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At our school, you have the opportunity to live as a musician for a year. You get to play in a band, meet like-minded people, and go on tour. You'll get everything you need to develop as a musician.

The music program at Fana is packed with activities: you have instrument lessons, play in a band, learn about sound and PA systems, perform concerts, and go on tour.

In addition, you attend many great concerts in Bergen.

Playing in bands

The music program spends a lot of time playing in bands. The musicians are involved in choosing songs, which means that we play music in many different genres.

In addition to playing in bands, we regularly hold workshops and meetings with professional musicians who talk about life as a musician.

We mostly play pop, rock, jazz, and similar genres. The repertoire of cover songs gradually transitions into original compositions. Throughout the year, we record and end up with a full album by the end of the school year.

Concerts are an important part of the program. We start small with some house concerts at school before venturing out to Bergen's live music venues.

Listening to music

To become a good musician, you need to listen to a lot of different music.

In the music program, you will gain insight into what really happens in music. What are the musicians doing? Why does the song work so well when this particular band plays it? How are the songs structured? These are questions that we discuss when evaluating songs.

Individual focus

At the music program, musicians of different levels come together. Therefore, it is important to figure out what you need to progress.

You receive instrument lessons from professional musicians in Bergen.

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 5 dager

Meals included per day: 3

A few days "life on the road" will teach you a lot about what it means to be a professional musician, about the community between musicians and how to plan tours and concerts.

The tour is planned and booked by the students together. The concerts will be both at folk high schools and venues.

We can promise you a lot of hard work, but also great experiences. This is a unique opportunity to go on a proper band tour.

Bli-kjent-tur til Voss

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 2-3 dager

We're going to Voss to experience the nature of the west coast and get to know each other better.

During the start of the school year, the entire school travels to Voss. There, we stay at the Voss hostel and spend our days doing various activities to get to know each other better.

Some of the activities include:

  • Volleyball Games and competitions
  • Quiz
  • Easy hiking

"Blåtur" in Western Norway

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 2 dager

Towards the end of the school year, we go on a joint "blåtur" to an unknown place in Western Norway.

The term "blåtur" may not be that well known, but many people have been on a "blåtur" without knowing that's what it's called. A "blåtru"r is simply a surprise trip - where you join the trip, but have no idea where the trip will take you. A trip "out of the blue", if you will.

This is primarily a social trip that we take to have a nice end to the school year.

At the folk high school, you're allowed to be social and have fun together. Here, we have safe boundaries that allow you to be with friends and have fun.

Come along to Bergen

As a student at Fana Folk High School, you will become familiar with Bergen.

Bergen has a vibrant cultural scene. Throughout the year, we go to theater performances, exhibitions, and concerts.

The city also hosts a variety of festivals. During the school year, there are international film festivals, theater festivals, and music festivals in the city.

You also have time to explore the city on your own. Go to the cinema, stroll around and observe the city's life, go up to Fløyen or have a coffee at one of the cozy cafes.

Creative main subjects and many elective subjects

The school has many different main subjects. This creates a school environment with diversity and many different types of people.

You immerse yourself in the main subject with your class throughout the school year.

In addition, you choose from many exciting elective subjects. You choose elective subjects several times during the school year and can choose new subjects each time.

Safe and educational trips

We have a joint start-up trip at the beginning of the year. This is a cozy low-threshold trip that everyone participates in.

All the main subjects go on study trips. Some travel abroad and others stay in Norway. Our study trips combine academic content with social community on the trip.

Get to know Norwegian language and culture

During a year at a folk high school in Bergen, you will make Norwegian friends, learn some Norwegian, and get to know Norwegian culture and society.

Our language courses are suitable for beginners and students with som previous knowledge of Norwegian. After a year at Fana folk high school, you can expect to understand and speak Norwegian reasonably well.


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