We are delighted to welcome back to the 2024 Summer Academy our Junior Vocal teachers, Åshild Kyvik Bauge and Ståle Ytterli.

Ståle Ytterli, from Korgen in Nordland, was educated in Oslo, Copenhagen and New York. Ytterli is a singer with a wide repertoire that ranges from medieval music to modern musicals. In recent years he has worked mostly with theater, musicals, entertainment music such as early jazz / ragtime and tango. He also has participated in several modern dance performances. He has had major roles in musicals such as Les Miserables, Chess, Which Witch, and Lady Be Good. He has also worked at Haugesund Theater in “Annie”, The Vamp musical “Hello Goodbye”, and the theater monologue “I am my own wife.” In 2014, he was associated with Sogn og Fjordane Teater in the newly written musical “Kjærleikens Ferjereiser” by Sommero and Hoem. He has been on three long study trips to Buenos Aires to learn more about tango singing and to experience a living tango environment. He has now started a tango group (Cantango) that focuses mainly on Argentinian tango singing. He is also a sought-after singing teacher and is associated with the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Norwegian Theater as a singing teacher. At the Norwegian Academy of Music, he also teaches drama subjects.

Åshild Kyvik Bauge completed her teacher training from the Music Department at Bergen Teacher Training College and vocal teacher training from the Norwegian Music Teachers’ National Association, before she obtained a master’s diploma in singing at the Norwegian Academy of Music. From 1996, she is singing teacher at Rud Upper Secondary School in Bærum. For 15 years she was affiliated with the Norwegian Academy of Music as a part-time teacher and college lecturer, until she was employed as Associate Professor of vocal didactics at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in 2005.  In addition to her pedagogical practice, Åshild has had an extensive career as a mezzo-soprano. In 2014, she published the book “Singing technique in the children’s and youth choir” together with Randi Clausen Aarflot. Together with Associate Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music Kristin Kjølberg, in January 2024 she published the book “Stemmens signatur”, a textbook in vocal didactics, for Gyldendal Publishing House. 

The course takes place 27-30 July (half day) 2024, and is open to singers who have not yet started their higher education. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s voice course teachers!

Application deadline: 7th April 2024. Find the application form here.