Marit Tøndel Bodsberg
Marit Tøndel Bodsberg (1981) was hired as the principal conductor for Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening in 2009, after being a substitute conductor for the choir since the autumn of 2008. Marit is born and raised at Byneset in Sør-Trøndelag. She has a BA from the Music conservatory of Kristiansand, where she majored in composing, song and the flute. In 2005 she was accepted, as the only student, into the Master's program for conducting at Norge musikkhøgskole, where whe completed her studies in the spring of 2008. During these years she also worked as the assistant of Grete Pedersen in Det Norske Solistkor.
She has worked with several of Norway's premiere choirs and ensembles, such as Det Norske Solistkor, Vocal Art, Gjøvik Sinfonietta, Mjøsmusikk, Oslo Kammerkor og RingsakerOperaen. In addition to her position as artistic director and conductor for Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening she holds the same position for Vestoppland Kammerkor and Den Norske Studentersangforening.
Marit has contributed to a number of recordings both as a singer, conductor and a flutist, and she has won several national and international choir competitions with her choirs. Among these recordings are “Arme jord ha jolefred” and “Brahms”, recorded by Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening while led by Marit, both of which received great reviews.
In the autumn of 2012 she was awarded the Conductor's prize under NM(Norwegian Championship) for choir, based on her performance with KSS during the choirs entry in the competition. While attending the Canta del Mar Barcelona competition, autumn 2015, she was awarded another Conductor’s prize - when she was competing with Vestoppland Kammerkor.