!

At the AKKS vocal course, you learn to trust your voice more both by singing in a group and alone in front of the other participants. You get a tutorial in microphone techniques and how to use a PA-system.

At the beginner’s course, you learn basic techniques, as well as warmup and breathing exercises.

At the advanced course, you work on cultivating your unique voice and expression, as well as improvising to an accompaniment.

Our courses are tailored to the skills of the participants. The courses are originally in Norwegian but can be adapted to accommodate the English speaking students.

All our courses focus on the joy of playing music, as well as mastering the instrument on every step of the way. The courses are in small groups consisting of 3 to 5 participants.

Info about the course

  • You can rehearse in the rehearsal spaces for free between the course dates: Monday through Friday before 5:00 pm and all day during the weekends.
  • Each course consists of groups of no more than 5 participants.
  • The course period is 5 weeks, with each session lasting 2 hours (including break time)

Course fees autumn 2019

  • kr. 1240*,- 25 years or younger/student
  • kr. 1440*,- 26 years or older
    *includes an AKKS-membership. if you’re already a member the membership fee is subtracted from the course fee
  • kr. 2500,- if you do not wish to become a member

Music should be available to everyone

Your personal economy shouldn’t be a barrier if you want to participate in music activities. If you’re under 18 you or your parents/legal guardians can apply to get reduces fees or the fee completely covered by us. If you’re a holder of Aktivitetskortet (The Activity Card from Bergen Kommune), you can use it here.

To make use of this offer, please check the boxes that apply in the application form. If you have any enquiries, please contact our general manager via bergen@akks.no. The offer is supported and funded by Bufdir.

Photo: Xin Li

About the instructor

Birgitta Alida Hole is our experienced vocals instructor. She has studied jazz vocals at The Grieg Academy in Bergen and sings the lead vocals in the critically acclaimed bands Lumikide and Strange Hellos. During the past year, she has gained a lot of attention in both Norway and world-wide for her solo project. Birgitta has been our go-to instructor for several years and is known to make the budding singers blossom.




Are you unsure of your skill level, or have any other enquiries?
Please contact us via kontoret@bergen.akks.no.