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Susanna Eken is one of Scandinavia’s most prominent voice teacher. Since 1972 Eken has been teaching at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory as associate professor in voice and vocal techniques. She also teaches at the Opera Academy at the Royal Danish Theater in Copenhagen. During the last 25 years Eken has taught several Scandinavian and international singers, among them Randi Stene, Mari Eriksmoen, Magnus Staveland, Johannes Weisser and Lise Davidsen.



Mezzo-soprano Randi Stene is one of Scandinavia’s leading opera and concert soloists, and appears on the most important European stages. Since 1989 she has been engaged at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen. She has a large repertoire, covering both the classical mezzo roles and many new or rarely performed works. She is Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music. From August 2020, Stene is the new Opera Director of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. Stene is artistic leader of the Summer Academy Voksenåsen Voice.



Specialist in ear, nose, and throat diseases.

Employed for several years as a senior medical consultant at the Head and Neck Surgical Department, Rigshospitalet Denmark. Since 2011, engaged in private medical practice as a specialist.

External lecturer at the University of Copenhagen (voice and speech disorders). Part-time instructor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Chief medical consultant for drama and opera at the Royal Danish Theatre. Medical consultant for the Danish National School of Performing Arts. Medical consultant at the private hospital Aleris-Hamlet. Instructor at vocal courses both nationally and internationally.



Åshild Kyvik Bauge is an experienced vocal pedagogue with a teaching degree from Bergen Teachers College. She is also a vocal coach certified by the Norwegian Association of Music Teachers. She later completed her performance degree and diploma examination in singing at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Since 1996 and up to the present day, she has been a vocal teacher at Rud High School in Bærum. For 15 years, she was affiliated with the Norwegian Academy of Music as a part-time teacher and lecturer until she was employed as an associate professor in vocal pedagogy at Barratt Due Institute of Music in 2005.

In addition to her teaching practice, Åshild has an extensive concert career as a mezzo-soprano. In 2014, she co-authored the book “Sangteknikk i barne- og ungdomskoret” (Singing Technique in Children and Youth Choirs) with Randi Clausen Aarflot. Currently, she is working on a textbook on vocal pedagogy for Gyldendal publishing house in collaboration with Kristin Kjølberg, an associate professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music.



Kristin Kjølberg is a singer and vocal coach who teaches various singing subjects, instrumental and vocal didactics, communication subjects at the Norwegian Academy of Music. She also serves as a supervisor for master’s students. She is involved in several projects with UngMusikk in collaboration between NMH (Norwegian Academy of Music) and cultural schools, as well as high schools. Kjølberg holds a doctoral degree in music communication and concert dramaturgy obtained in 2010. She worked at Foss High School for 15 years and has extensive experience in teaching singing to students of all ages and levels. Currently, she is a co-author of the book “The Signature of the Voice: A Holistic Approach to Vocal Training.”

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