Morten Wensberg is the dean of the Faculty of performing arts at the University of Stavanger.

Before he became dean, he was professor of conducting and head of the conducting department  2010-2017. Under his innovative leadership this department had grown exponentially in both number of students and in recognition.

Wensberg is the creator of "Dirigentuka" meaning "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 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.

Morten Wensberg

Morten Wensberg

Professor of conducting

Faculty of performing arts

University of Stavanger

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