Darla Crispin Lab 1
Darla Crispin is a pianist, scholar, lecturer and academic leader who has worked in all these fields in a variety of countries including Canada, the UK, The Netherlands, Belgium and Norway. She is currently Director of the Arne Nordheim Centre for Artistic Research (NordART) at the Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH), Oslo. Born in British Columbia, Canada, Darla took her BMus at the University of Victoria before moving to the UK for her advanced studies. She gained a Concert Recital Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London and an MMus and PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, London. After a period working professionally with a variety of contemporary music ensembles in The Netherlands, she turned her emphasis to teaching and scholarship. She was responsible for developing postgraduate programmes at the Guildhall School and, later, at the Royal College of Music, where she established, and was the first Head of, the RCM Graduate School, being granted the title of HonRCM in 2009.
Together with her team she designed the Lab 1 in Oslo.