Jazz and Contemporary Music

Passionate about music? Serious about your future? Then consider our Jazz and Contemporary Music Program as your direct pathway to a successful career in the exciting world of professional music.

Degrees Offered: B.M. and A.S.
Offered on the Augusta Campus

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Violinist and conductor Trond Saeverud has been a soloist with major orchestras in Europe and in the USA.  He has produced CDs as soloist with orchestras in Norway and Denmark and regularly premieres new works for the violin.  His solo CD Ghosts received the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy award (1997), and his recital CD Hika was editor’s choice,  Strad Magazine (May 2002).

Trond has conducted professional and community orchestras in Denmark, Norway, and the USA, most recently in Maine, where he is founder and artistic director of the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony with players from New Brunswick, Canada, and Maine, USA.  During Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s recent music director search, Trond conducted subscription and Pops concerts, including a very successful production of West Side Story.

Trond is also concertmaster of the Bangor Symphony, leader of the NorEaster String Quartet, and conductor and string instructor for the University of Maine at Farmington and Augusta. Plans for the 2012–2013 season include concerts, lectures, and master classes in Norway and Japan.

Trond's personal webpage, with more information can be found at http://trondsaeverud.com/