“Our school is for everyone,” says principal Geir Rydland, emphasising the importance of having collaborations and experiences across different musical disciplines, instrument families as well as religions, backgrounds and opinions. Being a relatively small school housing only 50 to 60 students every year, facilitating a strong sense of unity and togetherness has become a vital focus. The folk high schools of the Nordic countries are known for an alternative teaching experience, including educating students without exams and grades. Manger Folk High School focuses on the musical and social development of young musicians, vocalists and producers in the making.