Employer panel

The employer panel advises the principal of the quality and relevance of the study programmes

Members of the employer panel 2018-2021

Kasper Holten, chairman
Stage director, and former Director of Opera for The Royal Danish Opera and The Royal Opera House in London

Birgitte Ebert
Organist, Ribe Cathedral

Christina Åstrand
Principal Concertmaster of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

Christian Winther Christensen
Composer and Artistic Director of KLANG Festival

Jeppe Uggerhøj
Programme Director, Musikhuset Aarhus

Anja Reiff
Head of Roskilde Music School

Tasks of the employer panel

The tasks of the employer panel are primarily of the consultative kind, cf. §2 of the executive order

”The task of the employer panels is to advise the principal of the quality and relevance of the study programmes as well as of the development of new ways of teaching and examination. The principal should discuss all important issues of the quality, the relevance and the development with the employer panel”

The panel can also submit statements and make suggestions to such issues. The recommendations of the panel and the follow-up of the academy are to appear in the annual report of RDAM to the ministry.

The members of the employer panel represent the employers of the candidates and soloists of the academy and they are appointed on the basis of their personal qualities as well as on their experience with and knowledge of the relevant labour market. As mentioned before the chairman is appointed by the Minister of Culture, whereas the other members are appointed for a period of four years by the principal and the chairman in unison after discussions with the ministry. 

The chairman takes part in the meetings of the Academy Council in the case, where the discussions of the council concern the overall issues about the quality, relevance and development of the study programmes.